Alesund

  • Alesund is a totally different town to all others in Norway. Destroyed in 1904 by fire, it was rebuilt thanks to funds granted by Emperor William II. Its art nouveau style and pastel nuances make it a very special town. Nowadays, it has become one of Norway's major fishing ports, exporting large amounts of cod. Surrounded by mountains and built on three islands linked together by bridges, Alesund is ...
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  • The old town and the port of Alesund, a town close to the Russian border
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  • This is one of the few Art Nouveau-style towns to have been preserved in all of Europe.
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  • Composed of three rocky islands, Alesund is destination along the Norwegian coast well worth a visit.
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  • Hurtigrund, the Norwegian coastal route, is now an internationally-known tourist attraction.
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  • The beautiful town of Alesund with its maintained Art Nouveau-style and its port directly on the sea
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  • Alesund is one of the stops on the famous Hurtigruten, the Norwegian coastal express.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Norway

Alesund is a totally different town to all others in Norway. Destroyed in 1904 by fire, it was rebuilt thanks to funds granted by Emperor William II. Its art nouveau style and pastel nuances make it a very special town. Nowadays, it has become one of Norway's major fishing ports, exporting large amounts of cod. Surrounded by mountains and built on three islands linked together by bridges, Alesund is a pleasant town, great for strolling around. Climb up Mount Aksla to get the best view of the town. You can get there through the public park and climbing up the 418 steps leading to the top.

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