A beautiful fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, historic hotel, and tiny village – join us for this highly popular journey through spectacular Norwegian nature.
Visit the small but charming village of Urke in the Sunnmøre Alps
Travel through one Norway’s’ narrowest valleys, Norangsdalen
See sights like Lyngstølvatnet Lake and historic Hotel Union Øye
Stop off at a remote shieling for homemade lefse cake and coffee
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
2 hours 15 min
Landing is by tender boat, so getting on and off the craft may be difficult for people with impaired mobility.
Sailing into The Hjørundfjord, you’ll board a tender boat from the ship to travel to Norangsfjord, an arm of Hjørundfjord. You’ll disembark at the village of Urke, nestled amidst the scenic Sunnmøre Alps.
From here, a bus brings you through one of Norway’s narrowest valleys, Norangsdalen. Along the way, we’ll see Lyngstølvatnet Lake, created when a natural landslide dammed part of nearby Norang River and flooded the area. On days when the weather is calm, you can still see the ruins of a submerged farmstead from the surface of the water.
We also pass though the village of Øye to see the distinctive Hotel Union Øye. Some of history’s most famous kings, queens, writers, composers, and explorers have all stayed here.
We’ll then stop off at a small shieling where you’ll get to taste typical Norwegian lefse cake with coffee. The tour ends back in Urke, after browsing the goods of the local grocer.
Disembarking Port: Urke
Embarking port: Urke
Available From: 2 September - 1 November
Meals During the Excursion: Local snacks
Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing