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The quit town of Ålesund. Photo: Shutterstock
The quit town of Ålesund. Photo: Shutterstock


Must-see places in Ålesund

These are the places you don't want to miss when you visit Ålesund.

Sunnmøre Alps

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.


Hotel Brosundet

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.

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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.

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Mount Aksla offers stunning views of the city and surrounding peaks.

Mount Aksla

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.


Ingrids glassverksted

Glassmaker Ingrid Cecilie Ulla blows vases and other objects in glass. Visit the workshop and gallery and try your hand at glassblowing. 

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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.


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