Jarand Lokeland - Alesund

Ålesund

Ålesund is a main stop for voyages along the Norwegian coast.

Ålesund is known for its Jugend (art nouveau) style architecture and one of our favourite towns in Norway. In 1904, this small Norwegian town burnt down and the town was completely rebuilt in the then cutting-edge art nouveau style. It has become something of an open-air museum that architecture fans will certainly adore.

Occupying 7 islands, with the city centre occupying two of them, this island city makes a spectacular sight when viewed from Aksla hill that overlooks the city.

Ålesund has the most important fishing harbour in Norway with it's fishing fleet, one of the most modern in Europe. Ålesund and surroundings also has a large furniture industry, home to the factory of Scandinavia’s largest furniture manufacturer, Ekornes. In the 1950s and 1960s, Ålesund was one of the chief stations of the herring fishery business.

The Art Nouveau town of Ålesund could be taken right out of a fairy tale. If you look up as you explore the town, you will discover an abundance of imaginative ornamentation on the fronts of the buildings. Walk up the 418 steps to the top of Mount Aksla and you will be rewarded by unforgettable panoramic views!

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Season
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Tour Standard
Andrey Shcherbukhin

Best of Norway Escorted Small Group Tour

14 days - Escorted summer tour of Norwegian Fjords and Coastal Route

  • New tour 2022
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Experience the Northern Lights

Experience the Northern Lights

15 days - Escorted Small Group tour to Norway and Finland with northbound Norwegian Coastal Voyage

  • 2022/23 Winter available
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Andrey Armyagov

Western Fjords of Norway

8 days - Independent tour of the Western Fjords, travelling along the coast of Norway and then through the fjords by ferry and premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach

  • Connects with 'Beautiful Norway'
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Ørjan Bertelsen

Beautiful Norway and Norwegian Coastal Voyage

14 days - Independent visit to the mountains and fjords of Norway with Boutique hotels and touring in our premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach

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Norwegian Coastal Voyage Southbound

6 days - Norwegian Coastal voyage travelling South.

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Norway by Design and History with Juvet

9 days - Historic and Design Hotels of Norway - an independent self-drive through the fjords and coast of Norway.

  • Premium
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Atlantic Road, Image credit: Kjetil Rolseth

Scenic Norway Tour

7 days - Independent tour via the Troll Road and Atlantic Highway, travelling by premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach.

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Norwegian Coast, Lofoten & Tromsø

11 days - Norwegian Coastal Voyage, stopping longer in Lofoten and Tromsø

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Hurtigruten Coastal Expedition Sailings

9 days - Expedition team on board with special activities and hiking pass

  • Adventure options
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Visit Norway

Lofoten & Norwegian Coast Cruise

9 days - Norwegian Coastal Voyage with a longer stop in Lofoten.

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Mountains, Fjords & Norwegian Coastal Voyage

13 days - Classic Norway in a Nutshell® tour, Oslo and Norwegian Coastal voyage through Norway.

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Norwegian Coast Voyage & Helgeland tour

13 days - Coastal Voyage, Norwegian fjords and Helgeland Coast

  • Leisurely self-drive
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Christan Brothner

Norwegian Coastal Highlights Escorted

10 days - Escorted Small Group tour with northbound Norwegian Coastal Voyage, Oslo to Tromsø

  • 2022/2023
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Hurtigruten

Norwegian Coastal Voyage & Nordic Capitals Tour

23 days - Independent cruise and tour of Scandinavia's coast and capitals.

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MS Nordlys Geiranger Hurtigurten

Norwegian Coastal Voyage Northbound

7 days - "Kystruten" voyage up the coast of Norway

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Norwegian Coastal Voyage Round Trip

12 days - Voyage along the Norwegian coast.

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Rampestreken

Scenic Norway Hiking Tour

6 days - Premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach hiking tour via the Troll Road, bagging Romsdalseggen, Rampestreken and Mefjellet.

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Accommodation
Hurtigruten Cabins
Director's Choice
Hotel Brosundet
Design choice
Historic choice
Restaurants
Maki
Maki Restaurant Ålesund
Ålesund Restaurant Suggestions
Optional Add Ons
Ålesund Art Nouveau Walk
Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla
Hike with a visit to a Shieling