Dating back to the Viking Age, Ålesund is best known today for its modern Art Nouveau architecture. Join us on a walking tour to discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.
Discover the beautiful coastal city of Ålesund.
Learn more about the town´s ancient and the modern history.
Experience the city´s unique concentration of Art Nouveau buildings up close.
Savor the seafaring soul of this remarkable western Norwegian city.
Level 2: Suitable for most.
1 hour 30 min
Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
Distinguished by numerous spires, towers and highly detailed ornamentation, Ålesund is renowned worldwide for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. This is due to a devastating fire in 1904 that burned a large part of the city to the ground. Afterwards, the entire town was rebuilt in the fashionable style of the time, Art Nouveau. Ålesund today is a partner in the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, a European web of cooperation created in 1999 for the study, protection and development of Art Nouveau.
Our stroll around Ålesund begins on the pier, where we are met by a local guide who takes us on a pleasant walk through the streets of this enchanting town. Along the way you pass the picturesque fishing port of Brosundet, the Apotekertorget square, with its iconic fisherman and fisherman´s wife statues, and the city´s unique shopping street. This tour of Ålesund provides a great opportunity to savor both the town´s rich history and its charming street life.
Disembarking port: Ålesund
Embarking port: Ålesund
Available from: 2 September – 1 November
Duration: 1 hour 30 min
Clothes/footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
Note: Visit to Jugendstilsenteret, a national center for Art Nouveau, is not included.