Must-see places in Ålesund
The Sunnmøre Alps are popular with skiers right up to late spring, and with hikers in the summer. Several companies offer guided tours. The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) offers popular guided tours. You’ll need to be a member of the Association and a competent skier.
Simple yet sophisticated, Hotel Brosundet combines a stunning appearance with remarkable attention to detail. One of the hotel’s main attractions is room 47, which is located in Molja Lighthouse, a five-minute walk from the main building.
Rooms from NOK 1,530 per night.
Jugendstilsenteret (Art Nouveau Center) offers a fascinating introduction to Art Nouveau with beautiful illustrations of the movement. The center also hosts temporary exhibitions, such as the current Norwegian Japonism, which examines the influence of Japanese art on Art Nouveau in Norway.
Reach the summit of Aksla and you’ll never forget you’ve been in Ålesund. The mountain offers stunning views of the city and surrounding peaks. There’s a stairway – with 418 steps – to the summit. Here you can take a well-earned rest at the mountain lodge, which has a café and restaurant.
Glassmaker Ingrid Cecilie Ulla blows vases and other objects in glass. Visit the workshop and gallery and try your hand at glassblowing.
The Tall Ships Races
In July, Ålesund will be a port of call for The Tall Ships Races from July 15–18. The program includes parades, concerts and numerous family-friendly activities.
Published: September 8, 2016