On the following day we went to Kjeldsund, the newest HI Hostel in Norway, located close to Volde. Stein Tony, the owner, told us that Kjeldsund used to be a youth camp and therefore has already a very nice infrastructure, with cabins located right in front of the water and the main building dated from almost 400 years old! We got the chance to do some kayaking in the bay around the hostel, as the hostel offers the boats for free for the guests. A perfect and relaxing way to finish our day.
Before reaching our last destination in this road trip, we made an unplanned stop in Ålesund, where we got the chance to visit the HI hostel and briefly talk to the staff. We also decided to take a walk up to Fjellstua viewpoint, as the hike starts in a park located right in front of the hostel entrance. A gorgeous view of the city after the 418 steps up!
After a quick ferry trip, we finally arrived at Molde, our last destination. We left our luggage at the hostel and went straight to Vardestua, a hill just in the back of the hostel, to see the sunset and have a great panoramic view of the city. The next day, and our last before heading back, was packed with lots of filming and amazing viewpoints. First, we went to the city center to visit some of the local tourist attractions and to shoot small videos of the city. Afterwards, thanks to the tips of Åse, the hostel manager, and other hostel employees, we drove along Atlaterhavsveien (Atlantic Road), already declared the world’s best road trip by The Guardian.
Sadly, our week went by flying and it was time to head home. During this road trip we got the chance to see incredible places and landscapes in Norway. We were very well received in all HI Hostels we visited and proud to see that they are all doing great jobs trying to fulfill Hosteling Intenational mission and values. Hopefully we will still get the chance to visit other hostels that were not included in this trip during this year!
Written by: Renato Albernaz and Yousra Makanse
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