Ålesund, Møre and Romsdal
You could go hiking or skiing, admire the city’s unique art nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the view.
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.
Spend one night at the historic Hotel Union Øye by the Hjørundfjord and the next in a lighthouse right in the centre of Ålesund.
XL diner is known as Europe`s largest bacalao restaurant, with main expertise in clipfish perfection. Together…
Galleri Flora is a cosy café that is fully licenced. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee with your paper, or…
The restaurant Brasserie Normandie is situated at Scandic Parken and was totally renovated in 2010. The…
At Radisson Blu Hotel in Ålesund you find the exciting restaurant Bulls Brygge, with an a la carte menu. In…
KABB is Ålesund`s first tapas restaurant, and offers tasty temptations that are inspired from several…
Cosy fish restaurant serving gourmet dishes from the sea. Located in the heart of Brosundet, in the beautiful…
In the pharmacy's old laboratory one can taste locally produced food and coffee, Norwegian waffles with…
Brudes Bar can offer a variety of drinks and refreshments. The bar is situated in the beautiful Art Nouveau…
Historical and contemporary, on land but at sea. MILK bar and lounge is built on the quay and slightly out to…
At the Scandic in Ålesund you find the intimate and charming lobby bar Barbord. Here you can enjoy various…
Get to know Norway’s entertaining mountain roads. Join these friends who reveal how they organise their yearly trip, including stylish and dignified hotels and restaurants to match their vintage sports cars. Close the doors, open the windows and go now.
Where magnificent architecture meets the fjord landscape – Ålesund has wild Viking ancestry, an abundance of succulent seafood and jaw-dropping vistas.
As the Høstscena festival manager, it’s his job to ensure great cultural experiences for others in town. This is where he himself goes to enjoy the city.
Plan three days in Fjord Norway south of Ålesund, based on inside information from the director of Nordfjord Folk Museum.
Take part in travel enthusiasts Samuel and Hildegunn Taipale’s thoughts about how they prepared for their exotic, yet highly relaxed roundtrip.
The Atlantic Road is beautiful and dramatic. But if you take a closer look, it has more to offer than just the amazing scenery.
Over the past 30 years, the Nærøyfjord and Undredal got roads and a lot more tourists. Other than that, things are mostly as they have always been.
Wherever you go in the outlying fields of Norway, you’re hardly ever alone.
We joined the train driver and crew at work on the beautiful Flåm railway.
Sweat trickles from sunburnt foreheads as we climb the last, rocky slope, feet already sore inside the hiking boots.
Experience a sublime encounter with nature.
Bryggen, the old wharf of Bergen, has been a place of trade for a thousand years. But now the wares have changed.
The heritage of Norsemen has a lot more to it than blood and plunder.
Ålesund Airport has frequent domestic connections to Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim, among others.
There are also international connections to Ålesund from Amsterdam, London, Alicante, Copenhagen, Gdansk, Vilnius and Riga.
The airport is only around 20 minutes by car from the centre of Ålesund.
Oslo to Ålesund is around 520 kilometres, and takes around 8 hours. The bus serving this route takes around 11 hours.
Ålesund lies 285 kilometres from Trondheim, which will take you around 5 hours by car, or a little over 7 hours by bus.
From Bergen the distance to Ålesund is 370 kilometres, which will take you around 6 hours to drive, or 9-10 hours by bus.
Hurtigruten, The Norwegian Coastal Voyage, calls daily at Ålesund and Torvik both northbound and southbound.
Express boats and ferries connect the coast with passengers and goods for the local communities in the region. Note that queues are common in the summer, so it may pay to plan ahead and show up early.
There is no need to wait until you're here to find out what you'd like to do.