Saturday, July 22, 2017

Giske and Godoy Islands

The last part of our tour in and around Alesund were visits to two islands- To get there you take a 4.1 kilometer underground tunnel. It goes completely beneath the fjords!
The scenery was beautiful including the lighthouse, one of my favorite things to see and climb.

Giske and Godoy Islands

The last part of our tour in and around Alesund were visits to two islands- To get there you take a 4.1 kilometer underground tunnel. It goes completely beneath the fjords!
The scenery was beautiful including the lighthouse, one of my favorite things to see and climb.

Viking Boats

Part of the outdoor museum included some Viking boats, some original, some replicas. There are a number of Viking boat museums throughout this region of the world - this one was tiny but still very cool.

Sunnemore Outdoor Museum

Just outside of the city center in Alesund is an outdoor museum, partly dedicated to the Viking influence in Norway. It is said that Rollo, made famous by the Vikings TV series, was born on one of the small islands next to Alesund.

Mt. Aksla. Alesund

Part of our tour today included a ride up to the top of Mt. Aksla. We were very lucky to get a picture postcard sunny day. The views were spectacular!

Alesund early Morning

Our next port of call was Alesund, very picturesque little city north of Bergen. A fire occurred in 1904 which destroyed virtually the entire city, as most buildings were constructed of wood. It was rebuilt and many of the buildings in the city center area are of art nouveau design.

We docked early, and since myntour wasn't due to depart until 9:30, I took the opportunity to have a bit of a walk through town while it was quiet.

Afternoon sights in Bergen

I visited a local fish shop to purchase some fresh fried cod and chips.

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