Ålesund Airport Vigra is the largest airport between Bergen and Trondheim. The airport is centrally located compared to some of the most important tourist attractions of Norway. The Art Nouveau Town of Ålesund, the Geirangerfjord, Trollstigen and the glacier Briksdalsbreen can easily be reached from Ålesund Airport Vigra.

Domestic air connections are good, with direct flights to Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. The distance Ålesund-Oslo is operated by both SAS and Norwegian. The last few years, the airport has also established new direct international flights. Currently, there are direct routes to London, Alicante, Copenhagen and Riga with good connections to and from other international destinations. SAS, Norwegian and airBaltic are the flight companies operating regular traffic to and from Ålesund Airport Vigra.

The airport has good flight bus connections at all arrivals and departures. Flight bus to and from the centre of Ålesund, the traffic hub Moa and to the speed boat terminal at Valderøy.
From the airport, it is 18 kilometres to the centre of the Art Nouveau town Ålesund.

At Ålesund Airport Vigra, following car hire companies are represented with separate offices: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt.

Ship location in Ålesund

You will get more information about where to find the ship, when we are getting closer to arrival day.


There are direct flights to Brønnøysund from Oslo, Trondheim, Sandnessjøen and Bodø

Approximate flight duration (some examples):
Oslo – Brønnøysund: 1,5 hours Direct flight
Trondheim – Brønnøysund: 45 minutes Direct flight
Sandnessjøen – Brønnøysund : 1 hour and 40 minutes With a stop in Bodø
Bodø- Brønnøysund: 45 minutes Direct flight

For more information see https://www.wideroe.no/

Ship location in Brønnøysund

You will get more information about where to find the ship, when we are getting closer to arrival day.

July 05-08 2020 Ocean sailing

Join this trip to experience racing a tall ship in full sail and the uniqueness of life at sea. We will make a stop by the beautiful tiny Island Grip.

Be charmed by the coastal town of Brønnøysund and the spectacular Helgeland coastline. Arrive a day early to explore the “adventure capital of the fjords” Ålesund.

DEPARTURE Ålesund 05. 07. 2020 10:00
ARRIVAL Brønnøysund 08.07. 2020 09:00
NOT INCLUDED  Flights and transfers from and to the ship, drinks on board (available for local prices onboard), field trips, other personal expenses.

This stage takes you from Ålesund, northward to Brønnøysund, a town situated roughly half-way along Norway’s vast coastline, which is longer than the equator itself.

We sail northward towards the spectacular coast of Helgeland with its network of archipelagos consisting of more than 12,000 islands, rich birdlife and the legendary Seven Sisters mountain range.

And why not arrive a day before departure to explore Ålesund. This coastal pearl located on a cluster of islands is famed for its Art Nouveau architecture resplendent with turrets, spires and beautiful ornamentation. It is also an excellent starting point for excursions to popular destinations such as the dramatic Hjørundfjord.

If you arrive a day earlier or leave the ship in Brønnøysund you can:

You can book a extra night before depature from Ålesund

We are planning a stop at the small Island Grip.

Once this was Norway`s smallest municipality, now the island is summerrecidences. The builings are charming and colorful. Between the houses you may visit the over 500 years old stave Churh.

The voyage ends at Brønnøysund, a lively coastal town steeped in history and surrounded by thousands of islands. It is also close to some of Norway’s most spectacular sights, such as the Torghatten mountain with its famous central peephole.

Per Holst
Foto: Stockshots - Visitnorway.com