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Landscape at the entrance of the cave
On the island of Sandsoy there is the Dollsteinhola Cave. You can reach it by the main road, but following a gravel road in the roundabout of the town. This cave is one of the biggest caves in Norway (180 metres long) and it has got 5 chambers. For more information about hte visit contact the Tourist Information in Alesund.
On the island of Giske and Vigra you can see some wonderful beaches made with white sand!!! It remember me the one I met in tropical sea, but here are just above the North Artic Circle (so the water is quite cold :))!!!! Fantastic places where to relax!!!!!
Address: Vigra, Giske
The villagge of Alnes is very nice!! Here you can see some old wooden buildings in the wharf and the beautiful Alness Lighthouse.
It was built in 1876 and today it is an historical exhibition centre. You can see a wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean and the coastal landscape from the top of the lighthouse.
Address: Alnes, 6055 Godoy
Godoy Coastal Museum
Very close to the Eilifroysa you can find the Godoy Coastal Museum. Inside it you can see some things came from the Viking Age and some objects found on the islands which come from the II War World, costal culture and much more.
Address: 6055 Godoy
The Town Park is located on the foot of Mount Aksla. The park is a perfect place where to relax and it contains a stone erected to the Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany in thanks for his help after the fire of 1904. In the park, very close the beginning of the stair to Mount Aksla, you can see the statue of Rollo the Viking.
Address: Town Centre
Photos of the old town
Alesund has got a terrible history: in the night on 23rd January 1904 the town centre buried by a great fire, more than 800 houses were destroyed, and more than 10000 people were left homeless. The town centre had been rebuilt by 1907 thanks his inhabitants and the German Kaiser.
Alesun from Mount Aksla
Mount Aksla and Fjellstua viewpoints are one of Alesund biggest attractions. From the viewpoint you can see a fantastic views of the town, of the islands (Giske and Godoya are very easy to know) and the majestic Sunnmore Alps. To get to Aksla you can either climb the 418 steps from the Town Park or drive all the way up via the Borgundveien and Fjelltunveien roads.
Address: Mount Aksla
From Alesund you can't lose a visit to the Sunnmore coast and islands. It is make by quite and nice small islands and fishing communities lie facing the Atlantic Ocean. One the islands there are some historical plays tell the story of the Vikings and their singular history and pillaging a thousand year ago. You must see the Giske Kirke and the Alnes Lighthouse!!! The Sunnmore island are the best place where you can relax in a fantastic landscape.
Address: Giske, Valderoya, Vigra and Godoya
The Alesund Kirke was built in 1909 and It has got nice stained glass windows.The stained glass windows in the wall behind the organ were a gift frlm the German Kaiser Wilhelm II when the church was consacrated.
The Atlantic Sea Park is the nice aquarium of Alesund and it is built at Tueneset Island, about 3 Km west of Alesund downtown. You can see big tanks full of strange fishes, which show and explain the life in the ocean and in the fjords.
Address: Tueneset, 6028 Alesund
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