Hi - we are considering the Geiranger and Cape North excursions on our upcoming northbound Hurtigruten trip. We are disappointed at the short stops at Alesund and wondered if any one has any suggestions about how to extend a visit to Alesund in between both vessel dockings? Related questions:
1. We are prepared to forego the Jugendstil Art Nouveau Centre and assume Kongensgate can be managed on one of the 45 minute stops. But could Aksla be accomplished in the other 45 minute stop?
2. The Geiranger tour seems worthwhile by most reports. But it is pricey and seems to include a meal, whereas we have diet restrictions and are already on the ship's pre-paid meal plan. Are there any suggestions for alternatives to the Geiranger excursion?
3. We have read mixed reports about the Cape North excursion and would welcome some comments on its overall value and/or another excursion that might be considered a worthwhile alternative.