Ålesund – yet another capital of Norway, this time a capital of fishing. Even the name of the city may refer to fish according to one possible translation: “eel fish”.
If you visit Ålesund, even briefly, you’ll remember the city’s history for a long time. There are several fascinating episodes which you can relate to your friends while you’re showing them your incredibly beautiful holiday photos.
Ålesund has everything needed to be a highlight of your journey. It is the perfect starting point for the most impressive attractions like Geiranger or Eagle Road, or it can be a place where you come specifically to fish. You can easily reach Ålesund by any of the daily Hurtigruta boats cruises.