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Hike Sukkertoppen the Sugar Top

Sukkertoppen, Alesund 6006, Norway
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amazing view

my trip there was in summer a windy day but its was worth it the view was amazing you have a 360... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Alesund, Norway
Manageable hike so worth the view at the top

Yay! I made it to the top of Sugar Top and it was so worth the hike! The view of the sea and... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Troy, New Hampshire
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From Sukkertoppen (The Sugar Top), you can get a magnificent view with both city, coast and fjord in one! From the centre of alesund you can drive, bicycle or take the local bus to Hessa and eventually park at the primary school, just west of the roundabout in Hessaskaret. Cross the road above the school and follow the Sukkertoppvegen westwards until you find the sign where the path starts, at the right by number 22. The path is gravelled in the beginning, passes a grove and the path is clearly visible (but might be wet and dirty) all the way to the top. You are past half the way when passing the transmitter mast. An unforgettable view expects you!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sukkertoppen, Alesund 6006, Norway
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

my trip there was in summer a windy day but its was worth it the view was amazing you have a 360 view over Ålesund islands and fjords a most visit place. wear good shoes its easy to get there you can walk from downtown...More

Thank fjords-design
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Yay! I made it to the top of Sugar Top and it was so worth the hike! The view of the sea and islands and Alesund is spectacular. Our guide Igvars (Calm Giant Tours) took us in the late afternoon and we got to watch...More

Thank EHFSheri
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I guess we got lucky with the amazing weather we had the day we did this hike. We were in for just the day on a cruise ship. We took the public bus 618 from the other side of the bridge in the city centre...More

Thank TravelCamelCanada
Reviewed 8 September 2017

My husband and I visited Alesund while on a cruise; we took the bus out to the hike. The hike is rather hidden in the neighborhood, and it felt remote from the city and other people, which I loved. We only saw two or three...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Give yourself time to enjoy the hikes, the walks, and this very special area. Next time I would allot more time to this area.

Thank delen1
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Great panoramic view on not just Alesund but also surroundings. It might be quite challenging sometimes especially for not very well fit person but it's not that difficult! Even if you're not very fit you still can do it, you'll just need some more time....More

Thank Andrzej K
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad we did this. A great adventure and the view from the top is short of heavenly. Pretty simple hike, but does have some areas where you need to climb a bit. We did it with our kids and they absolutely loved it....More

4  Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We ended up making this hike as a plan B adventure in Alesund. One reviewer said it was a short walk from town, but only if your idea of a short walk is about 5 miles. The walk to the trail from town is not...More

1  Thank SouthFloridaMom2
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Great hike. We did it with kids (youngest 8yrs) no problem. Views are fantastic. Our biggest concern was the mud which was slippery. Rainfall was recent so quite muddy. Happy hiking!

Thank ALBratt
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Instead of just doing the steps of Aksla, be more adventurous and go climb Sukkertoppen. We walked from our cruise ship to the start of the hike, quite a distance but perfectly manageable, then started the climb. For a non-hiker, I was very comfortable most...More

Thank Jenny013
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18 January 2016|
Response from Louise A |
Someone else reported no 618 bus and ask the driver to be sure you're going in the right direction. Ask to be let off at the school and there is a hiker sign.