It is a commercial harbour town located on the west coast of Norway, at the mouth of several fjords entering the Norwegian Sea, in the Møre og Romsdal region. Located on a peninsula and several islands, it is a convenient port.
Ålesund is an ideal starting point for skiing holidays and hiking in the mountains. It’s also worth getting to know it itself, taking a stroll along the streets of Ålesund, admiring the well-known, beautiful architecture of Art Nouveau. Innumerable turrets, spiers and beautiful ornaments that give this city a special character are fairytale like.
Art Nouveau Architecture
The town of Ålesund lies on the islands and it is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture, since it was rebuilt in 1904 as a result of a great fire. Throughout the year, numerous places in Ålesund are full of entertainment, concerts, theater performances and other shows. Annual festivals are also organized there, including the Theater Festival, the Festival of New Norwegian Literature, Art and Music, the Boat Festival and the Norwegian Food Festival.
Not without a cause is Ålesund and its vicinity one of the most visited places in Norway. The surrounding area is a real paradise for those who are looking for intense experiences surrounded by nature. Many tourists visit the Geirangerfjord, the bird island of Runde and majestic peaks of Hjørundfjord and Alp Sunnmøre.
Geirangerfjord is one of the jewels among Norwegian fjords. Meandering in the characteristic shape of the letter "S", with high waterfalls and mountain farms, the landscape of the fjord delights everyone and has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.