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Tours in Olden

Visit the imposing Briksdal Glacier, drive through picturesque villages and colourful valleys and enjoy the beautiful views over the fjords and lakes

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Norway Excursions Olden Briksdal Glacier

Olden Briksdal Glacier

Guided Excursion - Scheduled departure: The excursion will depart from the village of Olden. The bus will take you through the valley, passing ‘the little red church’ from the...
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About Olden

Olden, in the province of Sogn og Fjordane, is a village often forgotten by tourists visiting Norway, but it is most definitely a place one should experience! Located at the end of the Nordfjord and not far from the largest glacier on Europe's mainland Jostedal you will find this picturesque village with its friendly inhabitants.

Nearby Olden you can find Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre. It is worth a visit and the friendly staff will take you back in time to the ice age. Everything you always wanted to know about glaciers, you will find it here without a doubt.

An interesting hike in Olden is the one up to Huaren. Hike up to approximately 400 meters above sea level and enjoy the stunning view over Olden and the Nordfjord.

We also offer tours to UNESCO's Geirangerfjord and to the Briksdal glacier, a branch of the Jostedal glacier. Enjoy this wonder while you still can as bit by bit this spectacular gift from Mother Nature melts away!

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Norway Excursions Olden Briksdal Glacier

Olden Briksdal Glacier

Guided Excursion - Scheduled departure: The excursion will depart from the village of Olden. The bus will take you through the valley, passing ‘the little red church’ from the early 1900’s which was a gift from an American collector of Norwegian antiques. Nowadays it is a museum. The tour continues along Lake Olden to Rustøen, all the way at the end of the fjord. Here you will find many colourful farms, as this valley is very fertile, and many waterfalls. From Rustøen we go to Briksdal Inn. This is where the walk to the Briksdal Glacier, an arm of Europe’s largest glacier the Jostedal Glacier, starts. A beautiful track surrounded by waterfalls and mountains, will lead you to the viewpoint at the glacier lake, from where you will be able to enjoy this amazing natural treasure. The walk to the viewpoint normally takes approximately 45-60 minutes. The first part of the track is considered the most difficult. After that, the surface is relatively even and the hike gets much easier. What is included: Bus fare Guided tour (English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Nederlands, Norsk) VAT Back in time guarantee (for cruise ship passengers) Optional add-on: Tour insurance (only for scheduled departures) Meeting point: Olden Pier, 6788, Olden (Stryn municipality) The meeting point is within walking distance from the port/pier and most of the hotels Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before scheduled departure time Attention points: Tour duration; 4 hours Difficulty; level 2-3, recommended for physically fit and adventurous guests Minimum age; 6 years The signs that you see along the track are placed there for a reason. For your own safety, we recommend you to respect the warning signs at all times. We advise all our guests to wear appropriate shoes and clothing NB: In order for our excursions to be available for everyone, the time of departure/arrival of each excursion is set to match the itineraries of the cruise ships. In case a time of departure needs to be adjusted, you will be notified in time.

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Alesund City walk

Guided Excursion - Scheduled departure: Where the city of Ålesund is built on multiple islands, the heart of Ålesund is stretched over two of these islands; Nørvøy and Aspøy.  As the fishing industry is still the main industry in this region of Norway, all sorts of fishing boats can be spotted in the waters that surround the city. The town has an unusually consistent architecture; Art Nouveau. Most of the buildings have been built between 1904 and 1907, after the fire which destroyed over 800 houses in the city center in January 1904.  Our guide will take you on an interesting walk through the streets of the city center and lead you to the most fascinating Art Nouveau buildings. During this excursion, you will also visit the Jugendstil Senter (Art Nouveau Museum), located in the old Swan Pharmacy where a time capsule takes you back in time. You can learn more about the town fire, the rebuilding of the town and the Art Nouveau style. There are in addition several exhibitions which can be visited. What is included: Guided tour (English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Nederlands, Norsk) Admission to the Jugendstilsenter / Art Nouveau Museum VAT Back in time guarantee (for cruise ship passengers) Optional Add-on: Tour insurance (only for scheduled departures) Meeting point: Keiser Wilhelms Street 6, 6003 Ålesund The meeting point is within walking distance from the port/pier and most of the hotels Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time Attention Points: Tour duration; 3 hours Difficulty; level 2, moderate, suited for physically fit guests Minimum age; 6 years We advise all our guests to wear appropriate shoes and clothing NB: In order for our excursions to be available for everyone, the time of departure/arrival of each excursion is set to match the itineraries of the cruise ships. In case a time of departure needs to be adjusted, you will be notified in time. 

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Alesund from Fjords to Trolls

Guided Excursion - Scheduled departure: From the meeting point the bus will take you through the beautiful area outside Ålesund, to the land of the trolls. Throughout this excursion our guide will share many interesting facts and fascinating stories with you. On the road to Sjøholt, you will pass the house of Ivar Åsen, founder of the Nynorsk language, the second language in Norway. This part of Møre og Romsdal is especially known for the furniture industry. From Sjøholt, the road along the Storfjord will lead you via Stordal and its Rose Church (built in 1789) to Valldal, famous for its delicious strawberries.  The next stop will be at the breathtakingly beautiful Gudbrandsjuvet, a 5 m narrow and 20-25 m deep ravine. You can walk over a bridge from one side of the ravine to the other. From here the bus will drive through the National Park Reinheimen, to the Trollstigen plateau. Enjoy the amazing view over the Troll Road (Trollstigen), the mountains the King, Queen and Bishop, as well as the waterfall Stigfossen. When driving down the Troll Road, the driver will safely drive the bus through 11 hairpin bends. At the bottom of the Troll Road, there will be an extra photo stop from where you will be able to take the best pictures of the Stigfossen. Next up is a visit to the Troll Wall / Trollveggen, Europe's tallest vertical rock face, and the impressive Romsdalshorn. After this stop, it is time to head back to Ålesund. What is included: Bus fare Guided tour (English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Nederlands, Norsk) Admission to the Trollstigen plateau VAT Back in time guarantee (for cruise ship passengers) Extra Tour Options: This tour can be booked with lunch included or excluded Tour insurance (only for scheduled departures) - optional add-on Meeting point: Keiser Wilhelms Street 6, 6003 Ålesund The meeting point is within walking distance from the port/pier and most of the hotels Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time Attention points: Tour duration; max. 8 hours Difficulty; level 1, easy, suited for everybody We advise all our guests to wear appropriate shoes and clothing NB: In order for our excursions to be available for everyone, the time of departure/arrival of each excursion is set to match the itineraries of the cruise ships. In case a time of departure needs to be adjusted, you will be notified in time. 

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Alesund the ultimate sightseeing tour

Guided Excursion - Scheduled departure: From the meeting point the bus will take you through several underwater tunnels to reach the first destination, the Island of Giske. This island is relatively flat and very fertile. You will find many farms and grazing cows and sheep. Giske is known as the birthplace of the famous Viking Rollo, who was the first Duke of Normandy and an ancestor of the British Royal Family. A photo stop will be made at the marble church, built in the 12th century. The excursion continues to the beautiful island of Godøy and its typical fishing village Alnes. Here you can enjoy an amazing view over the Atlantic Ocean, visit the lighthouse or go for a stroll on the beach. After visiting the beautiful islands, you will be taken several centuries back in time to the years where most Norwegians lived a hard life, often were very poor and lived from agriculture and fishing. You will learn all about it at the Sunnmøre Museum. Our guide will lead you through the open air part of the museum where 55 old houses are located. Some are open, meaning you can take a peek inside. Several exhibitions can be visited inside the main building and in the boathouse you will learn even more about how life in this part of Norway changed over the centuries. The excursion continues to Mount Aksla, from where you can enjoy the spectacular view over the city and its surrounding islands. After driving down the house-mountain, the bus will take you through the city center. The town has an unusually consistent architecture; Art Nouveau. Most of these colourful houses and buildings have been built between 1904 and 1907, after the fire which destroyed over 800 houses in the city center in January 1904. NB: The National Road Authorities will be doing extensive maintenance work in the Ålesund area during the year 2018. As a result, the undersea tunnels leading to the islands around the city will be partially closed most of the time. The visit to the island of Giske will not be affected, however, the tunnel going to the island of Godøy will be mostly closed for construction work at daytime. Should we therefore not be able to visit the lighthouse in Alnes, rest assured that this visit will be replaced with a visit to another exciting venue, which also focuses on Ålesund’s coastal and maritime history. After all, Ålesund is considered by many the “fishing capital” of Norway. This possible temporary change will not lessen the duration or the quality of the tour. What is included: Bus fare Guided tour (English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Nederlands, Norsk) Admissions (Lighthouse, Sunnmøre Museum, Mount Aksla) VAT Back in time guarantee (for cruise ship passengers) Optional Add-on: Tour insurance (only for scheduled departures) Meeting point: Keiser Wilhelms Street 6, 6003 Ålesund The meeting point is within walking distance from the port/pier and most of the hotels Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time Attention points: Tour duration; 4½ hours Difficulty; level 1, easy, suited for everybody We advise all our guests to wear appropriate shoes and clothing NB: In order for our excursions to be available for everyone, the time of departure/arrival of each excursion is set to match the itineraries of the cruise ships. In case a time of departure needs to be adjusted, you will be notified in time.

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Andalsnes Trollstigen

Guided Excursion to the Troll Road - Scheduled departure: The excursion starts in the center of Åndalsnes, from there the bus will take you to Europe’s tallest vertical rock face, the Troll Wall (Trollveggen). Don’t forget to look behind you, because there you will find the famous Romsdalshorn. After a photostop of approximately 15 minutes, the real adventure begins. The bus will take you all the way up Trollstigen (Troll Road), a road built in 1936 with 11 hairpin bends. Every bend has a name, you can find it on the signs placed in every curve. On the side of the road, the mountains the King, the Queen and the Bishop will be watching over you. At the end of Trollstigen you will have another break at the Trollstigen plateau. Here you will find a restaurant, restrooms, a souvenir shop and a paved path which will lead you to two platforms. Enjoy the stunning view over the valley, Trollstigen and its surrounding mountains. What is included: Bus fare Guided tour (English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Nederlands, Norsk) Admission to the Trollstigen plateau VAT Back in time guarantee (for cruise ship passengers) Optional Add-on: Tour insurance (only for schduled departures) Meeting point: Railway station, Jernbanegate, 6300, Åndalsnes The meeting point is within walking distance from the port/pier and most of the hotels Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time Attention points: Tour duration; 3 hours Difficulty; level 1, easy, suited for everybody We advise all our guests to wear appropriate shoes and clothing NB: In order for our excursions to be available for everyone, the time of departure/arrival of each excursion is set to match the itineraries of the cruise ships. In case a time of departure needs to be adjusted, you will be notified in time.

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Geiranger Dalsnibba

Guided Excursion to mount Dalsnibba & the Eagle Road - Scheduled departure: By bus you will depart from the village of Geiranger and drive uphill through numerous hairpin bends. The first stop is at Flydalsjuvet, an amazing place to look out over the Geirangerfjord.  After a short stop here the bus will take you all the way up the famous Mount Dalsnibba, to the Geiranger Skywalk, approximately 1500 meters above sea level. Once more you will be able to enjoy a stunning, breathtaking view over Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord. The excursion continues to Djupvatnet, a beautiful lake which lies at approximately 1000 meters above sea level, where you can take some more pictures. Before heading back to the pier, you will experience the Eagle Road, a spectacular road with 11 hairpin bends. On the steep sides of the road you might spot goats grazing grass. Once you arrive at the last hairpin bend, the bus will stop for a break. You can walk to the platform for another majestic view over a.o. the Geirangerfjord and the waterfall “Seven Sisters”. NB: In the month of May, the road to Mount Dalsnibba might still be closed (snow and risk of avalanches). Should the road be closed on the day of your visit, our stop there will be replaced with a visit to another beautiful place. Rest assured that this will not lessen the duration or the quality of the tour.  What is included: Bus fare Guided tour (English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Nederlands, Norsk) Admission to Mount Dalsnibba/Geiranger Skywalk VAT Back in time guarantee (for cruise ship passengers) Meeting point: Joker butikk/supermarket, 6216, Geiranger The meeting point is within walking distance from the port/pier and most of the hotels Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time Optional Add-on: Tour insurance (only for scheduled departures) Attention points: Tour duration; 3½ hours Difficulty; level 1, easy, suited for everybody We advise all our guests to be well prepared for different temperatures. Up in the mountains it can be colder than in the village of Geiranger. A warm jacket and appropriate shoes are recommended. NB: In order for our excursions to be available for everyone, the time of departure/arrival of each excursion is set to match the itineraries of the cruise ships. In case a time of departure needs to be adjusted, you will be notified in time.

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Geiranger Herdal Farm

Guided Excursion - Scheduled departure: On this excursion the bus will take you over the Eagle Road, a spectacular road with 11 hairpin bends. On the steep sides of the road you might spot goats grazing grass. Once you arrive at the last hairpin bend, the bus will stop for a break. You can walk to the platform for a majestic view over a.o. the Geirangerfjord and the waterfall “Seven Sisters”. You will immediately understand why this fjord is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the Eagle Road the bus will drive along the lake of Eidsdal. A beautiful lake where many fathers like to take their kids to for some trout fishing. After a short photo stop at the lake, the excursion continues to the idyllic Herdal Summer Farm. This farm has been operated for over 300 years. Here you will find goats, cows and fjord horses. The owners of the farm and their staff will gladly tell you all about the farm and invite you to taste their homemade goat cheese. What is included: Bus fare Guided tour (English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Nederlands, Norsk) Admission to Herdal Farm VAT Back in time guarantee (for cruise ship passengers) Optional Add-on: Tour insurance (only for scheduled departures) Meeting point: Joker butikk/supermarket, 6216, Geiranger The meeting point is within walking distance from the port/pier and most of the hotels Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time Attention points: Tour duration; 3½ hours Difficulty; level 1, easy, suited for everybody We advise all our guests to wear appropriate shoes and clothing NB: In order for our excursions to be available for everyone, the time of departure/arrival of each excursion is set to match the itineraries of the cruise ships. In case a time of departure needs to be adjusted, you will be notified in time.

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