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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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Tony G wrote a review Sep 2019
Cricklade, United Kingdom843 contributions374 helpful votes
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 the climb out of the houses up passed the stadium and up on to the ridge to the view point. There is a stop up here for approx 20 minutes before the return to the town and a wander round the remaining central area before finishing back at the start point. Note: the trip to the view point saves climbing the 400 odd steps to get up here from the town! Well worthwhile. There are free to use headsets with a commentary that plays as you pass by the various points of note. Useful tour when time is limited. Would recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Gill L wrote a review Sep 2019
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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 overlooks the harbour and town though there is a charge for the best position. Overall it was a good way of seeing more of the town.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Lottelli wrote a review Sep 2019
Wirral, United Kingdom2,030 contributions523 helpful votes
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 20 mins or so). Reasonably priced. 70 minute total tour. You get a set of head phones which tells you in a variety of languages about the history of Alesund, points out notable places and plays local music! It takes you up to the top of the mountain for a stop with the view. It then descends to the city centre before dropping off at the terminal again. They do get a lot of people on but I wouldn’t say it was overly uncomfortable. I thought it was a great way to see Alesund.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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DavidShaw wrote a review Sep 2019
London38 contributions19 helpful votes
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 the sights of the town, and a trip to the peak overlooking the whole place. Good service and excellent on-board commentary in English. Thoroughly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Suresh K wrote a review Aug 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates854 contributions57 helpful votes
Alesund City Train Sightseeing, easy train ride tour with stops at photo shoot spots, little bit expensive but must to go.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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