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Address: Cruiseterminalen | Bus terminal, Alesund 6000, Norway
Phone Number: +47 924 82 485
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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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We really enjoyed this low-key tour of the city. You get a view of the many neighborhoods with pretty good commentary, and go up to the top of Mt Aksia Viewpoint, to get great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tucson, AZ
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Tucson, AZ
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this low-key tour of the city. You get a view of the many neighborhoods with pretty good commentary, and go up to the top of Mt Aksia Viewpoint, to get great views of the whole area. We went off the ship as soon as it docked to get our tickets; they sold out pretty quickly and there... More 

Thank DesertFolk
Alesund, Norway
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Having had a great guiding season this year, I can recommend this Train solution for seeing the sights of Ålesund Town.

Thank Neil03091947
Sydney, Australia
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It's so gimmicky that if you have any pride at all, you won't want a photo taken of you riding it. But it's undeniably the easiest way to get up to the viewpoint over the island & town of Alesund, so just wear sunglasses and a hat and be anonymous. The recorded commentary on the way up is informative and... More 

Thank aussiewanderers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Great train journey up the mountain with a viewing platform. There is free wifi on the train and the journey is about a round trip of 90 mins. The drives are pleasant and the train has commentary through headphones in many languages aboard the train. There is a small fee which can be paid at the docks.

Thank Molly S
Indian Shores, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is an inexpensive way to see a bit of the city. The train climbs up the hill and you are afforded a most spectacular view. It lasts just over an hour and is pretty low key. The audio did not always sync with the attractions. At the top you have time for photos and a toilet break. This town... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

When given the opportunity we always try and use these tourist trains, ever since the kids were little, and that hasn't changed now we holiday without them. The commentary offered in many languages is informative and appropriate. The train visits the viewpoint we had already been to, but later in the day the light was different and the spectacular views... More 

1 Thank Colincoach
Holmestrand, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

As we just had a few hours in Aalesund we opted to take the train for a sightseeing ride. Lastes around 70 mins and took you by most of the central city including a 15 min stop at Fjellstua viewpoint at the top of Aksla. Also you get som basic informastion and history of Aalesund. Earphones with city guides in... More 

Thank wullumt
Mo i Rana, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We got to go on a trip on a beautiful sunny day. If you first buy a take away coffee at Lyspunktet, you can enjoy it while touring the city. It is the best break you can have, good coffee and an excellent view. I was so blessed by my trip.

1 Thank Maria F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We were in a group which included 3 generations & we all enjoyed this tour. We only had a short period of time to explore the area since we were on a cruise stop & this tour was perfect. The guide was informative & the views at Fjellstua were great.

9 Thank Mumm3
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 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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