Photo: Hotel Brosundet
Photo: Hotel Brosundet


Going all out in Ålesund

Ålesund has some great places to stay and the food is another good reason to use the town as a base for ski trips in the nearby mountains.

Photo: XL Diner

XL Diner

Try the salt cod restaurant XL Diner. Over 90% of the world’s salt cod, or bacalao as it is also called, comes from Ålesund. There are imaginative variations here with a taste of the Mediterranean, Asia and India.

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Photo: Hotel Brosundet

Hotel Brosundet and Molja Lighthouse

Hotel Brosundet is housed in a listed building that is over 100 years old and it is a special place. The hotel also operates the Molja Lighthouse, the most unusual place in town to sleep. It has been refit by renowned Norwegian architects Snø­hetta – famous for designing the Oslo Opera House and the Ground Zero Museum in New York.

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Dalen butcher shop

This butcher shop has been in existence for more than 90 years and it is the oldest one in town. On the counter, you’ll find a wide range of Norwegian delicacies such as fenalår – cured lamb – and genuine Sunnmøre sausages. And the fish cakes always sell out fast at lunch.

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