Welcome to Alesund

Guide to Alesund, Norway
Alesund, a colourful, art nouveau town lying amongst ancient mountains and a pure blue sea.
Alesund is surrounded by heart stopping beauty, which is most evident once you've climbed the 418 steps from the Town Park up to the viewpoint at Askla. Below are toy- town coloured houses surrounded by a vast blue sea, distant islands and ancient mountains.

The port of Alesund was established in 1838 but the current town had to be rebuilt in 1904 due to a terrible fire that destroyed the old wooden town. The upshot is that the town is home to some delightful Art Nouveau architecture after Kaiser Wilhelm, who liked to holiday in the region, helped with the re-building of the town. He now has one of the main streets named after him.

The town and surrounding islands, one of which, Elingsoya, is connected with an undersea tunnel, is about 200 miles north of Bergen and close to the UNESCO listed Geiranger fjord. The main industry in the town is fishing - it's the biggest fishing port in Norway.

Although Alesund is a small town of just over 47,000 people there's no reason to be bored here. Fishing trips, hiking, charming walks around the town and trips out to the surrounding islands will quite probably trigger thoughts of escaping to the region forever.



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