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Ålesund and Sunnmøre

The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, its surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps.

Go on a cruise with Hurtigruten

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Attractions in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

The most popular attractions in the area are the Geirangerfjord, the bird island of Runde, Ålesund's Art Nouveau architecture and Alnes Lighthouse.

The Geirangerfjord and Ålesund 360 panorama SkyCam

You get to see Ålesund, the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen Mountain Road from a bird's eye view with these amazing 360 panorama photos.

Sunnmørsalpene

Majestic peaks and a rugged alpine massif distinguish Sunnmørsalpene from other mountain areas in Norway. Off-piste skiing is at its best here.

Hiking in Geirangerfjord, Ålesund and Nordfjord

The stunning landscape of Fjord Norway is a paradise for hikers, with superb walks within easy distance of Geiranger, Ålesund and Nordfjord.

Getting to Ålesund and Sunnmøre and Around

Ålesund and Sunnmøre is easy to get to by air, land and sea. Ålesund is the regional traffic hub with connections to the whole Sunnmøre region.

Fishing in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Ålesund is Norway's fishing capital. Fishing is also a popular activity for locals and tourists – simply because you are guaranteed to catch fish.

Ålesund and Sunnmøre in a week

Featuring many highlights of the Ålesund area, including Geiranger and the Sunnmøre Alps, this is a great tour with or without a car. Best in summer.

Key facts about Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Ålesund has around 40,000 inhabitants. It is the largest town in Sunnmøre, a region known for fishing, maritime technology and furniture production.

Where to stay in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Spend one night at the historic Hotel Union Øye by the Hjørundfjord and the next in a lighthouse right in the centre of Ålesund.

Winter in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Skiing with a fjord view. Sunnmøre's fjords and mountains are a perfect backdrop to unique and family-friendly winter adventures.

What to do in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Go on a bird safari on the island of Runde, try hiking in the Sunnmøre Alps or check out one of the many annual festivals in the Ålesund area.

Shopping in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Would you like to bring a piece of Ålesund & Sunnmøre back home? Shopping centres, small boutiques and shops offer unique gifts, arts and souvenirs.

Dining in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Buy shrimps from a local fisherman on the quayside in Ålesund, enjoy a meal in a top restaurant or discover hidden gems in the Sunnmøre countryside.

National Geographic recommends active holidays in Norway

National Geographic Adventure recommends Ålesund and Tromsø for hiking, surfing, skiing and biking. And there is more.

Tour suggestions in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Use Ålesund as a starting point to explore the Geirangerfjord, the Hjørundfjord, and the scenic coastline with its flourishing wildlife.

Tourist information in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

The Tourist Information Office in Ålesund is situated at Skateflukaia in the city centre. Other offices are located in key areas throughout Sunnmøre.
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