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Address: Cruiseterminalen | Bus terminal, Alesund 6001, Norway
Phone Number: +47 924 82 485
Description: This train ride is a journey that will take you through the beautiful...
This train ride is a journey that will take you through the beautiful streets of Alesund. As we journey through the city we will highlight both historical and architectural sites. For many the highlight of the journey is the ascent and overlook from Fjellstua, where we can take in the magnificent nature surrounding Alesund. «The journey will begin at the cruiseterminal/busstation, with the Community center at our left hand side. As we drive through Keiser Wilhelms street we will pass the marked place and the prison. Thereafter we go eastward through Borgundvegen, Alesunds longest street and former main road to city centre of Alesund.We journey along Borgundfjorden and pass Volsdalen church and the Color Line Stadium that opened in April 2005.This is where the ascent towards Fjellstua begins.As we turn off from Borgundvegen we pass Volsdalstunet the farmhouse here is dated back to 1813. As we continue up the mountain the view becomes more and more magnificent both towards Sunnmørsalpene(the Sunnmøre Alps) and out towards the ocean.When we have arrived at Fjellstua we pause to take in the beautiful view over the city, the ocean and the mountains surrounding us. On our way down the mountain we take Fjelltunroad where the collapsed apartment builiding from 2008 is still to be found. Thereafter we pass Klipra, where the great fire of 1904 was stopped. At Storledbakken we can view Vallehuset or Mirakelhuset that by a miracle was protected from the flames from the great fire. Our journey continoues across Utstillingsplassen and pass the city park. Following on we turn to the right up Storgata and across Lihaugen where we pass Rica Parken Hotel. In Skaregata we take a left turn to find Skateflua; with the tourist information office at our right hand side.To the right we can also see Molja, with Norways oldest pier and lighthouse dated back to 1858. As we continue Skansestreet along Brosundet we have st.Olavs place and Ronnebergbua at our left hand side.From here we turn right to get Dronning Sonjas place at our right hand side. Our journey continues along Brosundet until we pass Arbeideren which is the old community hall of Alesund. From here we will cross 'Hellebroa' which connects the two center islands, Norveoya and Aspoya, of the city together. Across the bridge we will turn to the right entering Apoteker street. At our left hand side we can view where the earlier Svaneapoteket (Swan Pharmacy) was located, now the location for the center of art Noveau. At the end of Apoteker street we turn left entering Ovregata which takes us to Alesund church. We continue to Kirkegata with the many beautiful art Noveau houses, before driving back to Norvoya and the cruise pier.The journey is approximately 70 minutes and is at a comfortable pace.
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The "City Train" is basically just like a train, but which runs along on the road. We were a little crammed in, but we got a brilliant tour & orientation of Alesund with a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The "City Train" is basically just like a train, but which runs along on the road. We were a little crammed in, but we got a brilliant tour & orientation of Alesund with a very informative and clear commentary throughout. Unlike the Tourist Hop on/Hop Off bus, the City Train takes you right up to the Fjellstoua Viewpoint for a... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I had looked forward to this, and were not disappointed. It is the ideal way of seeing a beautiful city. We virtually stepped off our cruise ship on to the train, which leaves every 35 minutes when a cruise ship is in port. Very informative commentary in English - seven other languages available on headphones - with... More 

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Alesund, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The city train is a very nice option if you want to get to the lookout point of Ålesund. The weather in the city can change alot, and those 400+ stairs aint suited for everyone. As a local, I have been on it a few times as it is a great way to show people the city and its view-When... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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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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