The approach to Aalesund
The approach to Aalesund Photo: Laurence Plancke - Guest image Photo

Climb Mt. Aksla

Join the Expedition Team on a steep climb up the 418 steps to the summit of Mt. Aksla, where you can experience a stunning view of the surrounding island archipelago, Ålesund’s beautiful town center, and the mighty Sunnmøre Alps.

Included in your cruise
  • See the Art Nouveau city from its most famous viewpoint
  • Capture a postcard perfect photo
  • Get some exercise up 481 steps
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Hard

  • Duration

    Varies

  • Booking Code

    INCL-AES4

  • Notices

    Comfortable walking shoes, backpack, and water bottle recommended.

Join the Expedition Team up the 418 steps to the summit of Mt. Aksla, 189 meters above sea level. Atop Mt. Aksla, experience a stunning view of the surrounding island archipelago, Ålesund’s beautiful town center, and the mighty Sunnmøre Alps.

The steps up Mt. Aksla are a defining feature of this coastal city, for locals and tourists alike. Prepare for a steep climb, with several vantage points along the way to stop, rest, and take a photograph. Once you reach the top, you may find that you recognize this panoramic view—it’s postcard perfect.

Practical Information:

  • Comfortable walking shoes, backpack, and water bottle recommended.
  • This is a steep climb. Guest should be in good physical condition. There are stops along the way to rest and railings to hold on to.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No 
  • Languages: English, Norwegian, German
  • Duration: Varies