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Ålesund: Ålesund and Surrounding Islands Audio Guide Tour

1. 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.

Alesund: Private Tour to the Viking Islands

2. 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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What people are saying about Ålesund

Very successful excursion into the hinterland with many great impressions (Trollstigen is definitely worth it!) and everything as described on the website. Small group, 10 people in a small, comfortable bus, was very pleasant, especially in Corona times (!). Absolute top guide (Nacho) and top bus driver (unfortunately forgot your name, Romanian?), both very personable. We got a lot of interesting information about the country and people from Nacho in perfect English, and the bus driver even made an extra swerve up the mountain when asked, because the time was right - that was great, so we quickly had the perfect view on Alesund, thank you very much! Excursion is highly recommended, rather book through GYG instead of through the shipping company, which only transport large masses!!

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.

Very nice trip every stop was an event. Our tour guide just great. Learned a lot about the city of Alesund and the surrounding area. We also had great weather for this time of year, which made everything even nicer. Would recommend this trip and do it again myself.

Excursion very well organized, stopping in different strategic places to be able to contemplate the impressive landscape.