Møre og Romsdal is a county in Western Norway. It is the most northerly of the famous west coast fjord regions and its northern location possibly cuts visitors – but it yields to none of the others in its scenery. It is an area of iconic fjords but also of alpine mountains rising directly from the ocean, countless waterfalls, myriad of islands, rugged coast and great valleys. There are also interesting man-made sights such as the unusual city of Ålesund and the Trollstigen mountain road.
There are no large cities in Møre og Romsdal, but there are a few towns around. These are mainly:
- 1 Kristiansund – Compact archipelago town, known for being the clip fish capital of Norway.
- 1 Molde – County administrative centre, known as “The town of roses”. Hosts Norways largest jazz festival and a great panorama of the mountains in the south.
- 1 Ålesund – The largest town in Møre og Romsdal which is characteraized by its narrow Art Nouveau dominated centre.
- 1 Åndalsnes – Small town and transportation hub, marks the end of Møre og Romsdal’s only railway, Raumabanen, and is surrounded by the Romsdals alps.