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Fjord extravaganza

The Sunnmøre Alps are most famous for their mighty summits with dizzying views of the fjords, however the easier coastal hikes are also worth a visit.

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Make sure you know where you're going – the map below will help you.

Hikes near Ålesund
Experience an amazing landscape with great mountains, vast valleys, deep fjords, and historical Norwegian farmland. The area around Valldal is a… Read more
Hiking - Valldal Naturopplevingar AS
Join us on a trip around the spectacular alipne and fjord region of the Sunnmøre Alps. Starting your journey in the distinctive Art Nouveau… Read more
Hike & Sail Fjord Adventures
Around Stranda we have many old mountainfarms only accessible thru the fjord, either by boat or as we like – by kayak. We start the day in… Read more
Kayak & Hike
The beautiful Hjørundfjord takes the breath away from an increasing number of travellers as it cuts 35 kms into the massive mountains of the… Read more
Hjørundfjorden
This is one of our absolute favorite mountains in the area around Hjørundfjorden due several reasons. One of them is for sure the view from the top,… Read more
Hiking to Mount Saksa - Uteguiden
Action-packed panorama trip in the Sunnmøre Alps, crossing glaciers and exploring summits. The route will be decided on the way. The trip is… Read more
With rope and ice axe in the Sunnmøre Alps
Fjord Norway is a welcoming and scenic area for shorter and longer hikes. Read more
Hiking in the Sunnmøre Alps - Hotel Union Øye
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    Getting here and around

    Get in-depth travel information on Ålesund's official website.

    • Ålesund plane

      By plane

      Ålesund has its own airport with frequent domestic connections to Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim, among others. There are also international connections to Ålesund from Amsterdam, London, Alicante, Copenhagen, Gdansk, Vilnius and Riga.

      Ålesund Airport is only around 20 minutes by car from the centre of Ålesund.

    • Ålesund road

      By road

      It is around 520 kilometres from Oslo to Ålesund, and the drive takes around 8 hours. The bus serving this route takes around 11 hours.

      Ålesund is 285 kilometres from Trondheim, which will take you around 5 hours by car, or a little over 7 hours by bus.

      From Bergen the distance to Ålesund is 370 kilometres, which will take you around 6 hours to drive, or 9-10 hours by bus.

    • Ålesund boat

      By boat

      Hurtigruten, the Norwegian Coastal Voyage, calls daily at Ålesund and Torvik both northbound and southbound.

      Express boats and ferries connect the coast with passengers and goods for the local communities in the region. Note that queues are common in the summer, so it may pay off to plan ahead and show up early.

    Safety in the mountains

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    Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

    1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
    2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
    3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
    4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
    5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
    6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
    7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
    8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
    9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

    Read the mountain code with supplementary comments.

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