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Beside Stedje Church, one find a 1.89 meter high and 0.39 meter wide runestone from around 1100s. Runologists have interpreted the writings as: "King...
The mine at Litlabø was in operation from 1865 to 1968, and had the most up to 400 employees.
In the old mining smithy the story is told through imag...
Is located at Apotekertorget, the pharmacy square.
Is situated in the pedestrian street, Gågaten (Kongensgate) vis a vis "The Thousand steps" (Tusentrappen). Gift from the local newspaper Sunnmørsposten for the town of Ålesund in 1998. Made by Arne Martin Hansen.
"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.
Loshavn is a typical example of the outport communities along the southern coast which experienced huge resurgence in the 1700s and 1800s, and which today stands out as a vacation paradise with almost no permanent residents.