View of Ålesund from the mountain Aksla

Saga Islands Bus Tour to Alnes - Winter

Join this bus tour to experience two islands, one lighthouse and countless tales of the Vikings. The scenery is impressive too!

  • Explore the islands of Giske and Godøy, each with their own stories to tell
  • Pause at viewpoints to admire and photograph some the most iconic views in Norway
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Ålesund, with its unique Art Nouveau architecture
  • Season

    Autumn, Winter, Spring (1 October - 30 April )

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Min. passengers

    15

  • Max. passengers

    80

  • Booking code

    HRI-AES4C,HRI-AES10C

  • Notices

    Note: Coffee and cake included

Drive a network of soaring bridges and submarine tunnels to two of the main islands in the seas surrounding Ålesund.  

Our first stop is the saga island of Giske, the birthplace of the Viking chieftain Rollo. In 911 CE, Rollo invaded and founded Normandy. As the great-great-great grandfather of William the Conqueror, he also effectively sired the House of Normandy, which ruled England until 1135 CE. We’ll visit Giske Chapel, a 12th-century chapel built of white marble for one of Norway’s most powerful families. 

After, we’ll drive beneath the sea to Godøy island, and the pretty fishing village of Alnes. Don’t miss the chance to take a photo of Alnes Lighthouse. 

On our way back to Ålesund, we’ll stop at the Aksla viewpoint for coffee, cake, and panoramic views of the Sunnmøre Alps and the islands we’ve just visited. We’ll also see Ålesund, which we’ll find out more about on our way back to the ship. 

Alnes Lighthouse in the winter, covered in snow Alnes Lighthouse in the winter, covered in snow