Ålesund, Norway
Destination
Multiple
Language
Easy
Difficulty
0+
Age

Join our bus trip throughout the art nouveau centre of Aalesund to the top of the town mountain Aksla. From this viewpoint you will be rewarded with a stunning panoramic view of the coast, the fjords and the Sunnmøre Alps surrounding the charming city.

Aalesund is renowned both nationally and internationally for its unusually consistent architecture and is a member in the Art Nouveau Network. You will notice all the small details which make these houses so beautiful and all the elements of the Jugendstil on your sightseeing through the town.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Ålesund, Norway
MEETING POINT
At the pier look for the sign Excursions.no
DURATION
1 hr 10 mins
MIN/MAX PERSONS
1/49
DIFFICULTY
Easy
LANGUAGE Multilingual Audioguide (English, Spanish, Italian, German, French)
INFANT/CHILD/ADULT PAYMENT Infant: 0-3 (Free)
Child
: 4-15
Adult: 16+

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Photo Credits: ©Edvard Dalmulder/ flickr

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Departure: Ålesund Pier

The Art nouveau town of Ålesund is a perfect starting point for excursions in the beautiful surroundings. It is the largest city in the province of Møre og Romsdal and it has a unique setting across several islands streching out into the Atlantic Ocean. Destroyed in 1904 by a devastating fire it is now noted for its concentration of Art Nouveau style. More than 400 buildings with this typical architecture, decorated with towers, turrets and imaginative and colourful ornaments can be found all around the center. The best place to have a spectacular panoramic view over the town and the surrounding area is from the city mountain Aklsa. Ålesund is also a very important fishing harbour and it is homebase for Norway`s largest cod-fishing fleet.

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City Sightseeing

City center: Destroyed in 1904 by a devastating fire it is now noted for its concentration of Art Nouveau style. More than 400 buildings with this typical architecture, decorated with towers, turrets and imaginative and colourful ornaments can be found all around the center. One of the main streets in the town center has been named after the German Emperor Wilhelm II, as he has been a big supporter to the inhabitants of Ålesund after the fire by sending construction materials, food and architects to Ålesund.
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Aksla/Fjellstua

From the top of the city mountain Aksla there is a panoramic view of the beautiful town center, the archipelago and the Sunmøre Alps.
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Arrival: Ålesund Pier