Explore the ancient islands of Giske and Godøy and enjoy the fantastic coastal scenery at Alnes Lighthouse.
See the stunning ocean view from Alnes Lighthouse
Discover the amazing Viking history of Giske and Godøy islands
Enjoy traditional, freshly baked homemade cake at the lighthouse
Take in the panoramic scenery from Mount Aksla viewpoint
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
3 hours 30 min
Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing.
We’ll travel by bus to the island of Giske, known as the ‘Saga Island.’ Birthplace of the Viking Chieftain Rollo, ancestor of William the Conqueror, this island has been inhabited since the Bronze Age.
You’ll also pass the 12th-century white marble church that was built by the island’s ruling family for their own use, before continuing to the island of Godøy.
Here, we drive through the fishing village of Alnes up to Alnes Lighthouse. Built-in 1876, it is a protected relic of Norwegian culture and offers great views of the coastline for those that climb to the top.
Explore the historical exhibitions and local souvenirs and crafts in the main building and then relax with a coffee and homemade cake.
Back in the town of Ålesund, we make one last stop at Mount Aksla to enjoy the breathtaking vista of the town, the surrounding archipelago, and the fjord.