Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)

Join us on a guided walking tour through Ålesund and discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.

  • Explore the beautiful town of Ålesund and see its renowned Art Nouveau buildings up close.
  • Learn more about the city´s rich history.
  • Stop by the gallery of local artist, Helge Bjørnsen, and receive a signed watercolor print.
  • Visit Jugendstilsenteret, Norway´s national center for Art Nouveau.
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Winter, Spring

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    109 €

  • Notices

    Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing

Distinguished by numerous spires, towers and highly detailed ornamentation, Ålesund is renowned worldwide for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. This is due to a devastating fire in 1904 that burned a large part of the city to the ground. Afterwards, the entire town was rebuilt in the fashionable style of the time, Art Nouveau. Ålesund today is a partner in the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, a European web of cooperation created in 1999 for the study, protection and development of Art Nouveau.

Our tour includes a visit to Jugendstilsenteret, a museum and national center of Art Nouveau housed in a former pharmacy built in 1907. The museum features everything from modern multimedia presentations to original interiors, and provides a comprehensive insight into Art Nouveau history. Afterwards we stroll by the picturesque fishing port of Brosundet, Apotekertorget square with its iconic fisherman statue, and Ålesund´s attractive shopping street.

We also stop by an art gallery, owned and operated by Ålesund-born artist Helge Bjørnsen, who gives you a complimentary signed watercolor print of your choice. Don´t miss this opportunity to explore one of Norway´s most elegant and beautiful cities.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking Port: Ålesund
  • Embarking port: Ålesund
  • Available From: 2 November – 1 June
  • Meals on the trip: Coffee and cake

  • Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
  • Not available: 
    • 2022: 14.-18.04., 17.05., 24.-26.12. und 31.12.
    • 2023: 01.01. und 17.05.

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