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Ålesund: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Ålesund: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Discover the marvelous city of Ålesund with the Hop-on Hop-off double-decker buses at your own pace. Hop on, sit back and enjoy as you pass through fascinating landscapes, architectural and historical sites. Learn about the exciting history of the city with our entertaining audio guide available in 7 different languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch and Norwegian). Get to know about the devastating fire of 1904 that destroyed the wooden buildings, and about the reconstruction under the initiative of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany. Sharpen your knowledge of Art Nouveau — Jugendstyle architecture. Delight your eyes going to the Fjellstua viewpoint and see panoramic views of the city. Explore the Ålesund Aquarium, one of the largest saltwater aquariums in Scandinavia. An easy and enjoyable way to explore the most interesting attractions. You can hop on and off as many times as you want with your 1 day ticket Welcome on board and have fun! DISCOUNTS included in your Hop On ticket: - Ålesund Fisheries Museum: 10% off on entrance. - Sunnmøre Open Air Museum: 10% off on entrance.

From Ålesund: Trollstigen Sightseeing Village & Fjord Tour

From Ålesund: Trollstigen Sightseeing Village & Fjord Tour

Admire the awe-inspiring views of this natural fantasyland. Join your guide on this insightful day tour that will show you the most stunning mountain views, unique fiords, and gorgeous rock formations. Pass by some quaint traditional villages along the way to discover the local culture. The bus will take you from Ålesund, through small Norwegian towns, and, finally, to the Land of Trolls. The first stop will be Kokarsteinen, a great photo spot just above the fiord. Pass by Sjoholt, a village known for its furniture and wood industry, and Valldal, famous for its tasty strawberries. Next, move on to Gubrandsjuvet, a 5-meter wide and 20-meter high ravine where you can walk across a scenic bridge. After that, the bus will drive you to Trollstigen so you can enjoy the majestic view of the natural landscape and fantastic mountain road with eleven hairpin turns.  While driving down the road, enjoy an extra photo stop at Stigefossen, a powerful waterfall with a total height of 240 meters. The last stop will be at Trollvegen, which is Europe’s tallest vertical rock face. Before your adventure comes to an end, enjoy a lovely drive through Åndalsnes.

From Ålesund: Round-Trip Boat Cruise to Geirangerfjord

From Ålesund: Round-Trip Boat Cruise to Geirangerfjord

Take a Fjordcruise/Round trip from the downtown harbor of Ålesund to Unesco Geirangerfjord and enjoy the dramatic landscape that slides slowly past you. Our modern Catamaran has a big outside viewing deck and wonderfull inside area with big panoramic windows. We have a very small kiosk with snacks on board. The boat cruise takes 3 hour each way. In Geiranger you have a stopp and time to explore the village on your own, before the boat will return to Ålesund. the stopp depending on the schedule of the day from 1 - 3 hours. In Ålesund, meeting point the pier, where you can board the catamaran, is right beside the central bus station. Rådhusbrygga. Once on board, grab a light snack/coffe from the kiosk, and get ready for the sights. Put in your earphones, and turn on the audio guide to your language. Watch the waterfalls passing by as you cruise to Geiranger. The final Cruise 16 km-long is the Highlight as you enter the UNESCO site "Geirangerfjord", Enjoy listen to the stories about the people who made there living along the Fjords. Dont forgett your camera as we will slowly glide past the waterfalls "The Seven sister" and "The Suitor". Once you arrive in Geiranger, you have time to explore the village, the waterfall walk and the Unesco World Heritage Center. There is also time for a nice lunch in one of our restaurants close to the harbor in Geiranger.

Alesund: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Alesund: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Alesund is a picturesque town in Norway and is well-known for suffering from a large fire back in 1904. As a result, most of the city was rebuilt and today represents a beautiful, colorful and historic city. Hop-on at the first stop, the Cruise Terminal, for the full tour experience, or if you'd prefer, you can hop-on at any of the 8 stops along the route. The tour bus will take you on an incredible journey through Alesund, showing you the most fabulous sights such as the popular open-air museum and the Fjellstua viewpoint. This is a great place to hop-off and enjoy unforgettable views of Alesund's fjords and mountains. You can also hop-off at other fantastic locations such as the Parken Kulturhus where you'll find many souvenir shops and the Alesund Aquarium where you can enjoy a fun-filled day out. When you're on-board, you will enjoy a fun and interesting audio commentary that is accessible in 8 different languages. With the 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket, you will also enjoy offers and discounts at a selection of shops and eateries in the city, including a 10% discount at Fjordbuda Souvenirs Gift Shop.  Tour Stops: 1) Cruise Terminal 2) Sunnmøre Museum 3) Aksla View Point / Fjellstua 4) Parkgata 5) Tourist information 6) The Art Nouveau Centre 7) Ålesund Church 8) Ålesund Aquarium / Atlanterhavsparken

Ålesund: Via Ferrata tour

Ålesund: Via Ferrata tour

Our guests will meet the guide at the start of the via ferrata. We have all the equipment waiting for you. You will need to sign a short waiver before we hand out the equipment. Our guides will provide a safety brief and explain how the equipment work. Depending on the size of the group, one or two guides will assist. When all guests are geard up and ready to climb, the guide will start the tour. The whole route is build on solid rock. The wall is facing south with a view to the alps of Sunnmøre, the ocean, islands and the city. First half is the steepest, but it never gets vertical. We have placed foot steps and hand holds where you need this. You will never get stuck, although you should not participate if you are scared of hights. The view get really spectacular once you are half way in the wall. We have build a large bench so that all guests can take a break and enjoy the view. The second half of the via ferrata is less steep, but still with a great view to the city, ocean and mountains. It traverse to the right and up to the famous viewpoint resteurant Fjellstua. Once you arrive at the top the guide will take all the equipment. You are now free to visit the restaurant or simply enjoy the stairscase which take you back down to the park.

From Ålesund: Winter Fjord Cruise to Geirangerfjord

From Ålesund: Winter Fjord Cruise to Geirangerfjord

Join us on an unforgettable journey through the beautiful, wild and raw landscape of the fjords. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to experience a popular World Heritage site without the huge crowds. Enjoy a powerful and peaceful close contact with raw and rugged nature, whether you're here when the landscape glows with autumn colors, when it's covered in snow and ice, or when it bursts with spring. Experience the unique calm that hangs over the landscape in autumn, winter and spring: the air is crisper, the light clearer and the shadows deeper. Your trip travels with our modern fjord boat from the narrow strait in the seaside town of Ålesund and up the fjord towards the heart of the UNESCO area ─ Geiranger. Sit comfortably on the fjord boat, and feel how the mood changes as the landscape changes: from the open horizons of the coast to the most dramatic and mysterious fjords inland. The last half hour of the journey passes through the vast Geirangerfjord, past abandoned fjord farms, high mountains and powerful waterfalls. Perhaps head up on deck for a light, refreshing shower of mountain water on your face? Included in the trip is the Fjord Ranger from the World Heritage Center Norwegian Fjord Center. Hear all about how glaciers, rivers and other forces have shaped the landscape, about the great diversity of plants and animals that live here, and about the people who found themselves in completely incredible places. You can ask the Fjord Ranger about everything between heaven and earth (or between mountains and fjords). In Geiranger, be driven by bus to the spectacular Flydalsjuvet viewpoint, where you will have the opportunity to take iconic pictures of the fjord and Geiranger. Visit the Norwegian Fjord Centre, which is an interesting information and visitor center on the landscape of the West Norwegian fjords and the Geirangerfjord heritage area. In addition to a large interactive exhibition, there is also a cafeteria and a sale of local artisan products. Anyone who wants to can walk the 'Waterfall Walk' (327 steps) down the magnificent river in Norsk Fjordsenter and back to the ship.

Ålesund: Giske and Godøy Islands Guided Sightseeing Tour

Ålesund: Giske and Godøy Islands Guided Sightseeing Tour

From Ålesund, travel across the Giske bridge to the saga island of Giske, the birthplace of the Viking chieftain, Rollo. The municipality was named after this small island because of its historical importance. Giske is fairly flat and fertile with some settlements dating back to the early Bronze Age. Stop to admire and photograph the exterior of the quaint 12th-century white marble Giske Church. Next, travel through a tunnel to the island of Godøy and the picturesque fishing village of Alnes. Visit Alnes Lighthouse where, on a clear day, there is a lovely view of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding islands. After returning to Ålesund, head up to the viewpoint on Mount Aksla to enjoy the breathtaking views.

Ålesund: Ålesund and Surrounding Islands Audio Guide Tour

Ålesund: Ålesund and Surrounding Islands Audio Guide Tour

Explore Ålesund and its surroundings with a guide and learn about the history and culture of the region. Visit landmarks including a 12th-century church, a local lighthouse, and a lookout point all on one tour. Meet your driver and head to the island of Giske. Visit the Giske Church, a 12th-century church built from white marble, located approximately 10km from the Ålesund city center. Head across the water to the island of Alnes. See views of the Atlantic ocean as you explore the fishing island. Stop at Alnes Fyr, a local lighthouse with a cafe. Spend some time in Alnes Fyr Cafe, where you can purchase coffee and snacks. The last stop is the Aksla viewpoint. Here you can take in panoramic views of the city and archipelago. You can stop here to have a coffee or something to eat at Fjellstua restaurant. If you wish to go to the city center, you can end the tour at the viewpoint. Otherwise, you will be taken back to the tour starting point.

Oslo: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Norway high-speed 4G/5G

Oslo: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Norway high-speed 4G/5G

Discover the culture and landscapes of Norway without missing a beat. This eSIM service ensures that you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're witnessing the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, exploring the dramatic scenery of the fjords, or discovering the vibrant city of Oslo. Select the package that best suits your travel plans and, following the purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can use with your eSIM-compatible device. Activate the eSIM and you're you're good to go during your Norwegian adventure. Throughout your trip, you'll be able to use all of your usual online services and apps and stay connected with family, friends, and colleagues.

Ålesund - Kingdom of the Trolls

Ålesund - Kingdom of the Trolls

A full day tour of wild mountains, roaring waterfalls and treanquil nature. This tour starts in Ålesund, the largest town on the Northwest coast in a beautiful setting, built on several islands stretching out into the ocean. A large part of Ålesund was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, typical of the first decade of 20th century. Today it is a bustling town where the fish and fish processing industry are the main sources of income. From Ålesund our tour continues to Stordal for a photo stop at the exquisite, 200-year old medieval “Rose Church”. We then continue further along the Norddalsfjord to the valley of Valldal, known for its tastefull strawberries. We continue our drive through the valley with a photo stop at the spectacular Gudbrand Gorge (Gudbrandsjuvet), where the foaming river gushes deep below. Our tour then takes us into a mountain world of eternal ice and snow. On arrival at Trollstigheimen, we will have a stop to admire the wonderful views. Soon after, the descent begins via the famous Trollstigen Road, one of the main attractions in the Rauma District. The road takes us 852 meters downhill – through 11 hairpin bends framed by the Bishop, King and Queen Peaks. It took 8 years to build this road until it was opened in 1936 by then king Haakon VII. The road remains an example of great engineering and road building. We will make a stop at the Stigfossen Waterfall, which has a spectacular drop of 320 meters. A short stop will also be made at the Trollwall, the highest vertically overhanging wall in Europe – at over 1,000 meters high, the rock tempts climbers from all over the world. The tour continues along the Innfjord back towards Ålesund passing farms and busy villages along the way. We will have the last stop on Mt. Aksla at the Fjellstua Mountain Lodge to enjoy the magnificent view over the town of Ålesund and its islands.

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Our most recommended things to do in Ålesund

Ålesund: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Ålesund: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Discover the marvelous city of Ålesund with the Hop-on Hop-off double-decker buses at your own pace. Hop on, sit back and enjoy as you pass through fascinating landscapes, architectural and historical sites. Learn about the exciting history of the city with our entertaining audio guide available in 7 different languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch and Norwegian). Get to know about the devastating fire of 1904 that destroyed the wooden buildings, and about the reconstruction under the initiative of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany. Sharpen your knowledge of Art Nouveau — Jugendstyle architecture. Delight your eyes going to the Fjellstua viewpoint and see panoramic views of the city. Explore the Ålesund Aquarium, one of the largest saltwater aquariums in Scandinavia. An easy and enjoyable way to explore the most interesting attractions. You can hop on and off as many times as you want with your 1 day ticket Welcome on board and have fun! DISCOUNTS included in your Hop On ticket: - Ålesund Fisheries Museum: 10% off on entrance. - Sunnmøre Open Air Museum: 10% off on entrance.

From Ålesund: Trollstigen Sightseeing Village & Fjord Tour

From Ålesund: Trollstigen Sightseeing Village & Fjord Tour

Admire the awe-inspiring views of this natural fantasyland. Join your guide on this insightful day tour that will show you the most stunning mountain views, unique fiords, and gorgeous rock formations. Pass by some quaint traditional villages along the way to discover the local culture. The bus will take you from Ålesund, through small Norwegian towns, and, finally, to the Land of Trolls. The first stop will be Kokarsteinen, a great photo spot just above the fiord. Pass by Sjoholt, a village known for its furniture and wood industry, and Valldal, famous for its tasty strawberries. Next, move on to Gubrandsjuvet, a 5-meter wide and 20-meter high ravine where you can walk across a scenic bridge. After that, the bus will drive you to Trollstigen so you can enjoy the majestic view of the natural landscape and fantastic mountain road with eleven hairpin turns.  While driving down the road, enjoy an extra photo stop at Stigefossen, a powerful waterfall with a total height of 240 meters. The last stop will be at Trollvegen, which is Europe’s tallest vertical rock face. Before your adventure comes to an end, enjoy a lovely drive through Åndalsnes.

From Ålesund: Round-Trip Boat Cruise to Geirangerfjord

From Ålesund: Round-Trip Boat Cruise to Geirangerfjord

Take a Fjordcruise/Round trip from the downtown harbor of Ålesund to Unesco Geirangerfjord and enjoy the dramatic landscape that slides slowly past you. Our modern Catamaran has a big outside viewing deck and wonderfull inside area with big panoramic windows. We have a very small kiosk with snacks on board. The boat cruise takes 3 hour each way. In Geiranger you have a stopp and time to explore the village on your own, before the boat will return to Ålesund. the stopp depending on the schedule of the day from 1 - 3 hours. In Ålesund, meeting point the pier, where you can board the catamaran, is right beside the central bus station. Rådhusbrygga. Once on board, grab a light snack/coffe from the kiosk, and get ready for the sights. Put in your earphones, and turn on the audio guide to your language. Watch the waterfalls passing by as you cruise to Geiranger. The final Cruise 16 km-long is the Highlight as you enter the UNESCO site "Geirangerfjord", Enjoy listen to the stories about the people who made there living along the Fjords. Dont forgett your camera as we will slowly glide past the waterfalls "The Seven sister" and "The Suitor". Once you arrive in Geiranger, you have time to explore the village, the waterfall walk and the Unesco World Heritage Center. There is also time for a nice lunch in one of our restaurants close to the harbor in Geiranger.

Alesund: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Alesund: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Alesund is a picturesque town in Norway and is well-known for suffering from a large fire back in 1904. As a result, most of the city was rebuilt and today represents a beautiful, colorful and historic city. Hop-on at the first stop, the Cruise Terminal, for the full tour experience, or if you'd prefer, you can hop-on at any of the 8 stops along the route. The tour bus will take you on an incredible journey through Alesund, showing you the most fabulous sights such as the popular open-air museum and the Fjellstua viewpoint. This is a great place to hop-off and enjoy unforgettable views of Alesund's fjords and mountains. You can also hop-off at other fantastic locations such as the Parken Kulturhus where you'll find many souvenir shops and the Alesund Aquarium where you can enjoy a fun-filled day out. When you're on-board, you will enjoy a fun and interesting audio commentary that is accessible in 8 different languages. With the 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket, you will also enjoy offers and discounts at a selection of shops and eateries in the city, including a 10% discount at Fjordbuda Souvenirs Gift Shop.  Tour Stops: 1) Cruise Terminal 2) Sunnmøre Museum 3) Aksla View Point / Fjellstua 4) Parkgata 5) Tourist information 6) The Art Nouveau Centre 7) Ålesund Church 8) Ålesund Aquarium / Atlanterhavsparken

Ålesund: Via Ferrata tour

Ålesund: Via Ferrata tour

Our guests will meet the guide at the start of the via ferrata. We have all the equipment waiting for you. You will need to sign a short waiver before we hand out the equipment. Our guides will provide a safety brief and explain how the equipment work. Depending on the size of the group, one or two guides will assist. When all guests are geard up and ready to climb, the guide will start the tour. The whole route is build on solid rock. The wall is facing south with a view to the alps of Sunnmøre, the ocean, islands and the city. First half is the steepest, but it never gets vertical. We have placed foot steps and hand holds where you need this. You will never get stuck, although you should not participate if you are scared of hights. The view get really spectacular once you are half way in the wall. We have build a large bench so that all guests can take a break and enjoy the view. The second half of the via ferrata is less steep, but still with a great view to the city, ocean and mountains. It traverse to the right and up to the famous viewpoint resteurant Fjellstua. Once you arrive at the top the guide will take all the equipment. You are now free to visit the restaurant or simply enjoy the stairscase which take you back down to the park.

From Ålesund: Winter Fjord Cruise to Geirangerfjord

From Ålesund: Winter Fjord Cruise to Geirangerfjord

Join us on an unforgettable journey through the beautiful, wild and raw landscape of the fjords. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to experience a popular World Heritage site without the huge crowds. Enjoy a powerful and peaceful close contact with raw and rugged nature, whether you're here when the landscape glows with autumn colors, when it's covered in snow and ice, or when it bursts with spring. Experience the unique calm that hangs over the landscape in autumn, winter and spring: the air is crisper, the light clearer and the shadows deeper. Your trip travels with our modern fjord boat from the narrow strait in the seaside town of Ålesund and up the fjord towards the heart of the UNESCO area ─ Geiranger. Sit comfortably on the fjord boat, and feel how the mood changes as the landscape changes: from the open horizons of the coast to the most dramatic and mysterious fjords inland. The last half hour of the journey passes through the vast Geirangerfjord, past abandoned fjord farms, high mountains and powerful waterfalls. Perhaps head up on deck for a light, refreshing shower of mountain water on your face? Included in the trip is the Fjord Ranger from the World Heritage Center Norwegian Fjord Center. Hear all about how glaciers, rivers and other forces have shaped the landscape, about the great diversity of plants and animals that live here, and about the people who found themselves in completely incredible places. You can ask the Fjord Ranger about everything between heaven and earth (or between mountains and fjords). In Geiranger, be driven by bus to the spectacular Flydalsjuvet viewpoint, where you will have the opportunity to take iconic pictures of the fjord and Geiranger. Visit the Norwegian Fjord Centre, which is an interesting information and visitor center on the landscape of the West Norwegian fjords and the Geirangerfjord heritage area. In addition to a large interactive exhibition, there is also a cafeteria and a sale of local artisan products. Anyone who wants to can walk the 'Waterfall Walk' (327 steps) down the magnificent river in Norsk Fjordsenter and back to the ship.

Ålesund: Giske and Godøy Islands Guided Sightseeing Tour

Ålesund: Giske and Godøy Islands Guided Sightseeing Tour

From Ålesund, travel across the Giske bridge to the saga island of Giske, the birthplace of the Viking chieftain, Rollo. The municipality was named after this small island because of its historical importance. Giske is fairly flat and fertile with some settlements dating back to the early Bronze Age. Stop to admire and photograph the exterior of the quaint 12th-century white marble Giske Church. Next, travel through a tunnel to the island of Godøy and the picturesque fishing village of Alnes. Visit Alnes Lighthouse where, on a clear day, there is a lovely view of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding islands. After returning to Ålesund, head up to the viewpoint on Mount Aksla to enjoy the breathtaking views.

Ålesund: Ålesund and Surrounding Islands Audio Guide Tour

Ålesund: Ålesund and Surrounding Islands Audio Guide Tour

Explore Ålesund and its surroundings with a guide and learn about the history and culture of the region. Visit landmarks including a 12th-century church, a local lighthouse, and a lookout point all on one tour. Meet your driver and head to the island of Giske. Visit the Giske Church, a 12th-century church built from white marble, located approximately 10km from the Ålesund city center. Head across the water to the island of Alnes. See views of the Atlantic ocean as you explore the fishing island. Stop at Alnes Fyr, a local lighthouse with a cafe. Spend some time in Alnes Fyr Cafe, where you can purchase coffee and snacks. The last stop is the Aksla viewpoint. Here you can take in panoramic views of the city and archipelago. You can stop here to have a coffee or something to eat at Fjellstua restaurant. If you wish to go to the city center, you can end the tour at the viewpoint. Otherwise, you will be taken back to the tour starting point.

Oslo: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Norway high-speed 4G/5G

Oslo: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Norway high-speed 4G/5G

Discover the culture and landscapes of Norway without missing a beat. This eSIM service ensures that you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're witnessing the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, exploring the dramatic scenery of the fjords, or discovering the vibrant city of Oslo. Select the package that best suits your travel plans and, following the purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can use with your eSIM-compatible device. Activate the eSIM and you're you're good to go during your Norwegian adventure. Throughout your trip, you'll be able to use all of your usual online services and apps and stay connected with family, friends, and colleagues.

Ålesund - Kingdom of the Trolls

Ålesund - Kingdom of the Trolls

A full day tour of wild mountains, roaring waterfalls and treanquil nature. This tour starts in Ålesund, the largest town on the Northwest coast in a beautiful setting, built on several islands stretching out into the ocean. A large part of Ålesund was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, typical of the first decade of 20th century. Today it is a bustling town where the fish and fish processing industry are the main sources of income. From Ålesund our tour continues to Stordal for a photo stop at the exquisite, 200-year old medieval “Rose Church”. We then continue further along the Norddalsfjord to the valley of Valldal, known for its tastefull strawberries. We continue our drive through the valley with a photo stop at the spectacular Gudbrand Gorge (Gudbrandsjuvet), where the foaming river gushes deep below. Our tour then takes us into a mountain world of eternal ice and snow. On arrival at Trollstigheimen, we will have a stop to admire the wonderful views. Soon after, the descent begins via the famous Trollstigen Road, one of the main attractions in the Rauma District. The road takes us 852 meters downhill – through 11 hairpin bends framed by the Bishop, King and Queen Peaks. It took 8 years to build this road until it was opened in 1936 by then king Haakon VII. The road remains an example of great engineering and road building. We will make a stop at the Stigfossen Waterfall, which has a spectacular drop of 320 meters. A short stop will also be made at the Trollwall, the highest vertically overhanging wall in Europe – at over 1,000 meters high, the rock tempts climbers from all over the world. The tour continues along the Innfjord back towards Ålesund passing farms and busy villages along the way. We will have the last stop on Mt. Aksla at the Fjellstua Mountain Lodge to enjoy the magnificent view over the town of Ålesund and its islands.

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