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Alesund, located on the western coast of Norway, offers stunning scenery with views of scattered islands out to sea. The town has a unique appeal to tourists and provides a wide range of sights and water-based activities. It is best explored by car, so book cheap car hire in Alesund here today with Carrentals price comparison website, and let us find you the cheapest deals online. Don't leave booking a car to the last minute. Car rental prices are far more expensive abroad, at the airports and in the towns themselves, so book today and get the most out of your holiday to Alesund.
There are numerous attractions to visit during your stay, one of which is the Alesund Museum. Rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1904, Alesund is now internationally renowned for its unique Art Nouveau architecture. The museum provides visitors with a taste of what life was like in Alesund before and after the fire. Another museum worth a visit is the open-air Sunnmore Museum, which features various types of boathouses and farmhouses.
A stroll through the town centre reveals colourful and charming architecture, featuring a myriad of spires, turrets and medieval ornaments. The Art Nouveau Centre is definitely worth a visit with its magnificent Art Nouveau building. The picturesque old harbour is also charming and is home to the excellent Fisheries Museum.
Take a trip to the Atlantic SeaPark, which is one of Northern Europe's largest aquariums, and is built into the coastal landscape, facing the sea. This park provides tourists with an insight into life beneath the waves.
The outermost islands are easily accessible by car via sub-sea tunnels and bridges, and the drive to the quaint fishing village of Alnes is particularly interesting. Skodje, to the east, has a magnificent fjord landscape with great facilities for outdoor activities all year round. The municipality is surrounded by wide forests with idyllic summer farms and old forest roads.
Alesund is connected to Oslo via the E6, E136 and E39 highways. There is one train daily from Oslo to nearby Andalsnes, where you can transfer by bus to Alesund; buses also arrive in Alesund from Bergen (11 hours) and Trondheim (7 hours). Car rentals can also be arranged at particular Train Stations.
You can also fly into Alesund Vigra Airport, which is a 20-minute drive north of town. Car hire suppliers are also available at the airport. In the arrivals hall look out for Avis, Budget, Herts, Europcar, and Sixt Bilutleie. For more options on car rentals in Alesund, book online in advance here today.
A ferry arrives from Bergen at noon every day.