Start planning your cruise and book your excursions to Ålesund
The vibrant port town of Ålesund, located on the Sunnmøre Coast, is the gateway to the iconic fjords of Norway. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is celebrated for its wealth of Art Nouveau architecture and stunning natural beauty. Nearby, discover Hjørundfjord, a body of water known for its dramatically rugged scenery, or make your way to Sugar Top Mountain for panoramic views of the region.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Atlantic Sea-Park
• Hiking to Sugar Top Mountain
• Hjørundfjord Cruise
The amazing Atlantic Sea-Park is one of Scandinavia’s largest aquariums. This MSC Cruises excursion makes an ideal outing for couples or the whole family! Built into the Tueneset coastline, the park houses one of the most extensive seawater tanks in Europe. Here, you’ll learn more about Norway’s fascinating sea life before admiring the depths of the spectacular Storfjord. Enjoy an entertaining diving show, watch seals and otters being fed, or say hello to the penguins. There are so many thrills to experience including open touch pools, the 4,000,000-litre Great Atlantic tank, and a range of landscaped aquariums.
If you love outdoor adventures in stunning natural environments, then an MSC Cruises excursion to the mountain of Sukkertoppen (Sugar Top) is the perfect day out for you! Arriving at the island of Hessa, you’ll ascend the mountain via a narrow trail during a picturesque 1-hour hike. Be enchanted by views of Ålesund, the Borgund Fjord, and the distant Sunnmøre Alps. Then, enjoy a scenic drive back to through the Nordic countryside to Ålesund’s vibrant town.
Etched deep into the Sunnmøre Alps, the Hjørundfjord is considered one of the most beautiful fjords in the world. Book an MSC Cruises excursion to see this majestic body of water close-up on a private chartered boat tour. Take in breathtaking views of the stunning mountains, which rise from the fjord to heights of more than 1500 metres. To be immersed in such a dramatic landscape is a truly unforgettable experience.