Hjørundfjord & Norway in a nutshell® from Ålesund
The Hjørundfjord & Norway in a nutshell® round trip offers beautiful fjords, scenic landscape and a Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage!
On this tour you will experience Norway's varied coastline and landscape by train, boat, ship and bus. The trip takes you to some of the biggest cities in Norway - the capital Oslo, the historic city of Bergen, and the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund. The Hjørundfjord & Norway in a nutshell® tour from Ålesund is available as a round trip with return to Ålesund. The tour requires overnight stays along the route.
Hjørundfjord & Norway in a nutshell® tour from Ålesund
You start your trip from the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund by taking a bus to Åndalsnes, where you board the Raumabanen Railway. This railway stretch is often referred to as the most beautiful in Norway and takes you past highlights such as the impressive Trollveggen Cliff and over the the Kylling bridge. From Dombås you travel on the Dovrebanen Railway through impressive valley and mountain regions to Oslo, where an overnight stay is required.
From Oslo you set out on the popular Norway in a nutshell® tour, making your way through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You will experience the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord and the narrow Nærøyfjord on a fjord cruise, as well as the scenic Bergen Railway. Upon arrival in Bergen, an overnight stay is required.
From Bergen you embark on an overnight Hurtigruten coastal cruise to Ålesund. After a short break in Ålesund, the ship continues with a fjord cruise on the Hjørundfjord. The fjord cuts into the mountain range called the "Sunnmøre Alps" and is flanked by tall mountains, glaciers, alpine farms and small villages.
Once in Hjørundfjorden, a tender boat will take you from Hurtigruten to the tiny village Urke, beautifully located on the fjord, with the impressive "Sunnmøre Alps" in the background. From Urke, a sightseeing trip by bus is done in the nearby area. You will among other things, see what is often referred to as Norway’s narrowest valley - the Norangsdalen. After the sightseeing trip, you embark the Hurtigruten ship again and return to your starting point in Ålesund.
The trip comes highly recommended for all travelers who really want to experience how varied and stunning Norway can be. We recommend that you take your time and include overnight stays and activities during the tour. That way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery or partake in exciting activities along the way. The whole booking process is handled by Fjord Tours in one easy operation, starting on this page.
You travel on your own by following your travel itinerary. When booking a tour, you will also gain access to the Fjord Tours Travel Guide APP which is a "digital guidebook" for the Norway in a nutshell® part of your tour. Read more about the app HERE.