Explore the ancient islands of Giske and Godøy and enjoy fantastic coastal scenery at Alnes Lighthouse.
See stunning ocean views from Alnes Lighthouse.
Discover the amazing Viking history of Giske and Godøy Islands.
Enjoy traditional homemade cake at the lighthouse, freshly baked.
Take in the panoramic scenery from Mount Aksla viewpoint.
Winter (Nov - Mar), Spring (Apr - May)
Level 1: For everyone*
3 hours, 30 min
Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing.
We’ll travel by bus to the island of Giske, known as the ‘Saga Island’. Birthplace of the Viking Chieftain Rollo, ancestor of William the Conqueror, this island has been inhabited since the Bronze Age.
You’ll also pass by the 12th-century white marble church that was built by the island’s ruling family for their own use, before we continue to the island of Godøy.
Here, we’ll drive through the fishing village of Alnes up to Alnes Lighthouse. Built in 1876, it is a protected relic of Norwegian culture. It offers great views of the coastline for those that climb to the top.
Explore the informational exhibitions about the history and find local souvenirs handicrafts for sale in the main building. Then relax with a coffee and homemade cake.
Back in the town of Ålesund, we’ll make one last stop at Mount Aksla to enjoy the breathtaking vista of the town, surrounding archipelago, and fjord.