ARRIVAL: Getting to Hellesylt
The expedition starts at Hellesylt, 65Km SE of Ålesund Vigra airport (AES)
Please ensure to plan your journey to be at Hellesylt before 18:00 on arrival day. We recommend to arrive in Ålesund the day before your expedition giving you a safety margin in case of travel delays etc.
There is a shuttle service between the airport and Ålesund center with a journey time of 20 minutes (https://www.vybuss.no/).
A 2.5 hour bus journey from ‘Ålesund rutebilstasjon‘ (bus station) to ‘Hellesylt (Stranda)‘ leaves 3 times a day (*250 or 110 bus*). Plan and book this here: (https://en.frammr.no)
You can either pay at the bus on the day (extra 20kr) or book using the ‘FRAM’ app (193Kr) here: Apple App store / Google play.
Getting to Ålesund
Daily flights to Ålesund from Oslo & Bergen.
Book flights here with Widerøe:
Bergen (BGO) – Ålesund (AES)
Oslo (OSL) – Ålesund (AES)
Direct flights to Ålesund from Amsterdam with KLM
Other internal flights with SAS
Please ensure to book your flights in good time before the expedition.
We will end the expedition in Urke on Monday in time for guests to catch the ferry to Ålesund at 12:45 (arriving 14:30).
For those wishing to join us for an optional mountain hike, there is a later ferry at 17:30 (arriving Ålesund 19:15).
Ferry Urke to Ålesund (Fastest):
- 12:45 – 14:30
- 17:30 – 19:15
Options for those with flights on Tuesday below:
Alternate route to Ålesund (takes longer but gets you there earlier):
Ferry from Leknes (2.5Km from Urke) to Sæbø then bus from Sæbø to Ålesund
- Overnight in Ålesund, flying the next day.
- Book a cabin at Urke camping and travel next day (Book early).
- Sagafjord hotel (4*) on Hjørundfjord (Sæbø), travel next day.
- Hotel Union Øye (4* & pricey), travel next day.