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Alesund Shore Excursion: From Fjords to Trolls

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  • Full-day Alesund shore excursion: Gudbrandsjuvet, Valldal and Trollstigen
  • Marvel at Norway’s stunning fjords
  • Visit the villages of Sjøholt and Valldal
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Alesund Shore Excursion: From Fjords to Trolls
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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.
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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.
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Standard - Lunch Excl. 9:30am
8-hr. Excursion by coach - Lunch Excl. 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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Overview
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.

Reviews (61)
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Reviewed 4 October 2018
Norway At Its Best!

As the tour title says, you pretty much see it all on this excursion. Trollstigen and the Troll Wall are not to be missed when in Norway, and the fabulous fjord views along the way make for non-stop viewing. Our guide was very informative about...More

Thank RanneG
Reviewed 29 September 2018
Very interesting shore excursion

Jochen was a good tour guide. The bus was comfortable, and the stops very interesting. We would recommend this shore excursion, as it is significantly cheaper than the same tour booked through the cruise line. Gabriela B

Thank 2018Gabriela
Reviewed 21 September 2018
All that I dreamed Norway would be!!

This tour was first-rate from start to finish. It was easy to find the bus right after we got off the ship. We left fairly quickly (after all the old folks got loaded up!) and hit the road. The bus driver did a fantastic job...More

Thank skydawgz
Reviewed 9 September 2018
Awesome tour, it's absolutely worth doing this!

This tour is spectacular and a highlight of our cruise of Norway. We had no trouble meeting our tour as we got off the ship. Our bus driver was excellent on the Troll road (Trollstigen) with the hairpin turns and our tour guide was informative,...More

3  Thank Mary R
ExcNorway, Owner at Norway Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Many, many thanks for your lovely review and recommendation, much appreciated! Always a pleasure to read about such a positive experience (even if the weather wasn't the best). Should you ever come to Norway again, you know where to find us :) Kind regards, Anita

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Don't miss tour!!

Fabulous tour, our guide was full of information and the sights that you go to are not to be missed if you love spectacular scenery! Highly recommended tour!

Thank Laurie T
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