Discover what’s new before everyone else:

Get our free on-the-go Nordic hotspot map!

Search
Close this search box.

Ålesund

Ålesund – city of fjords and Art Nouveau splendour

Situated in Norway’s Møre og Romsdal region, Ålesund stands proudly at the edge of the Norwegian Sea, backed by the jagged profiles of the Sunnmøre Alps. After a sweeping fire in 1904, the city was rebuilt in the striking Art Nouveau style, making it a unique architectural treasure. This maritime city is also the gateway to the iconic Geirangerfjord and the UNESCO-listed West Norwegian Fjords. Ascend the 418 steps to the Fjellstua viewpoint on Mount Aksla for panoramic views over the city, the archipelago, and the incredible fjords. Don’t miss the Atlantic Sea-Park, one of Scandinavia’s largest saltwater aquariums, where the mysteries of the deep Norwegian Sea come to life.

Stay in the know

Sign up for the latest hotspot news from the Nordics.

Bespoke partnerships

Before you rent: the must-read car rental guide for the Nordics

Before you book: the must-read guide to Norwegian fjord cruises

Insider guides

48 hours in Malmö, Sweden

48 hours in Copenhagen, Denmark

48 hours in Stockholm, Sweden

Freebie!

Get our free on-the-go Nordic hotspot map