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Ålesund, Møre and Romsdal

Ålesund & Sunnmøre

Where mountains and fjords meet the ocean

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.

Hiking in the Sunnmørsalps
Mattias Fredriksson
Kayaking in Ålesund
Fred Jonny Hammerø / Møre og Romsdal fylke
Byrampen in Ålesund
Arnfinn Tønnesen
Runde, Ålesund
The bird island of Runde
Ida Karoline Savik

Plan your trip

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.

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Ålesund's official website

  • Ålesund plane

    By plane

    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.

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  • Ålesund road

    By road

    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.

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  • Ålesund boat

    By boat

    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.

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