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MOLDE

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 653 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MOLDE, a small seaside town of Norway, in Romsdal amt (county), 204 M. by sea N.N.E. of Bergen, in 62° 45' N. (that of the Faroe Islands). It has little trade, but is the principal tourist centre on this part of the coast, and the steamers from Hull and Newcastle, the Norwegian ports, Hamburg, Antwerp, &c., call here. The town fronts the broad Molde Fjord, with its long low islands, and to the east and south a splendid panorama of jagged mountains is seen, reaching 6oso ft. in Store Troldtinder of the Romsdal group. Molde is the port for the tourist route through the Romsdal.
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It would be brilliant if Molde was more accessible from the UK. For example, a direct flight from London Stansted airport to Molde airport. At present, to visit my daughter I have a 13 hour journey, travelling from Essex to London Heathrow airport by train, then via Oslo airport and on to Molde. Is there a better route, I wonder?
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