Photo Essay – Mountains and fjords in Norway

Last weekend I spent in my hometown Ålesund, combining a weekend with my family with a job meeting the two following days. I had some great outdoor trips these days, and I will share some of the wonderful nature sights you can experience this wonderful city and its surroundings.

The first day we went on a sea rafting trip, speeding across the fjords from Ålesund to Øye. The most fascinating scenery starts as you enter the Hjørundfjord, and you move between the mighty steep mountains. It was lots of fun to ride a RIB boat for the first time! We had to wear warm clothes though, as the temperature was down to around 5 degrees.

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In Øye we had a short stop to visit the historical Union Øye hotel. The hotel is situated in Norangsfjorden, and has been running since 1891.

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On our way back the sun was setting, and the landscape was even more beautiful coloured in yellow and orange on our way back to the city centre of Ålesund.

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If you want to experience Ålesund and surroundings by sea, you may find what you need at 62˚NORD. I have no personal experience with booking through them, but they offer trips in RIB boats and lots of other activities around Ålesund.


The next day we were visiting an island outside Ålesund called Godøya. Here you find two lighthouses that have been important sign marks for the seamen for decades. At Hogstein lighthouse you have a view towards the city and the island Sula: There is also a historical burial mound from year 345-400, and you will find more of these all along the Norwegian coast.

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In Alnes you find one of the most known lighthouses in this area, and the wild nature combined with the relaxed atmosphere makes it a fascinating place, no matter what kind of weather. It is a nice area to walk or hike when the weather is nice, and a fascinating place to watch the powers of nature when there are a storm.

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All photos are taken with my Samsung Galaxy Note.

After a taste of the scenery, are you tempted to visit the mountains and fjords of Norway?


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About the Author Elin

I´m an Oslo based web publisher with passion for communication, travel and a green lifestyle. When I travel, I prefer to go slow, sustainable, and “live like a local”. Why slow? It is about challenging the cult of speed, and to enjoy the small things in life and to live in the present.

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