"Alesund & Sunnmore" Top 5 Page for this destination Ålesund by evaanna

Ålesund Travel Guide: 171 reviews and 544 photos

There is probably no other area in Norway that offers such a wide choice of activities for young and old, sports lovers and lazybones, the adventurous and the timid. The only thing they should all have in common is the love of nature as such magnificent scenery should not be wasted on the insensitive eyes of the practically-minded. But even they will find something to do there, be it , for instance, angling. The sea, the fjords, the mountains, the multitude of islands, all so pretty and inviting, make the choice difficult for the tourist. So all I can offer are some suggestions, but do consult the tourist brochures or the Internet before visiting the area: you will find many other ideas there.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful sea and mountain scenery, a wide choice of possible activities
  • Cons:Expensive, like everything in Norway
  • In a nutshell:Not to be missed if you can afford it
  • Last visit to Ålesund: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2009 at 6:24 AM

    The Art Nouveau houses are indeed beautiful. Again, you managed to find a cute little cabin surrounded by those wonderful mountains.

  • amsor's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2009 at 6:17 AM

    great photos !

  • Nov 23, 2009 at 1:57 AM

    Intersting information

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2007 at 12:55 AM

    Nice updates.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2007 at 3:24 PM

    Lovely photos. That's an amazing story of the town being burned down and then rebuilt in Art Nouveau style.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2007 at 10:04 AM

    What diversity! Loved the architecture, history, bird island, Sea Park, Aquarium...but best of all, Geiranger, Troll's ladder, and Dollstein Cave..thanks for this alluring adventure.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2007 at 2:58 PM

    Ewa, this is a very enticing page! I can't believe how amazing that view of the Troll's Ladder is from high above! Wow, that aquarium visit sounds awesome and it reminded me of one I did on Quebec's remote Ile du Havre Aubert.

  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2007 at 7:03 AM

    I have just started your Norway pages and look forward to reading many more. Alesund looks divine and your photos are just wonderful I think I'd be a bit nervous on those mountain roads though :))

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2006 at 10:19 AM

    Climbing over 4 ft. walls. Yes, that's my forte. All I need is a plane ticket...LOL

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2006 at 3:25 AM

    Excellent writing, great suggestions for side trips, outstanding pictures. Trollstigen is a must for me.


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