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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Andrey Armyagov

Scenic Fjords of Norway Escorted

10 days - Escorted tour between Bergen and Trondheim, travelling along the coast of Norway and then through the fjords

  • New for 2024
  • Norway
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Norway In-depth Escorted Small Group Tour

17 days - Escorted summer tour of Norwegian Fjords from Oslo to Trondheim

  • 2024 bookings opened
  • Norway
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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

  • Norway
  • Finland
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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

  • Norway
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Norwegian Coastal Voyage Southbound

6 days - Norwegian Coastal voyage travelling South.

  • Norway
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Juvet Landscape Hotel

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
  • Juvet books out early
  • Norway
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Norwegian Coast, Lofoten & Tromsø

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

  • Norway
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Ronny Olsen

Havila Astronomy Sailing

12 days - Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage with an Astronomy expert

  • Norway
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Hurtigruten Coastal Expedition Sailings

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

  • Adventure options
  • Norway
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Visit Norway

Lofoten and Norwegian Coast Cruise

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

  • Norway
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Mountains, Fjords & Norwegian Coastal Voyage

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

  • Norway
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Marius Beck Dahle

Norwegian Coastal Voyage & Nordic Capitals Tour

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

  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Estonia
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MS Nordlys Geiranger Hurtigurten

Norwegian Coastal Voyage Northbound

7 days - Kystruten voyage up the coast of Norway

  • Norway
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Marius Beck Dahle

Norwegian Coastal Voyage Round Trip

12 days - Voyage along the Norwegian coast.

  • Norway
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Hurtigruten
Hurtigruten Cabins
Director's Choice
Image courtesy of Hotel Brosundet
Hotel Brosundet
Design choice
Historic choice
Restaurants
Image courtesy of Maki
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