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Alesund Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Sightseeing Tour

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Ålesund, Norway
Alesund Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Sightseeing Tour
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

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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
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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
Norway Excursions Ålesund - MIX , Keiser Wilhelms g. 6, 6003 Ålesund, Norway

The meeting point is within walking distance from the port/pier and most of the hotels. Look for our staff on the pier, yellow jackets, carrying our company logo. Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Please note that "gate" means "street" in Norwegian.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Norway Excursions AS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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star-4
Just right
rkraus7
, Jul 2022
Very nice excursion. 10:30 start and 4.5 hours was just right. Our group of 18 had lots of room in the bus. The outdoor museum was much better than expected.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our Ålesund Ultimate Sightseeing Tour. Glad that you enjoyed the Sunnmøre Museum - it's pretty cool. Thank you for joining us and safe travels home!
star-5
Great excursion
Roberta_D
, Jul 2022
Yanna was an excellent guide-would recommend to most people however less able people may struggle with walking around the sunnmøre museum
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our guide, Jana! Safe travels home and thank you for joining us.
star-4
Excellent highlights of Alesund
Alan_F
, Jul 2022
Covered all if the highlights with care and good narration. The guide was very informative and very pleasant.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our Ålesund Ultimate Sightseeing Tour. Safe travels!
star-4
A good well organised...
Julie_P
, Jul 2022
A good well organised tour around the sights. Informative tour guide that was easy to understand. I dont think we could have covered as much on a self planned tour
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the excursion and were able to make the most out of your time in Ålesund. Safe travels!
star-5
The whole trip was...
Janet_B
, Jun 2022
The whole trip was enjoyable visiting lots of places for the right amount of time. The guide was excellent telling us lots of interesting facts about the area and Norway as a whole.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our Ultimate Sightseeing Tour in Ålesund! Thank you for booking with us and taking the time to write this review.
star-5
nice excursion
Maria_J
, Jun 2022
Nice excursion to take when getting off a cruise ship. Well organized and saw a lot of the area. Multiple stops and the guide was informative.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the excursion!
star-5
Alesund
Jacqueline_M
, 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 ,....
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience. Our guide was very informative and fun to be with.
Lynn_S
, 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.
star-5
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.
star-5
Alesund
John_R
, 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!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful tour!
DebraCasonJul_H
, 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.
star-5
Great day
Scenic00882395100
, Jun 2019
Extremely well coordinated. Comfortable bus. Lovely tour guide. Interesting and informative. Well worth it!
star-5
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!
star-5
Alesund ultimate sightseeing tour
Patricia_C
, 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.
star-2
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Alesund shore excursion
Daniel_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/
star-5
Great general tour of Alesund
Christopher_D
, Jul 2018
This was a very good overall trip in Alesund. Gave a good amount of information and a good opportunity to see quite a bit in a short period of time. The directions for the initial meeting point were very unclear and tour was delayed a bit for people who could not find where to go. Turns out, the representative was right on the cruise ship pier as we walked off ... many people walked by because we were given an address in town.
star-4
Alesund ultimate sightseeing tour
Patricia_B
, Jul 2018
Good cross view of Asuland and other islands. Anita was an excellent guide. We had good stops for pictures. I wished we were able to go into the marble church, but other photo stops were excellent.
star-5
Loved the small group I had for this...
Ann_K
, May 2018
Loved the small group I had for this tour and we all just loved the tour and guide. Great way to see Alesund!
star-3
The tour covered some lovely places...
Wendy G
, Oct 2017
The tour covered some lovely places in Alesund, however our guide from Norwegian Adventures was not the best. She left us at the museum and went for a coffee after a quick walk around the open air part of the Sunmore Museum. During the day she could have provided much more information and appeared more interested in her job. We felt like she was just filling in time until retirement. A more motivated guide would have enhanced our experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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