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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.

Kystriksveien

The Kystriksveien route offers 650 kilometers of unique coastal landscape. The Vega island is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Go on a cruise with Hurtigruten

Witness stunning scenery with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast. Travel the entire voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, or hop on and off as you wish.

Tourist information along Kystriksveien

The tourist information center in Steinkjer will help you book accommodation and plan a tailor-made itinerary for your trip along Kystriksveien.

Helgeland Coast National Tourist Route

Experience the cultural heritage of Northern Norway and its many natural wonders, from the majestic Svartisen Glacier to the Vega Islands.

Getting to Kystriksveien and around

Most people explore Kystriksveien by car, but there are plenty of options for those who prefer public transport.

Where to stay along Kystriksveien

Stay in a historic hotel or in a remote fishermen's cabin along Kystriksveien. But whatever type of accommodation you choose, book well in advance.

Tour suggestion along Kystriksveien

Spend at least five days when driving from Steinkjer to Bodø.

Eating along Kystriksveien

You will find many places offering good food along Kystriksveien, from fine dining restaurants to corner shops selling local produce.

Shopping along Kystriksveien

You will find artists, craftsmen and farmers selling things as varied as Sami-inspired handicrafts and local food along the Kystriksveien road.

What to do along Kystriksveien

The best place for fishing along Kystriksveien is Saltstraumen. Hiking and biking are other popular activities.
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