Ålesund is best known for its vibrant Art Nouveau architecture. Join us on a walking tour to discover the hidden charms of this Norwegian coastal town.
Discover the fairytale town of Ålesund
Learn more about the fascinating history of the area
See the ornate Art Nouveau buildings up close
Interact with a local guide as you meander through the streets
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
1 hour 30 min
A visit to Jugendstilsenteret, a national centre for Art Nouveau, is not included in this excursion.
Dating back to the Viking Age, Ålesund is now renowned throughout Norway and beyond for its architecture. After a devastating fire in 1904 that brought a large portion of the town to ashes, it was rebuilt in the popular style at the time; Art Nouveau.
The town proudly boasts a myriad of turrets, spires, and medieval ornamentation that details and distinguishes the pastel-hued buildings.
Our trip begins as we meet our guide at the pier who leads us through the enchanting streets of Ålesund. Along the way, you’ll pass the picturesque fishing port of Brosundet and Apotekertorget Square. There’s a photo opportunity at the bronze statue monument of a fisher boy, sculpted by prolific 20th century Norwegian artist Knut Skinnarland.
Strolling through the town, your guide will be highlighting Art Nouveau features on buildings and other points of interest. Enjoy learning about the rich history and culture of the area as you go.