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Alesund

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Introduction

The fishing and ferry port city of Alesund is noted for its concentration of Art Nouveau buildings and proximity to the rugged, beautiful western fjords. After a fire in the early 1900s destroyed much of the city, it was rebuilt in the distinctive style of the German Jugendstil movement, as Art Nouveau is also known.

The city's centre, Jugendstilsenteret, features turrets and towers, mock Gothic and pastel-painted facades and other folksy flourishes. As a result, Alesund retains an altogether different feel from any other Norwegian town and this makes it an especially interesting place to visit.

The craggy cliffs of Runde - a small island to the west of Alesund - is a popular day trip destination, especially among bird spotters who come to watch sea birds including gannets, kittiwakes, guillemots and puffins. Alesund is also the gateway to the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most beautiful fjords.

Special offers in Alesund

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,190 pp incl. flights

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Special fly-cruise fares

This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.

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Top itineraries in Alesund

Norway: Best of the West

6-day tailor-made self-drive from £985 pp incl. flights

The architecturally impressive coastal town of Alesund and the equally striking Hotel Union in Geirangerfjord provide perfect bases from which to explore the stunning surroundings of glistening lakes, towering peaks and deep forests.

Hurtigruten - Classic voyage north

7-day tailor-made cruise from £580 pp

There are a staggering 34 ports of call on this seven-day Hurtigruten cruise, travelling north up Norway's west coast from Bergen to Kirkenes, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, some of which are rarely visited by other cruise ships.

The Great Norwegian Coastal Tour

18-day tailor-made journey from £2,540 pp incl. flights

The Norwegian coast, is a treasure trove of natural wonders, from the dramatic landscapes of Norway's fjords to the snow-clad peaks of the remote Lofoten Islands. Further north still, the Arctic capital Tromso offers up a wealth of activities, while the town of Kirkenes, is home to the Snowhotel.

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,190 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special fly-cruise fares

This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.

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Top places to stay in Alesund

Storfjord Hotel, Skodje

Accommodation

A classic Scandinavian-style log cabin, the Storfjord Hotel is just 30 minutes from Alesund by car, and has stunning views across the fjord and surrounding forest.

Hotel Brosundet, Alesund

Historic hotel

A delightful hotel housed in a listed old wharf building on Brosundet canal, the main artery of Ålesund, offering seclusion and the perfect getaway.

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