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  • ÅLESUND, NORWAY CITY GUIDE

GETTING AROUND ÅLESUND

Ålesund is a charming, quiet town made up of several islands linked by bridges and tunnels. The main downtown is small and walkable. A day or two to relax after the trip can be well-spent soaking up the culture of this typical coastal town. It is best to check with your hotel concierge for the best way to reach any particular destination.

THINGS TO DO IN ÅLESUND

Map showing points of interest in Ålesund1. AALESUNDS MUSEUM

No, the name is not a typo! This offers a good introduction to the town’s history including the great fire of 1904 and the German occupation during World War II.

2. CITY KAYAK

Rent a kayak and explore the city from its waterways or go on a 2.5-hour easy, guided tour with the company Uteguiden (uteguiden.com).

3. KUBE ART MUSEUM

Housed in a former bank building, exhibitions
feature regional artists. Next door, Jugenstilsenteret is dedicated to the Art Nouveau style of architecture and design. Private guided tours are available.

4. FISHERIES MUSEUM

To really delve into a part of Norway’s coastal culture, you must learn a bit about the fishing industry, associated trades such as barrel-making, and the first enclosed lifeboat to cross the North Atlantic.

5. ALNES LIGHTHOUSE

Take a ferry or a bus through the undersea tunnels to this historic lighthouse on an outlying island. Climb the steps for a striking view of the coastline.

* HOTEL BROSUNDET

For hotel recommendations, please see the Pre- & Post-Tour section of your Trip Planner.

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