will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you’d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

Travel Answers

change location

Did you mean?

Try your search again
    Advanced Editor View Guidelines

    Be the First to Answer

    • fasterdog's Profile Photo

      Tour from Alesund to Runde Island

      by fasterdog Online Now Nov 6, 2016 at 4:33 AM

      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.

    • Drive Alesund to Geiranger and back question

      by aarkof Online Now Jun 17, 2016 at 3:34 PM

      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,

      3 Answers Jun 18, 2016 at 10:54 AM
    • bus to geiranger

      by maardz Online Now May 23, 2016 at 6:27 AM

      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?

      2 Answers May 23, 2016 at 7:19 AM
    • Day trip to Stryn and glacier by bus

      by proflac Online Now Apr 4, 2016 at 3:32 PM

      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?


      2 Answers Apr 5, 2016 at 1:17 AM
    • Request for Car Rental Advice at Alesund

      by abhishekgbiswas Online Now Jul 27, 2015 at 7:00 AM


      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?

      2 Answers Jul 27, 2015 at 8:23 AM
    • charlesracine's Profile Photo

      Arriving by cruise ship at 7:00 AM June 8th, are there local tours & City tour buses?

      by charlesracine Online Now Apr 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM

      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.

      3 Answers Apr 12, 2015 at 11:35 AM
    • Alesund to Andalsnes by bus

      by shay48 Online Now Feb 14, 2015 at 2:22 PM

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

      5 Answers Feb 15, 2015 at 10:50 AM
    • Public Transport from Geiranger/Hellesylt to Alesund on 30 August 2014

      by TheresaS6 Online Now Jul 29, 2014 at 4:22 AM

      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!!!!

      3 Answers Jul 29, 2014 at 6:04 AM
    • Bus timetable.

      by pierosbb Online Now Jul 27, 2014 at 11:15 PM

      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

      3 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 4:47 AM
    • Only one full day in Alesund in Sept

      by suebegyn Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      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.

      6 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 3:48 PM
    • Ålesund or Bergen? Geiranger or Norway in a nut shell?

      by Cilantre Online Now May 6, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      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.

      5 Answers May 7, 2014 at 1:07 AM
    • houso44's Profile Photo

      Camping grounds

      by houso44 Online Now Feb 28, 2014 at 1:50 PM

      Are there any camping grounds in Alesund?
      Ian from Australia

      5 Answers Mar 1, 2014 at 2:17 PM
    • travel from Alesund to Oppdal

      by chris67 Online Now Dec 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

      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?

      1 Answer Dec 10, 2013 at 12:54 PM
    • transportation

      by salgueiro Online Now Sep 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

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

      2 Answers Sep 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM
    • Looking for a private tour for 8

      by arvon1 Online Now Jun 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      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.

      1 Answer Jun 4, 2013 at 1:18 PM
    • Ferry Trondheim-Alesund

      by valstueck Online Now May 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM


      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.

      5 Answers Aug 6, 2013 at 3:30 AM
    • Short trips Alesund

      by Dennis. Online Now Apr 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      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?


      3 Answers Jun 4, 2013 at 1:23 PM
    • Heidi11's Profile Photo

      Three days in Alesund

      by Heidi11 Online Now Mar 29, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      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!

      2 Answers Mar 29, 2013 at 4:37 PM
    • clothing

      by mclaind315 Online Now Feb 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      what to wear in late august

      3 Answers Mar 1, 2013 at 5:25 AM
    • Fisherman cottage in Alesund?

      by italmelb Online Now Jun 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

      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?


      1 Answer Oct 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM
    • KBoncer's Profile Photo

      Runde Island possible in 7 hours in rental car?

      by KBoncer Online Now May 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM


      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!

      1 Answer May 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM
    • How to get Geiranger

      by Chiager Online Now Jul 11, 2011 at 11:13 AM


      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 ;)


      4 Answers Jul 12, 2011 at 10:41 AM
    • Oslo to Alesund

      by nomikay Online Now Jun 4, 2011 at 8:51 PM

      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.

      3 Answers Jun 7, 2011 at 11:53 AM
    • visiting sykkylven

      by judym55555 Online Now May 29, 2011 at 10:02 PM

      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?

      3 Answers Jun 2, 2011 at 2:45 AM
    • alisononthego's Profile Photo

      One Day in Alesund

      by alisononthego Online Now May 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM

      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

      3 Answers Jun 2, 2011 at 2:47 AM
    • travelfare

      by Asaba Online Now Apr 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM

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

      4 Answers May 3, 2011 at 7:56 AM
    • from Alesund to Szczecin(Poland)

      by mfirma Online Now Mar 22, 2011 at 11:48 AM

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

      2 Answers Mar 24, 2011 at 1:01 PM
    • how to get from the cruise port to the town centre

      by vonysc Online Now Jul 19, 2010 at 7:03 AM

      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.

      3 Answers Jul 20, 2010 at 2:36 AM
    • Travel from Bergen to Alesund

      by StefanLarsen Online Now Jul 9, 2010 at 10:29 AM

      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.

      2 Answers Jun 2, 2011 at 2:58 AM
    • ElenaKKKK's Profile Photo

      Public transport in Alesund

      by ElenaKKKK Online Now May 8, 2010 at 12:46 PM

      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

      6 Answers Jun 2, 2011 at 3:02 AM