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Ålesund: Ålesund and Surrounding Islands Audio Guide Tour

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Ålesund: Ålesund and Surrounding Islands Audio Guide Tour

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From US$ 88.97 per person

Discover the history and culture of the city of Ålesund and the surrounding islands. See a 12th-century church on the island of Giske. Visit the fishing island of Alnes and the lookout point at Aksla.

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Duration 3 hours
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Audio guide included
English, Italian, Spanish, German, Norwegian
Pickup included
You can meet your driver at Skateflukaia, Skansekaia 3 or the Alesund Norway Cruise Ship Pier.


  • Immerse yourself in the culture of Ålesund and its surrounding islands
  • Learn about the history of the Giske Church
  • Enjoy magnificent views over Ålesund from the Aksla viewpoint
  • Visit a local lighthouse
  • Spend time on Alnes, a local fishing island
Full description

Explore Ålesund and its surroundings with a guide and learn about the history and culture of the region. Visit landmarks including a 12th-century church, a local lighthouse, and a lookout point all on one tour.

Meet your driver and head to the island of Giske. Visit the Giske Church, a 12th-century church built from white marble, located approximately 10km from the Ålesund city center.

Head across the water to the island of Alnes. See views of the Atlantic ocean as you explore the fishing island. Stop at Alnes Fyr, a local lighthouse with a cafe. Spend some time in Alnes Fyr Cafe, where you can purchase coffee and snacks.

The last stop is the Aksla viewpoint. Here you can take in panoramic views of the city and archipelago. You can stop here to have a coffee or something to eat at Fjellstua restaurant.

If you wish to go to the city center, you can end the tour at the viewpoint. Otherwise, you will be taken back to the tour starting point.

  • Audio guide tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Alnes Lighthouse entry
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Non-folding wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • The weather can be windy and rainy, so please dress appropriately
  • There will be a live guide in situations where there are technical problems with the audio guide system
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Highly recommended. It's a very good way to get some wonderful places you probably couldn't get by yourself. The driver, Marceli, was a nice, polite and professional person, he is a very helpful people, trying all the time to make the tour more enjoyable. Thank you so much for this amazing experience.

February 6, 2023

The trip was really great and was completed within time. The time permitted for each location was alright, I somehow felt that the duration of Alnes should be a bit more as 30 mins seemed less and the place and the surrounding was beautiful. Otherwise rest all was great including the tour guide.

August 24, 2022

We had a great experience with the tour. The weather was bad and we were the only 2 on the tour, the driver still took us on the tour. The driver was very nice and the route was good. I like the audio and can follow it easily. I recommend this tour to anyone.

July 12, 2022

Product ID: 396952