Ålesund

Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

Excursion

Price from $148

Difficulty level

Level 2: Easy

Booking code

HR-AES2D

Duration

2 hours

Notes

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  • Admire the view of Ålesund from atop Mount Aksla

  • Visit one of Northern Europe’s largest saltwater aquariums

  • See a variety of marine life up close

  • Taste hot catfish cake whilst taking in views of the ocean

Welcome to Ålesund, one of Norway’s most beautiful towns. This trip will offer you a two-fold opportunity to experience the local nature and wildlife as we venture up a mountain and explore the local aquarium.  

Start the excursion with a visit to the town’s mountain, Mount Aksla. This viewpoint offers a spectacular panorama of the town centre, the archipelago, and the Sunnmøre Alps in the distance.  

Capture some photos before we continue to Atlanterhavsparken, one of Northern Europe’s largest and most unique saltwater aquariums. An architectural gem integrated into the shoreline, the aquarium offers an authentic experience where you can enjoy close encounters with some of the marine life that resides along the Norwegian coast.  

Visit the open-air pool to see the friendly penguins, call in at the science centre, and even help to feed some of the resident animals. Savour the taste of hot catfish cake at the café overlooking the ocean.

Practical information 

  • Embarking/disembarking port: Ålesund

  • Available From: November 2–June 1, except December 24–26 and 31, January 1, Easter, and May 1 and 17

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Meals: Fish cake

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing