One of the world's most unforgettable sights over the pretty peninsula of downtown Ålesund to a string of islands and the North Sea...
The 418 steps up Aksla hill lead to the splendid Kniven viewpoint over Ålesund and the surrounding mountains and islands. Follow...
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Jacu Coffee Roastery
The west coast's most highly respected coffee roastery is head-quartered in this sensitively remodelled industrial space. Drop in for an...
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Fjellstua Kafé information
The 418 steps up Aksla lead to the splendid Kniven viewpoint over Ålesund and the surrounding mountains and islands. Follow Lihauggata from the pedestrian shopping street Kongensgata to the start of the 20-minute puff to the top of the hill. There’s also a road to the top; take Røysegata east from the centre, then follow the Fjellstua signposts up the hill. Up top, the Fjellstua Kafé is a good place to recover your breath while enjoying a drink with a view.