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Aksla mountain, Alesund 6002, Norway
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All reviews great view worth the climb catch your breath worth the effort city park surrounding islands viewing platform enjoy the view walk up road train hop on hop off bus climb the stairs by foot nice walk nice cafe cruise ship sunny day
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Is something you will probably breathlessy utter a few times getting here. 418 steps. This is how many steps you will take from the bottom of the viewpoint to the top. And if you arrived on a cruise ship, it doesnt include the uphill wander...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank davidgD5846IV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit Alesund, please visit this amazing Mountain. Also please use 418 steps to reach the mountain. You can take many photos when you are on the way.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank askinkeser
Reviewed December 5, 2018

A great place to have a good lunch. An amazing view of the city and the harbor. This place must be visited if you are in Ålesund.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Futharkus
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Drove up on the winding roads, also possible to walk up from city center. A great view for pictures of the city.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marius P
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It provides the best view of the town from the top, nice hiking in the moring. It is likely much better view if you can stay to the sunset.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jianc110
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I was road tripping across Norway and ended up staying here an extra day I loved it that much! The viewpoint from the top was the main reason why I wanted to go, but once I got into town I fell in love with it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AzAthena
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

400 stairs above the park of Ålesund you can enjoy the fantastic view of the city, the ocean and most of the surrounding islands and mountains. A great place to visit for the experience, exercise and pictures. The restaurant did not impress the same way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 973arildk
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Visited here whilst on the sightseeing train. Had about 15 minutes to have a look around and take some photos. The views of the fjord below are spectacular. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank harveyswalsall_UK
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

All I can say is don't miss the sights. It is such a beautiful sight especially at night! And a activity for the whole family that costs nothing. There are two ways up. We took the easy route as it was getting chilly and we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

I always come here when my friends from overseas comes to visit me here in Ålesund. This is the no.1 place to visit for the view of Ålesund in all their magazines. It is also one of the top places you see on a tourist...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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August 5, 2018|
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Response from xuanhuy9 |
Yeah... Thank you for your answer.
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August 2, 2018|
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June 21, 2018|
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Response from Remilia | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the climb is not as bad as it seems and there are many resting areas with benches along the way. Some steps are very short and some are average. Even if you get only half way up, you will still get great views of the... More
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11days itinerary(Oslo-Bergen-GeirangerFjord-Alesund-Lofoten) (6 Replies)
Hello dear Norway TA community! Greeting from Singapore! My family and I will be traveling to Norway on July 1st. There will be 4 of us (with my mum, age 50+). We like to see a little bit of Norwegian cities and a lot more of nature and wildlife. I am hoping to do at least one hike but not sure if this will be a stretch to the itinerary. We have drafted an 11-days itinerary and would like to seek your advice on how feasible it is. A few qns in particular: 1. Is this itinerary/route...More
May 31, 2016|
Response fromSoph5035|
This looks awfully rushed, and I think not doable. Day 1 : if you are arriving from Singapore after a very long flight you will be very tired by the time you arrive in the city. If your plan arrives at 12.30 then I think you will be in Oslo center no sooner than 2pm. Won't you be exhausted by then? Day 4 : where did you pick up the rental car? Day 6 to 9 : how are you planning to get to Lofoten? If by car, it will take you the whole time. If by bus/train/plane, you need to allocate one...More
Vasu B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Need some help with western Norway Itinerary (4 Replies)
Hi All, We are a family of 4 with 2 teens (13 & 17) visiting Norway this July from the US and I was struggling with the last portion of my itinerary (Days 5-8), and I could use some advice. Here is what I have so far: Day 1 (Tue) - Fly Stockholm to Alesund late evening (tickets already booked). Rent car, night in Alesund Day 2 (Wed) - One day trip driving down to Geiranger via Geirangerfjord and back via Trollstigen. Night in Alesund Day 3 (Thu) - Spend morning exploring Alesund...More
April 27, 2016|
Response fromdyoll|
Spend day 4 in Bergen. Hire car in Bergen and do round trip to Stavanger. Take NiN on way to Oslo. One-way car hire is expensive - your drive on day 7 is too long, especially if you want to stay the morning in Stavanger. Driving the interior route between Bergen and Stavanger will get you just as good scenery. Skip visiting Stavanger itself. Avoid flying - even the shortest flight takes several hours with airport transfers and waiting time - none of which is scenic.
Shweta G
Geiranger and Alesund planning (1 Replies)
Hi We are planning to the following: 1. Jul 28 - fly in to Bergen early morning, spend the day seeing Bergen 2. Jul 29, rent a car and drive to Sogndal area.Stay in Sogndal until Jul 31 3. Jul 31-Aug 1, drive to Stryn/Loe and then Geiranger. Stay in Geiranger (Briksdal glacier, olden and Tvinnefossen Waterfall hike ) 4. Aug 1 drive to alesund, Fjellstua Viewpoint 5. Aug 2 See around Alesund 6. Aug 3 fly to copenhagen Does this itin sounds good? What are the best things to see,...More
July 23, 2017|
Response fromklimaflyktning|
Sounds good. From Stryn I suggest you go to Hellesylt and take the Hellesylt-Geiranger ferry. Going from Geiranger to Ålesund I suggest you do the Trollstigen road to Åndalsnes, then Åndalsnes-Ålesund. There will be drop-off charges for one way car rental.