Sunnmøre museum in summer

Sunnmøre Open Air Museum

Join us for a day of culture and history as we explore the town of Ålesund and its nearby mountain, before discovering the fascinating, open-air Sunnmøre Museum.

  • Admire the Art Nouveau architecture of Ålesund
  • Enjoy the spectacular view from Mount Aksla’s lookout point
  • Explore traditional Norwegian housing at the open-air museum
  • Tour the museum’s varied collection of locally built boats
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Winter, Spring

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    3 hours

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  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    149 €

Get a taste of modern life in Norway before travelling back in time and seeing how people lived centuries ago on this exciting journey.  

First, you’ll discover Ålesund with its many elegant Art Nouveau inspired buildings that line the streets. We’ll then travel to the the town’s main mountain, Mount Aksla. Here, we can take in the stunning panoramic view of the the archipelago, the town centre, and the Sunnmøre Alps in the distance.  

Enjoy a drive along Borgundfjord to the Sunnmøre Museum. This open-air museum boasts a vast array of old farmhouses in a beautiful natural setting. As you explore the houses and various exhibitions, you’ll get an insight into the cultural and architectural history of the local area. There’s also the chance to take a look at the museum’s boat collection, which includes replicas of Viking ships, reflecting the historic importance of the region as a shipbuilding centre. 

View from Mount Aksla View from Mount Aksla


  • Disembarking port: Ålesund
  • Embarking port: Ålesund
  • Available From: 2 Nov - 1 Jun except 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan, 28-31 Mar
  • Transportation: Bus 
  • Clothes: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing