Ålesund Walking tour, Art Nouveau and go up to Aksla Viewpoint

Shore excursion from port of Alesund, Norway

  • Duration 3h
  • Activity level medium

What you'll do

Alesund is a beautiful and curious combination of fjords, mountains and an old town from the early 20th century built in the Art Nouveau style.

The largest town on the northwest coast of Norway, the setting is spectacular, with three islands close to the ocean and a backdrop of towering mountain peaks.

You will fall in love with a place as picturesque and charming as Alesund.

The town centre was destroyed by fire in 1904, but was rebuilt soon after in the characteristic Art Nouveau architecture of the time. In fact, it was the German Emperor Wilhelm II, a great friend of Norway, who sent masons to help rebuild the town.

Today, Alesund has about 40,000 inhabitants, but the city centre is relatively small and easy to walk around.

We start with a walk through the Art Nouveau centre, located in the old pharmacy building.

On the way we will see some beautiful examples of the Art Nouveau style, as well as the importance of fishing in Norway's largest fish export port.

After this walk, we can choose to climb the 418 steps in the city park that lead to the viewpoint on Mount Aksla or stay and enjoy some free time in the city.

At the viewpoint, there is a café to rest and enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Aksla.

At the end of the tour, return to the port for boarding.


At the end of the 2-hour city tour, you will have the option to enjoy an hour of free time or to climb to the viewpoint of Mount Aksla accompanied by our guide. The climb is difficult and is not recommended for the elderly, young children, people with limited mobility or wheelchairs, as there are 418 steps to climb.

The guide will then meet the group for the return to the port.







  • Easy/panoramic/cultural level and difficult level for those who wish to climb to the viewpoint of Mount Aksla with the guide.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Walking tour.
  • Not suitable for people with limited mobility or wheelchairs due to uneven terrain.

Meeting point

After disembarking and arriving at the main car park, look for a wooden bridge on the left.

After crossing the wooden bridge you will see another car park where our buses and guides will be waiting for you, in front of the Waterfront Hotel.

The boat company does not allow us to park and wait with a Shore2Shore sign in the main car park.

We are very easy to find once we cross the bridge to the bus park.


From the port of Alesund
Year Groups
2024 Group of 25 people
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