@Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Fjord Norway

Alesund - the picturesque Art Nouveau town


Photo: Marte Kopperud/Innovation Norway


Photo: Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Photo: Marte Kopperud/Innovation Norway

Photo: Terje Borud/Innovation Norway


Alesund - the scenic Art Nouveau town

Alesund is beautifully located on the western coast of Fjord Norway, surrounded by a spectacular archipelago of islands, fjords & mountain peaks. Excellent hiking areas and marvellous views from the surrounding mountains.
Some attractions:
The National Art Nouveau centre (Jugendstilsenteret)
The Atlantic Sea Park – Aquarium
Godoy island & Alnes lighthouse
The Runde Bird island

Travel packages to Alesund:

Geirangerfjord Highlights 
Geirangerfjord & Sognefjord
Unesco Naeroyfjord & the unknown Hjorundfjord

Alesund's dramatic history

The town is young at heart, but with an unusually dramatic story to tell. One stormy night a hundred years ago, the whole town centre burned to the ground. Only a few houses survived the devastation in 1904, and ten thousand people were made homeless. A new town rose phoenix-like from the ashes – in the distinctive Art Nouveau style with myriad turrets, spires and beautiful ornamentation, like something from a fairytale. Today, the town is an attractive destination for visitors from Norway and abroad. Alesund is a modern, pulsating town with a varied cultural scene and exciting cafés and restaurants


Fishing & the beautiful Coast

Alesund has one of the largest and most important fishing harbours in Norway. The town's fishing fleet is one of the most modern in Europe. Alesund and surroundings also has a large furniture industry. Some well-known household items are manufactured here. In the 1950s and 1960s, Alesund was one of the chief stations of the herring fishery business.
The Sunnmore coast is an extraordinary experience. A string of picturesque small islands and fishing communities lie facing the Atlantic Ocean. The coastal districts have a long history of fishing and the many coastal museums have fascinating stories to tell. 

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Read more about our travel packages:

 

Geirangerfjord Highlights 
5 nights individual trip starting in Bergen & finishing in Oslo, with an overnight cruise to Alesund, a full day cruise on the Geirangerfjord, 2 nights in Alesund & the spectacular Rauma train line

 

Geirangerfjord & Sognefjord
This is a 6 nights roundtrip from Oslo, with the amazing Bergen train line, the Flam Railway, the Rauma line, fjordcruise on the majestic Sognefjord, overnight cruise from Bergen to Alesund with the Geirangerfjord. Stays in Oslo, Bergen & Alesund

 

Unesco Naeroyfjord & the unknown Hjorundfjord
This is a 6 nights roundtrip from Oslo, with the amazing Bergen train line, the Flam Railway, the Rauma line, fjordcruise on the narrow Naeroyfjord, overnight cruise from Bergen to Alesund with the Hjorundfjord. Stays in Oslo, Bergen & Alesund

 


 

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