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Alesund Shore Excursion: From Fjords to Trolls

From US$127.53
  • Full-day Alesund shore excursion: Gudbrandsjuvet, Valldal and Trollstigen
  • Marvel at Norway’s stunning fjords
  • Visit the villages of Sjøholt and Valldal
Alesund Shore Excursion: From Fjords to Trolls
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Standard - Lunch Excl. 8:30amMost Popular
8-hr. Excursion by coach - Lunch Excl. Departure from meeting point at 8:30am and ETA. is approx. 4:30pm. This departure time is based on the schedules of the cruise ships.
Standard - Lunch Incl. 8:30am
8-hr. Excursion by coach - Lunch Incl. Departure from meeting point at 8:30am and ETA. is approx. 4:30pm. This departure time is based on the schedules of the cruise ships.
Standard - Lunch Incl. 9:30am
8-hr. Excursion by coach - Lunch Incl. Departure from meeting point at 9:30am and ETA. is approx. 5:30pm. This departure time is based on the schedules of the cruise ships.
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Journey from Norway’s fjords into the mystical heart of troll country on this full-day shore excursion from Alesund. Drive along the spectacular fjords, stopping to visit the village of Sjøholt, the strawberry-growing town of Valldal and the Gudbrandsjuvet gorge. Then enjoy incredible views of the Stigfossen waterfall and the King, Queen and Bishop Mountains from the Trollstigen plateau, and hear stories about Norway’s mythical trolls as you zigzag down the hair-raisingly steep Troll Road (Trollstigen). See the Trollveggen (Troll Wall), the highest vertical rock face in Europe, before traveling back to Alesund.
What to Expect
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 ParkReinheimen, 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.

Meeting point:
  • Keiser Wilhelms Street 6, 6003 Ålesund
  • Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time
Attention points:
  • Difficulty; level 1, easy, suited for everybody
  • We advise all our guests to wear appropriate shoes and clothing

Please Note: 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. All meeting points are within walking distance from the port/pier and most of the hotels.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour, guide

Our guide Danny was a fountain of knowledge. We learned a lot about the sights and appreciated all his commentary. The driver was great too. We enjoyed all the stops that were made to see the sights up close and take pictures. 10-15 minutes could...More

Thank CANJGirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Cruise port stop

Alesund Shore Excursion was wonderful. Made the same stops as the Cruise ship excursion, but cost less. Our guide Danni was great. Explained all that we we seeing, answered our questions and told us about life in Norway. Would absolutely recommend. It was our best...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great way to see the area

Our guide Anita was great. She new the geography, the history and lots of funny antidotes to keep it interesting. It's a long tour and we opted for the lunch which was very good. Plenty of photo stops and restroom breaks.

Thank Mary Gail U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour, great guide, great company

Had a wonderful full day tour with Norway Excursions. Driver and guide were fantastic. The scenery is amazing. Loved it !

1  Thank Connie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
great shore excursion

booked this as shore excursion, without lunch included option - wonderful day with lots to see - covering the same as ship tour but at a fraction of the price. Would highly recommend this excursion, for scenery, stops and hairpin bends and turns.

1  Thank cjcruzer2014
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