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Attractions & Culture in Geirangerfjord, Ålesund
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For the second time, the Fjord Norway region has been rated by National Geographic to the world's most celebrated and iconic destination. With a top score!
"Fiskergutten" - the fisher boy - is situated at Apotekertorget, the pharmacy square. The symbol of the youth's glow and expectation to the future. Made by Knut Skinnarland in 1967. A copy can be found in Akureyri, Iceland - one of Ålesund's friendship towns.
Is situated in the small "peace park" at Skateflua. In remembrance of all Norwegians who travelled over the North Sea to Great Britain during the 2. World War. 320 persons lost their lives during the "migration to England". The monument was inaugurated 8th of May by His Majesty Crown Prince Haakon for the 50th anniversary for the end of the war. The monument is made by Olav Stavseng.
Statue located in the Town Park in Ålesund.
Trollstigen – The Troll’s road – is an impressive piece of road building where the road snakes and climbs its way up and up along steep mountainsides....
Hellesylt waterfall is one of the most photographed motifs in the area. In the centre of the village, between two bridges (Høge bridge from 1907 and He...
Storseterfossen – a waterfall you can actually walk behind. A well-prepared footpath with a guardrail takes you behind the fall in perfect safety. The...
Ørnevegen –Eagle Road – is the name given to the steepest stretch of road up the mountain side from Geiranger towards Eidsdal on riksveg 63.
Ålesund Church was built in 1909, after the old church from 1854 was destroyed in the great Town Fire of 1904. The church is built in concrete and Norwegian marble, and is beautifully decorated with stained glass windows and frescoes.
Ålesund Spellemannslag is an active team of folklore dancers with great variance in age and activity. The team is one of the most active in Norway, and has travelled around the world with its performances.