The 418 steps up Aksla hill lead to the splendid Kniven viewpoint over Ålesund and the surrounding mountains and islands. Follow...
One of the world's most unforgettable sights over the pretty peninsula of downtown Ålesund to a string of islands and the North Sea...
Rollo the Viking founded Normandy in 911; William the Conqueror is his descendent.
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...
At this great-value place, join the youthful crowd on its deep sofa. There are free refills for coffee and soft drinks, and the west...
Borgundgavlen · interesting places nearby
Sunnmøre Museum information
Ålesund's celebrated Sunnmøre Museum is 4km east of the centre. Here, at the site of the old Borgundkaupangen trading centre, active from the 11th to 16th centuries, over 50 traditional buildings have been relocated. Ship-lovers will savour the collection of around 40 historic boats, including replicas of Viking-era ships and a commercial trading vessel from around AD 1000. Take bus 613, 618 or 624.
Should your visit coincide with its restricted opening hours, don't overlook – as many visitors often do – its Medieval Age Museum. Displayed around excavations of the old trading centre are well documented artefacts discovered on-site and reproductions of medieval illustrations depicting the way of life of the west Norwegian coastal folk who inhabited this thriving community.