Things to do in Ålesund (Norway)

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Alesund is situated on the west coast of Norway and serves as the gateway to the northwestern alpine mountains and the iconic fjords that stand in their midst.

Following a fire that broke out in 1904 and destroyed the better part of the town, Alesund underwent a city-wide reconstruction. What tourists get to see of its picturesque appearance today is mostly a consequence of this rebuild that was undertaken using bricks and stones in the dominant architectural style of that era.

This design can be seen to this day, a testimony to the Jugendstil design which is considered Northern Europe’s answer to Art Nouveau. More information on this style is available at the Jugendstilsenteret or the Art Nouveau Center.

Climbing 400 steps to reach the Fjellstua viewpoint is another worthwhile experience from where tourists can savor the majestic views of Alesund along with its surrounding islands.

Useful travel tips for every traveler (Budget or not!)

→ Learn how to find cheap flights: Read our Skyscanner guide on how to find flights!

→ Save some money from your hotel bookings: Use this Booking.com link to find deals on hotels, hostels, and guesthouses. Another tip is tp sign-up for an account and refer friends and for every 50USD worth of hotel bookings, you will get 10% of your money back!

→ Save money and use Airbnb: Get up to 26USD in credit to use on your next stay, use this link to avail this!

→ Save on luggage fees: Ditch the suitcase and fit your belongings in a carry-on backpack and start learning on how to be a minimalist traveler!

 

Quick information and Oslo travel tips

Do you need a visa for Norway?

Norway is part of the Schengen area and citizens of EU group of countries can freely enter this Baltic state while citizens of USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia can enter the country just with their passports and stay for 90 days.

You can check our guide on how to get a Schengen visa and as well to see if you’re eligible to enter the country with just your passports or if you’ll need to apply for a visa prior entry – read it here.

Where to book your flights to Norway?

Check our handy-dandy guide on how to find the cheapest flights around the world – read it here.

Do you need insurance?

Remember this: anything can happen! Read our take on why you need travel insurance and how it can save you money when things go unplanned – read it here.

Where to stay in Oslo?

Booking.com

Short in time? Go sightseeing in Oslo on tour!

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