Ålesund

Saga Islands Bus Tour to Alnes - Winter

Excursion

Price from $211

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code

HRI-AES4C,⠀HRI-AES10C

Duration

3 hours

Notes

Read practical information below

View of Ålesund from the mountain Aksla
  • Explore the islands of Giske and Godøy, each with their own stories to tell.

  • Pause at viewpoints to admire and photograph some the most iconic views in Norway.

  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Ålesund’s unique Art Nouveau architecture.

Drive a network of soaring bridges and submarine tunnels to two of the main islands in the seas surrounding Ålesund.

Our first stop is the saga island of Giske, the birthplace of the Viking chieftain Rollo. In 911 CE, Rollo invaded and founded Normandy. As the great-great-great grandfather of William the Conqueror, he also effectively sired the House of Normandy, which ruled England until 1135 CE. We’ll visit Giske Chapel, a 12th-century chapel built of white marble for one of Norway’s most powerful families.

Afterward, we’ll drive beneath the sea to Godøy island, and the quaint fishing village of Alnes. Use your chance to snap a photo of Alnes Lighthouse.

On our way back to Ålesund, we’ll stop at the Aksla viewpoint for coffee, cake, and panoramic views of the Sunnmøre Alps and the islands we just visited. We’ll also see Ålesund and learn more about it on our way back to the ship.

Practical information

  • Included: A drink and cake