Price from £1,025pp
All prices include: transfers, accommodation, guided activities and meals; all as listed.

Key facts

  • Duration:6 nights
  • Pace:Balanced
  • Suitable for: Ages 18+ with a reasonable level of physical fitness. See our terms for further information
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  • Transfers: Private return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 6 nights' in a deluxe double/twin room with en-suite and sea view
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • Activities (schedule subject to change): cruise into the Hjørundfjord with lunch, sea kayaking in and around Ålesund

Journey into the land of the fjords. Situated on the rocky shores of the North Sea, your base will be the vibrant, beautiful town of Ålesund. Filled with Art Nouveau buildings, delightful cafés and fabulous restaurants, Ålesund is a great place to stay and provides brilliant access to the truly breathtaking fjords and the wild and wonderful coastal islands.

This six night holiday includes three exciting activities, as well as providing you with some free time to either unwind, or carry on exploring.

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You will be taken on a motor ship into the Hjørundfjord where you will sail between the beautiful sheer walls of the fjord, surrounded by mountains and luscious green fields. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and make sure to have your camera ready to capture the stunning views. Sailing past waterfalls and across the deep, cool waters, you'll soon realise why the fjords are often regarded as the best natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sea kayaking in the rich waters around Alesund is also on the agenda, with a guided trip around the beautiful town, providing you with a fresh perspective. You'll also venture out to some nearby hidden coves and rocky outcrops, hopefully spotting porpoises, seals and puffins.

Staying in relaxed, well-designed and high standard accommodation, you will really feel at peace and no doubt fall in love with this beautiful part of Norway.

Image credits: & Marte Kopperud & Per Eide & Oyvind Heen & Andrea Giubelli & CH & Havard Myklebust, www.runemolnes. com,Steve Royset

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    Image credit: Steve Royset

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Departure dates between
Mon 26 Jun 2017
to Sun 20 Aug 2017
Adults£ 1,025 Single Adult£ 1,500

Next year's provisional dates and prices

You can secure places on your chosen holiday for next year by making a ‘pre-reservation’ and paying a deposit. All departure dates, prices and itineraries for next season are provisional and subject to change. We will contact you when the final details are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit in full. Our travel experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Departure dates between
Mon 25 Jun 2018
to Sun 19 Aug 2018
Adults£ 1,080 Single Adult£ 1,580

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Private departure for a minimum of 2 people

Group sizes
Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

Minimum age

Whilst Artisan Travel only sells holidays to those aged 18 years and over on a small selection of holidays there may be those under the age of 18 who have booked with other companies and where our local supplier also allow those under 18 to participate (additional activities during tailor made holidays for example). Our travel experts will answer any concerns you may have in this regard.

Medical History and advice

You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

We cannot be held responsible for any incident or event arising from your failure to do so.

Experience and fitness

Any activities included in your itinerary are all designed for beginners. Full instruction and tuition is provided for all activities and you do not need to have any previous experience. For example you need never have set foot on a pair of skis of any kind before a cross-country ski tour. We have adults of all ages and fitness levels taking part in our holidays.

We do highlight certain itineraries where an increased level of fitness is required.If you have any questions at all with regards to fitness levels please get in touch and talk to one of our experts. You can find further details in our trip preparation section online. You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

Guides and safety
It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided. Nobody knows the environment better than our activity providers who work here almost everyday.

Consequently, their knowledge and experience is unsurpassed. If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

There may be rare occasions when our guides consider local conditions unsuitable for a certain activity. Hence, your itinerary may be subject to change at short notice but we will always endeavour to firstly find a replacement on the day and secondly, to provide the cancelled activity later in your stay whenever possible. Very occasionally it proves impossible to provide the activity in which case you will be refunded when you return home.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

You must inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your participation in an activity at the time of booking.

Booking activities locally
In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

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