Sunnmøre Open-Air Museum
Join us for a day of culture and history as we explore the town of Ålesund and its nearby mountain, before discovering the fascinating open-air Sunnmøre Museum.
Admire the Art Nouveau architecture of Ålesund
Enjoy the spectacular view from Mount Aksla’s lookout point.
Explore a range of traditional Norwegian houses at the open-air museum.
Tour the museum’s varied collection of locally built boats.
Winter (Nov - Mar), Spring (Apr - May)
Level 2: Easy
Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing.
Get a taste of modern life in Norway on this exciting journey before traveling back in time and seeing how people lived centuries ago.
First, you’ll discover Ålesund and the elegant Art Nouveau–inspired buildings that line its streets. Then, we’ll travel to the town’s main mountain, Mount Aksla. Here, we can take in a stunning panoramic view of the archipelago, the town center, and the Sunnmøre Alps in the distance.
Enjoy a drive along Borgundfjord to the Sunnmøre Museum. This open-air museum has a vast array of old farmhouses in a beautiful natural setting. As you explore the houses and various exhibitions, you’ll get an insight into local cultural and architectural history. You can also take a look at the museum’s boat collection, which includes replicas of Viking ships. This collection reflects the region’s historic importance as a shipbuilding center.