Hiking at Sukkertoppen

Hiking at Sukkertoppen

Just as Rio de Janeiro has its Sugarloaf Mountain, Ålesund also has its Sugar Top. On the approach to the city, we see the cone-shaped mountain that has given it the name Sukkertoppen.
People enjoying the view from the mountain Sukkertoppen in Ålesund

About the excursion

Direction: Northbound

Disembarkation port: Ålesund

Embarkation port: Ålesund

Time: 10.30 - 13.00

Meal: None

Level: 3 (Read more)

Season: Autumn, winter, spring (1 Nov - 31 May)

Min/max persons: 6 - 45

Booking reference: AESN1

Price: from £ 88 per person

The guide will meet you at the quay and accompany you on the short bus ride before the walk. There is a gradual incline, and we climb 260 metres in an hour. Built-in photo stops. Storytelling. Wear good shoes. The path might be slippery. Return to your Havila Kystruten ship by bus. 

People enjoying the view from the mountain Sukkertoppen in Ålesund

The people of Ålesund love to go walking in the mountains. You can also join a walk here and get a magnificent view. A guide will lead you safely along the trail and, at the same time, tell you about the city's rich history.

Ålesund is the story of the Viking chieftain Gange-Rolf, of klipfish and not least of the great town fire. From Sukkertoppen you look down on a town that was razed to the ground one winter night in 1904. More than 10,000 people became homeless when 850 houses were destroyed in the blaze. The reconstruction of the city took place in record time and a rare architectural expression was employed. The art nouveau city of Ålesund, with its many brick houses with elegant lines and ornamentation, rose from the ashes.  

The trail to Sukkertoppen takes you through a small copse before you arrive at open terrain with views of the city and the Sunnmøre Alps. At the top, 314 meters above sea level, there are spectacular views of the sea, the fjord and the mountains.

People on a hike to Sukkertoppen with view to Ålesund and the Borgundfjord.

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