Varden viewpoint (407 m.a.s.l.)

GPS coordinates
Latitude: 62.743338485
Longitude: 7.1498894691


Length in km (3)


2 hours, 3 hours


Marked trails with colour grading, Medium

Nature and terrain

Forest, Gravel, Mountain, Total ascent (407)


April, August, July, June, May, October, September

6413 Molde

Phone70 23 88 00


This is one of the classic tours in Moldemarka. The goal is Varden (407 meters above sea level), ca. 1 hour walk. The trip can start from Molde center, signposted from the harbour, look for signs by the Alexandra Hotel. Follow the "green corridor" through the Reknes park to the pavilion and up to the Romsdal Museum. Continue along the gravel road west of the footbal field (Træffhuset). On the way there are several benches where you can enjoy the great view, but the very best views will come when you reach the top. From the top you will see the Moldepanorama with its 222 peaks.  

Vardestua Cafe on the top is open during the summer period (May-September). Here you can buy refreshments, coffee, snacks and todays dinner.  

This is a family friendly hike. If you want a longer trip, there are also trails off into Moldemarka from the top of the Varden. A recommended trip is to follow the path towards Skihytta and back down the gravel road to the Varden road again.

Recommended footwear: Regular sneakers.

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Varden - the Molde Panorama

From the Varden viewpoint (407 m.a.s.) there is a good view of the town over the town of Molde, the fjord with the holms, and the famous Molde panorama with its 222 partially snow-clad peaks. It takes 10 minutes by car or 1 hour on foot along the nature trail from the centre of Molde. At the top you will find the restaurant "Vardestua", where you can stop for refreshments (May-October, check opening hours at the tourist office).

Contact details

Visit Nordmøre & Romsdal AS
Torget 4, P.O.Box 484, N-6413 Molde
Tel. +47 70 23 88 00

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