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Fresh berries from Ålesund and Sunnmøre, Norway - Photo: Den Norske Matfestivalen
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Fresh berries from Ålesund and Sunnmøre, Norway Photo: Den Norske Matfestivalen

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.

Dining in Ålesund

In Ålesund, you can choose between exclusive restaurants with an international menu, or a variety of small cafeterias, coffee bars, pizzerias, snack bars and pubs.

Some restaurants have both Norwegian and international dishes on the menu, with ingredients taken from nature's own larder. The restaurants Sjøbua, XL Diner and Maki are known for their fish specialities, and many of the hotels serve tasty lunch or dinner courses. 

The shopping centres Kremmergaarden and AMFI Moa offer a wide choice of pizza, snack and coffee bars. Or you can simply buy prawns from one of the local fishing boats on the quayside, sit on a bench and enjoy them whilst admiring the sea view.

Ålesund is also home to the annual Norwegian Food Festival with bustling crowds displaying a real enthusiasm for food.

Dining in rural areas

Outside Ålesund, more culinary delights await in rural centres such as Ulsteinvik, Fosnavåg or Volda, or indeed in a variety of roadside venues throughout the Sunnmøre district. You might well find your favourite restaurant there. More on dining and nightlife in Sunnmøre.

Klipfish culture

Ålesund is Norway’s largest export port for klipfish (split, salted and dried cod) and the Norwegian Food Festival crowns the master klipfish producer in Norway each year - don't be surprised if the best klipfish meal you have id in an Ålesund restaurant.

The family company Njardar in Herøy carries out salting and smoking of herring in the good old-fashioned way and exports its products to more than 15 countries. It is part of the Slow Food movement. They show people around (by prior agreement), in addition to selling the firm's own herring products.

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Last updated:  2013-03-13
Enjoy a tasty fish meal in Ålesund, Norway - Photo: Hummer & Kanari
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Fresh berries from Ålesund and Sunnmøre, Norway - Photo: Den Norske Matfestivalen

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.

Dining in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Source: Visitnorway

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.

Ålesund and Sunnmøre

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