Take the boat to Hornindal

Are you wondering how to get to the festival or just planning to see more of the beautiful fjords of Norway during the visit?

Fjord intersection where Hjørundfjord splits into a separate fjord arm Norangsfjorden

We will also this year have the boat MS Bruvik available to transfer visitors from the city of Ålesund and in the spectacular Hjørundfjorden. The boat will take us to Øye where a bus will drive through the narrow valley of Norangsdalen and to Hornindal. The whole trip including return bus on the 8. October is included in the boat ticket.

A local guide will be joining the whole way to tell you stories about life in the fjord, mountains, and small villages along the way.

Tickets for 1200 NOK per person can be purchased here: https://tikkio.com/tickets/43681-norsk-kornolfestival-2024

The boat MS Bruvik at the village Øye where the boat trip ends.

Thursday 5. October

Map of the trip from Ålesund to Hornindal.

12:00: The boat leaves from Ålesund harbor, by the bus station. Right next to the brewpub Molo Brew.

The spacious boat have large indoor and outdoor areas where it is possible to buy snacks and drinks (including beer).

On the way in Hjørundfjorden we will pass road less villages and small communities. The guide will tell some dramatic stories along the way about the life under steep mountains.

The small village of Trandal has 7 permanent residents and possibly the world’s most famous swing. In addition, they have a pub, restaurant, rock, country and blues festival.

Norangsfjorden is an arm of Hjørundfjord. On the picture you see the village Urke and the end destination Øye in the back of the photo. On the left side is the popular and frequently visited mountain Slogen.

14:00: The end destination of the boat trip is the village of Øye where we will make a stop at the historic Hotel Union. It will be possible to get some refreshments at the salon and have a look around the hotel.

Hotel Union Øye was opened in 1891 and was from the opening frequently visited by royals and celebrities from all over Europe. Emperor Wilhelm II was a frequent guest and left his bathtub in one of the rooms.

15:00: The bus will continue through the narrow and spectacular valley of Norangsdalen. We will make a couple of stops at some beautiful sites along the way.

A narrow part of the road through Norangsdalen

Lygnstøylvatnet was formed after an huge rock slide in 1908 damming up the river. It is still possible to see the foundation of small houses through the clear water.

Sunday 6. October

08:15: The bus departs from Hotel Raftevold.

10:45: The bus arrives at Ålesund airport, Vigra (AES).

Bryggeri: Eik & Tid kjem på si årlige pilgrimsferd til Kornølfestivalen

Tradisjonsbrygging er ein forutsetning for at Eik & Tid i det heile tatt eksisterer og Kornølfestivalen er deira årlige pilgrimsferd.

Dei gler seg til Noregs viktigaste ølfestival og har med følgande øl:

  • Kurant – fatlagret lyst surøl med Solbær
  • Juleangst – fatlagret brunt surøl med solbær
  • Skrekkelig Jul – fatlagret brunt surøl med bringebær
  • Jule III – fatlagret gyllent surøl med furu, gran og einer
  • Lazarus – fatlagret brunt surøl med rips og honning


Without Norwegian traditional brewing and Norsk Kornølfestival the brewery might not even exist.

Norsk Kornølfestival is their yearly pilgrimage and they are looking forward to Norways most important beer festival.

Foredrag: Kjell Arne Bjørdal

Kjell Arne Bjørdal tar i mot prisen for beste øl i 2021.

Kjell Arne Bjørdal kommer til å holde et foredrag om tradisjonsbrygging for de som vil lære om hva det er. Han kommer fra Ørsta og er oppvokst i tradisjonen, og har vunnet NM i Kornøl to ganger, så han er godt kvalifisert til å fortelle om det.

English: Kjell Arne Bjørdal will be doing a talk about traditional farmhouse brewing, for those who want an introduction to it. He comes from Ørsta, not far from Hornindal, and grew up in the tradition. He won the brewing championship at the festival twice, so he’s well qualified.

Hjemmebrygger: Eldhusbryggeriet

Arvid Solheim kom i kontakt med tradisjonen tidlig på 1990-tallet, da han fikk opplæring av Dagfinn Wendelbo i Lærdal i Sogn. Dagfinn er opphavet til kveik #6 Lærdal. Arvid er dermed eneste representant på festivalen for bryggetradisjonene i Sogn.

English: Arvid Solheim met the farmhouse brewing tradition early in the 1990s, when Dagfinn Wendelbo in Lærdal in Sogn taught him brewing. Dagfinn is the owner of kveik #6 Lærdal. This means Arvid is the only representative at the festival of the brewing traditions in Sogn.

The beers:

  • Maltøl – #6 Lærdal. Traditional farmhouse ale with juniper infusion
  • IPA – #1 Sigmund. Centennial hops