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View of Ålesund from Aksla
View of Ålesund from Aksla
Ålesund city.
Photo: Berge / Knoff / Natural Light / Visitnorway.com
Ålesund city.
Photo: Berge / Knoff / Natural Light / Visitnorway.com

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Hiking in Norway with a view of mountains and fjords
Hiking in Norway with a view of mountains and fjords
Hiking in Norway.
Photo: Mattias Fredriksson / Visitnorway.com
Hiking in Norway.
Photo: Mattias Fredriksson / Visitnorway.com
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A girl and a boy looking at fish in an aquarium in Ålesund at Atlanterhavsparken in Ålesund
A girl and a boy looking at fish in an aquarium in Ålesund at Atlanterhavsparken in Ålesund
Atlanterhavsparken in Ålesund.
Photo: Sven-Erik Knoff / www.fotoknoff.no
Atlanterhavsparken in Ålesund.
Photo: Sven-Erik Knoff / www.fotoknoff.no
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Admire the city’s unique Art Nouveau architecture, go hiking or skiing, explore the fjords
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The Atlanterhavsparken is one of the most particular Aquariums in Europe. The Aquarium is built into the coastal landscape at Tueneset, the coastline… Read more
Atlanterhavsparken Ålesund - The Norwegian Aquarium
Jugendstilsenteret is located in the old Swan Pharmacy from 1907 and is both a museum and a national centre of Art Nouveau. The catastrophic fire of… Read more
The Art Nouveau Centre & the Art Museum KUBE
Classic way to experience the Geirangerfjord UNESCO World Heritage site from our sightseeing boat cruise. Read more
Epic Fjordsightseeing Geiranger by boat
Out in the rough sea in Herøy municipality you can visit the famous bird island Runde. The little island has only got 150 regular inhabitants,… Read more
Runde Bird Island
Discover the majestic Sunnmøre Alps from the magnificent and 35 km long Hjørundfjord in Møre og Romsdal between Ålesund and… Read more
Fjord Cruise Hjørundfjord
This round trip takes you to Ona – a tiny island community out in the ocean. Read more
Round trip to Finnøy & Ona Lighthouse
Open visitor farm and unique alpaca farm, with café serving homemade food and an art gallery in a converted barn. Farm shop sells garments made… Read more
Hakallegarden
Stranda Resort is definately not just a winter destination! Take the gondola to the top and enjoy the panoramic view from 1042 m.a.s.l., and you have… Read more
Take the gondola to the top
THE IVAR AASEN CENTRE, with its special focus on language and literature and its unique architecture guarantees you a wealth of memorable experiences… Read more
The Ivar Aasen Centre
The Norwegian Fjord Centre is a thriving visitor and education hub for the West Norwegian Fjords – the only area in Norway inscribed on UNESCO's… Read more
World Heritage Geiranger Visitor Centre / Norwegian Fjord Centre
Bybadet is the new and fantastic water park and swimming pool located in the centre of Ålesund. We have great facilities to facilitate everyone.… Read more
Bybadet - Swimming pool in Ålesund
Welcome to one of Norway's most exciting rappels, an activity that provides both great nature experiences and mastery! You have now the opportunity to… Read more
Rappelling at the Zakarias Dam - Ville Krefter
Slogen is arguably the finest summit in the Sunnmøre Alps and the view is impressive! From the fjord a triangular pyramid-like feature rises straight… Read more
Hiking trip to Slogen (1564 m.o.h.)
Guide and outdoor adventure company located in the start of Geirangerfjord, 1,5-hour drive from Ålesund. By using local guides, we make good… Read more
Urkeegga, guided tour
The perfect trip for families, the inexperienced kayaker or those who wants a nice and different introduction to the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund! Read more
Family Tour in Ålesund by Kayak
Combine a sightseeing trip on the water with a hike to Skageflå, the best-known of the fjord farms along the Geirangerfjord. Norway’s King… Read more
Hiking Tour Fjord Farm Skageflå
Discover some of our hidden gems in the Sunnmøre alps during this 4 days ski touring trip. Combination of mountain hut & hotel accommodation. Read more
Fjord Skiing at Sunnmøre
Hotel Brosundet is the perfect startingpoint to explore the fjords and Sunnmøre Alps. Read more
Ski & the City
Guide and outdoor adventure company located in the start of Geirangerfjord, 1,5-hour drive from Ålesund. By using local guides, we make good… Read more
Fjord kayak Øye
Experience Norddalsfjord and the hidden UNESCO fjord Tafjord at a guided kayaktour  Expericence the stunning Norddalsfjord and Tafjord with… Read more
Fjord kayaking in Valldal - The Adventure Valley
Enjoy an exciting Wildlife Sea Safari with 62ºNORD! Experience two hours filled with action and breathtaking nature. The safari goes along the… Read more
Wildlife Sea Safari
Guide and outdoor adventure company located in the start of Geirangerfjord, 1,5-hour drive from Ålesund. By using local guides, we make good… Read more
Guided whitewater kayaking
Stranda Ski Resort is located east in the magnificent "Alps og Sunnmore",in the western part of Norway. 7 lifts (including 2 chair lifts)… Read more
Strandafjellet Ski Resort
Alnes Lighthouse lies in the fishing community Alnes at the island Godøy. The lighthouse from 1876 is protected, and a relic of Norwegian coastal… Read more
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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.

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      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 Express, calls daily at Ålesund and Torvik both northbound and southbound.

      Havila Kystruten also offers cruises and port-to-port tickets. Havila has departures twice a week and some of the most environmental-friendly ships in the world.

      Express boats and ferries provide a link for local communities in the region. Note that queues are common in the summer, so it may be wise to plan ahead and arrive early.

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    • Ålesund plane

      By plane

      Ålesund Airport has frequent 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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