Best Things To Do in Alesund, Norway

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  • Alesund Harbour: A beautiful place to stroll, people watch and lose your train of thoughts.
  • Alesund Town Park: Climb to the viewpoint on top of the mountain for the best view of the city.
  • Alesund Aquarium (Atlanterhavsparken): A look into Norway’s sea wildlife.
  • Art Nouveau Centre: See the story behind why Alesund looks as pretty as it does.
  • Sunnmore Museum: A large, open air museum that exhibits houses and boats as an example of what Alesund used to be.

Alesund is a very popular hiking and trekking hub, thanks to the beauty of its surroundings. Though the following hikes cannot be mapped on an online itinerary, it’s definitely worth checking them out. They are more or less the main reason anyone comes to Alesund.

  • Hike to Slogen
  • Hike to Skarasalen
  • Hike to Rundebranden
  • Hike to Skopphornet
  • Hike to Skoratinden
  • Hike to Kverve
  • Hike to Dalegubben
  • Hike to Lauparen
  • Hike to Saksa
  • Hike to Myklebusthornet/Varden
  • Hike to Saudehornet

Below we have a list of things to do in Alesund and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Alesund getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Alesund with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Alesund

Here is the list of things to do in Alesund and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Alesund Town Park And Fjellstoua Viewpoint

    Park, View Point, Nature

    Built into the west side of Mount Aksla, the park is essentially just 418 steps that lead up the mountain to an unbeatable panoramic view of archipelago, the town centre, and the Sunnmøre Alps. You don’t have to walk up; you can drive, or even take the city train. At the top, you’ll find a café and a restaurant in addition to the viewing platform, which is called Fjell...Read more
  2. Alesund Museum

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    Alesund Museum

    Museum, Outdoors, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    This small museum right in the centre of Alesund describes the city’s journey through history, and its cultural story through various permanent exhibitions. These exhibitions cover the great town fire of 1904, fisheries, regional boats and World War II. There’s also a beautiful model of 1898 Alesund. Artefacts, photographs and paintings are the main storytelling props here. The Fish...Read more
  3. Sunnmore Museum

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    Sunnmore Museum


    Sunnmøre Museum is a folk museum in Ålesund that emphasizes on the coastal culture. There are two parts to the museum, one is the open-air museum (comprising of 55 old and distinct buildings) and other is the main building. Go on a walk along the picturesque house examining the exhibits that give you an insight of the cultural and the architectural history of Sunnmøre, feel ...Read more
  4. Alesund Harbor

    Walking Area, Harbour

    Between the islands of Nørvøy and Aspøy, on Skansekaia road, you get to see the very reason Alesund even exists – the harbour. For cruise or for trade, the harbour is crucial. Today, if you want to properly enjoy it, just walk along the road, and find a nice spot where you can see the ships cruise by. Nearby, you’ll find the Monument of the people going to Engla...Read more
  5. Alesund Aquarium

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    Alesund Aquarium


    This marine park is the most popular attraction in town. It is one of the largest saltwater aquariums in Northern Europe. With 4000 sq metres of exhibition space, it is able to house 11 large aquariums, 2 open touch pools and 2 activity pools, and a few minor aquariums. Between them, they cover practically all of Norway’s important marine life. Highlights are: The Great Atlantic Tank: Cod...Read more
  6. Art Noveau Centre

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    Art Noveau Centre

    Art Gallery, Exhibition

    Built in 1905–1907, the building is famous for its Art Noveau interior. Thus, it’s only fitting that the Art Noveau was opened here in 2003 by Queen Sonja of Norway. Art Noveau, a holistic style of art that follows naturally forming lines and curves is wonderfully expressed here through permanent and temporary exhibitions. While you’ll have to check the attraction website for ...Read more
  7. The Fisheries Museum

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    The Fisheries Museum


    Housed inside the landmark Holmbua along the beautiful harbor in Ålesund, Fisheries Museum is for the sea lovers and the history buffs. The exhibits in here tell the story of the development of fishery and the processing work involved. Stroll through the interesting displays, learning a thing or two about the production of dried cod and other fish products, make a quick stop to catch the ...Read more
  8. Runde Island

    Outdoors, Island

    Birds are Runde’s real inhabitants, not the 150 people. Between February and August every year over half a million birds come to nest on this island. Southernmost of Norway’s nesting cliffs, Runde welcomes around 230 different species of birds. There’s two ways to take in Runde’s glory in the summer – you can either go over the land bridge, which is about a 90km dr...Read more
  9. Stranda Ski Resort

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    Stranda Ski Resort

    Outdoors, View Point, Resort

    17 ski runs and 7 lifts (including 2 chair lifts with magnificent views), make for one of the best skiing destinations in the area. If you want to run beyond the boundaries of the resort, you can arrange before hand for a small taxi to pick you up when necessary. The top of the lifts has restaurants, and the view is breathtaking; there’s also a small gift shop. Everything is really expens...Read more
  10. Godoya


    Godøy is an island in Norway that is famous for its serene nature, towering mountain Storhornet, and tranquil lake Alnesvatnet. Translating to 'Island of Gods', the beautiful island of Godøy has its origins tied back to the Viking age. Explore the old Alnes lighthouse, spend time in the fishing villages of Alnes, and get in touch with the abundant wildlife found on the island. Som...Read more
  11. Color Line Stadium

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    Color Line Stadium


    Color Line Stadion is an association football stadium in Alesund and is also the home of the Norwegian Premier League side Aalesunds FK. Built at a cost of NOK 160 million, Color Line Stadion is the first top-level stadium to feature an artificial turf. If you are a football fan visiting Alesund then you have to definitely visit Color Line Stadion to understand the Norweigan's love for football...Read more
  12. Fjellstua

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    View Point

    A great way to beginning your vacation in Ålesund is by heading to the Fjellstua viewpoint. Set high on the top, Fjellstua gives you a wholesome view of the archipelago painted with white, yellow, and, red steep-roofed buildings. Start with shopping at the pedestrian shopping centers at the foot and then take the 418 steps from the town park that go up till the top. Not, much of a climber...Read more
  13. Hiking Trip To Sukkertoppen - The Sugar Top (314 M)

    Hiking Trail

    Are you a hiking enthusiast who loves exploring nature? Hiking trip to Sukkertoppen - The Sugar Top (314 m) is perfect for you! This is a short and easy hike, with a delightful panoramic view. It has always been popular amongst locals, and is now gaining popularity amongst tourists. The hike takes around 45 minutes, and it is recommended to wear proper hiking footwear, as the terrain can be mu...Read more
  14. Parken Culture House

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    Parken Culture House

    Entertainment, Concert

    Set in the middle of the Ålesund town center, surrounded by the City Park and the Town Mountain Aksla, Parken Culture House is a great place to find entertainment. Home to a plenty of concerts that run throughout the year, Parken Culture House never fails to entertain you. Before visiting, just check with the management regarding the timings and the ticket availability. The prime location...Read more
  15. The Art Nouveau Town Image
    The Art Nouveau Town is a town which seems straight out of a fantasy book and it rose as a phoenix after the beautiful town of Alesund was burned down in 1904. The buildings which came upon reconstruction were designed in the Art Nouveau style with beautiful ornamentation and myriad turrets. Today, it seems almost magical as to how the magnificent redo of the town has turned out to be absolute...Read more