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

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    Quiet Harbor in Alesund

    Quiet Harbor in Alesund
    Alesund Photo Courtesy of Claire Johnson Cline

    Alesund Features Charming Buildings, Mount Aksla, and Tours to Geirangerfjord

    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.

    More Ports on the Fjords of Norway

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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.