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Address: Cruiseterminalen | Bus terminal, Alesund 6000, Norway
Phone Number: +47 924 82 485

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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A great trip to get an overview of Ålesund

We were on a cruise and it meant making the most of the time. The city train sightseeing was available at the Port and took us over this beautiful township with an auditory... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 11, 2016
Wollongong, Australia
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting ride around the town and up to the viewpoint. You can walk and climb the stairs. Good history which is in English so no need for headphones. You are not long at the view point.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We were on a cruise and it meant making the most of the time. The city train sightseeing was available at the Port and took us over this beautiful township with an auditory commentary (in several languages). It was so enjoyable and we were treated to a view from the the top of the mountain. The commentary covered history and... More 

2 Thank Emjmeakin
Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We stopped on a cruise and the kiosk was on the dockside. We were approached by some very polite employees and thought we'd give it a go. We had to come back a couple of hours later but that gave us some time to go wandering. All the employees were very polite and helpful. The tape was slightly out of... More 

1 Thank Phoenixm34
Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This was a great excursion which we bought from the kiosk on the dockside when we got off the ship. It was approx £18 per head for a 70 mins train ride around Alesund and up to the viewing point at Fjellstua. The train goes about every half hour and your ticket is for a specific time. Very clean, colourful... More 

2 Thank Fahie1950
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The road train tour was a great way to see the sights of stunning Alesund. The panoramic views from the top, where you can get off to take photos, were fantastic. Picturesque Norway at its best. The only drawback was the limited time at the top. This was the only stop and lasted about 10 minutes, hardly long enough to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I visited beautiful Alesund this month with my wife on a cruise, we got off the ship and decided to go on this tour to view the town, we bought our tickets and were told to come back for the next train. We came back and found that there had been a mix up at the booking office and we... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The little town is walkable. The train ride is expensive and could get very crowded. Not a lot to see except for the ride up to the mountain top for the view of the whole city.

Thank pinkchouchong
Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Train was parked outside the cruise terminal. Unlike other reviewers, the tape was not out of sync on our tour. The ride gave us a good introduction to this charming city.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

This company is located outside of the cruise terminal, we were there last week, and I went to kiosk to buy our tickets, which cost 180 NOK per person, I asked for two tickets and gave the lady in the kiosk a 500 NOK note she gave me 40 NOK change, when I told her of her mistake she just... More 

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Jan H, Manager at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this review

We deeply regret what happened, unfortunately these situations happen but we can ensure that they are not intentional. Please accept our apologies. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

We were on an NCL cruise, and able to buy tickets for this sightseeing tour near the pier. It was a nice little "train" looking tour, but of course it didn't run on tracks. More of a tram. The cars were nicely enclosed to help keep the weather outside. It took us on a nice tour of the city, and... More 

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