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About Ålesund

Ålesund is a city built on a row of Atlantic islands, expanding out from the compact old town and the original fishing port on the edge of the peninsula. It was known mostly for its vast fishing fleet, until it was almost entirely destroyed by fire in 1904, and it was beautifully rebuilt in a magically homogenous Art Nouveau style, part paid for by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, who used to holiday here. These days some of the best places to stay in Ålesund are also some of the most beautiful buildings in all of Norway - if you appreciate the beauty of the Jugendstil style.

The majority of the best places to stay in Ålesund are in the old town, which is also where you’ll find some of the most lauded architecture, but there’s also a fantastic sea park and the city is surrounded by some truly spectacular views of the local cornucopia of fjords and mountains.

  • Storfjord is a luxurious hotel set in the secluded Glomoset Hills overlooking the Storfjord. This is a great spot for an active break, with kayaking and other watersports right from the hotel and gourmet dining to come back to. They also do a wonderfully cosy atmosphere with plenty of roaring fireplaces and lots of wood.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Ålesund for you? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Ålesund, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Ålesund

  • Storfjord 23 rooms from $203


    A luxury hotel set in secluded Glomoset hills overlooking the Storfjord. Handcrafted log walls, roaring fire places and comfortable designer furniture. Plenty of activites for everyone - including kayaking and watersports from the hotel. Gourmet fine dining and local produce.

    Kayaking  -  Paddle to the idyllic Glomset cove and out in Storfjorden.
    Fishing  -  Ålesund
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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