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Ålesund has one of the largest export harbours in the world for Klippfisk, i.e. split, dried and salted cod, and a bustling, picturesque fishing port along the old harbour "Brosundet" with Skansegata.

 Art Nouveau Town  
Art Nouveau

Ålesund is a unique experience, with its fantastic view from the town mountain Aksla, the mountain lodge Fjellstua and the vantage point the knife (Kniven) tower 418 steps from the town centre, Art Nouveau architecture and the picturesque Brosundet.

The Atlantic Sea-Park, built into the coastal landscape, it provides facinating insight into the multitude of life beneath the waves.

The Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten) has daily departures.

 Trond Østgaard