With every town in a beautiful setting, plan sites according to practicalities. With the huge fjords, mileage is not enough. Ferries over huge waterways take waiting time and fees. Watch carefully. Molde is a fine destination with the least extras needed to get there and away again. Plan the site with the next site in mind.
Recurrent theme: how huge are the fjords. These are big waterways, and tricky weather. Norse navigation skills; some towns had no access by land at all, except by nearly impassible mountains.
The Molde International Jazz Festival began in 1961 -- enjoy it every July. Herbie Hancock was here, and Jamie Cullen. Acronym: predictably MIJF. This is Norway's largest celebration event for jazz, with a perfect location for drivers, cruise shippers, locals and footers.