Islands in the ocean gap.
Between Stadlandet in the south and Hustadvika in the north,we find a collection of islands out of the ordinary.
When I look at the archipelago from Ulsteinvik towards Herøybrua, I think of Ivar Aasen and the song "Mellom bakkar og berg ut med havet, heve nordmanne fengje sin heim", comes to mind.
In the south you will find islands like Kvamsøya, Sandsøya, Flåver, Skorpa, Bergsøya with Fosnavåg, Runde with the bird cliffs, Hareidlandet with Brandal (Articoceanmuseum), Ulsteinvik and Flø. The islands outside Ålesund such as Hessa, Godøya with Alnes lighthouse, Giske and Vigra (with airport).
In the north we have Lepsøya, Haramsøya, Flemsøya, Fjørtofta, Harøy, Finnøya, Ona and Midsund with the beautiful Midsund steps.
With hiking shoes, there are several excellent options for a ligth mounttaine hike.Becase of the low tree line you get a fabolouss view even on shorter hikes.
You can also go to waterparks, experience great restaurants and exating culture.
Starting From Ålesund, Storfjorden (the grande fjord), stretches all the way to Geiranger and Tafjord. Fjordarms goes into Hellesylt and further out we have the famous and beautiful Hjørundfjord.