This tour can be taken as a day-trip or it becomes even more exceptional if combined with a stay at Hotel Union Øye.
The tour starts with a boat cruise from Dronning Sonjas plass (Queen Sonja's square) in Ålesund, a city known to have one of Europe’s most distinctive concentrations of Art Nouveau buildings.
City of Ålesund
From Ålesund the trip goes through the breath taking Hjørundfjord to Øye, continuing by bus through the wild and beautiful Norangdalen to Hellesylt. The Hjørundfjord area is a well known for mountaineering, climbing and skiing. Øye is also the starting point for the hike up to the summit of Slogen (1,564m above sea level), perhaps Sunnmøre’s most beautiful peak. The trip makes an excellent day-trip.
From the top you have a fantastic view of the surrounding mountain peaks and lush green valleys, stretching down to the magnificent fjord.
Hjørundfjord and the peak of Slogen
Hotel Union Øye
At the very end of the Hjørundfjord you’ll find Hotel Union Øye, ”a little piece of paradise”. In 1989 the hotel was completely restored to its original condition from 1891, and today presents all the splendour of it's heyday. Enjoy our 27 rooms and historic lounges including a wonderful dining room.
Hotel Union Øye
In the previous century the hotel was favoured by Europe’s aristocracy who sought to visit the magnificent natural scenery of the majestic Hjørundfjord, and now you have the same opportunity! The trip into Hjørundfjord has stops at Trandal, Sæbø and Øye.
- More about Hotel Union Øye here: www.unionoye.no