Lean in, or lean back
Eco-tourism is on trend: Pitch in and help keeping the nature clean with eco-adventure tours outside Ålesund with Norway Adventures. Tidy hiking trails and beaches on educational excursions before enjoying coffee, lunch — and a sense of satisfaction — over a bonfire. Press even farther on, to Tustna Ladestasjon, for the ultimate disconnect from your cares. This digital-free island idyll offers offline experiences tailored to the time you have on hand. Curl up with a cup of coffee and plate of lefse flatbread before heading off again, or opt to spend the night — or several — in a hammock under open skies. By day, try your hand at traditional crafts, get lost on a mountain bike or treat yourself to doing nothing at all.
In fact, Fjord Norway’s great outdoors make for all kinds of great overnight stays. Kayak the quiet, serene Hjørundfjord with Norway Adventures — making sure to leave no trace of your trek — before calling it a night at Union Hotel Øye, or in a guesthouse in a roadless village like Trandal. Deep in the Norwegian woods, Juvet Landscape Hotel’s glass-walled accommodations immerse you in nature and give you the feeling of sleeping in open air - but with all the comforts of a design property.
Go off the grid — and back in time — with a stay at Haukali 33/3. Chop firewood, boil bathwater and fish for your dinner, á la 1850. It’s a slice of life in the Fjord Norway of old.