Fjord and Mountains – excursion to Standal


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Drive through beautiful valleys and into the wild Sunnmøre Alps.
  • Beautiful scenery.

  • Drive through the Sunnmøre Alps.

  • Visit an old boarding school surrounded by wild nature.

  • Learn more about the dramatic history of the Hjørundfjord.

We start from Sæbø and drive inland through the valley and pass the local ski resort before lunch. You will visit the Sunnmøre Alps at Standaleidet, where you will "taste" the fresh mountain air in wild and beautiful surroundings. A serpentine road then takes you down to the fjord, and after a while you arrive at the old Stavset boarding school - the only one of its kind in Southern Norway. Risk of avalanches made it too dangerous for the children to walk to school, and sometimes they were blocked there for weeks. From Ytre-Standal a boat will take you back to Sæbø.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Included: Bus, guiding, lunch, boat transport, entrances.

  • Remarks/requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear. It can be a chilly in the mountains, so a warm jacket is recommended in Spring and Autumn. 

  • Walking information: Approx. 500 -700 m easy walk in total. 50 m steep walk up and down to the school, and 20 m steep downhill walking to the boat. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.