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Alesund for a day

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Alesund for a day

Hi,

We are in port in Alesund on Sept 3 from 9-6. Can we walk to the following sites:

Sukkertoppen (looks like we need to find the 618 bus) I've read the buses are more for the school kids than the public. I wouldn't mind walking if it's possible.

Aksla vantage point - looks like we can easily walk to these stairs but wanted to make sure

Borgundgavlen / Borgund Church - this looks like a far walk, any thoughts?

Would anyone suggest renting a car and driving to the island of Runde? We're not bird watchers but it would be cool to see the sights around Alesund.

Thanks for any input!

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1. Re: Alesund for a day

Aksla is easy walking, Borgund church is 5 km so better take the bus.

Runde is perhaps a bit far if you are in port only 9 to 18:00.

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2. Re: Alesund for a day

Sukkertoppen is a really nice little mountain walk that few tourists find. Starts about 3km from the cruise ship quay, so a taxi might be useful one way at least if you are short of time. Probably about 2 - 3 hours up and down from the road. Aksla can be done in an hour or so if you climb the steps up from the town park. Exploring the town as well will be more than enough for a short visit.

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3. Re: Alesund for a day

Great thanks for the help, I def want to see Sukkertoppen if we can.

Do you think we'll see plenty of the fjords from the cruise ship? I would rather see the towns at port if we'll see enough of fjords from the ship.

Thanks again

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4. Re: Alesund for a day

If you told us where your cruise was going we could answer your question.

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5. Re: Alesund for a day

This is where were going

Alesund, Norway 9:00 AM 6:00 PM

Bergen, Norway 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

Stavanger, Norway 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

Oslo, Norway

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6. Re: Alesund for a day

If these ports are the only ones you are visiting in Norway, then I suppose the ship follows the coast and does not go into any fjord. So, no, you will not see any fjords from the ship, at least not the kind of fjord landscape that Norway is known for (long narrow fjords surrounded by high spectacular mountains).

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7. Re: Alesund for a day

You have already asked this question on another thread.

Edited: 24 May 2013, 21:01
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8. Re: Alesund for a day

How long would it take to walk to Sukkertoppen from the cruise ship?

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9. Re: Alesund for a day

Sally, your question was answered by Norsc in reply #2 in this thread.

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Ah I see, so it is possible to do this hike without using public transport I assume

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