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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Restaurant
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“An awesome place to go for a viewpoint over the city. It's to way of getting there, one is by car and the other one is following the 400 steps up the mountain, starting from the city park. There is also possibiliities of food and beverages at the top. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Aquarium
“A place to have a look at the life of the Norwegian coast. You will see some really amazing species and you can even find penguins here! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“One of the best restaurants in Ålesund that serves seafood and one of the best selection of Bacalao's in Europe. They offer a great view of Ålesund and the sea. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“On of the biggest shopping centers in Norway will provide you with fantastic shopping opportunities.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Museum
“You don't have to check out the exhibitions to visit, there's a café and gift shop offering just enough of that art noveau experience to say you've been there.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Store
“Beautiful outdoor museum - wednesday 1300 for a fjord cruise with an old boat "Knarren"”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A smaller shopping mall. There is also a lot of smaller stores in the streets around. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Night Club
“A good music Venue with great live music or DJ's. They sometimes have quiz, Bingo, and other events as well. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Sukkertoppen (Sugar Loaf Top) is, bar none, Ålesund's most popular mountain. The top is located on the island Hessa, which together with the islands Aspøya and Nørvøya defines the heart of Ålesund - the largest city in Møre og Romsdal county. Although lower, the mountain resembles in many ways Lyderhorn outside Bergen. Without having checked the historic facts, it is reasonable to assume that Sukkertoppen was part of the coastal defense (the signal-fires) initiated back in the Viking age. The views from the top are extensive, and Ålesund is "blessed" having such a viewpoint just outside its city center. There are several climbing and scrambling routes around mountain (see separate section ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
“Lovely place with great coffee, cakes, food and an amazing barge in Brosundet”
  • 14 locals recommend
Establishment
“Its a good place to eat at day time and on weekends it transformes to a dance club. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Located in Ålesund harbour, with seethrough windows in the floor looking down at the fishes. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Dette er hovedbussholdeplassen i Ålesund. Her ankommer og går alle busser til og fra flyplassen og til resten av byen og områdene rundt. Herfra går blant annet bus til Geiranger. Fra leiligheta er de kun 250 m hit. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Beer and burger joint. Wide variety of in-house brewed beers and many locally brewed beers. Shuffleboard. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great Shushi + Grill. Service can be a bit slow though. And can also be all booked, so calling ahead is a good tip! Take away is also really nice.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“30 stores wih large parking garage underneath, The stores includes food-store, liquor store, bookstore, pharmacy,clothing store and more ”
  • 8 locals recommend