Ålesund, Norway

Join us and see the best of Ålesund & Islands Highlights.

Our Highlights Ålesund & Islands tour takes you to the best sights you can experience during your stay. On this tour we will stop at the Giske Church, the Alnes Lighthouse and the Aksla Viewpoint.

Get to know not only the city of Ålesund. Our tour also introduces you to the surrounding islands with the Alnes Lighthouse as a must-see. Our audio guide system offers several languages for you to fully enjoy the excursion. Tour duration is approximately 3 hours.

Our excursions are adapted to arrival and departure times of cruise ships. Modified departure times will be announced in advance.

Back to ship guarantee for cruise line passengers provided that information regarding name of cruise ship is registered when you book (official tour time must end 1 hour before ship’s departure).

Appearance time 15 minutes prior to departure. It is of utmost importance that you kindly register correct mobile number with country code, so that we can reach you in case you have trouble finding us. There will be no refunds if we cannot reach you on your registered contact number.
*Order of sights might vary.

Storneskaia Cruise Pier (close to Molo Restaurant). Look for the sign Excursions.no
approx 3 hrs
Multilingual Audioguide (English, German, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian). Live guide or PA might be utilized without prior notice and adapted to nationality bookings.
INCLUDED Admission to the Alnes Lighthouse
  • Infant: 0-2 (Free)
  • Child: 3-15
  • Adult: 16+


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1- Departure: Ålesund Pier

The Art nouveau town of Ålesund is a perfect starting point for excursions in the beautiful surroundings. It is the largest city in the province of Møre og Romsdal and it has a unique setting across several islands streching out into the Atlantic Ocean. Destroyed in 1904 by a devastating fire it is now noted for its concentration of Art Nouveau style.

2- Giske Church

The famous Giske Church is Sunnmøre’s oldest church and one of Norway’s cultural heritage treasures. In fact the church was originally built as a private chapel for the powerful Giske Family in the 1100s.

3- Alnes Lighthouse

Alnes Lighthouse is one of the best highlights the Ålesund area can offer. The view is majestic, and the beaches and waves have turned the destination into a surfer’s paradise. Entrance fee to the lighthouse is included in the tour ticket.

4- Aksla Viewpoint

From the top of the city mountain Aksla there is a panoramic view of the beautiful city center, the archipelago and the Sunmøre Alps. From Aksla you can walk 418 steps down to the city park.

5- Arrival: Ålesund Pier

* The order of sights might vary. If the winter road to Aksla is not safe, an alternative point of interest will be chosen instead.

Tour Reviews

4.6 based on 37 reviews from Get Your Guide

Most Recent Reviews


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.


Tolle, informative, gut begleitete Tour mit landschaftlicher Glanzleistung. Wir waren begeistert


Kregen een VIP tour met z’n 3en. Mooi busje en fijne chauffeur die veel vertelde. Heel relaxed!


Good pace, excellent audio


Sehr schöner Ausflug, bequemer Kleinbus, sicherer Fahrer



Posto interessante , audio guida in italiano e autista simpatico


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.


Schöne Stellen, vor allem der Leuchtturm mit Umgebung und das kleine Kaffee. Wären da gerne noch etwas länger geblieben. Es wäre auch Zeit gewesen, weil wir viel zu früh zurück waren. Sonst netter Fahrer und schöner Ausflug.


Schaut euch Alesund lieber im Ort an



Our "guide" was just a driver. He spoke very little to us. We had to ask many questions and he barely knew anything. At drop-offs at the sites, he didn't help us get into the lighthouse, didn't point us to the right location of the church, or give us enough time at the lookout. He dropped us off at the port early as well.


Die Abholung und Fahrt im klimatisierten Kleinbus waren sehr gut. Der Fahrer war freundlich und der Audioguide funktionierte einwandfrei. Die Besichtigung der Kirche von Giske war nur von außen möglich (weißes Steinhaus) und ohne Guide. Der Leuchtturm von Alnes konnte bestiegen werden jedoch auch ohne weitere Infos. Highlight war die Fahrt nach und Aussicht von Aksla.


Es war eine schöne Tour. Mit dem Audioguide ist das auch für den Fahrer entspannt.



Die Tour war gut. Der Fahrer wartete am Pier wie vereinbart. Das Auto ist bequem und die Audioguide-Ausstattung top. Wir haben viele Infos erhalten während der Fahrt.


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.


Great 3 hours spent learning about the Islands and the driver was very friendly.


Gemakkelijke boeking en duidelijke gesproken uitleg van de interessante punten, een goede prijs-kwaliteit verhouding.