Sunnmøre open air Museum
Photo: Sunnmøre Museum Photo

Sunnmøre Open Air Museum

Experience the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund and enjoy views from Aksla viewpoint.

  • See traditional Norwegian farmhouses and boathouses
  • Visit the museum’s impressive boat collection
  • See the Art Nouveau Architecture of Ålesund
  • Enjoy the view from Aksla viewpoint
  • Direction

    Northbound Direction

  • Season

    Winter (Nov - Mar), Spring (Apr - May)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Min. passengers

    15

  • Max. passengers

    80

  • Booking Code

    HR-AES2M

  • From

    $ 199

  • Notices

    Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing.

Experience and the best views of spectacular scenery in this Art Nouveau town, including breathtaking panoramic views from Mount Aksla. A drive along the Borgundfjord takes you from modern suburbs to the bustling old trading center of Borgund, the site of the Sunnmøre Museum. Enjoy old farmhouses in a beautiful natural setting, as various exhibitions give you a taste of Norwegian life centuries ago. This open-air museum features different types of farmhouses and boathouses carefully moved here from around the region and displayed among gorgeous surroundings. The museum also houses a range of boats, showing the region’s importance as a shipbuilding center.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking Port: Ålesund
  • Embarking Port: Ålesund
  • Available From: November 2 – June 1
  • Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing.
  • Notes: Guests must be able to walk a fair distance between exhibits at the open-air museum.
    The museum is closed on:
    • 2022: April 14–18, May 1, May 17, June 5–6 and December 24–26
    • 2023: January 1, April 6–10, May 1, May 17, and May 28–29