Ålesund, the largest town on Norway’s northwest coast, is built on several islands stretching out into the ocean. A large part of the town was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in the ‘Art Nouveau’ style which was the typical architecture of the time. Today it is a bustling town where the fish and furniture industry are the main sources of income.
Your leisurely drive will provide you with the opportunity to see the fine Art Nouveau architecture of various buildings in the town and harbour area before heading through the suburbs up to Mount Aksla. A stop will be provided at Mount Aksla viewpoint so you can admire the surrounding panorama of the ocean and the many islands in one direction and the Borgundfjord, framed by snow-capped peaks in the other direction.
(Duration: appox. 2 hours)