Molden

Molden, Hafslo: Tickets, Tours, Address, Molden Reviews: 5/5

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Eivind T
23 contributions
Great hike!
Sep 2020
Medium challenge, but we never felt unsure, so mostly just challenging for the thighs and lungs... :) Amazing view, and a nice stone lean-over to rest in at the top.
Written September 18, 2020
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Molly M
London, UK44 contributions
Brilliant hike
Aug 2020 • Couples
We hiked up and down in 3 hours. Fantastic panoramic views at the top. Steep climb at the beginning, but well worth the trip.
Written August 16, 2020
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Arcticozzie
Perth, Australia98 contributions
Spectacular
Jan 2020 • Family
Although we didn’t climb Molden in January, we drove past it daily as we were staying on Mollandsmarki road. You might need chains on your car depending on weather...we wouldn’t of gotten up the road without them.
Written February 4, 2020
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Valerie
Farnborough, UK6 contributions
Barge travel up the estuary
Oct 2019 • Family
Super unusual way of celebrating a medium sized family and friends group. Safty precausions could have been explained earlier. All round good fun.
Written October 8, 2019
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TimeshareQueen
Virginia Beach, VA1,662 contributions
Awesome Fjord Views
Sep 2019
Two out of shape retirees took twice as long to hike up the estimated 2 hr route but were rewarded with the most awesome views of the fjord from the mountain top. It was a challenge accomplished and a postcard Norway view - so glad we kept going.

It is mostly uphill the entire way and we luckily had a mostly sunny day - with only a few passing sprinkles. When you get up top, be sure to walk over to the building with the antennas on the right for the great fjord views. Enjoy,
Written September 3, 2019
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Alison O
4 contributions
A 'must do' if you are in the area.
Jul 2019
This hike is well worth the views. It is a well marked out route and very steep in places but there are steps and boards to traverse the boggy areas. We climbed it in the heat and I still put on a thin jumper at the top. There are lots of flies at the summit in summer which someone else has already mentioned so do take insect repellent. The views of the Lustrafjord are exceptional: picture postcard. Don't miss it.
Written August 7, 2019
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grkelley
Space Coast, FL15 contributions
Fantastic Views
Jun 2019
We were about .2 miles shy from the summit. Turned around because it started raining pretty hard, got super windy, and it did not look like it was going to clear anytime soon. Beautiful views along the way. I would consider this trail more 'moderate' rather than 'challenging', but then again we did not quite make it all the way. If you zoom into the area on Google Maps or Google Earth, the parking lot shows up as 'Parking Krossen'. There is a bathroom there as well.
Written July 7, 2019
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Hugh B
Chicago, IL26 contributions
Great hike to beautiful views
May 2019 • Family
My family and I hiked to Molden. Fortunately we had a beautiful day so the views were stunning (as are all the views in the fjords!). This was a moderately difficult hike but if you take your time it shouldn’t be a problem for most people. Elevation is about 2,000ft with a couple steep areas and close to 5 miles out and back (as others have mentioned). Signs to parking lot off 55 where you start the hike.
Written May 26, 2019
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NWtraveler969
Seattle, WA259 contributions
Great, steep hike; best views not from summit
Jun 2018 • Family
We hiked this on a hot late afternoon in late June. There's a 620 meter (2000 ft) elevation gain in just 4 km (2.5 miles), so it's not long but it's quite steep. The early climbing is in the forest but it becomes exposed once past the shepherd's hut, which is more than halfway (370 m elevation from the start) and has a spectacular view. The top of Molden is marked by a huge square cairn but the best fjord views are actually on the edge of the summit plateau near the antennas. As you are climbing up and reaching the final scree plateau of the summit, take the obvious fork to the right, towards the antennas, to keep the best views. The visitnorway.com website has lovely photos, which convinced us to do this hike, but those were not taken at the Molden summit. You'll have to descend a fair amount from the summit in the North/North East direction to get those views.
The starting point is easy to find and is close to Solvorn and Hafslo, follow Mollandsmarki to the Krossen car park. There's a bathroom there and a sign with hike information, but the hike starts at the other end of the parking lot, a large obvious path that goes upwards from the start.
We are pretty strong hikers and it took us 2 hours up in fine weather. We wandered around the top to get the best views (not knowing that the summit was not the best viewpoint). We were glad to have water, sunscreen, and insect repellent (flies).
The steepness of this hike is similar to Besseggen. Preikestolen is a lot easier.
Written July 14, 2018
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Abraham M
The Hague, The Netherlands44 contributions
mighty Trolli
Jun 2018 • Couples
High and Mighty look over the fjords and almost feeling alone. A strenuous hike for end 50ers but worth it. Beautiful weather to match. A feel good day.
Written June 13, 2018
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