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Alesund to Geiranger by car ?

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Alesund to Geiranger by car ?

Hello,

We are planning to fly from Bergen to Alesund and then to Stockholm. We have 2 days to spend around Alesund. We would like to know what would be the best things to do or see? We are planning to rent a car for 1 or 2 days from Alesund, drive to Beiranger and back? Is this a good plan? What should we aim for? Any recommendations?

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1. Re: Alesund to Geiranger by car ?

a 2 day trip can show you some of the highlights of the region

I suggest you drive from Ålesund to Valldal for the ferrycruise Valldal -Ålesund. Only a couple of dpeartures daily - possible to book in advance

http://www.fjord1.no/en/default.asp?page=1574

You will experience the great Geirangerfjord

The village of Geiranger itself is not worth a long stop. Leave Geiranger on road 63. Do a detour to Mt Dalsnibba for fantastic views

Continue to Stryn (Road 15). Stay in Stryn/Loen/Olden overnight. Visit one of the glaciers, like Briksdalsbreen

nordfjord.no/en/…

Leave Stryn in the direction of Hellesylt

Drive along Hjørundfjorden to see more scenic landscape

www.orstainfo.no/default.asp?Folder=5054

Maybe have a coffee at the fantastic hotell Union at Øye

http://www.1881.no/Kart/?direction=%7b62.4722531789187%7c6.15491843080336%7c%c3%85lesund+(By)+-+%c3%85lesund%2c+M%c3%b8re+og+Romsdal%7d%7b62.2994251759227%7c7.26124787880604%7cSylte+(Tettsted)+-+Norddal%2c+M%c3%b8re+og+Romsdal%7d%7b62.0996287559425%7c7.20663675449153%7cGeiranger+(Tettsted)+-+Stranda%2c+M%c3%b8re+og+Romsdal%7d%7b61.9044818187618%7c6.72264150248332%7cStryn+(Tettsted)+-+Stryn%2c+Sogn+og+Fjordane%7d%7b61.6633538151763%7c6.82232296420632%7cBriksdalen+(G%c3%a5rdsbruk)+-+Stryn%2c+Sogn+og+Fjordane%7d%7b62.0873698297079%7c6.87007514049318%7c60+x+Geiranger+-+Hellesylt+(60)+(Veikryss)+-+Stranda%2c+M%c3%b8re+og+Romsdal%7d%7b62.2106070114463%7c6.47467397131263%7cS%c3%a6b%c3%b8+(G%c3%a5rdsbruk)+-+%c3%98rsta%2c+M%c3%b8re+og+Romsdal%7d%7b62.4722531789187%7c6.15491843080336%7c%c3%85lesund+(By)+-+%c3%85lesund%2c+M%c3%b8re+og+Romsdal%7d

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2. Re: Alesund to Geiranger by car ?

Also consider to include a drive via Åndalsnes and the magnificent Trollstigen Mt pass:

http://www.ii.uib.no/~petter/mountains/1500mtn/Ryssenipa/6375_trollstigen.jpg

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3. Re: Alesund to Geiranger by car ?

Thank you for your reply.

Question: How do you go back to Alesund after Stranda ?

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4. Re: Alesund to Geiranger by car ?

Better option is actually to continue from Øye to do the ferry to Sæbø …fjord1.no/Fjord1IISStaticTables/…15-132.htm (don`t need to book that one!)

and continue to Ørsta from where you go by road E39 to Ålesund

http://www.1881.no/Kart/?direction=%7b61.9040584582036%7c6.72400108837145%7cStryn+(Kommune)+-+Stryn%2c+Sogn+og+Fjordane%7d%7b62.1929076339572%7c6.65845050901359%7c%c3%98ye+(G%c3%a5rdsbruk)+-+%c3%98rsta%2c+M%c3%b8re+og+Romsdal%7d%7b62.1993685450942%7c6.13083663566891%7c%c3%98rsta+(Kommune)+-+%c3%98rsta%2c+M%c3%b8re+og+Romsdal%7d%7b62.4722531789187%7c6.15491843080336%7c%c3%85lesund+(By)+-+%c3%85lesund%2c+M%c3%b8re+og+Romsdal%7d

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5. Re: Alesund to Geiranger by car ?

The short cut from Stranda to Ålesund is via Sykkylven (road 60 with short ferry), a bit longer via road 650 to Sjøholt (ferry from Stranda village to Liabygda). Both are nice drives, but drive suggest by ABC is the best.

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6. Re: Alesund to Geiranger by car ?

Thank you guys,

If we were to rent the car for only 1 day, what can be done? From and to Alesund ?

thk

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7. Re: Alesund to Geiranger by car ?

All the suggestions above may be too much for one day. This is a great area so perhaps rent the car for 2 days? Pick up the car at the airport, do some of the route on the way to your hotel (that is the way to do it in Norway), then finish the route on the way back to the airport (spend 1-2 hours in Ålesund itself).

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