Ålesund, Norway

Experience the Land of Trolls with our 6+ hour sightseeing tour to Trollstigen.

The bus will take you from Ålesund, through charming norwegian villages to the Land of Trolls. First stop will be at Kokarsteinen placed just above the fiord. We will pass by Sjoholt village known for the furniture and wood industry and Valldal – famous for tasty strawberries.
Next stop will be at Gubrandsjuvet. It’s a 5 meters narrow and 20 – 25 meters high ravine where you can actually walk to the other side using the bridge. After that, the bus will drive you to the Trollstigen so you can enjoy the majestic view of natural landscape and fantastic mountain road with all the spectacular hairpin turns. While driving down the road, we will take an extra photo stop at Stigefossen – the powerful waterfall with a total height of 240 meters. Last stop will be at Trollveggen (Troll Wall) which is Europe’s tallest vertical rock face. From here the bus will drive you via Åndalsnes back to Ålesund.

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.

Note that should the mountain road to Trollstigen be closed, we will do an alternative route including as many highlights from the tour as possible.

Ålesund Cruise Pier Storneskaia. Look for the sign Excursions.no
6 hours
Guided tour in English supplemented with a second language if available. Pending on group size, both live guides and audio guides may be used.
  • 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- Kokarsteinen


After passing Sjoholt, our first photo stop is at Kokarsteinen along the Storfjord.

3- Gudbrandsjuvet


We continue the tour via Stordal and further via Valldal, famous for its tasty strawberries, until we reach the spectacular Gudbrandsjuvet where we make another photo stop. 

4- Trollstigen Plateau

After the ascent up to the Trollstigen Plateau, we take a longer stop to enjoy the breathtaking views. Food and drinks can be bought in the shop/cafeteria.

5- Stigefossen Waterfall

On the descent down from the Trollstigen Plateau, we make a photo stop close the the impressive waterfall of Stigefossen.

6- Troll Wall

The spectacular Troll Wall mounts above us. A beloved spot for mountain climbers and base jumpers.

7- Arrival: Ålesund Pier

Tour Reviews

4.3 based on 19 reviews from Get Your Guide

Most Recent Reviews


Tour totally depends upon good weather. When we took it, it was cloudy, so the views were limited and... due to snow in the mountains we did not go to Trollstigen. Then it is no more than a full day bus back and forth. It's a shame and too much money for what you get... Luckily, the next day we took a tour in Geiranger to Dalsnibba and that somehow compensated for what we missed here.



Sehr schöner Ausflug jeder Stopp war ein Ereignis. Unsere Reiseführerin einfach nur super. Haben sehr viel erfahren über die Stadt Alesund und Umgebung. Wir hatten zudem auch noch super Wetter für diese Jahreszeit das hat das ganze noch schöner gemacht . Würden diesen Ausflug weiter empfehlen und selber nochmals machen .


Een absolute aanrader!!! Prachtige trip , mag je niet missen. Waar voor je geld , om nooit te vergeten.


it was okay


Sehr gelungener Ausflug ins Hinterland mit vielen, tollen Eindrücken (Trollstigen lohnt sich unbedingt!) und alles wie auf der Webseite beschrieben. Kleine Gruppe, 10 Leute im kleinen, komfortablen Bus, war sehr angenehm, vorallem in Coronazeiten (!). Absoluter top Guide (Nacho) und top Busfahrer (leider Namen vergessen, Rumäne?), beide sehr sympathisch. Wir haben viele, interessante Informationen über Land & Leute von Nacho in perfektem Englisch bekommen, und der Busfahrer hat sogar auf Nachfrage einen Extraschlenker auf den Berg gemacht, da es zeitlich noch gepasst hatte - das war super, so dass wir noch schnell die perfekte Aussicht auf Alesund bekamen, vielen Dank dafür! Ausflug ist vollends zu empfehlen, lieber auch über GYG statt über die Reederei buchen, die nur große Massen transportieren!!



Brilliant day and fantastic guide xx



Excursión muy bien organizada, parando en diferentes parajes estratégicos para poder contemplar el impresionante paisaje.


Fantastische rit, echt een aanrader! Toevallig hadden we ook geweldig weer, zonnig en helder, wat hebben we genoten!



Small grouip with only four total travelers. Christian was a great tour guide and stopped at a number of scenic locations and explained a number of things. He brought sandwiches, drinks and cookies for us to have a picnic lunch. When we were walking on the tundra, he pointed out wild blueberries that he picked and gave them to us to eat.


Soweit war alles in Ordnung. Das einzige was ich zu bemängeln habe das ich eine deutschsprachige Tour gebucht habe und eine englischsprachige bekommen habe.




Los paisajes estupendos, la ruta muy bien, el medio de transporte muy cómodo. Todas las paradas muy acertadas. Todo positivo, salvo el guía, sin entusiasmo para explicar las cosas, lo que ensombrece un poco el resto.



Beautiful route. Well plan and organized. Love the Merz minibus. Both driver and guide very knowledgeable and helpful. Worth it.