This round trip takes you to Ona – a tiny island community out in the ocean. The trip starts in Molde by bus, and continues with a short ferry trip to Gossen island and Småge ferry harbor, where the ferry to Ona starts. The distance between Molde and Ona is 31 km, takes 2 hours and 30 minutes and includes 2 ferries.
Ona is Norway’s southernmost traditional fishing village and has a permanent population of approx. 25. The island also has a ceramics workshop and a small kiosk/shop. In the summer (typically June – August), there’s a café and possibilities for overnight stays. This small island community also has two pottery workshops. On “Onakalven”, the island highest point, you find Ona Lighthouse, built in 1867. The lighthouse is 15 meters tall, and it is possible to go up to the lighthouse. Fantastic view over the ocean and towards the mainland. You can also go across the bridge to the island of Husøya. On Husøya we find a small chapel with a graveyard and a long sandy beach.
Ona is a tranquil place where you can thoroughly enjoy the peace and quiet! The trip to Ona is as fantastic in the summer as in the winter. Remember, though, that the island is located out in the ocean and the weather conditions can be harsh. Therefore, it is important to bring warm clothes and windproof clothes. If you go there outside of the peak season in the summer, we recommend bringing some food and drinks as well, as the island’s shop has a limited offering.
To join this roundtrip with bus starting from Åndalsnes you will have to take the morning bus (route 420) to Molde at 06.10 AM. The bus starts from Åndalsnes train station, and you arrive at Molde bus terminal at 07.40 AM. Then you have plenty of time to enter the bus that starts at 08.00 AM towards Ona.
Please note that the online bus tickets you purchase from the web site only includes the distance Molde – Ona – Molde. The ticket for the distance Åndalsnes – Molde – Åndalsnes must be purchased directly on the bus on travel time.
Bus back to Åndalsnes goes from Molde at 19.15 PM.