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Jugendstil Senteret

The city's unique architectural heritage is documented in a former pharmacy, the first listed Jugendstil monument in Ålesund. Apart from the building's own exquisite and almost entirely extant interior, including a …
Museum in Ålesund

Sunnmøre Museum

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…
Aquarium in Ålesund


At the peninsula's western extreme, 3km from the town centre, this aquarium can consume a whole day. Be introduced to the North Atlantic's teeming undersea world and the astonishing richness of coastal and fjord lif…
Museum in Ålesund

Aalesunds Museum

The town museum illustrates the history of sealing, fishing, shipping and industry in the Sunnmøre region, the fire of 1904 and the town's Jugendstil rebirth and the German occupation during WWII. There's also a col…
Museum in Ålesund


The 1861 Holmbua warehouse (one of the very few buildings to survive the 1904 fire) has exhibits on the development of fishing across the centuries and special sections on on klippfisk (salt-cod) production and the …
Museum in Ålesund


Ålesund's primary contemporary art space highlights Norwegian artists, as well as hosting the occasional design and architecture focused show. The old Bank of Norway building's upstairs gallery also has a wonderful …
Church in Ålesund

Ålesund Church

Built of solid stone in 1909, Ålesund's parish church has a strikingly wide chancel, every square inch covered in frescos over the wide sweep of its tunnel arch. Notable too are the stained glass windows, especially…
Viewpoint in Ålesund


The 418 steps up Aksla hill lead to the splendid Kniven viewpoint over Ålesund and the surrounding mountains and islands. Follow Lihauggata from the pedestrian shopping street Kongensgata, pass the Rollon statue, an…
Viewpoint in Ålesund

Kniven Viewpoint

One of the world's most unforgettable sights over the pretty peninsula of downtown Ålesund to a string of islands and the North Sea beyond.
Statue in Ålesund

Rollon Statue

Rollo the Viking founded Normandy in 911; William the Conqueror is his descendent.