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Ålesund in Sunnmøre has a population of approx 50,000 and is the largest town in the county of Møre og Romsdal. It is known as the art nouveau town!

Ålesund is the city where mountains and fjords meet the sea. In addition to the exciting Art Noveau architecture of the city, Ålesund is a perfect base for activities in all categories. Going just a bit further out of Ålesund there is a whole lot of fjords, mountains and islands ready to be discovered.

Art Nouveau city

Ålesund has a variety of towers, spiers and buildings with beautiful decorations, it is quite an adventure to stroll through this architectural city. Did you know that Ålesund is a part of Réseau Art Nouveau Network, a European network of Jugend style cities, including cities like Barcelona, Brussels, Vienna, Riga and Glascow?


When visiting Ålesund a hike up to Aksla viewpoint is a must. You may climb the 418 stairs up to the top or drive all the way, either way you will find the view unbeatable!

If you want to explore Ålesund from the seaside, a kayak trip from the city sentre is a great way to do that, and Ålesund offers kayak trips all year round. To discover the best from sea and mountain, combine it all in one trip and go for a hike and kayak with an experienced guide.


The Art Noveau city is also the perfect spot for excursions to explore the famous Geirangerfjorden. From here you may join a cruise directly form the quay in Ålesund to the UNESCO world heritage site area Geiranger, wich is surrounded by steep mountains and impressive waterfalls.

Experience beautiful Ålesund on the UNESCO Geirangerfjord & Trollstigen tour!


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