A Taste of Norway
Join us for an unforgettable journey through spectacular Norwegian nature, including a beautiful fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, a historic hotel, and a tiny village.
Visit the small but charming village of Urke in the Sunnmøre Alps.
Travel through Norangsdalen, one of Norway’s narrowest valleys.
See sights such as Lyngstølvatnet Lake and the historic Hotel Union Øye.
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
2 hours, 15 minutes
Landing is by small boat (RIB). Getting on and off the boat requires a certain degree of mobility.
Sailing into The Hjørundfjord, you’ll leave the ship on a small boat (RIB) to travel to the shore. You’ll disembark at the village of Urke, nestled among the scenic Sunnmøre Alps.
From here, a bus brings you through Norangsdalen, one of Norway’s narrowest valleys. Along the way, we’ll see Lyngstølvatnet Lake, which was created when a natural landslide dammed part of the nearby Norang River and flooded the area. On days when the weather is calm, you can still see the ruins of a submerged farmstead from the surface of the water.
We also pass though the village of Øye to see the distinctive Hotel Union Øye. Some of history’s most famous kings, queens, writers, composers, and explorers have all stayed here.
Then, we’ll stop at a small shieling, where you’ll enjoy some snacks and take in the magnificent landscape. The tour ends back in Urke after browsing the goods of the local grocer.
Disembarking port: Urke
Embarking port: Urke
Available from: September 2 – November 1
Meals during the excursion: Snacks
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing