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12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2016
Had to stay on board again because the 72 hour incubation period wasn't finished.
Had to stay on board again because the 72 hour incubation period wasn't finished. Read Less
25 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2016
The highlight of this tour was a peak overlooking the entire valley. It was just gorgeous. The city was walkable and there was a street fair going on with a food market. I enjoyed it very much.
The highlight of this tour was a peak overlooking the entire valley. It was just gorgeous. The city was walkable and there was a street fair going on with a food market. I enjoyed it very much. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2016
Arranged private 8-hour tour with More Guides for 14 people. Saw many sights and had lunch on our own on top of Trollstigen before the descent down. Highly recommend More Guides and the Troll road tour with its 11 hairpin turns.
Arranged private 8-hour tour with More Guides for 14 people. Saw many sights and had lunch on our own on top of Trollstigen before the descent down. Highly recommend More Guides and the Troll road tour with its 11 hairpin turns. Read Less
21 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2016
Spent quite a bit of time at a Viking ship museum and old village community. The highlight was the summit of Aksla. Not too high but very scenic vistas of the city.
Spent quite a bit of time at a Viking ship museum and old village community. The highlight was the summit of Aksla. Not too high but very scenic vistas of the city. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
There wasn't much to choose from for excursions. The ship offered 3.5 & 8 hr ones and they were quite expensive. Actually none of the tours are cheap but you don't want to take the chance of missing the ship. They have an ... Read More
There wasn't much to choose from for excursions. The ship offered 3.5 & 8 hr ones and they were quite expensive. Actually none of the tours are cheap but you don't want to take the chance of missing the ship. They have an observatory at the top of a hill that has stairs all the way or you can take a bus or a tour to go up. We didn't realize at the time but just took pictures of it. We only walked around the town which was quiet since it was a Saturday morning. There were a lot of the shops not open so found a restaurant for coffee and to do emails. They have their own currency - NOK so had to charge them. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
ridiculously inefficient boarding. trip up a local bluff to see the view. Beautiful view.
ridiculously inefficient boarding. trip up a local bluff to see the view. Beautiful view. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
* Alesund, Norway - This time with a Tour! Fortunately meeting at the dock. The one we took was named Spectacular outer islands (Giske & Godoy) that lasted 3 hours with an excellent Guide. Really was an eye opener because of the ... Read More
* Alesund, Norway - This time with a Tour! Fortunately meeting at the dock. The one we took was named Spectacular outer islands (Giske & Godoy) that lasted 3 hours with an excellent Guide. Really was an eye opener because of the unbelievable amount of tunnels (and length!) connecting all the islands. One of them constructed before the UK-France Chunnel, in fact the technology developed for the Norway tunnels was used by the Anglo/French consortium that built the Chunnel a few years later. The visit to the oldest Lighthouse on the island was fantastic, with great views of the nearby islands and fjords plus the coffee and 3 tier Vanilla cake w/whipped cream was….mouth-watering!! But the best was still to come! Because we were taken to the top of Fjellstua mount that has even more spectacular panoramic views than from Bergen’s hill top. Not to be missed! One of the best tours on this cruise. Weather still good!! Read Less
45 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
Small, very quiet but quaint port. There was a viewing point which involved climbing around 400 steps which we didn't do...but should have.
Small, very quiet but quaint port. There was a viewing point which involved climbing around 400 steps which we didn't do...but should have. Read Less
17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
Before Alesund we called in at Honnigsvaag where we took a fantastic excursion to North Cape. We also called in at Alta for another great excursion in search of the Northern Lights. In Alesund we had another gentle stroll round.
Before Alesund we called in at Honnigsvaag where we took a fantastic excursion to North Cape. We also called in at Alta for another great excursion in search of the Northern Lights. In Alesund we had another gentle stroll round. Read Less
16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
This is a beautiful city to walk around. The art nouveau architecture around the port, makes it a photographer's dream. I had lunch at Sostrene Fryd near the harbor area- lots of vegetarian options at a cosy cafe. There is time to ... Read More
This is a beautiful city to walk around. The art nouveau architecture around the port, makes it a photographer's dream. I had lunch at Sostrene Fryd near the harbor area- lots of vegetarian options at a cosy cafe. There is time to browse in different shops and explore. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
Made our own way to observatory What a climb steps are fantastic easy but very very steep in places nice view from top tho
Made our own way to observatory What a climb steps are fantastic easy but very very steep in places nice view from top tho Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Alesund was fully rebuilt in 1904 after a fire, our visit being the 17th May which was also a National Holiday in Norway as they celebrate their independence from Sweden. We were docked within easy walking distance of the town. We were ... Read More
Alesund was fully rebuilt in 1904 after a fire, our visit being the 17th May which was also a National Holiday in Norway as they celebrate their independence from Sweden. We were docked within easy walking distance of the town. We were able to watch a parade by the Norwegians of all ages with the majority wearing their national costume, the students passing out wear red dungarees. All shops were of course closed, barring a few convenience stores. We walked up the 418 steps beyond the national park for spectacular views of the surrounding area. Coffee and cake at the top as a reward. The weather was perfect. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
A beautiful port where you can take the bus to the top of the mountain and around town. There is wifi available in the visitors office. It is also small enough to walk around on your own.
A beautiful port where you can take the bus to the top of the mountain and around town. There is wifi available in the visitors office. It is also small enough to walk around on your own. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Pretty old town that burned down 100 years ago and was subsequently rebuilt. Climbed up to viewpoint (450 odd steps) for cracking views of Alesund.
Pretty old town that burned down 100 years ago and was subsequently rebuilt. Climbed up to viewpoint (450 odd steps) for cracking views of Alesund. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Very interesting buildings, easy to walk around. Didn't walk up Mount Aksla, although it looked ok if you are reasonably fit.
Very interesting buildings, easy to walk around. Didn't walk up Mount Aksla, although it looked ok if you are reasonably fit. Read Less
25 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
We walked to town it was quiet. If you are going to buy souvenirs this town has the better prices over all but Norway is pretty expensive
We walked to town it was quiet. If you are going to buy souvenirs this town has the better prices over all but Norway is pretty expensive Read Less

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