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City Train Sightseeing

Alesund, Norway
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About City Train Sightseeing
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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Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

This is a two car road train and the pick up point is conveniently located just outside the cruise ship terminal. The round trip cost us NOK 200 each (approx. £18 Sept. ‘19). The tour winds its way round the town but the highlight is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019

The city train was very near to our cruise ship and we only had a short wait as we had already booked a time on their website. It was a comfortable ride around the town and we had about 20 mins at the viewpoint which...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gill L
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

The city train started from the cruise terminal. When we got off the ship there was about a half hour wait for the next train so make sure either you get off early or don’t mind waiting (we actually got back on the ship for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

Arrived on Britannia in Ålesund a couple of weeks ago. Had not booked a shore excursion, but the train booking point was right where we disembarked. Short wait (30 minutes), then a really great, and relatively inexpensive (esp. for Norway) round trip, taking in all...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DavidShaw
Reviewed August 30, 2019

Alesund City Train Sightseeing, easy train ride tour with stops at photo shoot spots, little bit expensive but must to go.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Hello We are our of season in December. Sorry! All the best Jan Honningdal
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