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Art Nouveau Walk in Alesund, Hurtigruten land excursion

Art Nouveau architecture. Photo by Marte Kopperud, Innovation Norway

Art Nouveau architecture

This trip around Alesund provides you with a great opportunity to savor both the rich history of the town, and the charming street life.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the tour booking process, with prices and details.

Distinguished by its numerous spires, towers and highly detailed ornamentation, Alesund is a town renowned across the world for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. It owes this to the devastating fire which burned a large proportion of the city to the ground in 1904, following which the entire town was rebuilt in the fashionable style of the time, Art Nouveau.

Alesund. Photo by Sverre Hjornevik, Fjord Norway

Alesund – Brosundet canal

Your trip around Alesund will begin on the pier, where you will be met by a guide who will take you on a pleasant walk through the streets, passing the picturesque fishing port of Brosundet, the special Apotekertorget square and the beautifully decorated main street. You will also visit Jugendstilsenteret, the national centre for Art Nouveau. The museum offers everything from modern multimedia presentations to original interiors, and provides a fascinating insight into the history of Art Nouveau.
Read more about Alesund
See picture gallery from Alesund

Practical info:

Alesund view. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Alesund view

Duration: 2 hours
Footwear: Comfortable shoes
Available: November 2- June 1
Land excursion #2C

Available on the following Hurtigruten cruise packages:
Cruise Arctic Coast & North Cape, 7 nights
Cruise package Bergen-Kirkenes-Oslo, 10 nights
Winter cruise & Northern Lights, 7 nights

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