Visit the island Alden and hike up to the top also called "The Norwegian horse". The mountain rises straight out of the ocean, 481 metres above sea level. This is one of the most significant sailingmarks on the western coast of Norway and it is visible from ore than a 100 km away.
You can go on a daytrip from Bergen, starting with the express boat to Askvoll. From Askvoll you can take the ferry to Værlandet and then book a smaller boat to Alden. Also new in 2022- you can book a rib boat from Askvoll to Alden, it will take you there in 20 minutes. This is recommended if you want to do this in one day.
All thou we do recommend that you spend a few days in this beautiful area!
When you arrive Alden you start your hike to the top. The trail is easy to find, a bit steep in the beginning. The trail is quite narrow but visible all the way to the top. At 300 m above sea level you will reach the platou and the terrain gets more flat. Futher up, at "Instestova" you will have a 360 degree view. If you walk to "Ynstestova", the westernmost peak, you will have an even better view- the kind of breathtaking one. On your west, you will see the islands Værlandet and Bulandet (we recommend you to go there). On your north you will se outer Sognefjord and Sunnfjord, and another reccomented hiking spot- Lihesten. In the north you will get a climse of the westeernmost glaciers in Norway.
The duration of the hike is estimated to 3 hours.
The tours described is a suggestion from Norled. You can book boat tickets with Norled here. All other transport, activities and accomodation are booked seperately. You can find useful links and suggestions at the bottom of the page
Transport from Værlandet to Alden can be booked at Alaria A/S, tlf 48132779.
Rib boat from Askvoll to Alden can be booked via Visit Fjordkysten
Bring clothes according to the weather, good shoes, food and dring
The trips is not recommended when there is snow on the mountain
Our FJORDCard can be used on our express boats
The schedule suggestions applies Monday-Friday. It is also possible to travel Saturdays and Sundays.
|Itinerary||Schedule||How to book/check schedule|
|Expressboat Bergen-Askvoll||Dep 08:00 Arr 10:50||www.norled.no|
|Ferry Askvoll-Værlandet||Dep 11:45 Arr 12:50||www.fjord1.no|
|Boat Værlandet-Alden||Appr 10 min||Book via Alaria AS|
|Alternative Rib boat Askvoll-Alden||20 min||book via visit Fjordkysten|
|Hiking to Alden||Appr 3 hours||Alden Opp (480 moh) - A5 (ut.no)|
|Boat Alden-Værlandet||Appr 10 min||Bestilles hos Alaria AS|
|Ferry Værlandet- Askvoll||Dep 16:30 Arr 17:35||www.fjord1.no|
|Alternative Rib boat Alden-Askvoll||20 min||book via visit Fjordkysten|
|Expressboat Askvoll-Bergen||Dep 17:40 Arr 20:45||www.norled.no|