OVERVIEW: This tour will be operated in English only. This tour includes a drive through Alesund as well as a visit to the Sunnmore Museum and Mount Aksla viewpoint.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a short sightseeing tour by bus through Alesund before visiting the Sunnmore Open Air Museum where you'll learn about the Norwegian coastal culture and see the beautiful old Borgund Stone Church. Next, you'll stop at Mount Aksla to enjoy a bird's eye view of the town and its surroundings.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.3 mile over paved and gravel surfaces with some steps and inclines.
This tour will be operated in English only. This tour includes a drive through Alesund as well as a visit to the Sunnmore Museum and Mount Aksla viewpoint.
-Alesund: Enjoy a short sightseeing tour by bus.
-Sunnmore Open Air Museum: Learn about the Norwegian coastal culture and see the beautiful old Borgund Stone Church.
-Mount Aksla: Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the town and its surroundings.
This tour will be operated in English only.
The coastal town of Alesund is the commercial and industrial capital of the More and Romsdal district. The city has one of Norway’s largest fishing harbours with a rich and lively history. The city was devastated by fire in 1904; however, Alesund is now one of the few Art Nouveau towns in the world with an atmosphere and distinct character valued by inhabitants and visitors alike.
The tour takes you from the harbour and through the Art Nouveau center of the town with its amazing decorations and colourful facades. You’ll visit the Sunnmore Museum, an open air museum concentrating on Norwegian coastal culture. Spread out over an area of approximately 50 acres about 2.5 miles east of the town center, 50 well-preserved old buildings display various architectural styles and lifestyles from the Middle Age to the early 20th century. You’ll also find the boat collection is of great interest. The old Sunnmore boats were considered to be the most seaworthy vessels on the Norwegian coast. They can be seen in the large exhibit hall at the museum pier. You can also see the beautiful Borgund Stone Church, with its oldest parts dating back to around 1250.
After your visit, you’ll proceed to the Mount Aksla viewpoint. Not only is there a fascinating bird's eye view of the town, but also a magnificent view of the myriad of islands and soaring peaks of the Sunnmore Alps. There is a pathway leading down to the center, comprising 418 steps and guests who would like to exercise may return to the ship by foot. Or, you can rejoin the coach and return to the pier.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Camera and cash for shopping.
-Rain jacket or umbrella in the event of rain.
What to Wear:
-Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.
-This tour will be operated in nearly all weather conditions so you should take appropriate weather gear.
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.3 mile over even surfaces with 2 to 3 steps to enter/exit the coach.
-Walking at the Sunnmoere Museum is at the guests' discretion
-Tour order may vary but all mentioned sites will be covered
-Please note you may be required to check large bags, backpacks, video cameras, and/or personal water bottles at designated check points.