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Alesund: Private Tour to the Viking Islands

1. Alesund: Private Tour to the Viking Islands

After meeting with your guide, you will be delivered to the summit of Aksla Mountain. There you can enjoy the fantastic view of gorgeous Alesund with its unusual architectural style, as you listen to your clever guide and learn some fascinating stories about your next destination. Next, you will follow the numerous sub-sea tunnels to your next destination, the Viking island of Giske. This is the birthplace of the famous Viking Rollon, who was the ancestor of the British Royal Family. You will then visit the Viking's island of Godoy and the old fishing village of Alnes (which has the legendary lighthouse from the Viking's epoch). Next, proceed to the Viking's island of Vigra, where you will learn about great Viking's heritage and explore the outermost island in the archipelago of Viking's clan Giske. Following your tour, you will be delivered to your tour meeting point in Alesund, or any other place within the Old City.

From Ålesund: Private Day Trip to Geirangerfjord

2. From Ålesund: Private Day Trip to Geirangerfjord

Immerse yourself in Norway's dramatic natural landscapes on this day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in Ålesund, begin the journey to Hellesylt, passing through the industrial town of Stranda and the Sykkylven mountain region along the way. In Hellesylt, take a ferry to Geiranger. Lunch and snacks are available to purchase onboard. Learn all about Geirangerfjord from the onboard audio guide and get the opportunity to see the famous waterfalls. After disembarking from the ferry, stop in the village of Geiranger. Later, travel along the "Eagle Road" to Eidsdal. Hop on another ferry and travel to Linge, enjoying more panoramic views along the way. On the way back to Ålesund, witness the most breathtaking places on the fjord, including snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls, and lush, green vegetation.

Alesund: City Highlights Private Tour

3. Alesund: City Highlights Private Tour

Let your expert guide pick you up from your hotel. Start your tour with spectacular views of the city and its surrounding islands from the mountain Aksla. Listen to amazing historical facts about one of the Viking Kingdoms in this area. Go to the island Giske, the birthplace of the famous Viking Rollon, an ancestor of British Royal Family. Stop for photos at the 12th century Marble Church. Head to the island Godoy to visit the old fisher village Alnes with a legendary Lighthouse. Learn about the past at the Medieval village Sunnmore. Marvel at one of the largest seawater tanks in Europe at the Aquarium. Have fun with playing fish and be amazed by Sealbay. Finish with a walk on the pedestrian street Kongengsgata.

Alesund: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour

4. Alesund: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Create your dream tour of Alesund which you can customize according to your wants and needs. Discover the city's famous Art Nouveau architecture, surrounded by mountains, picturesque mountains, and fjords. Explore the city at your own pace and pick and choose which sights interest you most. You could choose to go for a stroll around "Little Venice" and learn about the poverty which previously besieged the city and how it has transformed itself into a prosperous and modern city. Next, head to the summit of the Aksla mountain to admire panoramic views of Alesund and its surroundings. Marvel at the colorful houses, Sunnmore Mountain Range and the myriad of picturesque islands. Finally, visit a house that survived a fire that engulfed the city in flames and learn how this wooden house managed to survive.

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What people are saying about Ålesund

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 115 reviews

Small grouip with only four total travelers. Christian was a great tour guide and stopped at a number of scenic locations and explained a number of things. He brought sandwiches, drinks and cookies for us to have a picnic lunch. When we were walking on the tundra, he pointed out wild blueberries that he picked and gave them to us to eat.

The trip was really great and was completed within time. The time permitted for each location was alright, I somehow felt that the duration of Alnes should be a bit more as 30 mins seemed less and the place and the surrounding was beautiful. Otherwise rest all was great including the tour guide.

We had a great experience with the tour. The weather was bad and we were the only 2 on the tour, the driver still took us on the tour. The driver was very nice and the route was good. I like the audio and can follow it easily. I recommend this tour to anyone.

Beautiful route. Well plan and organized. Love the Merz minibus. Both driver and guide very knowledgeable and helpful. Worth it.

It was a nice tour. With the audio guide, this is also relaxed for the driver.