Step into the fairy tale-like town of Alesund where sparkling fjords tower above turrets and ornate facades. Found on a narrow peninsula on the northwest coast, this unique Norwegian port is considered the most beautiful city in Norway.
Lined with art nouveau properties, Alesund owes its famously elegant architecture to a devastating fire in 1904. Having destroyed the entire city, the streets were re-built with Jugendstil design, creating a romantic, ornamental character.
Wander these pretty streets that stretch out to the sea and dine on local seafood before delving into a land of fjords and high peaks for epic adventure. With the jaw-dropping Hjorundfjord and Sunnmore Alps surrounding the city, there is heaps of opportunity to hike, sail and explore this unspoilt natural splendour.
What to do
- Visit the stunning Hjorundfjord
- Hike in the Sunnmøre Alps
- Climb the 418 steps to the top of Mount Aksla for beautiful panoramic views