The Islands of Giske & Godoy
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Your tour starts with a short city sightseeing of Ålesund's Art Nouveau quarter. Ålesund's architectural character is the legacy of the great fire in 1904, as the city was rebuilt according to the vogue of the day.
You will pass through some of the world's longest sub-marine tunnels connecting the islands to the mainland.
The island of Giske is known as the birthplace of the famous Viking King Gangerolv, or Rollo, who conquered Normandy in AD 911 and was the antecedent of William the Conqueror. With its powerful families, the island was a seat of power in the Viking Age. Watch for the Giske Chapel -- a very simple and starkly beautiful Roman marble church dating from 1135. The church was built as a private place of worship for the famous Giske Viking family and its interior was restored in 1756. It is surrounded by old headstones and a manicured lawn.
Finally, head to the island of Godoy to visit the charming little fishing village of Alnes and its famous lighthouse on the shores of the Atlantic.
You'll also take a drive up Mount Hessa for a spectacular view of the city, the islands and the Sunnmore mountains before you return to the pier by way of the sub-marine tunnels .