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Port of Molde

Known as the "capital of roses" because its mild climate allows pretty flowers to flourish, Molde (pronounced "Mol-da") is also known for its annual July jazz festival, which has attracted artists such as Branford Marsalis, Chick Corea and Joss Stone in the past.

With a population of roughly 26,000, Molde boasts a Gothic-style cathedral, a variety of shops and cafes and the Romsdal Museum, which showcases historical dwellings and gives visitors a taste of life in the Romsdal region of yesteryear. The open-air attraction, a 15-minute walk from the port, is considered one of Norway's better folklore museums and features buildings and interesting interiors as well as staff dressed in traditional costume.

About Molde


Pro

This small city has plentiful shops and cafes as well as some unique sights, including a folklore museum

Con

There's a lot to see in Molde and the surrounding areas and you might be tempted to fit it all in -- don't overdo it

Bottom Line

Molde has a mild climate, is easy to navigate on foot and boasts several interesting attractions


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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

Norway's currency is the krone. Credit cards are widely accepted, and an ATM can be found at the Spare Bank, which is within a block of the port just past Egon Restaurant. For current currency conversion figures, visit www.oanda.com or www.xe.com.

Language

Norwegian is the official language, but English is widely spoken.