Sebo is a sleepy town on the Hjarundfjord that is a quiet fishing town. This city is one of the most quaint none tourist spots in Norway. This community is known for farming and fishing, the city is two hours outside of Alesund and a gateway city to get to the Hjarundfjord. There are camping cabins, and one small mom and pop shop that runs the town.
Fjord Day trips & hikes
Saebo has a ferryport that can offer a gateway to fjord cruises and hiking in the sunnmore alps for day hiking across the water. The sunnmore alps is where the famous hike Saksa mountain can be found as well as the mountain Slogen for day hiking. The ferry from here goes to Trandal and Leknes. There is also a day cruise of the whole fjord that departs from Orsta and Alesund that you can find more about here. There is so much outdoor adventure within close proximity and this is a beautiful private cove on the fjord to day trip from while camping. Also Saebo had many grass cutting robots in the lawns which were hilarious to observe.
This is the main larger town on the road to get to Saebo. There are many grocery stores, cafes, hotels and hostels here. This is a great place to shop, get gas and buy food or supplies for your trip before heading into Saebo. This is also a cute little town to explore as well on your road trip. There is a small mall as well with different shops downtown. There is a pizza restaurant called Pizzabakeren Ørsta, an Italian place called Little Naples, a Chinese place called Fu Lin Garden and a grocery store in a mall called Bunnpris Ørsta with lots of other clothing shops and a pharmacy.
Fru Svendsen kunst og kulturkafé
This is a cafe with a very long intense name but it is a quaint old fashioned cafe on a hill overlooking the downtown. This is an odd old coffee shop in Orsta that holds a historic tea room that you can host a party at. This is an old mustard yellow building with crown molding that is white and you can’t miss it. For a homemade pastry and experience in an old teahouse cafe you must go. A more modern recommendation for a coffee shop would be Fugl Føniks Kaffebar. This one is a sleek modern more standard coffee shop.
Hours: 11am-4:30pm daily
Where to stay
Saebo Camping (Hjørundfjord Camping)
We rented a tiny red wood cabin in the middle of the Norway fjords and located on the famous Hjorundfjord. It is located in the midst of mountains. You drive through the slightly larger town Orsta to get to Saebo. This is a good place to stop and shop at a bigger grocery store and grab food and supplies for camping. Saebo is a tiny little fishing town with almost no real stores or jobs. The locals here are deeply rooted and you have one convenience store that is run by the owners of saebo camping cabins. We were able to get supplies for a spaghetti dinner here to cook on our tiny stove in our cabin. We played cards by candlelight in our cozy cabin that was heated. It was magical staying in this tiny cozy cabin in the middle of Norway mountains and fjords. Saebo Camping is located in Øvre Eidfjord, approx. 300 m from the main road 7 which is the main road from Oslo to Bergen. The camping ground is in beautiful high mountains by the shore of Lake Eidfjord. The surrounding area is covered by forest. The terrain is flat with open grass-field split up by small groups of trees. Next to the site runs the salmon- and trout-river Bjoreio. There are laundry facilities, corporate cooking facilities, toilets and showers, and wifi.
When: OPEN FROM THE 1ST of APRIL (2019)
Capacity: 14 cabins (4 – 8 beds)
100 camping units
60 el-outlets for caravans/mobile
Price: Cabin, 16 m2 with 4 beds, table and chairs, sofa, refrigerator, cooking plate, and terrace outside: NOK 520, or $59USD per night. There are several size cabins ranging up to sleeping 5-6 and newer, nicer and larger cabins. The largest cabin is $130 USD per night.
These are gorgeous cabins right on the fjord on the water. These are a great choice for camping and your own cooking and lodging for a budget rather than a hotel with waterfront view.
Price: $57USD per night for a cabin that fits 4 people , book here
These are grass covered dark wood cabins that are sitting on the river entering into the fjord. This is one of the most spacious and budget camping areas offered in town. Bondalselva camping is next to the sea and the river Bondalselva, surrounded by the beautiful Sunnmørsalpane. There are 10 cabins and locations for campers with tents. There is a playground for the kids, with swings, sandbox and a big trampoline. There is a buck and some goats as well on the property.
Price: Cabins are from 300,- to 900,- NOK per day ($34-$100USD). Tent units are 90 NOK or $10USD. More info and booking here.
Saga Fjord Hotel
This is one of the nicest hotels on the fjord in downtown Saebo if you don’t want to go the camping or cabin route. Set on the Hjorundfjord in the Sunnmore Alps, this waterfront hotel with a wooden exterior is a 2-minute walk from the Saebo ferry terminal and 9 km from the 1,542-meter-tall Skårasalen mountain. The hotel is cozy filled with wood, candles and a huge open skylight area with views of the fjords. There are some upgrade rooms in separate wooden lodges, with sitting areas and mountain or fjord views as well as balconies. There is a restaurant and a bar, as well as a cozy lounge with a fireplace. There are bicycles and kayaks for rent. Airport transfers are available (fee).
Price: single rooms start at NOK. 1 195 ($136USD), double rooms NOK. 1 790 ($204USD) and suites with fjord views NOK. 3 000 ($343USD). More info and booking here.