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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.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

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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Traveler Tips


  • "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

Reviews

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108 Reviews

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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.
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.
star-5
Great Day
Christina_J
, Aug 2019
We enjoyed our visit to this part of Norway very much. The scenery was spectacular and the trip was well paced.
star-5
Fantastic Sites
Edward_K
, Jul 2019
The waterfalls and snake road were incredible. The lunch was tasty and fulfilling. Especially enjoyed the desserts. Great guide made the trip memorable.
star-5
Amazing sights
Sumner R
, Jul 2019
If there is one all inclusive excursion to do, this is the one. The eight hours flew by. Magnificent sights.
star-4
good views
Lew V
, Jun 2019
one side of coach gets lot more views than other would have been nice to switch seats part way thru bus tour
star-4
Scenic Fjords and Stunning Trollstigen
Pamela_P
, Jun 2019
Thank you Norway Excursions for an excellent day. Our guide Monica was outstanding, the sights were amazing and the time nicely broken up with photo stops and walks to scenic waterfalls, and dramatic escarpments.
star-5
Great excursion
Sermwut_J
, Jun 2019
Our trip was amazing. The tour guide was amazing and professional. He was very informative and neve tired of giving information. The tour was very well organized and everything went as planned.
star-5
Great tour and guide
Darlene_S
, Jun 2019
Great tour and guide. IGA was informative and lots of fun. I would book with her again. It was a very casual and laid back tour with an ice cream stop to boot!
star-5
Excellent way to see Norway away from the cruise port
Michael_C
, Jun 2019
I admit I was a little skeptical when my wife booked this trip - I prefer smaller groups and traveling in mini-vans or cars, however I was pleasantly surprised. The Viator representatives were standing right outside the cruise gates and easy to spot in their brightly colored jackets. They directed us to a bus which was a very short walk away and soon our tour guide IGA joined us. She was very informative as we drove out of the city and along our way and kept the information flowing but was also considerate enough to know when not to talk or when to take a break. Our photo stops were great and numerous. She was willing to answer any and all questions and made the day go by fast. We saw gorges, strawberry fields, hikers skiing down the mountains, amazing views from the top and a nerve wracking trip down the troll road - kudos to the bus driver whose name I did not get, but he had a sense of humor and drove very safely. Arrived back to the ship in time, even though they had shortened our stay in port by an hour. Was a great trip.
star-5
The Thrills of Trolling
Carol_J
, May 2019
One of our favorite excursions ever, it eclipses climbing the Jungrau, Hitler's Eagles Nest, the Highlands of Scotland, and even the drive through Alaska. Patagonia and the bottom of South America might inch it out, but this tour was stupendous! Monica, our guide, excelled in knowledge, cordiality, and delivery. Five stars all the way.
star-4
same as ship excursion at half price
Joan_M
, Aug 2018
this trip along the troll road and to the troll wall is well worth doing, also some nice waterfalls. All the buses take the same route and make the same stops, so this is good value. Tour leader was fine although I could do without the chauvinistic wife jokes.
star-5
Wonderful!
Diane_C
, Jul 2018
The tour Guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The scenery was beautiful and there was ample opportunity to explore.
star-5
Wonderful shore excursion in Ålesund!
Donna_T
, Jun 2018
We were met just off the ship by people with signs clearly indicating ‘Viator’. We were asked to wait a bit while others disembarked. Once most had arrived we were separated into groups by language and whether we had purchased the meal option. We were with Monica, an excellent, experienced guide who took us to a clean, comfortable bus. We had an amazing day viewing the incredible sights of Western Norway. The weather was great so we had good views of the Troll Wall and the Trolls Road, which we traveled up and then looked down at from the top. (I am glad it was not the other way!) The day was longish but went by quickly with so much to see along the way. Our only complaint would be about the restaurant where we stopped to eat..the food was fine but with ALL the tours stopping there it is crowded with lines for food and restrooms. The restaurant does not set up well for the crowds - they should perhaps have two buffets, or set up in a different location for better movement of people. But this is out of the control of the tour company - just a comment. Overall, we loved the tour!
star-5
Loved this tour! Wonderful guide...
Halina_O
, Nov 2017
Loved this tour! Wonderful guide! Beautiful place!
star-5
This was a great tour from beginning...
Thomas P
, Oct 2017
This was a great tour from beginning to end. Anita was a terrific guide, anxious to answer all questions and interjecting some of her personal experiences such as her recent Northern Lights viewing. There was ample time to enjoy each stop, and the ride down the Troll road was quite an experience. As a side note, we followed the cruise ship shore excursion bus throughout the day, even stopping for a great lunch at the same location. But, we paid approx. half the price for our tour compared to booking through the ship. And I'm certain our tour guide was the very best for this particular tour. We are very pleased with our Viator experiences and will continue to take advantage of their tours on future international trips.

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