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Good place to stop and repair of yachts, located on the island.

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    Giske municipality has approximately 6.780 inhabitants and covers a area of 40,1 km2. Fishing and agricultural have always been important for settling and employment in Giske. Today, Giske is a modern township situated only 15 minutes away from Ålesund. The four islands in the municipality of Giske were a centre of power during the Viking Age and the Middle Ages. It was the seat of earls, local kings and Viking chieftains.

    Experience the outermost islands through the subsea tunnels. Drive over Giskebridge to the fishing village of Alnes with Alnes Lighthouse, to the picturesque marble church on Giske from the early 12th century, to Skjonghellaren cave or to Alesund Airport, Vigra. Sagas, legends and monuments from the bronze age and viking era, you will find these on the islands of Giske.



    MARINAS

    There are good harbours and local marinas on all islands, for instance at Godøy, Geilevika and Alnes. Geilevika guest harbour facilities. Giske, Giske guest harbour facilities at the south seaside adjacent to the old church. Valderøy, Gjøsund Guest harbour facilities. Ytterland Guest harbour facilities. Vigra, Roald harbour.



    GODØY COAST MUSEUM

    The museum has a collection of artefacts from the Second World War, fishing industry history collection and an exhibition on the Eilifs-røysa burial mound. There is also a boathouse with an old boat.



    ALNES

    A charming and unique fishing village. Popular picnic area with beaches and a spectacular view of the ocean. An idyllic local community out by the open sea with a great sandy beach for beautiful summer days.



    ALNES LIGHTHOUSE

    Alnes lighthouse has been lit since 1876 and is now preserved by the national authorities and restored. The lighthouse and the attendant's house is open for guided tours during the summer season. The attendant's house now comprises exhibitions and a small cafe with home made cakes. Sale of art, handicraft and souvenirs.



    THE SUB SEA TUNNELS

    Ålesund - Giske: One of the world's longest undersea tunnel connections was opened in October 1987 by His Majesty King Olav V. The 3 tunnels, of 3.5, 4.2 and 3.8 km together with a bridge, connect the islands in Giske municipality to the mainland. Toll fee.



    GISKE CHURCH

    Giske church is a beautiful marble church from the 12th century that was built as a family chapel for one of Norway's most powerful families.



    SKJONGHELLAREN CAVE

    At Valderøy a cave with a 38 metres opening that goes 100 metres into Valderøyfjell mountain. The huge vaults of Skjonghelleren (cave) on the island of Valderøy gave shelter to the Stone Age man the marble Church of Giske is one of the earliest traces of the spread of Christianity in Norway. Traces from old Stone Age settlements have been discovered here from after the last Ice Age when the Giske island had hardly risen out of the sea after the ice masses had disappeared. 30,000 year old traces of fauna have also been found.



    BURIAL MOUNDS

    Giske has a large number of burial cairns from the Stone Age and onwards. Some examples of these are: Mjeltehaugen at Giskegjerdet is about 30 metres across. A decorated stone coffin was found here, among other things. Eilifrøysa, on the Godøy island, is a 5 m high burial mound from the early Roman period (375-400 AD). It was excavated in 1962. A presentation of the find is found at the Godøytun museum. Blimshaugen on Vigra is about 36 metres across and 5 metres high. A number of graves and stone coffins have been uncovered here from the early Roman period. Aapproximately 60 graves at Gjuv, on Godøy island.



    SIGHTSEEING

    Round trip Giske - Godøy, A 3 hour guided round trip that can be combined with a tour around the islands of Valderøy and Vigra. Local Norwegian / English guides can be booked at the tourist information office one day in advance.

    Helicopter sightseeing: You can hire a helicopter to go sightseeing from Ålesund Airport, Vigra. Contact: Lufttransport.

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  • Latitude 62.5041
  • Longitude 6.0625

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