Norway’s fjord city of Ålesund boasts one of the most breathtaking vistas in the country, which is saying a lot. From stunning underwater tunnels, sweeping mountains and the incredible Art Nouveau architecture in the center of town, it’s easy to see while Ålesund is said to look like something out a of a Disney film.
Start your day with a stroll to the top of the Aksla Viewpoint. It’s 418 steps to the top, or you can opt to throw down $10 for a ride. Either way, the views overlooking the city are sure to take your breath away. From there, make your way down to the city center to take in the sights. The area was destroyed by a fire in 1904 and rebuilt in entirely Art Nouveau style, featuring natural forms and soft lines.
For lunch, make a pit stop at Cafe Lyspunktet for a delicious Scandinavian sandwich for $15.
Start the afternoon at the Atlantic Sea-Park. This giant aquarium is one of the largest saltwater aquariums in Europe that prides itself on the humane care and celebration of the sea life surrounding the city. Entrance fees are $23. Next, make your way to the lighthouse at Alnes. Ålesund is actually a connection of multiple islands, and the lighthouse on Alnes serves as a great historic relic that celebrates the nautical past of the region. Inside you’ll find a museum, and tickets are only $10.
From there I suggest spending your remaining time enjoying the sheer beauty of the mountains and hiking trails on the edge of the city limits until dusk.
For dinner, make your way to XL Diner. One of the most popular eateries in the city, XL is famous for its clipfish dishes. A meal here will cost $30.
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