Explore the local area independently, at your own pace, with these recommended day trips that can be booked at the local Tourist Office:
(All prices shown for guidance)
The Royal Fjord Route Hjørundfjord Cruise
£99 - daily
A wonderfully scenic cruise along the Hjørundfjord surrounded by the majestic Sunnmøre Alps as far as Øye.
Runde island and bird watching round trip
£49 - daily
This round trip starts from Ålesund and combines a boat cruise and bus trip via Hereid and Fosnavag to the scenic and small island of Runde, well known as a nesting place for over 80 species of bird. Join a guided boat trip around the island to see the birds up close or take one of the hiking paths before returning to Ålesund.
‘The Atlantic Road’ round trip by public transport
£67 - daily - full day
A round trip by bus to one of Norway's more spectacular roads and National Tourist Routes.
Geirangerfjord Round trip
£120 - daily
Travel independently by public bus from Ålesund 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 Ålesund on the Eidsdal-Linge ferry.
Geiranger is also offered as an excursion from Loen.
Trollstigen National Tourist Route
£99 - daily
Using the local bus network, starting from Ålesund, you'll head for Geiranger before continuing to Valldall, the Trollstigen and Andalsnes, before you return along the fjord to Ålesund.
Stranda gondola roundtrip by public transport
£25 - daily
By bus from Ålesund 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.
Guided City Walk of Ålesund
£15 - daily
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
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
A large ocean side aquarium showing life in the ocean and fjords, fish feeding shows and fishing for crabs, etc.
Local museums including the Art Nouveau Centre, Fishery Museum and Sunnmore Museum
From £10 per entry - daily