Café and exhibition by the ocean

Opening hours

Runde Environmental Centre is open for accommodation, seminar- and conferences and guided tours by appointment throughout the whole year. Open every day during the summer season. 

Opening hours during summer season

Period: June 9th to August 19th 

Opening hours: every day from 11 am to 5 pm.  

Day excursions to Runde:

Out in the jaws of the ocean in Herøy Municipality lies the bird island of Runde. The bird cliffs are the southernmost in Norway and have the widest variety of seabirds species in Scandinavia.The little island has about 150 permanent inhabitants, but during the nesting season from February to August every year more than 500,000 sea birds take over the island. Around 100,000 pairs of puffins nest here, but large colonies of great skuas, gannets and shags also establish themselves here in the nesting season.

The nature areas on Runde are vulnerable, important and interesting for research. Runde has also been called "Treasure Island" because of the finds of gold coins from the wrecked Dutch ship "Akerendam" from 1725. The area is also well suited for activities within diving, fishing and hiking.

We recommend you to try one of our local dishes in the café and see the exhibition before you hike up to the nesting cliffs. Both will provide the nutrition you need to get even more out of the trip to the nesting cliffs. 

Group visitors:

For groups of more than 15 people we can offer lectures from our researchers, lunch and dinner menus and guided tours in the exhibition throughout the year. Please send us an e-mail to or give us a call at +47 7008 0800


See the exhibition

​Exhibitions and movies about the ocean, the nesting cliffs and the Runde treasure

The exhibition focuses on the environment, climate, the nature on the island and local history. There is a dedicated exhibition about the the wrecked Dutch ship "Akerendam" from 1725.


Adults: kr 85 

Children: kr 35,-

Senior/ students​: kr 55,-

Familiy (max 7): kr 200,-​

Groups (frå 15 pers.): kr 55,-​

The exhibition focuses on the environment, climate and the nature at Runde. 

Enjoy a meal out in the jaws of the ocean

In the café you can we offer small meals, sandwiches, coffe and cakes. 

The food we provide is always home cooked and often inspired by the ocean. We also strive to use local and ecological ingredients.  

The local fish soup is often on the menu.

Sightseeing tour to the nesting cliffs by boat

Seson: daily from June 10th juli to August 20. At. 11:30, 2:00 and 4:30. 

Departure: from the harbour at Runde by Runde Environmental Centre


Adults: kr ​250,-

Children (4-12)​: kr 150,-

Tickets can be bought in the café. For trips outside season call Bjørn Gustavsen at +47 93024210 

The sightseeing tour takes approx. 2 hours. 

Departure three times during the day. Tours can be cancelled depending on the weather. 

Explore the nesting cliffs by boat.

Hike to the nesting cliffs

Stop by the café for a cup of coffe and a map to the nesting cliffs. A tour through the exhibition might also be useful before visiting the cliffs by yourselves. 

Go on a roundtrip from Ålesund to Runde - day excursion

Purchase tickets online and plan your trip to Runde. From Ålesund you can go by boat to Hareid and then by bus to Runde. Spend the day at Runde and be back in Ålesund in the evening.

Purchase your roundtrip ticket here.