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The island is a popular destination all year round but is spectacular in the summer due to its teeming bird-life. Runde is located right at next to the ocean with about 150 permanent residents.

About the bird island

In the season there are approximately 100,000 seabirds on the island, most of them live on the bird mountain. Around 80 species have been found breeding, and more than 300 species have been registered on the bird island. The bird mountain is the southernmost in Norway and is the most species-rich seabird area in the country. There is an active birdlife all year on the island, and in the winter you can study the toughest species, which thrive in the harsh and wild climate.

It is also possible to see the colonies by hiking up the mountains along marked paths. It is important to remember that conservation regulations apply due to the vulnerable nature.

The area is fantastic for diving and fishing, and also offer great opportunities for hiking.

Practical information about the ticket and journey

When you book this trip, you will receive an e-mail with a ticket that is valid for the whole trip. You will also receive a tour description that contains detailed information about departure times and where you must change to another bus, boat of ferry – when applicable. The tour description also includes some information about the trip and the destination.

For many of the trips there is a free audio guide available that you can download to your mobile phone. The guide displays text, pictures, and audio information about points of interest along the route. The tour description you receive includes more information about downloading the audioguide.

Experience Runde offers a variety of activities, and at Runde Environmental Center you can find a café.

Departure from: Ålesund high-speed ferry terminal, Skateflukaia

About: Travel like the locals

This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.


All year - possible with different return times

  • 08:45–17:30
  • 08:45–19:30
  • 08:45–21:30


Adult (18-66):
NOK 458
Senior (67+):
NOK 229
Children (6-17):
NOK 229


  • ● Ålesund (Skateflua) - Hareid - Runde - Ålesund
  • 6003 ÅLESUND
+47 70 30 98 00


  • Daytrip (4-12h)

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