Adventure Capital of the Fjords Get ready to explore some of Norway’s best known natural and cultural attractions. Ålesund’s Art Nouveau architecture is known far and wide. The myriad
County: Møre og 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.
Perched at the top of Norway’s Western Fjord country, picture-perfect Alesund is spread over several islands stretching into the Atlantic, with the spectacular Sunnmøre Mountains as a backdrop.
The far northern port of Ålesund might be far from the bright lights of metropolitan Norway, but it’s rich with some of the country’s finest examples of Jugendstil (art nouveau) architecture – a legacy of a huge rebuilding project that took place after a devastating fire in 1904.
Did I ever mention that I strongly considered moving to Ålesund, Norway before moving to Trondheim? It’s one of Norway’s most beautiful cities, there are so many things to do in Ålesund, and it’s the perfect base from which to explore the Norwegian fjords and mountains. Um, perfect much? In fact, one of the coolest things about Ålesund is how proud the locals are of it.
Alesund is the Norwegian Venice. Beautiful and breathtaking with it’s canals and bridges, and a stunning Jugend Style architecture.
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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.
The easiest way to see a bit of the west-cost is to travel by plane to Bergen and take the Hurtigrute to Aalesund. Remember that if you travel in the summer mounts June – August you can go with the Hurtigrute to Geiranger, from and to Aalesund.
Ålesund. Ålesund in Sunnmøre has a population of approx 50,000 and is the largest town in the county of Møre og Romsdal. It is known as the art nouveau town!