Art Nouveau Walk (Autumn)
Ålesund is best known for its vibrant Art Nouveau architecture. Join us on a walking tour to discover the hidden charms of this Norwegian coastal town.
Discover the fairytale town of Ålesund.
Learn more about the area’s fascinating history.
See the ornate Art Nouveau buildings up close.
Interact with a local guide as you meander through the streets.
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
1 hour 30 minutes
Note: A visit to the Jugendstilsenteret, a national center for art nouveau, is not included in this excursion.
Dating back to the Viking Age, Ålesund is now renowned throughout Norway and beyond for its architecture. After a devastating fire in 1904 that reduced a large portion of the town to ashes, it was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, which was popular at the time.
The town proudly boasts turrets, spires, and medieval ornamentation that details and distinguishes the pastel-hued buildings.
Our trip begins as we meet our guide at the pier, who leads us through the enchanting streets of Ålesund. Along the way, you’ll pass the picturesque fishing port of Brosundet and Apotekertorget Square. Photo opportunities abound, including at the bronze statue monument of a young ‘fisher boy’, sculpted by prolific 20th-century Norwegian artist Knut Skinnarland.
As you stroll through town, your guide will highlight Art Nouveau features on buildings and other points of interest. Enjoy learning about the rich history and culture of the area as you go.