Directly from Ålesund to the Sunnmøre Alps
Combining a few days of village holiday in the beautiful Ålesund with activities and experiences in the Sunnmøre Alps and the Hjørundfjord is simply perfect. The capital town of Sunnmøre it is also renowned as an Art Nouveau town. Almost the entire town centre was built back up again in the exciting Art Nouveau style after the huge fire of 1904.
Item 1 on any list of things to do in Ålesund is a walking tour of the town, with time to look at all the detailed façades. Item 2 is a trip up the steps to the viewing platform at Aksla mountain. Item 3 involves getting out of the town and experiencing the fantastic fjord landscape around the Hjørundfjord.
Fjord Cruise Hjørundfjord offers three daily departures in either direction between Ålesund and Øye, stopping in Trandal, Sæbø and Urke along the way. You can depart the boat in order to explore the lovely villages, enjoy delicious food and drink at one of the lovely eateries, go for a mountain walk or join in with other activities such as kayaking or electric cycling.
The very best views can be enjoyed in the mountains. If you enjoy spectacular mountain peaks, Slogen, Saksa and Skårasalen are all within range, starting with the fjord cruise from Ålesund. Just remember that these are demanding walks, so you should have done a bit of mountain walking before you get here.
You can start your trip at Sæbø and Øye as well, or take a few days and spend the night at the lovely places to stay along the fjord.