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City Train Sightseeing

Cruiseterminalen | Bus terminal, Alesund 6001, Norway
+47 924 82 485
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Ranked #1 of 8 activities in Alesund
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Owner description: The RouteWe pass "Arbeideren" ("the worker") which is the old community house of Ålesund. We also pass the old city hall which is built on top of what... more » Owner description: The RouteWe pass "Arbeideren" ("the worker") which is the old community house of Ålesund. We also pass the old city hall which is built on top of what used to be the "mountain of birds". From here the train drives through Keiser Wilhelmsgate and pass the marketplace and the prison. Now we enter Borgundsvegen which is the longest street in Ålesund and the former main road to the city center. Here we can see Borgundfjorden ("the Borgun fjord") and drive by Storhallen ("the great hall") and the new Color Line Stadium that opened in April 2005.At this point we start climbing up towards Fjellstua ("the mountain cabin"). As we we drive off Borgundveien we pass Volsdalstunet where the main house is from 1813. On the way up the view becomes more and more spectacular looking out towards the ocean and in towards the mountains. When we get to Fjellstua there will be a 10 minute break where we enjoy the view of the city, the ocean and the mountains.On our way down from the mountain we drive by Klipra where the fire was stopped during the great city fire in 1904. While on Storledbakken we can see "Vallehuset", a house that miraculously avoided the flames in the city fire of 1904. We drive by Utstillingsplassen ("the exhibition place") and the city park. Finally we drive down Løvenvoldgaten and cross St. Olavs plass before we end up where we started. « less
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Trondheim, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I liked the tour all in all. We've visited like almost all the tourist destination there is in the city of Ålesund. The train ride was fun as well as informative. While touring and seeing the different spots, we were introduced to the places through the narration heard via their provided headphones ( where you can choose any language that... More

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Gatesville, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Our cruise stopped in Alesund on a rainy day so we opted to take the City Train Tour (instead of the Hop On Hop Off bus) so that we could stay near town in case the rain let up for us to independently tour the town. Near the cruise ship pier you will find a kiosk about the City Train... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Took this tour for an overview do the city to see what we wanted to walk back and see. The tour was good with some nice views, but the sound system was bad. We listened to both English and French at the same time! Had to wear headphones and dial into the language you wanted, but French echoed in the... More

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Aalesund
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

From this place you'll have an excellent view of the town, the Mountains and islands around the area.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The little train takes you on a tour of the city while giving you history and information about the main features. Aksla gives great views of the entire area it you manage to hit a fine day. The stop up here is for 15 minutes so you can take photos and explore a little. It is well worth the cost... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Little train .....like you see at British Holiday towns. Takes you on a tour of the town and the wends it's way up to the view point above the city where the view of the entire town and surrounding islands is fabulous! Cost 150 Norwegian kroner each. There is an English commentary ...with alternative languages available through headsets. Well worth... More

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Chrisaw14
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We visited Alesund in June 2012 and enjoyed the City Train trip. We had to book as was very busy, but this was not a problem as it allowed to do some sightseeing and local shopping. The ride is comfortable andthere are wonderful views of Alesund, especially from the top of the mountain where you can buy a drink and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The city train is a great introduction to Alesund. The history is interesting and you get to see the house that survived the 1904 fire that burnt down Alesund. Aksla is really worth it and the train gets you there as well as doing an enjoyable tour of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The Ålesund City Train ride provided good information about the history of the city while traveling to the sites. My favorite part was stopping at the top of the mountain and getting to see a gorgeous view of the islands and the city while enjoying a cup of coffe in the cafe. I brought a team of students with me... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

The City Train gave me a very good overview of both the city and the history of the city in a time effective manner. I could not have gained so much knowledge, nor experienced so much of Alesund without having taken the train.

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