Ålesund
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Ålesund: Private Tour with Alnes Lighthouse Visit

1. Ålesund: Private Tour with Alnes Lighthouse Visit

Surrounded by mountains, fjords and waterfalls, Ålesund is a gem on the Norwegian landscape. A town of art nouveau architecture, it is surrounded by easy mountain walks and is perfect for exploration. Enjoy a private tour through Ålesund and Alnes to discover Ålesund port, the art nouveau district, historic bunkers from WW2 and the local church. Afterwards, take a drive up to the Aksla viewpoint and visit the wooden Ålesund village. Discover the Alnes lighthouse after a 15km drive along the gorgeous coastline before a picnic, then return back to the Ålesund port.

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Ålesund: Ålesund and Surrounding Islands Audio Guide Tour

2. 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.

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Alesund: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour

3. 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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Alesund: Private Tour to the Viking Islands

4. 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.

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Alesund: City Highlights Private Tour

5. 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.

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