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Alesund Shore Excursion: From Fjords to Trolls

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Ålesund, Norway
Alesund Shore Excursion: From Fjords to Trolls
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icon7 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

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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.
  • Full-day Alesund shore excursion: Gudbrandsjuvet, Valldal and Trollstigen
  • Brave a drive down the stomach-churningly steep Troll Road (Trollstigen)
  • Enjoy breath-taking views of Gudbrandsjuvet, Stigfossen waterfall and Trollveggen
  • Great value shore excursion includes lunch and round-trip transport
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Experienced guide
Sightseeing tour
Multiple fjords
Valldal, strawberry area
Gudbrandsjuvet
Trollstigen / Troll Road
Stigfossen (waterfall)
Trollveggen / Troll Wall
Romsdalshorn
Lunch (Include or Exclude)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Norway Excursions Ålesund - MIX , Keiser Wilhelms g. 6, 6003 Ålesund, Norway

The meeting point is within walking distance from the port/pier and most of the hotels. Look for our staff on the pier, yellow jackets, carrying our company logo. Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Please note that "gate" means "street" in Norwegian.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide in English due to mixed groups
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking "ship name"
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals are not allowed by default as other customers may have allergies, in case a service animal is needed please contact us
  • If an infant seat is needed please contact us
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Norway Excursions AS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "If you easily get motion sickness I recommend taking something for it before boarding the bus." See review
  • "All the buses take the same route and make the same stops, so this is good value." See review
  • "Do not hesitate to use them if you are a cruise passenger." See review

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star-5
Excellent tour
Cjet
, Jul 2022
Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Very enjoyable! We enjoyed the information and having a local guide was greT.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your kind review! We're happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time with us. It's a fun tour! Thank you for joining us and safe travels home!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful Guide and Driver, Beautiful Country
Joy_M
, Jul 2022
We had so much during this trip! Our guide was just amazing, she was cheerful, energetic and very knowledgeable. She told us many stories about Norway and facts about the places we visited. Even though it was very cold, we enjoyed the drive and she even bought strawberries for all of us at a roadside stand! The included lunch was very good. Our driver skillfully maneuvered through the harrowing hairpin turns of the Trollstigen and we felt very safe. Our guide would’ve taken us to see more of the city but some people on our bus were getting antsy to get back on the ship. We loved this tour and highly recommend it to anyone stopping in Alesund.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're so happy to hear that you had so much fun! You timed your vacation right as you were able to visit during strawberry season! An added bonus! Thank you again for joining us and we wish you safe travels home.
star-5
Possibly the best excursions we’ve ever done
April_W
, Jul 2022
This excursion was just amazing. Our guide was so knowledgeable and we left the trip with lots of information. The views were spectacular and cannot be missed!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Possibly the best?! We'll take it! Thank you for your kind review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Thank you again for joining us and safe travels home!
star-5
Great day in Alesund!
Larry_A
, Jul 2022
The tour is amazing. You will love the sites they stop at. We had a wonderful time. The bus driver and tour guide were the best. Lori, the tour guide was a wealth of information about everything we saw and her sense of humor delightful. Everybody had a great time. We highly recommend this tour. We were met at the port and got back in plenty of time before the ship sailed.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're so glad that you enjoyed our tour! Thank you again for joining us and we wish you safe travels home!
star-3
The van heater could not be turned down and we were extremely warm!! The guide talked nonstop and we only understood a l
Janet_C
, Jul 2022
It was cloudy but still had some amazing views. It would have been better on a sunny day. We saw some things in Alesund to make up for the low viewing times.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We're sorry to hear that you had cloudy weather and that the bus was too warm for you. Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. Safe travels home!
star-5
Great Tour
Paul_F
, Jul 2022
Our driver and guide were both excellent. Great views and control of the time. Great views of the Troll wall.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your kind review. We're happy that you thought our driver and guide were excellent and that you had a great tour! The Troll Wall is my personal favorite! :) Thank you for joining us and safe travels home!
star-5
Beautiful landscape
Susan_C
, Jul 2022
Lucy was a wonderful tour guide. She was friendly and very knowledgeable. And our driver was so skilled!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your guide, Lucie! Yes - our drivers are also very skilled on the Troll Road! Happy you joined us. Safe travels home!
star-5
Sublime beauty!
Vinita_R
, Jul 2022
Wonderful excursion! Driving through "Troll" country, with our excellent guide Janna, and our expert driver Torbjorgen (spelling?) was memorable. Norway is so beautiful and we got a close up look. We had a real treat when our guide and driver stopped to buy some fresh strawberries to share with all of us; it was a revelation that Norway's climate can produce such sweet, luscious strawberries! Since we had a little time towards the end of the tour, they did a drive around Alesund for a bit and shared some of the history. Just a small suggestion-- since the return drive is a couple of hours plus, it would be nice to have one or two five minute stops to break the journey back.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review of your day. We're so happy to hear that you not only enjoyed the tour, but also our guide Jana and our driver! We agree - those strawberries from Valldal are delicious and only available for a short window of time each year. Thank you for joining us and safe travels home!
star-5
Wonderful day to add to our memorable lifetime experiences.
Richard_H
, Jul 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Many beautiful and spectacular sights. Got the feel of the Norwegian lifestyle. Our tour guide, Lucy, did a great job. Knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects, personable and humorous. Our driver did a great job as well in the mountains!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your day and our guide Lucie. Thank you for joining us and safe travels home!
star-5
Fantastic!
Julie_G
, Jul 2022
Amazing Tour! Lucy, our tour guide was fantastic. Our driver was amazing. He never had to back up on the troll road, to make the crazy turns. At the end, they took us on a tour of Alesund. Our favorite tour so far! Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We're happy to hear that we've been your favorite tour (so far)! Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our guide Lucie and the tour of Ålesund at the end. Thank you for joining us and safe travels home!
star-5
We LOVED it!!!
Camille_K
, Jul 2022
This is one never-to-miss shore excursion! In spite of some rainy and foggy weather we were enchanted with our entire day--one of the best tours on our vacation. The minibus was perfect with both the driver and guide being exceptional personalities as well as informative! Stops were timed perfectly--not too long nor too short. The Troll Road was absolutely amazing, but the rest of the day wrapped up an awesome experience. Highly recommended!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Wow! Thank you for this glowing review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. Thank you for joining us and safe travels home!
star-5
Waterfalls and trolls, oh my!
Megan_D
, Jul 2022
We had an excellent time on this tour with our guide from France, she was wonderful! Lots of beautiful waterfalls to get up close to! They even made an additional stop to get us Norwegian strawberries in season. We felt like we were able to see a lot of the region in the short time we were in port on our cruise. Thank you very much!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your kind review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our guide, Lucie and had a wonderful time on the tour. Those Valldal strawberries are special! Safe travels and thank you for joining us.
star-5
Amazing views!
CharlieM
, Jun 2022
Really enjoyed the drive to top of the Mountains to see the view and the Amazing waterfall. Guide, Danny, was Fantastic!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Dani is fantastic - we agree! We will make sure that he sees this. Thanks again and safe travels!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A must do!
Rebecca_V
, Jun 2022
This tour was awesome! We had several stops and learned a lot about Norway Alesund and saw some of the most breathtaking sites I have ever seen. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review and recommending this excursion! It is one of our most popular and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Thank you for booking with us and safe travels!
star-5
A beautiful day with the Trolls (Trollstigen and Trollveggen)
AnnMarie_L
, Sep 2019
Danny our tour guide provided great local knowledge and live commentary throughout our trip. Our bus driver also did a fantastic job navigating the tight turns along the Troll road. A big thank you to both. The 8 hours flew by with the stunning sights and appropriate photo stops along the way. We did not have the lunch included package which allowed extra flexibility at each stop and we even had a quick city tour before being dropped off at the end of the trip. A great day out. 
star-5
Alesund Shore Excursion
Joy K
, Aug 2019
Excursion was excellent! The guide was excellent in her knowledge of the area, suggestions to assist us in seeing Norway in our limited time, etc. In general, it was by far our best excursion for a 14 day cruise with lots of excursions. WE WERE VERY PLEASED!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent itinerary, excellent guide
ARIE_S
, Aug 2019
Beautiful scenery. We had an excellent guide, young lady named Iga who is fluent in English and speaks at least four languages. Driver also spoke English and stopped for photo shoots whenever he was asked to, if he could park the bus. I recommend this trip.
star-5
Great Excursion
Andrew_G
, Aug 2019
This was a great excursion at a fraction of the cost the cruise-line was offering. It was definitely a full day with a very good guide. Tour bus was comfortable and the driver did a great job driving on some VERY curvy roads. If you easily get motion sickness I recommend taking something for it before boarding the bus.
star-1
Terrible guide
TravelingBill
, Aug 2019
If this is not the worst tour guide on the planet,  she is tied for the title. This was a big bus tour of the areas surrounding Alesund. We saw countryside,  waterfall, and troll stuff. The driver did a fine job navigating the troll road and got us safely back, in time. No wifi on 8 hour bus trip. The tour guide, Iga,  was terrible. We learned nothing about Norway, even though this was our first port stop in Norway. We learned nothing about Alesund,  even though that was our port. We learned nothing about the legend of the trolls. We have no idea who the trolls are or why they exist,  even though we saw a wall called the troll wall and were on a road called the troll road. We did hear lots of stories (at least a hours worth) about Bergen even though we were not in Bergen.  We also heard about Prince Harry  and Meghan, Steve Jobs, and a rich Saudi Prince. And lots of other stories and comments that had nothing to do with Norway, Alesund  or anything we were seeing. She was late for boarding the bus when all the passengers were standing by the bus, locked out,  and she was enjoying coffee with the driver 10 minutes past the time she assigned to leave. She took us on a tour of Alesund at the end of the tour even after pretty much everyone on the bus was shouting NO, go back to the port. Listening to your customers is obviously not her strength. Worst tour guide ever.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
perfect
wseidt
, Aug 2019
Do not hesitate to use them if you are a cruise passenger. Way better value than what you get from the ship.

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