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Alesund
Norway

Alesund is a pretty town that was rebuilt after the fire of 1904 in an art nouveau architectural style. It is considered by Norwegians to be one of the most beautiful cities in Norway. This town is an important fishing port.

Useful Information

Language

Norwegian (the majority of residents also speak English which is taught at school) A few words in Norwegians: hallo (hello), tak (thank you), ja (yes), and nei (no).

Currency

NOK
Norwegian krone

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Time difference

UTC: 1

from New York: +6h

from San Francisco: +8h

from London: +1h

Tips

None are required (except for your tour guides), but you can round up the bill

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Maximum
(mminch)
January
1 34
3 37
1275.00
February
1 34
3 37
1044.00
March
1 34
5 41
1054.25
April
2 36
7 45
823.25
May
7 45
11 52
622.50
June
9 48
13 55
743.00
July
11 52
15 59
963.75
August
11 52
15 59
1174.50
September
8 46
12 54
1907.50
October
6 43
10 50
1867.25
November
3 37
6 43
1716.75
December
1 34
4 39
1686.50

Where is locate the Port of Alesund

The port of Alesund is located in the heart of the city. A tourist information kiosk is located on the pier where you can grab a map of the city. It is also the starting point for buses and small tourist trains. Tickets can be purchased at kiosks near the wharf.

Wi-fi is available for free at the main tourist information centre on the other side of the city.

Travelling around the port of Alesund

The city is easily visited on foot. The souvenir shops are located on a pedestrian street in the centre of the city.
A Hop on hop off tourist bus service and a small tourist train are available when a cruise ship is in port.

Activities in Alesund

Museums

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Open-air museum with 55 period houses. You will see how the inhabitants lived at the time. The museum is set back from the city, but the tourist buses stop there.

The museum on the history of the city.

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This museum showcases the city’s art nouveau style of architecture. The Kube Art Museum is located in the nearby building.

The museum showcases the fisheries industry, which is still an important economic activity in the region.

Activities

Scandinavia’s largest saltwater aquarium. A shuttle bus connects the port to the aquarium every 30 minutes (10-minute journey). Tickets can be purchased at the port.

Fjellstua

Climb the 418 steps to the Fjellstua viewpoint at the top of the hill. A cafeteria is located in the building at the top. Tourist buses make a stop there.

Excursions in Alesund

  • Guided tour of the city on foot allows you to discover the art nouveau style of the city and the history of its reconstruction.
  • Bus tour of the city
  • Visit the island of Giske (Saga island) which has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and the island of Godoy where you can see a lighthouse and a view of the fjord.
  • Trollveggen : On the path of the Trolls, you can admire the wall of the trolls, a steep wall of the mountain.

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