Alesund, Norway - Lovely Fishing Town on the Fjords of Norway

Quiet Harbor in Alesund

Claire Johnson Cline 

Alesund, Norway is found on the northwest coast of Norway midway between Bergen and Trondheim. Cruise ships sailing the Norwegian fjords often stopover in Alesund on their way to or from Geiranger.

Alesund has a wonderful look and feel--most of the buildings are a mixture of Art Nouveau and traditional styles. This look is the result of the rebuilding of Alesund after a devastating fire in 1904 destroyed over 850 structures. The views of the city, surrounding mountains, and fjords from the summit of Mount Askla are not to be missed.

Cruise ships docking in Alesund feature walking tours of the town, along with bus and ferry rides to nearby islands and fjords.

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Alesund, Norway

Alesund, Norway
Alesund (c) Linda Garrison
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Alesund, Norway

Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway
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Old Volkswagon Bug in Historic Alesund

Old Volkswagon Bug in Historic Alesund
Alesund (c) Linda Garrison
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Mount Aksla in Alesund, Norway

Mount Aksla in Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison

Anyone visiting Alesund should venture to the top of Mount Aksla. The views are worth it!

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Town Park and Mount Aksla

Town Park and Mount Aksla in Alesund, Norway
Alesund (c) Linda Garrison

If you decide to walk to the top of Mount Aksla, you get to pass through this lovely city park on the way to the staircase.

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Stairs to the Top of Mount Aksla

Stairs to the Top of Mount Aksla
Alesund (c) Linda Garrison

I didn't count them, but the sign says there are 418 steps from the city park to the top of Mount Aksla in Alesund. The view is terrific, and the hilltop is also accessible via bus or taxi.

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Downtown Alesund, Norway

Downtown Alesund, Norway
Alesund (c) Linda Garrison
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View from the Top of Mount Aksla in Alesund

View from the Top of Mount Aksla in Alesund
Alesund (c) Linda Garrison
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View from the Top of Mount Aksla

View from the Top of Mount Aksla
Alesund (c) Linda Garrison
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Bunker on the Top of Mount Aksla

Bunker on the Top of Mount Aksla in Alesund
Alesund (c) Linda Garrison
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Sailing into Alesund, Norway on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas

Sailing into Alesund, Norway on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas
Alesund, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison
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Downtown Alesund

Downtown Alesund, Norway
Alesund (c) Linda Garrison
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Downtown

Alesund, Norway
Alesund (c) Linda Garrison
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Norwegian Mountains on the Drive from Alesund to Geiranger

Norwegian Mountains on the Drive from Alesund to Geiranger
Alesund, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison

Alesund is a beautiful town, and the nearby mountains are magnificent.

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Alesund, Norway from the Top of Mount Aksla

Alesund, Norway from the Top of Mount Aksla
Alesund, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison
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Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas at the Dock in Alesund, Norway

Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas at the Dock in Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison
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Mount Aksla View of Alesund, Norway

Mount Aksla View of Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison
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Mountains of Norway - Fjords of Norway near Alesund

Mountains of Norway - Fjords of Norway near Alesund
Alesund, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison
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Norwegian Coastal Mountains near Alesund

Norwegian Coastal Mountains near Alesund
Alesund, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison
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Sailaway from Alesund, Norway

Sailaway from Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison
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Sailing Away from Alesund, Norway on the Jewel of the Seas

Sailing Away from Alesund, Norway on the Jewel of the Seas
Alesund, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison
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Windmill Turbines near Alesund, Norway

Windmill Turbines near Alesund, Norway
Windmill Turbines Photo (c) Linda Garrison

Modern windmill turbines such as these are seen all over northern Europe.

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