Green building with pink flowers on it, building on the Art Nouveau walk in Aalesund

Architecture & Breweries - Ålesund on Foot

Explore Ålesund’s remarkable Art Nouveau architecture then taste some of the best small-brewery beer from the local area.

  • Stroll through Ålesund’s colourful streets and find out why the architecture here is so striking
  • Explore Brosundet harbour, where fishermen still sell their catch directly from their boats
  • Taste a selection of beer in a small, local brewery
  • Season

    Available all year (All year )

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    2 hours – 2 hours 30 min

  • Min. passengers

    15

  • Max. passengers

    80

  • Booking code

    HRI-AES4B,HRI-AES10B,HRI-AES14B

One of the best ways to explore Ålesund is on foot and this walking tour takes you close to the spires, turrets and medieval-style ornaments that characterise the town. 

One winter’s night in 1904, a fire raged through Ålesund, leaving 10,000 people homeless. Over the next three years, the entire town centre was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style. Today, Ålesund is one of Norway’s most unique and beautiful towns.  

We’ll stroll past colourful houses in the pedestrian zone and learn about Ålesund’s strong maritime traditions as we visit Brosundet – fishermen sell their catch directly from their boats in this pretty-as-a-picture harbour. 

Before we head back to the ship, we’ll finish the tour at a local brewery where we’ll sample a selection of beer from the area. You’ll soon understand why small, local breweries are so popular in Norway! 

Canals of Aalesund Canals of Aalesund
Streets of Aalesund Streets of Aalesund