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Ålesund, Norway-port

In 1904, much of Alesund was destroyed by fire, but the town was quickly rebuilt in the period’s popular Art Nouveau style. Soaring turrets, spires and beautiful ornamentation adorn the buildings throughout Alesund, giving it a distinctive flair and earning the town a revered architectural reputation. Explore its many attractions, such as the spectacular Art Nouveau Centre museum, scenic Town Park, and Atlantic Sea Park, one of Europe’s largest aquariums. For a look at modern Norwegian woodworking, visit the impressive Gallery Cylindra. Many of Alesund’s squares feature sculptures commemorating significant events, including the town’s rich fishing history and Norway’s contribution to World War II. Buy exquisite Norwegian fashions, jewelry, leather handbags, tapestries and glassworks. Alesund offers a wealth of restaurants serving everything from Norwegian seafood delicacies to international gourmet fare, ranging from Japanese to Italian.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Alesund & Private Sail of Magnificent Hjorundfjord
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Ålesund and the Sunnmore Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Atlantic Ocean Park
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Majestic Journey Over Trollstigen Road
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • The Saga Islands: Giske and Godoy
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Walking Tour of Alesund
    Moderate Activity/Walking

Alesund & Private Sail of Magnificent Hjorundfjord

Seated Tour Regent Choice

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: ALE-002

Experience the majestic settings of Ålesund during this tour by coach and private, chartered boat.

Ålesund, with its beautiful setting and several islands setting out into the ocean, provides some truly magical scenery. Your journey begins by coach with photo stops at the Hessa and Aksla Viewpoints, from where there are excellent views of beautiful Ålesund afforded from two different angles. From here, you will then continue your drive along the Borgundfjord, past modern suburbs and the old trading center of Borgund.

Arriving at Solevågen, you will board a private, chartered boat that will cruise the 20-mile long Hjørundfjord. This fjord is considered to be one of the most magnificent in Norway, surrounded on both sides by majestic mountain peaks and amazing vistas. After cruising through Vegsundet and Borgundfjord, you'll make your way back to Ålesund and a short stroll back to the ship.

Please note: There is a gangway to board the boat, and the boat cannot accommodate wheelchairs. Therefore, the tour is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability. Casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are suggested. There are restrooms aboard the touring boat.