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City break in Alesund. Active leisure ideas for Alesund - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Besides historic and cultural attractions, unique nature is a true treasure of Alesund. You will have many ways of making your vacation in this Norwegian town more exciting. Try different activities and explore the most picturesque areas of the town and its suburbs. Most tourists visit Fjellstua Viewpoint – this is a popular observation area located on the top of a mountain. Quite a steep stair with more than 400 steps leads to the viewpoint. The stair starts in the main public park of Alesund. Naturally, you need to be physically prepared to get to the top but many tourists make stops on their way to the viewpoint. If you do not want to go up, there is a simpler way to reach Fjellstua – by car. The viewpoint offers a striking view of the fjords and the town. A restaurant works here in summer.
There are many attractive shopping streets and quarters in Alesund but the majority of interesting shops and malls are open in Aspøya. This is the place where you will find original shops … Open
If you happen to visit Alesund in the period from December to April, do not miss an opportunity to visit the ski resorts that are located in the vicinity of the town. All ski resorts of the region are technically advanced and have modern infrastructure. Sunnmorsalpane is the most popular and famous winter resort. This area offers ski runs for beginners and professionals, so it is not rare to see both families with children and professional sportsmen here. Even tourists who don’t like skiing or have never tried skiing before will find it interesting to visit Sunnmorsalpane. In summer, vacationers arrive to participate in exciting hiking excursions and admire the picturesque mountain views. Attractive restaurants and cafes in Sunnmorsalpane are always ready to greet new guests, making it comfortable to spend the entire day here.
Water rides to the fjords are another interesting activity for tourists in Alesund. Such voyages are particularly popular in summer. Special tourist ferries make cruises along the coast, taking passengers to the most beautiful areas of the region. You can take a closer look at the colorful houses that Alesund is famous for from water, see old lighthouses built along the coast, and admire the picturesque nearby villages. Copyright
Tourists from all over the world discover Alesund, one of the most beautiful cities in Norway. You may wonder why this city is the most beautiful. This is the result of the survey among … Open
If you like natural attractions, make sure you visit Rundebranden that is often referred to as the bird mountain. This mountain is situated on Runde Island that is a popular trekking destination in summer. The rocky island has become home to thousands of birds including rare species of puffins and loons. It is also possible to watch guillemots and many other birds here. Over 170,000 birds live on Runde Island, so no wonder why professional and amateur ornithologists arrive here to watch them. Tourists can explore the most picturesque parts of the island and learn many interesting facts about different birds during an excursion.
In summer, Alesund offers many interesting activities for divers. There are several wonderful diving sites not far from the coast. For example, Akerendam is a true underwater landmark of the region. This sunken ship was discovered relatively not long ago, and today the old vessel is a magnet for hundreds of divers. Diving in this area is also a great chance to see typical inhabitants of the local waters such as dozens of fish and shellfish species.
It is hard to call Alesund an ideal town for vacationers with children. There are not many amusements for small children here, but tourists with teenage kids can make their stay in this … Open
If you are keen on the most unusual and exquisite activities, you can always rent a yacht and explore local fjords independently. If you want to fish, it is better to hire a local guide who will show you the best fishing sites in the region. Helicopter rides above the Alesund region are another interesting activity available for upscale tourists. You can book them at the local airport.
Local people enjoy relaxing in Byparken i Ålesund, the main public park in the town. The park is relatively not big but it still has lush vegetation. Byparken i Ålesund is a historical park established in 1885. Just like other parts of Alesund, the park suffered much damage during the fire. Local people had to restore it from scratch at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, visitors can see gorgeous century-old trees here. There are also several symbolic monuments in the park.
A devastating fire destroyed almost all historic buildings in Alesund. Nevertheless, the town is considered one of the best destinations for sightseeing in Norway. Alesund is famous for its … Open
After sunset, head to one of the local pubs and bars to relax and enjoy a good drink. Local people are big fans of beer. The Apotekergata No. 5 Pub offers a great selection of the foamy drink. Besides multiple beer types and refreshing cocktails, this pub has a big menu with the most popular Scandinavian dishes. Dirty Nelly Bar specializes in craft beer. The venue is open on the first floor of an eye-catching modernist building. Famous for its interesting retro design, the bar is a wonderful destination for a late dinner.
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♥   World Heritage Site 'West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord' , 63.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Jostedalsbreen' , 101.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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