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Ålesund (c) Ålesund


Ålesund has a beautiful setting across several islands stretching out into the sea, and is situated at the very entrance of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Geirangerfjord. Above all Ålesund is internationally renowned for its unique architecture in the Art Nouveau style. The town was devastated by fire on a winter’s night in 1904, laying 850 houses in ashes and leaving 10,000 people homeless. The new Ålesund ‘rose from the ashes’ in the continental turn-of-the-century style with a myriad of turrets, spires and medieval ornaments.

Aksla, the town mountain, offers breathtaking views across the Art Nouveau town, islands and fjords. The Art Nouveau Centre portrays the unique position Ålesund has in Norwegian architectural history and the Atlantic Sea-Park, one of the largest aquariums in Northern Europe, is located in Ålesund.

Port attractions

  1.  Mount Aksla & Fjellstua

    Enjoy the breathtaking view of Ålesund, the surrounding islands, the fjords and the Sunnmøre Alps from Mount Aksla/Fjellstua vantage point. Ålesund’s main attraction is a must-see!
  2.  Atlanterhavsparken (aquarium)

    Visit Atlanterhavsparken, an aquarium built into the natural landscape by the ocean. Enjoy watching the diver feeding the fish by hand in the large Atlantic Ocean tank, and the Seal-Bay.
  3.  Sea Kayaking Tour

    The tour starts in the calm waters of the picturesque Brosundet canal in the colourful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund - an excellent photo opportunity!
  4.  Sunnmøre Museum

    Explore the open air museum with its old farmhouses, special collection of old boats and replicas of Viking ships.
  5.  The Bird Sanctuary Runde Island

    Experience the fascinating bird life at Runde with more than half a million birds of about 230 different species. Excursion by boat, or in a combination of bus/boat.
  6.  Alnes Lighthouse

    Explore the saga islands of Giske and visit the old marble Giske Church. Taste the delicious homemade cakes at the lighthouse in the picturesque Fishing village of Alnes.

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Page last updated: 2018-08-29 08:12