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Alesund to Geiranger / Hellesylt Bus Route in October for Geirangerfjord Fjord Cruise

Dear Friends
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​​I am Rick from India and I plan to take the ​​Geirangerfjord Fjord Cruise on 8th October 2016.​ I will be staying in Alesund. ​ It is here that I need your suggestion.

I observe from the website rutebok.no (link: http://rutebok.no/nriiis/Default.aspx?Language=e) that there is a bus (Route No 250) which starts from 11:00 AM from Ålesund Rutebilstasjon and reaches Hellesylt at 1:50 PM. Then as per the website there is a cruise from Hellesylt Ferjekai at 2:00 PM which reaches Geiranger ferjekai at 3:05 PM.

However, when I visit the website Visit Flam (link: https://booking.visitflam.com/en/to-do/a822973/fjord-cruise-geirangerfjord/showdetails) I observe that from Hellesylt there is no Cruise which starts at 2.00 PM.

However, there from the website (link: https://booking.visitflam.com/en/to-do/a822973/fjord-cruise-geirangerfjord/showdetails) there is a cruise which starts from Geiranger at 2.00 PM which reaches Hellesylt at 3:05 PM as stated in the website above.

I need your guidance on which is the correct position. In light of the above, I have the following queries:

  • Which Cruise should I take - Geiranger - Hellesylt – Geiranger OR Hellesylt - Geiranger – Hellesylt.
  • Which is the bus that I should take to (a) Hellesylt and return OR (b) Geiranger and return. Please also tell me the timings of the bus and bus of which route and time should I take to visit Geirangerfjord Fjord Cruise and return.

I will come to Alesund to do this Cruise only. Kindly let me know at your earliest convenience as I intend to complete the booking

​ ​of Geirangerfjord Fjord Cruise in a few days. This is the only leg of my Norway Trip that I am not too sure about.

Thanks in Anticipation and sending warm greetings from India​

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This is the ferry schedule for 2016. From Alesund it's faster to get to the ferry from Hellesylt to Geiranger and back to Hellesylt.
To take the bus out to Hellesylt you can simply go to the large, main bus terminal in town and ask for the schedule. I haven't personally used the bus system in that area but have seen the local buses many times and they are quite nice. The only bus schedules I've found online are in Norwegian and I haven't found them to be very easy to use as a non-Norwegian speaker!
I would suggest you go to the Trip Advisor travel forum and ask your question there. There are several Norwegians on the Norway page there who are very familiar with the bus schedules and can help you with the timetables.