Private Full Day Alesund Runde Island with Puffin Watching
Go bird watching to catch a glimpse of Runde Bird Island's feathered residents like Puffins and gannets, enjoy a picnic in nature with treats like smoked salmon, and see the Sunmore Alps, and more when you book this scenic private excursion in Alesund. Your tour includes a professional guide and driver who will take you on a scenic journey that spans 8.5 hours to see aerial views of the Aksla and Sunmore Alps from the Fjellstua viewpoint in Alesund and iconic seabirds like the puffin, shags, and gannet at the famous Runde Bird Island. Your tour does not come with WiFi, gratuity, or museum fee coverage, but you'll enjoy the convenience of a private vehicle for roundtrip transportation, troll cars to take you to the glacier, a ferry boat tour, and tickets for your ferry ride and entry fees to viewpoints. With the chance to take in the breathtaking mountain and seaside views of birds and enjoy a picnic in nature with tasty Norwegian treats like lamb salami, seasonal fruits, and bottled water, this private guided excursion is perfect for bird watching families and outdoor enthusiasts alike!
Begin your scenic excursion by meeting up with your guide in Alesund Harbor and boarding your private air conditioned vehicle for a comfortable drive on this full day excursion in nature. Stop to catch the majestic views of ocean gates in a small village, enjoy a ferry boat tour, and catch panoramic views of the Sunmore Alps and Aksla mountain from the Fjellstua viewpoint in Alesund before heading to the main attraction of Runde Bird Island.
Once you arrive at Runde, grab your binoculars and camera to capture spectacular sights of the feathered inhabitants that call this historic bird island their home. Every year, Runde Bird Island hosts hundreds of thousands of birds during the nesting season that falls between February and August. About 150 Puffins stay here year round but as much as half a million seabirds including gannets, great skuas, shags, and about 100,000 puffins nest on Runde during nesting season. This bird island is also known as "Treasure Island" thanks to the gold coins visitors and locals find from the historic 18th century shipwreck of the Akerendam, a Dutch ship.
Continue your personalized tour with a delicious picnic in nature. Dine on savory smoked salmon, grilled chicken, lamb salami, and cheese as you take in the scenic views of the mountains and lush landscapes around you. You'll also enjoy seasonal fruits and vanilla ice cream before heading back to your port in Alesund.
From scenic views of the majestic Aksla mountain range to seeing puffins soar or nest, this private outdoor excursion is a nature lover's dream. Book this exciting nature adventure today and get ready for an unforgettable time bird watching in Alesund!
Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 4, 8, or 15 guests maximum. Groups with more than 15 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please take this information into consideration when booking.