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Destination in detail
Nestled in a fish hook shaped peninsula, the coastal town of Alesund extends over several small islands out onto the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by majestic fjords and the snow capped summits of the Sunmore Alps. Often regarded as one of Norway's most beautiful ports, it is elegantly dressed in Art Nouveau architecture with pretty pastel coloured buildings reflected in the coastal waters. With its rich cultural heritage, wealth of restaurants and bars, and numerous events, Alesund is a cultural centre of the region. Beyond this, the spectacular nature provides endless opportunities for outdoors adventures including alpine skiing, fishing and hiking, not to mention adventures into the jewel of the region - the mighty Geirangerfjord. Alesund is a year round destination and an unmissable stop on your Nordic adventure.
Experiences in Alesund
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Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.
Ålesund & Sunnmøre is easy to get to by a variety of transport methods. Ålesund is the Fjord Norway regional traffic hub with excellent connections to the whole fjord- and coastal region. Ålesund Airport Vigra is a 20 minute drive from Ålesund town centre and has good connections to/from cities as Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger. And direct international flights as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Gdansk and Alicante.
In Fjord Norway you can experience the best of both worlds – cold snowy winters and warm summers. August is the hottest month in Alesund with an average temperature of 15°C (59°F) although this can get much warmer depending on the weather and the coldest is February at 3°C (37°F).
Ålesund occupies seven of the outer islands in the same county of Møre og Romsdal. The town centre is located on the islands Aspøya and Nørvøya, while Heissa and Oksnøya contain residential areas. Situated 236 kilometres (147 mi) north northeast of the city of Bergen, Ålesund is adjacent to the famous Hjørund and Geiranger fjords, the latter being on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, making this the perfect destination for a Norwegian Fjord adventure!
Food & Drink
Ålesund and Sunnmøre can offer a good selection of restaurants, pubs and cafés, whether you are looking for a gourmet meal, a good patissery or a delicious coffee.