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The exterior of Giske Church near Ålesund in western Norway

Giske: A Historic Archipelago Near Ålesund

Within sight of Ålesund, the Giske archipelago is often missed by tourists. That's a shame, especially for those interested in cultural heritage. Home to many interesting ancient monuments from the Vikings and the Middle Ages, the...
Alesund Norway city centre

Ålesund: Things To Do In Norway’s Most Beautiful City

Ålesund, Norway: Travel guide to one of the country's most unique towns. See fairytale architecture in a remarkable natural setting on the coastline of Norway. If you're looking for something truly different on your next trip...
First Hotel Atlantica

First Hotel Atlantica: Fab Food in Ålesund

Delicious set meals in a stylish hotel at the heart of art nouveau Ålesund. First Hotel Atlantica Rasmus Rønnebergsgate 4, Ålesund Last week I spent a couple of days in Ålesund, somewhere I've wanted to visit...
SAS shuttle at Ålesund Airport

Transport in Ålesund

This waterside city is at the northern edge of fjord region. Getting to Ålesund Both SAS and Norwegian operate several daily flights to/from Oslo. The airport is a 10.5-mile drive from central Ålesund, and for those...

Best Hotels in Ålesund

Our top picks for comfortable and affordable accommodation in the beautiful Norwegian town of Ålesund. Hotel rooms are at a premium in Ålesund during the summer and budget accommodation books up fast. The key to finding...
Viewpoint Aksla

Top Sights in Ålesund

Spend an unforgettable day sightseeing in Ålesund. If you're stopping by on a cruise or taking a road trip of the west Norwegian fjords, set aside at least 2-3 hours for a wander around Ålesund’s beautiful...
Charming waterfront in Ålesund, Norway

Why I Love Ålesund

A truly unique Norwegian city surrounded by water, Ålesund will charm all who visit. Ever since I first moved to Norway back in 2011, friends and family have asked me what my favourite part of Norway...
Ålesund by night

Charmed by Ålesund

After two years in Norway I finally made it to Ålesund, and enjoyed it every bit as much as I'd hoped I would. So join me now as I take you on an image-intensive tour of...