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Alesund Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Sightseeing Tour

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Ålesund, Norway
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

Get to know Alesund's cultural and natural highlights on this half-day shore excursion. Visit the enchanting island of Giske, climb to the top of Alnes Lighthouse on the island of Godoy, and visit the open-air Sunnmore Museum, where you learn about life in Norway over the centuries and see a collection of many different boats. Then, take in panoramic views from the top of Mt. Aksla before heading back into Alesund's city center to admire the art nouveau architecture.
  • Half-day shore excursion in Alesund
  • Discover Norway’s fascinating history and heritage at the Sunnmore open-air museum
  • Visit the enchanting island of Giske
  • Enjoy impressive aerial views of Alesund from Mt. Aksla
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Alesund
  • Admire art nouveau architecture in the city center
  • Climb to the top of the lighthouse in Alnes on Godoy

What's Included

Local guide
Sightseeing tour
Visit to the Sunnmøre Museum
Panoramic view from Mount Aksla
Visit to the Alnes Lighthouse
Photo stop Giske church
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure Point

Norway Excursions Ålesund - MIX, Keiser Wilhelms gate 6, 6003 Ålesund, Norway
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Itinerary
Stop At:  
Norway Excursions
Norway Excursions AS
Duration: 5 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Port of Alesund
Start point of the tour
Duration: 5 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sunnmoere Museum
Learn all about the local history. Visit the old houses in the open air museum, the old boats in the boat houses and the fascinating exhibitions in the main building
Duration: 75 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Giske Kirke
Outside visit. Photo stop at this 12th century marble church with explanations and stories of our tour guide
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Alnes Lighthouse
Climb the stairs of the Alnes Lighthouse and enjoy the magnificent view over the Atlantic Ocean
Duration: 30 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Aksla Mountain
Enjoy the amazing view over the city of Ålesund
Duration: 15 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Brosundet i Alesund
Drive along the Brosund canal downtown Ålesund
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Port of Alesund
Endpoint of the tour
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide in English due to mixed groups
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking "ship name"
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Service animals are not allowed by default as other customers may have allergies, in case a service animal is needed please contact us
  • If an infant seat is needed, please contact us
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Alesund
739jackiem
, Sep 2019
Excellent 4:5 hour trip with an excellent guide Monica , really enjoyed and recommend.. Monica was able to answer all the questions we asked in a very informative way ,....
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Great experience. Our guide was very informative and fun to be with.
starrfcr
, Sep 2019
I have no tips and guidelines. I have no tips and guidelines. You need to take this on the survey or make it optional.
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Excellent shore excursion
TravelerChar
, Sep 2019
We didn't know what to expect on this tour .. Our guide Monica was excellent . It was the best tour of our Norway vacation. Monica made the country come to life with wonderful details and stories.. .The museum was a wonderful way to learn about life in Norway . Super interesting. Monica has a pleasant voice and spoke so well.. It was fun to listen to her.
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Alesund
bevrayner
, Jul 2019
This was a full day of sightseeing. It was very enjoyable as the guide was very knowledgable and fun to be with. It certainly encompassed the area. The high light of the tour was when we were out at the lighthouse waiting to reboard our bus. The queen of Norway walked by us as she headed up to the lighthouse. It was an unofficial visit from her so there was no fanfare. Monica our guide was so excited! A very happy memory!
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Wonderful tour!
Debbi C
, Jul 2019
This tour went to great places! But the BEST was Monica, our tour guide. She made the tour with interesting and helpful information and wonderful stories about the places. Her English was amazing and her knowledge was very impressive. We learned a lot about the country and area and how people live. We don't usually like big bus tours but this was excellent for one. Would highly recommend it. It helped that it was a beautiful sunny day.
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Great day
Scenic00882395100
, Jun 2019
Extremely well coordinated. Comfortable bus. Lovely tour guide. Interesting and informative. Well worth it!
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Beautiful!
Cheryl S
, Sep 2018
Alesund is a picturesque city in the middle of even more picturesque fjords. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and knew how to give a tour so that it sounded like a story. Islands, bridges, color, and even a Norwegian Romeo and Juliet story! Loved it! Loved it!
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Alesund ultimate sightseeing tour
, Sep 2018
Anita was fabulous! She was so well informed and gave so many extra anecdotes and stories about the city. I think it is now my most favorite city in Norway. It was just the right length of time and it was a good combination of “on and off” the bus. There was a little surprise for us at the end of the tour too. Anita was right there as we got off our ship to meet us with a smile, even thought it was raining.a great tour experience, and I will book with aviator again.
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Did Not Find Much to See
teachmug
, Sep 2018
We went to the Fish Museum. It was a waste of time. The guide did not explain anything and not being able to read Norwegian, we could not read the information on the walls. Not that there was much to see. The supposed boat simulator was broken. so the only interesting part was left for us to look at. We went to a lookout that we could have gotten to from the ship. The picture of the lighthouse in the description was not viewed on this tour. The lighthouse that we did see by the Fish Museum was locked and climbing to the "top" was not available. Sunmore Open Museum was nice, but after a short narration, we were left on our own and did not learn anything about the boats on display. When I asked were certain outdoor homes were located, I could not get the information. Overall we were not pleased and would like to see a refund for this excursion since it did not adequately cover the sights listed.
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Alesund shore excursion
Tiki S
, Aug 2018
We booked The ultimate sightseeing tour in advance in English and at the end of the day it was a multi lingual trip which means that we had to hear the explanations in 3 different languages. We arrived to Alesund on a rainy day so sometimes we just waited in the rain for explanations in other languages. Most of the trip was dedicate to 2 Museums and all in all not a great day/

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