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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 boat house 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.
Cruise Terminal / Keiser Wilhelms Street 6, 6003, Ålesund (Google Maps). 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.
We do adapt to the departures of cruise ships.
*The order of stops may vary
Yes, absolutely. We have a back-in-time guarantee for guests travelling on cruise ships. To this end, we kindly ask you to fill in the name of your ship during the booking procedure.
That depends on the date of your arrival, and the kind of tour you are looking for. We kindly ask you to contact us per e-mail with specifics.
Rest assured that in such cases, you are entitled to a full refund.
Yes, we always have staff (wearing bright yellow jackets with our company logo) ready to welcome our guests on the Cruise Terminal, just outside the security gates. Our buses will be parked on the Terminal, or as close by, always within walking distance.
Our staff (wearing bright yellow jackets with our company logo) will be just outside the security gates of the Cruise Terminal. Our buses will also be parked on the Terminal, or as close by, always within walking distance. The address of each meeting point can be found on our website under “Contact Us”.
Our staff members (wearing bright yellow jackets with our company logo) will be waiting just outside the security gates of the Cruise Terminal, carrying the logo of Norway Excursions. Our vehicles also carry the logo of Norway Excursions. Should you not see our staff members on the pier immediately, rest assured that they will at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the tour.
We always ask our guests to pay in advance/upon booking. Tickets can also be purchased on the spot if there are available seats on the day of the excursion. However, our excursions tend to sell out and unless you have booked in advance, availability cannot be guaranteed. Please note that any promotional offers or discounts are not applicable to sales on the spot.
It is possible to pay the full amount at once. If preferred, it is also possible have each couple/participant of your group pay their own share. Should you prefer to split the payment, we kindly ask you to contact us and we will follow up accordingly.
We kindly ask you to contact us by phone in such cases. The phone number can be found on your ticket or our website. However, rest assured that we do not start a tour without going through our guest list. If anyone is missing, we will also try to call/contact them, using the contact information provided during booking. Please make sure to enter a phone number you can be reached on, with the correct country code.
In most cases, yes. We will always do our very best to accommodate guests with food allergies or restricted diets due to religious or other reasons. We kindly ask you to make a mention of your dietary restrictions during booking, or to send us an e-mail to inquire about your specific wishes.
The size of our groups depends on the number of bookings we get for a given tour. We do adapt the size of the vehicle to the final number of participating guests. If a small group/vehicle is important for you, we can also gladly arrange a private tour for you.
We always strive to welcome guests with mobility- or other issues. We kindly ask you to contact us via e-mail to discuss the specifics.
It is possible to pay in the currency that is related to your credit card. When you arrive on the payment page, you can select that option. We always recommend using our default setting. For live currency rates you can visit www.xe.com.
NB: When it comes to foreign currencies, your bank might charge a fee. For more information, we kindly ask you to contact your bank directly.