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    Gudbrandsgjuvet (trollstigen)

    by Hildeal Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    Gudbrandsjuvet, situated between Trollstigen and the center of Valldal, is an imposing system of potholes, which makes a gorge that is 5 meters broad and 20 meters deep.

    this story about Gudbrandsjuvet has been told from the 1500 century. Gudbrand ran over this canyon with his accompany. Today Gudbrandsjuvet is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Valldal and in "the golden route

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    visit Trollveggen (The troll's wall)

    by Hildeal Updated Oct 19, 2011

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    around 3 hours from å:lesund lies Trollveggen(the wall of the trolls"

    The Troll Wall (Norwegian: Trollveggen) is part of the mountain massif Trolltindene in the Romsdal valley on the Norwegian west coast. The Troll Wall has been a prestigious goal for climbers and BASE jumpers alike, and it’s now prohibited.

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    Treasure hunt in the Dollstein Cave

    by evaanna Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sandsoy near Alesund

    On the island of Sandsoy not far from Runde you can visit the mysterious Dollsteinhola, where King Arthur (yes, the one you have heard so much about) is said to have hidden his treasures, including the most famous of them, the Holy Grail. No one has proved that yet but you can take your chance.
    What you will need are appropriate clothing and equipment for cave exploration and, obligatorily, a local guide as Dollsteinhola is a protected area. The cave is 180 metres long with five chambers joined by long narrow corridors. It descends at a gradient of 45 degrees and ends up in a 'cathedral'. Its exploration involves crawling and holding on to a rope down a 50 metre long slope, climbing over 3-4 m high walls and other potholer's pleasures.

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    Visit Hjørundfjorden

    by Hildeal Written Aug 4, 2007

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    on this fjord cruise to Hjørundfjorden , you'll se the fjord communities Trandal, Sæbø and Øye. The trip stops in Øye, and then goes back to Ålesund. But if you want you can stop in Øye (or any other place) and get back to Ålesund on your own.

    Make sure you're early, and you can sit together with the captain and the driver. It's a really nice trip:)

    Price : 300 Adult
    childre: 250

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    visit Trollstigen (The troll's ladder)

    by Hildeal Updated Nov 20, 2005

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    Trollstigen is a road in Rauma, Norway. It is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of nine per cent and eleven hairpin bends up a mountain side. It was opened in 1936 by King Haakon VII. Trollstigen is closed during the winter.

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    Visit Godøya

    by Hildeal Updated Oct 14, 2005

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    one of the islands sorrunding ålesund, Godøya. Visit the light house Alnes where you also can buy suvenirs.

    The beautiful Alnes lighthouse from 1876 is protected, and considered a relic of Norwegian Coastal culture. Enjoy exciting historical exhibitions and the view from the top of the lighthouse. Cafe with sale of tasty homemade cakes and local souvenirs, arts and crafts. And best of all it's only 20 minutes by car from town of ålesund

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    The island Godøy with fisheryvillage Alnes

    by F.Lade Written Feb 25, 2003
    Fisheryvillage Alnes

    From Giske there is an underwater tunnel to the island Godøy . The name Godøy actually means "Gods Island " and refers to the Viking Kings who once lived here . Today you my find the fisheryvillage Alnes interesting . Seahouses and boats to rent for tourists and very good fishing possibilities.

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    Ålesund-Valderøy-Giske-Godøy

    by F.Lade Written Feb 25, 2003
    Bridge from Valder��y to Giske

    From Ålesund there is a underwater tunnel to the island Valderøy , Valderøy is connected to the island Vigra , were you will find the local airport , good connections to most destinations in Norway. From Valderøy there is a bridge to the island Giske and from Giske to the island Godøya.

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    Trollkirka ( The Troll Church )

    by F.Lade Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Trollkirka

    In Sykkylven county , near Ålesund , you will find this mountain called Trollkirka or in English The Troll Church. It is best seen if you are driving from Stranda towards Ålesund through Sykkylven. Everyone who have been travelling in Norway have probably heard the stories about the Norwegian Troll , scaring at night , but as they all burst and die when sunlight hits them , not dangerous in daylight. The story about theese one`s are: One Sunday morning Papa Troll Mama Troll and Baby Troll where on their way to Church. Baby Troll where always playing around and always careless about watching the time , and even if papa troll told him several times to hurry up , they were caught by sunlight , and because of this they were all turned into stone , even the church . Well this is the story like my father told me when I were a little kid .

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    The Sunnmøre Alps

    by Gangerolv Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Sunnmøre Alps have hundreds of peaks, most of which are not often visited, such as Råna in the picture. Note, if you do adventure to these mountains, talk to the locals, check the weather forecast, get a map!, and be prepared for bad weather.

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    You should visit the Sunnmøre Museum

    by Gangerolv Updated Dec 23, 2002

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    You should visit the Sunnmoere Museum if you are interested in culture, very nice and well kept outdoors museum. Take a stroll thru the park during early morning. The open-air museum has more than 50 houses that shows various building techniques in wood and stone, and includes farmhouses, houses for storing food ("stabbur"), outbuildings, boathouses and town houses from the period around the year 1900.

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    Dream Tour of 440 km...

    by Porteplume Updated Sep 20, 2002

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    FRENCH:
    Un grand tour de 440 km et la découverte du Molde Fjord.
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    ENGLISH:
    A huge day-trip, 440 km and discovering the Molde Fjord.
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    DUTCH:
    Een geweldige rondrit van 440 km en de Moldefjord ontdekken.

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    While Aksla is hard to miss,...

    by gardesque Written Aug 25, 2002

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    While Aksla is hard to miss, you would think that the higher mountain next door would be even harder to miss. Just, it is not exactly advertised as a tourist location. On the island of Hessa, there is a 3km easy hiking trail. As is a tradition in Norway, there is a guestbook at the top where you can 'sign in'. You can also enjoy a spectacular view of both Ålesund and all the surrounding islands and fjords.

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    Geiranger Fjord

    by cfuentesm Written Dec 9, 2005

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    A magnificent trip from Alesund. You can take the ferry to get there and return, or you can rent a car and take the ferry to Geiranger, then return driving circling the fjord. An amazing trip.

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    A waterfall beneath the road, don't miss it!

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    Gudbrandsjuvet

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    A waterfall beneath road 63 Trollstigen, between Valldal and Trollstigen Top.

    Don't drive to fast otherwise you'll miss it, because it is kind of hidden.

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