OK, so this is a very patriotic review...but most people from Ålesund are really patriotic! Ålesund is a small fishingtown on the west coast
of Norway. If you can't stand some rain and wind, Ålesund may not be the place for you... However, if you like nature, mountains, fjords, clear water and salty air because of the sea everywhere you turn, Ålesund may be just what you're looking for!
You should not go here to shop or anything like that - in Ålesund, like in every other city in Norway, things are expensive. If, on the other hand, you like skiing, slalom, walks in the mountains, nature-photography, fishing, diving, swimming, seeing wild animals - Ålesund
is the place to go. If you're an outdoor-person, you can spend weeks in the mountains surrounding this little town. It also has a big aqurium with fish and other creatures that live in the Atlantic Ocean,
and the town's center is worth a visit since most of the houses are built in the "Jugendstil" or "Art Nouveau"-style after the great fire in 1904 which destroyed the town of about 47000 inhabitants.