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The city of Ålesund, Norway Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Destination Ålesund & Sunnmøre
The fjords and the coastal area in Ålesund and Sunnmøre are a paradise for fishing, sightseeing trips and scuba diving. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Destination Ålesund & Sunnmøre
Spend one night at the historic Hotel Union Øye near the Hjørundfjord, and the next in a cabin beside the Austefjord. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Destination Ålsesund & Sunnmøre
Ålesund has around 40,000 inhabitants. It is the largest town in Sunnmøre, a region known for fishing, maritime technology and furniture production. Photo: Marte Kopperud/Innovation Norway
Ålesund and Sunnmøre is easy to get to by air, sea and land. Ålesund is the regional traffic hub with connections to the whole Sunnmøre region. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Destination Ålesund & Sunnmøre
The most popular attractions in the area are the Geirangerfjord, the bird island of Runde, Ålesund's Art Nouveau architecture and Alnes Lighthouse. Photo: Roger Engvik,The Atlantic Sea Park
Go on a bird safari on the island of Runde, try hiking in the Sunnmøre Alps and visit one of the many annual festivals. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
The Tourist Information Office in Ålesund is situated at Skateflukaia, right in the town centre. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
The area offers skiing with a fjord view. Sunnmøre's fjords and mountains are a perfect backdrop to unique and family-friendly winter adventures. Photo: Christer Lundberg Nes/SunAlp

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.
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The city of Ålesund, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Destination Ålesund & Sunnmøre

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.

Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Source: Visitnorway

Explore Ålesund and Sunnmøre

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TripAdvisor forum on Ålesund

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travellers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.

About Ålesund and Sunnmøre

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.

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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