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Runde Environmental Centre - Visitor Centre

Rundavegen 237 | 6096, Runde, Heroy Municipality 6096, Norway
+47 70 08 08 00
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Even for a coffee & carrotcake

We only stopped for a coffee and and a piece of cake. Clean & fresh centre with great view There... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Dimitri S
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Brussels, Belgium
An excelent place to stay for visiting Runde

Self service apartments perfectly located if plan to stay in Runde. Two bedrooms, one with a bunk... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Martin H
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Oslo, Norway
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Visitor center with modern architecture. The exhibition focuses on information about environment, climate, nature on the island and local industry, reflecting the activity in the center`s research department. Learn about the species of the Runde bird cliffs. The famous Runde treasure from the 1725 Akerendam shipwreck is an important part of the exhibition. Ocean energy and wave power are also important elements.
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Rundavegen 237 | 6096, Runde, Heroy Municipality 6096, Norway
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We only stopped for a coffee and and a piece of cake. Clean & fresh centre with great view There was also an ingtroduction movie you can watch, but beside that I did not explore further. Looks liek the appartements you can rent look excellent...More

Thank Dimitri S
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Self service apartments perfectly located if plan to stay in Runde. Two bedrooms, one with a bunk bed for 3 persons (2+1) and one with 2 beds. The boat-trip around the island leaves 3 minutes walking distance from the Environmental center. Exhibition of the Runde...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We drove the 2 hours to Runde from Alesund and spent a wonderful few hours hiking the island. The hike rises steeply from the shore of the island (there is a handrail at some points to help get you up the practically vertical path). Once...More

Thank hazabella
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Great display of taxidermy birds on the second floor. Good little cafe downstairs...the ONLY place to get food on Runde. If they're not open you're out of luck! They have rental apartments with nice views of the water. Showers if you need them!

Thank Anitathetraveller
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Today, I was lucky to be part of the Ålesund Guide group visiting this location, what a great presentation. Runde is for bird lovers, especially the Puffin. But this location is a good starting point, and also has apartments for rent.

1  Thank Neil03091947
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Rundle may not be the end of the world, but I think you can almost see it from here. We were simply meandering around the coastline with little agenda and not much time pressure so we quite enjoyed our visit, but if you have specific...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We came at the end of August. The birds have left, all of them! So did the people. There was nobody in the environmental center. We hiked up to the cliffs and saw the northern ocean. That's it There are no restaurants or shops on...More

Thank YaEp
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Runde is a small island that is supposed to be a heaven of birds. We came and we hiked to the cliff and saw 2-3 birds and that's it. The hike itself was good, a bit difficult, and wet. The ground was wet from a...More

1  Thank Sveta W
Reviewed 6 August 2015

This is a very nice centre at the end of the world to get some information and refreshment before climbing the cliff to see those gracious little birds. Don't forget binoculars. It closes at 17h, this is the only drawback.

1  Thank Fernandezg
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Runde, which is just under two hours’ drive from Ålesund has the most southerly bird cliffs in Norway, and the island is part of the Sørøyene islands in Herøy municipality. The island of Runde is situated out at the ocean's edge. It has bird cliffs...More

Thank Marko A
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My family will arrive in Alesunde on June 28 at 6:15 pm. I am thinking of arranging to have a rental car in order to be able to immediately leave for Runde. I would do this to have the opportunity to see puffins. After a two hour drive, a ferry crossing and a hike up to the nesting sites, what kind of an experience could I expect, in regard to seeing puffins? Would it be too late, or too dark? I think I need some advise from people who are familiar with the area and with puffin behavior to understand rather a drive to Runde would make sense for us. We would need to return to Alesund the next day and look forward to having some time there before a 7pm ferry departure. Thank you for any guidance that may come my way.
15 February 2015|
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Response from Marko A | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully you got everything work fine, I noticed this question a bit too late to answer...
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