Scandic Parken

  • Norway, Alesund

A classic city hotel located in the heart of Ålesund, just a few steps from the main street and 2 minutes' walk from the harbour. With a traditionally-decorated rooms, large public areas and light, pleasantly-decorated rooms, the Scandic is an excellent base in this Atlantic city. A buffet evening meal is included for tour guests on the first night of their stay, whilst a selection of traditional and international restaurants are on your doorstep for the rest of your stay - make sure you try the local bacalao!

This hotel can be booked as part of our Highlights of the Fjords group escorted tour.  

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 197
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 9
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:

The bedrooms at the Scandic Parken have bath or shower, TV, telephone, hairdryer, mini bar and free Wi-Fi.

  • Standard twin rooms (A3) sleeping 2-3 people and are as above
  • Single rooms (F1) are as above
  • Superior twin rooms (B3) are available on request and offer additional items including tea and coffee making facilities and bathrobes 

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast included
  • A buffet evening meal included on the first night of your stay
  • Alternatively, a selection of restaurants are close by, and the hotel also has an à la carte restaurant.
  • Packed lunches are available to purchase locally for approx. 95NOK per person
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel 

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual 

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet 

  • Lunch service:

    Not included 

  • Dinner service:

    Buffet (if pre-booked)

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

Alesund

Ålesund is a bustling port town facing the Atlantic Ocean at the entrance to the region of outstanding natural beauty and some of Norway’s most dramatic fjords. Due to its position, it enjoys more days of sunshine throughout the year than areas deeper into the fjords. It’s known for the art nouveau architectural style in which most of the town was rebuilt after a fire in 1904. In addition to the many museums, there is a variety of interesting day trips to the surrounding islands and skerries of local fishing communities dating back to the Viking era. Making an excellent destination in its own right, it is  great for a week or long weekend (using non stop flights from Gatwick on Fridays and Mondays), Ålesund can be enjoyed as part of our Fjord Explorer tour or in combination with a stay in Loen on Nordfjord on our new 'Glaciers & Coast' 2-centre combination. 

City Breaks in Bergen, Ålesund or Stavanger

Bergen, Ålesund and Stavanger each offer a wealth of cultural attractions and sightseeing opportunities and can be booked as a 3, 4 or 7 night City Break on their own or as part of one of our multi-centre Fjord Tours

Things to do in resort

  • Mount Aksla viewpoint for stunning views over the city 
  • Art Nouveau centre museum 
  • Fishery museum 
  • Picturesque Alnes lighthouse (reached by public transport) 
  • Sunnmøre Museum detailing Viking history 
  • Boat trips to nearby islands
  • Award winning aquarium 
  • Kayaking and cycling 
  • Shopping 
  • Glass-blowing workshop 
  • Cinema
  • Bird-watching at nearby Runde island (Wildlife Sea Safari excursion) 

In addition to its many museums and impressive ocean aquarium, holidays in Ålesund offer a variety of interesting day trips to the small islands and skerries of local fishing communities dating back to the Viking era, plus round trips to the famous Geirangerfjord and Sunnmøre Alps as well as making an excellent destination in its own right, for a week or long weekend.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.1585237
  • Latitude: 62.4737742

For more information on travel and transport visit our Alesund page

Excursions

Explore the local area independently, at your own pace, with these pre-bookable recommended day trips:

Ålesund has a wide variety of additional excursions and activities including deep-sea rafting, fishing trips, guided town sightseeing trips, interesting Art Nouveau, historical and fisheries museums.

The Royal Fjord Route Hjørundfjord Cruise incl. lunch £99, half day,  daily, mid Jun - mid Aug,

A wonderfully scenic cruise along the Hjørundfjord surrounded by the majestic Sunnmøre Alps as far as Øye where a 2-course lunch is included at the historic Union Hotel.

Runde island and bird watching round trip £49, daily 

By bus from Ålesund and then boat to the famous 'Bird Island'

‘The Atlantic Road’ round trip by public transport £67, daily, mid-June - mid-August. 

A round trip by bus to one of Norway's more spectacular roads and National Tourist Routes. Total trip approx. 10-11hrs. 

Geirangerfjord Roundtrip £120, daily, mid June - mid August 

Travel independently by public bus from Alesund to Hellsylt to pick up the boat cruise along the Geirangerfjord and the famous 'Seven Sisters' waterfall. Geiranger is also offered as an excursion from Loen

Trollstigen National Tourist Route, £99, Mon-Fri only, mid June - mid August 

Using the local bus network, starting from Alesund, you'll head for Geiranger before continuing to Valldall, theTrollstigen and Andalsnes, before you return along the fjord to Alesund.

Stranda gondola roundtrip by public transport, £39, full day, daily

By bus from Alesund to Stranda for its gondola and viewpoint via Sykkylven. The trip continues by ferry crossing the Storfjord to Liabygda before heading back to Ålesund along the fjord.  Gondola ticket not included (approx. £25 per adult, pay locally)

Book locally

Guided City Walk of Ålesund, £15, daily (book locally)

A fascinating guided tour of the city, detailing it's interesting history and the development of its Art Deco architecture

North Islands Express Boat, £35, daily (book locally)

Round trip by express boat trip to the islands north of Ålesund  - look out for some sea birds along the way

Atlantic Sea Park Aquarium £15 daily (book locally)
Large oceanside aquarium showing life in the ocean and fjords, fish feeding show, fishing for crabs etc.

Local museums including the Art Nouveau Centre, Fishery Museum and Sunnmore Museum, from £10 each, daily (book locally)

Hop-on / Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus £22, daily,  10am-3pm (book locally)

Stops at main attractions including Fjellstua viewpoint and the aquarium. Runs hourly (every 2hrs if no cruise ships in port).

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Facilities

  • Lounge
  • Large breakfast and half board dining room
  • Bar
  • Small fitness room
  • Sauna
  • Small shop for minibar items
  • Laundry service (pay locally)
  • Wi-fi throughout (Free)

Inghams Plus

  • Wedding Anniversary and Honeymoon Offer: Free room upgrade, subject to availability

Special Offers

This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information

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