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Ålesund [1] is the largest city in Møre og Romsdal, Norway, with about 40.000 inhabitants (between 60.000-80.000 in the surrounding area).

Understand

  • Destination Ålesund & Sunnmøre Tourist Office, Skateflukaia, Phone: +47 70 15 76 00 (Email: info@visitalesund.com), [2].

The old city centre of Ålesund was destroyed by fire in the first years of the 20th century. Much international aid, including personal gifts from Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany who used to holiday there, helped to rebuild in the most modern style, Art Nouveau.

Get in

By plane

The following airlines serve Vigra Airport:

  • HI Hamburg International [3]
  • SAS' [4]


Get around

See

Much of the joy of seeing Ålesund is to be found in just strolling past the many art nouveau shops and other buildings.

  • Aalesunds Museum, Rasmus Rønnebergsgt. 16, Phone: +47 70 12 31 70, [5]
  • The Atlantic Sea-Park, Tueneset, Phone: +47 70 10 70 60, [6]
  • Art Nouveau Centre, Apotekergt. 16, Phone: +47 70 10 49 70, [7]

Do

Learn

  • Ålesund University College; Larsgårdsvegen 2; Phone: +47 70 16 12 00; [8];

Buy

Eat

  • Hummer Kanari, Kongensgt. 19, [+47] 70 12 80 09

AA restaurant and a bistro. The latter is moderately priced and has an interestingly varied clientele.

Drink

Sleep

  • Thon Hotel Ålesund; Kongensgate 27; Phone: +47 70 12 29 38; Fax: +47 70 12 66 60; Email: aalesund@thonhotels.no; [9]
  • Scandic Ålesund; Molovegen 6; Phone: +47 21 61 45 00; Fax: +47 21 61 45 11; Email: alesund@scandic-hotels.com; [10]
  • Ålesund Vandrehjem [11] Parkgata 14, 6003 Ålesund The youthhostel in towncenter from 265,- (2007)
  • Brosundet Gjestehus The Hotel Brosundet is a one hundred years old protected harbour building in Ålesund that has been tastefully restored as a hotel. Apotekergt. 5 Phone:+47 70 12 10 00
Brosundet Gjesthus and other buildings

Get out

  • Runde - the most southerly of the great bird rocks



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