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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2016
Tour from Alesund to Runde Island

Does anyone know of a coach or bus tour from Alesund to Runde Island during May? I mean by coach or bus, not by boat. I am keen to see the bird life on the island and prefer an organised tour rather than hiring a car.

Also, is May a good time to go to Runde Island, considering the season for breeding, hatching, etc? I have read that some trails are closed at certain times of the year. I am flexible with my dates for travel.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2016
Drive Alesund to Geiranger and back question  (3 Answers)

We will be spending 2 nights 1 full day (end of June) in Alesund and will hire a car. We'd like to drive the following route and I need your valuable opinion.
Alesund – Valldalen
Valldalen – Trollstigen
Trollstigen - Valldalen
Valldalen (Linge) - Eidsdal - Ferry
Eidsdal - Geiranger
Geiranger - Hellesylt - Ferry
Hellesylt - Alesund - Ferry?

Is it doable for one day? How early we have to start?
Is it the most optimal route to see the beautiful nature around Alesund or you might suggest to modify it?
(BTW, we will be spending few days in Bergen before arriving to Alesund and will be taking 1 day Norway in a Nutshell tour there).
Where can I find a schedule for all the ferries that we have to take?

Thank you very much in advance,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 23, 2016
bus to geiranger  (2 Answers)

I arrive 26.may 22.00pm to Alesund airport and i need to go Geiranger. From airport is there is going any bus and what time?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 04, 2016
Day trip to Stryn and glacier by bus  (2 Answers)

Is there a day trip to Stryn and the nearby glacier from Alesund? Any links would be appreciated.

Other than the Geiranger fiord trip (which we will do), what would be your best suggestions for day trips out of Alesund by public transport/tour?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2015
Request for Car Rental Advice at Alesund  (2 Answers)


Good afternoon! We will be visiting Alesund (and surrounds) from 5th to 7th of August. We will be arriving by the night bus from Oslo. May I request your advice on which car rental agencies are closer to the Moa trafikkterminal where the bus will drop us?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2015
Arriving by cruise ship at 7:00 AM June 8th, are there local tours & City tour buses?  (3 Answers)

Having never been in Norway before, we have these questions. Are there local tour companies or City tour buses to book? What is recommended to see in the area or just a walk through the city? The cruise line offers tours, though we certainly want to consider other local options. All comments & suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2015
Alesund to Andalsnes by bus  (5 Answers)

What is the one way fare for t he 681 bus from Alesund to Andalsnes? Any other info would be appreciated!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2014
Public Transport from Geiranger/Hellesylt to Alesund on 30 August 2014  (3 Answers)

I plan to stay in Geiranger for two days and will fly from Alesund to Oslo on 30 Aug 2014 (flight departs at 18:40). But the public transport I could find are the Hurtigruten cruise (which arrives at Alesund only at 18:15 and the trip on which arrives at Alesund only at 19:15. I am afraid the above ways could not help me catch the flight to Oslo. Could anyone please help me with the transportation from Geiranger to Alesund? Driving by myself is not preferred and I could not find a bus departing from Hellesylt to Alesund on that day. Thanks!!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2014
Bus timetable.  (3 Answers)

Hello, I'm looking for a bus from Andalsnes to Alesund on 24 aug 2014 . Can you tell web side for this? We are 5 people...
Ciao Piero

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2014
Only one full day in Alesund in Sept  (6 Answers)

We are flying into Alesund on Friday, Sept 9th and arrive at 4PM. We have a hotel for two nights in Alesund, and depart on Sunday, Sept 21st at 7AM,,,which means we really have just one full day in Alesund. We have a rental car. We hope to be able to take a ferry thru the Geiranger Fjord, but also like to do the Geiranger- Trollstigen route. Do we have enough time?. Any suggestions? I found the ferry schedule between Geiranger and Valldal that shows itleaves at 9:30 or 14:15 ...the opposite way is at 12:00 or 17:15, but don't know road conditions or the best route. I am looking for any other suggestions as well.

We are boarding a cruise ship which will be in Alesund on Sept 25 (8-5), but no ferry trips are offered. The cruise ship is stopping just in Bergen and Alesund, then on to the Shetland Islands.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2014
Ålesund or Bergen? Geiranger or Norway in a nut shell?  (5 Answers)

What is more worth visiting - Ålesund or Bergen? I would like to see beautiful views and fjords; would you recommend me to take Hurtigruten to Geiranger from Ålesund or do the Norway in a nut shell from Bergen? Or should I visit both towns and take both trips to fjords? I will go in July-August.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2014
Camping grounds  (5 Answers)

Are there any camping grounds in Alesund?
Ian from Australia

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2013
travel from Alesund to Oppdal  (1 Answer)

Hi, we (family of 4) plan to stay in Alesund early March and drive car to Oppdal. How are the road conditions in that time period?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2013
transportation  (2 Answers)

Please can you help me?
Is it possible to take a public transportation, from Fosnavag (norway) to Alesund Vigra Airport?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2013
Looking for a private tour for 8  (1 Answer)

I am just looking for a tour guide that can drive eight of us around trollstigen and to see views of the gudbrandsjuvet gorge, does anyone have any suggestions? We will be arriving by cruise ship on July 25th.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2013
Ferry Trondheim-Alesund  (5 Answers)


I would like to take the ferry between Tronfheim and Alesund this summer 2013 but I'm hesitating to take rather a bus because it takes less time.

But at the same time I think it can be interestig to do a trip in ferry along the fjords.
So here is my question:
Is the trip in ferry between Trondheim and Alesund beautiful? Is it worth to take so much time in ferry or is it better to go in Alesund with a bus?.
Thank you for your answers.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2013
Short trips Alesund  (3 Answers)

Can one take a short trip from Alesund to see the sights? My wife and I are on a cruise docking in Alesund on 09/09/2013 from 07:00--17:00. Is it possible to fit anything in during this limited time?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2013
Three days in Alesund  (2 Answers)

Hello, I'm going to spend three days in Alesund, arriving on the 17th of May. Any suggestions of what I can do there? Somebody off for a coffee? I'm a 44 y.o. female. Takk!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2013
clothing  (3 Answers)

what to wear in late august

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 10, 2012
Fisherman cottage in Alesund?  (1 Answer)

Hi All

I am planning to visit Alesund this coming winter for 2 nights (2nd January to 4th of January) and I was wondering if you know of any nice fisherman cottages where I could stay. I ask because a few years ago I stayed in one in Tromso and it was really lovely

Also can you suggest some nice coffee shops, restaurants and activities to do while I am there?

Could you also tell me what is the name of the look out area on top of the city? Is it open even when it snows?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2012
Runde Island possible in 7 hours in rental car?  (1 Answer)


My name is Kristine and I am going to be teaching fiber arts on a craft cruise cruising Norway and Scotland. I have a free day with my husband in Alesund, Saturday, June 9th. We are interested in driving from the cruise ship terminal in Alesund to Runde Island. Is there a car rental nearby? I am not finding links to the ferry schedules.

Can anyone advise on the best way to plan ahead for this trip? Should we expect extra traffic on the ferries, roads, in lines, etc due to it being a Saturday? Is it possible to drive it in seven hours?

Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 11, 2011
How to get Geiranger  (4 Answers)


I'm gonna be in Ålesund for 4 days next month and I'd like to visit Geiranger....which transport possibilites are there? And how long does it take?
Hope someone can help.

Thanks in advance ;)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2011
Oslo to Alesund  (3 Answers)

We fly into Oslo and have about 12 days to spend in Norway. We will be staying in the Innfjorden area for about a week, exploring some family connections and taking day trips from there. I'm wondering about getting there and back from Oslo. We have time to see other areas like Bergen and I'm trying to figure out if we should fly, train or drive from Oslo. It looks to be significantly more expensive to drop a rental car off in a different location from the pick-up. We will have a car in the Innfjorden area but I'm wondering whether we should drive from Olso or train to Bergen and fly or drive from there. I'm open to suggestions. We fly out of Oslo at the end of our vacation. Thanks for you help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2011
visiting sykkylven  (3 Answers)

I would like to come to the Sykkylven/Kvalheim region sometime during the summer to explore where my father was born. Would be coming from the US. Any help as far as how to get from Oslo to Alesund, or where to stay and how to get around would be welcome. Is there reasonable lodging available? Would it be better to fly from Oslo, or drive?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2011
One Day in Alesund  (3 Answers)

We are visiting Alesund for one day during our cruise around the Fjords. Would love some information on 'must sees', transportation and whether or not we should stay in the city or travel outside. Are there any good viewpoints that we should get to? Also can you recommend a good local cafe where we can sample local food/drink? So looking forward to our visit.

Thanks and regards

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2011
travelfare  (4 Answers)

How does it cost by bus or by train from Oslo to Ålesund and back?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2011
from Alesund to Szczecin(Poland)  (2 Answers)

How can I get from Alesund to Szczecin in Poland? Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2010
how to get from the cruise port to the town centre  (3 Answers)

Im going on a cruise next week and would like to know how far it is to get from the cruise port the town centre and what transport is available if needed, also need same information for Bergen, Stavanger and Flaam, hope someone can help, vonysc.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2010
Travel from Bergen to Alesund  (2 Answers)

I will be in Bergen with my family in September and would like to take 3 days and make it up to Alesund and back. Since I only have 72 hours can someone please tell me if I am better off renting a car and driving both ways or should I rent a car and take a ferry from Bergen to Alesund and then drive back to Bergen? I am not sure how long the drive will take to go to or from Alesund and an estimation would be appreciated. I can see there are many nice things to see while driving, but my plan would be to stay at least one night in Alesund and one night between Alesund and Bergen. Thank you in advance for any recommendation on itinerary and travel times.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2010
Public transport in Alesund  (6 Answers)

I plan to visit my friend in Aaram in July, but last 2 days I'd like to stay at the hotel in Alesund, as the choice of the hotels is limited there in, I decided to book Best Western Baronen hotell (price is relatively reasonable), website declares that the distance from hotel to the city centre is 15 min., but, it looks like in fact it's about12 km. They say that shuttle bus stop is about 1 km, but as I understand, itinerary is fixed to arrival/departure. Could anybody, who knows the place, to advise me how can I get to the city centre, and if not by bus than how much is the taxi in Aalesund?? Thank you in advance, regards, Lena

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