Alesund Cruise Port

Port of Alesund: An Overview

Alesund is located on a series of islands along Norway's coast. It is best known for its art nouveau architecture, which you can see walking through town and learn about at the Art Nouveau Center. After much of the town burned in a 1904 fire, the city was rebuilt in this striking architectural style.

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Visitors can climb the 400-plus steps to the top of Mt. Aksla for city views or take a quick shuttle out to the Atlantic Sea Park, one of Scandinavia's largest aquariums. A popular excursion is the Path of the Trolls, a coach trip along a scenic roadway with 11 hairpin turns and views of the Stigfoss Waterfall and the Troll Wall, the highest vertical mountain wall in Europe.

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Cruise Critic Message Boards: Northern Europe and the Baltic

  • Alesund: Norwegian Jade
    Ergates The Ant
    Very interesting buildings, easy to walk around. Didn't walk up Mount Aksla, although it looked ok if you are reasonably fit. ... Read more
  • Alesund: MSC Preziosa
    We walked to town it was quiet. If you are going to buy souvenirs this town has the better prices over all but Norway is pretty expensive ... Read more
  • Alesund: Lofoten
    This is a beautiful city to walk around. The art nouveau architecture around the port, makes it a photographer's dream. I had lunch at Sostrene Fryd near the harbor area- lots of vegetarian options at a cosy cafe. There is time to browse in ... Read more
  • Alesund: Celebrity Eclipse
    Made our own way to observatory What a climb steps are fantastic easy but very very steep in places nice view from top tho ... Read more
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