Veøya island - medieval tour

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Join us on a trip by boat from Molde to the medieval Veøya island!
Available 20.06.-15.08.2021. Thursdays and Sundays.
The guided tour is in Norwegian language, som make sure you have someone who can translate for you if necessary.
 

The central location in the Romsdal fjord, combined with good natural harbours, has lead to a rich history. Veøya means «the holy island» and there are traces of pre-Christian cults and with Norways oldest proven Christian graves dated to the 9th century, an 11th-century medieval stone church, a vicarage from 1752 and beautiful cultural landscape. Veøya is one of the official sites along the coastal pilgrim path "Kystpilegrimsleia". Read more at www.pilegrimsleden.no.
 

SCHEDULE FOR VEØYA

10:15 am – Meet at the boat at the latest 15 minutes ahead of departure for registration and information. You find the boat at the Reknes marina in Molde (next to the Hotel Molde Fjordstuer)
10:30 am – Departure by boat 
11:50 am – Arrival Veøya
  • Guided walk through varied terrain, duration approximately 50 Minutes
  • Lunch break. Bring your own food or order from one of Moldes local bakeries, Fole Godt, by choosing as additional product when booking the ticket. You bring your own drinks.
  • Visit to the church.
    The following Thursdays you may also join in a short pilgrim prayer: 1.juli, 8.July, 22.July, 29. July, 5. August
    If you have a pilgrim passport you can get it stamped here. Pilgrim passes for sale; NOK 50,-. You may purchase the pass online when booking the trip, or by "Vipps" at Veøya, if you live in Norway and have the app installed on your smart phone.
  • Information about the vicarage. Sundays: short visit to the vicarage
  • Free disposal of time - walk back to the boat

3.15 pm – Departure Veøya

4:35 pm - Arrival Reknes quay in Molde

We remind you to wear comfortable and suitable clothes and foot wear. We recommend bringing seat pads for your own comfort. Baby trolleys cannot be transported due to space limitations onboard the boat.

Photos: Romsdalsmuseet and Mareno Kennet Nakken

Additional Information

Date
20.06.2021
To date
15.08.2021
Inquire Booking
  • Departure by boat from Reknes quay in Molde (at Løkta/Molde Fjordstuer). Duration: 1h30
    It is possible to enter the boat in Vestnes - just send us an inquiry and we will come back to you with details. The departure will be earlier from Vestnes and you will return later.
  • Arrival Veøya
  • Returnal to Reknes quay in Molde

Highlights

  • Medieval 11th-century church
  • Guided walk with information about the islands medieval history and culture
  • Vicarage history
  • Beautiful nature

Route

  1. Julsundvegen 6, Molde
  2. Veøya