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Ålesund the ultimate sightseeing tour
Shore excursion of the category "City & People"
Get to know the island city of Ålesund, considered by many to be the “fishing capital” of Norway. Visit some of the small island and learn about the history of the city and the Norwegians.
Overview of the highlights
- Drive through the underwater tunnels to Giske and Godøy islands
- Visit to a marble church from the 12th century
- Visit to the fishing village of Alnes with a view from the lighthouse
- Visit to the Sunnmøre Museum
- Visit to Aksla Mountain with a fantastic view of the city
- Bus ride through the city center
You will meet your tour guide at the agreed meeting point and head to your today’s shore excursion in Ålesund.
From the meeting point you can take the bus through several underwater tunnels and reach the islands of Giske and Godøy. On the island of Giske, where the birthplace of the famous Viking Rollo is, you will visit a 12th century marble church. The tour continues to the beautiful island Godøy with its typical fishing village Alnes. Visit the old lighthouse on Alnes and enjoy the view over the Atlantic Ocean or go for a walk on the beach.
After visiting the islands, you will ride back to Ålesund and be transported back several centuries. Most Norwegians had a hard life, were often very poor and lived from agriculture and fishing. You will learn all about it in the Sunnmøre Museum. Your guide will take you through the outdoor area of the museum, which houses 55 historic houses. Several exhibitions can still be visited in the main building and in the boathouse, where you will learn how life in this part of Norway has changed over the centuries.
The tour continues to Mount Aksla, from where you can enjoy the most spectacular views of the city and the surrounding islands. After driving down from the mountain, the bus will drive you through the city center. The city has an extraordinary Art Nouveau architecture. Most of these colorful houses and buildings were rebuilt between 1904 and 1907 after a major fire.
We wish you a great shore excursion in Ålesund!
adjusted to your layover (you will be told the exact time)
Easy (sightseeing tour with walk)
|What to bring|
Weather-proof clothing, comfortable, solid shoes and something to drink. Don\\’t forget your camera and sunscreen.
|Services not included|
Lunch and tips
|Min. number of participants|
This tour requires a minimum of 6 passengers to run.
This is a shared tour. Due to logistical reasons groups may get up to 46 people in exceptional cases.