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Alesund's Brosundet Canal
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Alesund harbour
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Alesund promenade
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View over Alesund from Askla mountain
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Alesund city centre
Runde bird island near Alesund
Alesund city view
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Alesund canal
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Alnes lighthouse outside Alesund
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Boat cruise on the Hjorundfjord
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Jugendstil Museum Alesund
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Alesund Brosundet Canal
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Boat cruise on the Hjorundfjord
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Jugendstil Art Nouveau Centre Alesund
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Puffin on Runde island outside Alesund
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Puffin on Runde island outside Alesund
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Alesund Aquarium


Atlantic coastal city where the fjords begin

Ålesund is a bustling port and fascinating seaside 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. After a devastating fire in 1904, the town was totally rebuilt in Art Nouveau style, with a myriad of turrets, spires and medieval ornaments which are still present today. 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, Alesund 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


First Hotel Atlantica

A smart recently-renovated hotel ideally located in the heart of Ålesund directly opposite the picturesque old fishing port and Brosundet canal. The harbour is only a short walk away, making the hotel a great base from which to explore. Our prices are based on bed and breakfast only, but with a daily packed lunch included.  There is also a good selection of restaurants serving international cuisine nearby.

£ 469 per person
Hotel Brosundet

One of Norway’s ‘Historic Hotels’ and under new management, the Hotel Brosundet enjoys an excellent location right on the quayside on the Brosundet canal and overlooking the old fishing port. The attractively-furnished hotel is located inside an old warehouse still featuring exposed beams and the lobby area and restaurant have recently been renovated. 

£ 599 per person
Scandic Parken

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

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.


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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