Explore the local area independently, at your own pace, with these pre-bookable recommended day trips:
Ålesund has a wide variety of additional excursions and activities including deep-sea rafting, fishing trips, guided town sightseeing trips, interesting Art Nouveau, historical and fisheries museums.
The Royal Fjord Route Hjørundfjord Cruise incl. lunch £99, half day, daily, mid Jun - mid Aug,
A wonderfully scenic cruise along the Hjørundfjord surrounded by the majestic Sunnmøre Alps as far as Øye where a 2-course lunch is included at the historic Union Hotel.
Runde island and bird watching round trip £49, daily
By bus from Ålesund and then boat to the famous 'Bird Island'
‘The Atlantic Road’ round trip by public transport £67, daily, mid-June - mid-August.
A round trip by bus to one of Norway's more spectacular roads and National Tourist Routes. Total trip approx. 10-11hrs.
Geirangerfjord Roundtrip £120, daily, mid June - mid August
Travel independently by public bus from Alesund to Hellsylt to pick up the boat cruise along the Geirangerfjord and the famous 'Seven Sisters' waterfall. Arriving in Geiranger you will have time to visit the village centre, go shopping and visit the Norwegian Fjord Centre. On your way from Geiranger you will travel the Eagleroad, and get back to Alesund on the Eidsdal-Linge ferry.
Geiranger is also offered as an excursion from Loen.
Trollstigen National Tourist Route, £99, Mon-Fri only, mid June - mid August
Using the local bus network, starting from Alesund, you'll head for Geiranger before continuing to Valldall, theTrollstigen and Andalsnes, before you return along the fjord to Alesund.
Stranda gondola roundtrip by public transport, £39, full day, daily
By bus from Alesund to Stranda for its gondola and viewpoint via Sykkylven. The trip continues by ferry crossing the Storfjord to Liabygda before heading back to Ålesund along the fjord. Gondola ticket not included (approx. £25 per adult, pay locally)
Guided City Walk of Ålesund, £15, daily (book locally)
A fascinating guided tour of the city, detailing it's interesting history and the development of its Art Deco architecture
North Islands Express Boat, £35, daily (book locally)
Round trip by express boat trip to the islands north of Ålesund - look out for some sea birds along the way
Atlantic Sea Park Aquarium £15 daily (book locally)
Large oceanside aquarium showing life in the ocean and fjords, fish feeding show, fishing for crabs etc.
Local museums including the Art Nouveau Centre, Fishery Museum and Sunnmore Museum, from £10 each, daily (book locally)
Hop-on / Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus £22, daily, 10am-3pm (book locally)
Stops at main attractions including Fjellstua viewpoint and the aquarium. Runs hourly (every 2hrs if no cruise ships in port).
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