Alesund, Norway: The Northwest Coastal Town of Canals

It’s a bright, clear, warm morning and we are pulling into Alesund, Norway! It has a spectacular setting, built on three islands close to the ocean with a backdrop of mountain peeks………… Alesund, (population 40,000) has a small city center and since we have been choosing to see the outposts in other spots in Norway, today we are going to take a walking tour of the city. But, first let’s get there!

Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway

We have docked and are ready to go!

Alesund, Norway

The sign says this is an art nouveau town………what will we find?

Alesund, Norway

This is our first of the many canals………..This would be a nice spot to wake up to!

Alesund Norway 36 Brosundet Canal and SS Explorer

walking further down the canal………..

Alesund, Norway, Brosundet Canal
Alesund, Norway, Brosundet Canal

This is what it used to look like…….yes, my boat is the one over there!

Alesund Norway, Old Photo of Alesundet Canal Area

Boats of all sizes……..

Alesund Norway, Old Photo of Alesundet Canal Area

and a good idea of Main Street………

Alesund Norway, Old Photo of Alesundet Canal Area

Today, the area looks like this……..built up from the old warehouses along the canal………

Alesund, Norway Alesundet Canal with Fisher Boy Statue

with lovely gardens……..

Alesund, Norway, Flowers and Alesundet Canal

and many architectural pieces…….

Alesund, Norway, Herring Woman Statue Along Alesundet Canal
Alesund, Norway, Harald Grytten Statue along Alesundet Canal

and even a telephone booth……..

Alesund, Norway, Telephone Booth along Alesundet Canal

This is one  of my favorite spots…….a good way to get around the canals………

Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway

or you could take this boat…..

Alesund, Norway

But, the Viking Boat says it all! Hop in!

Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway, Viking Boat Replica

We’ve made it past the canals, now to see the city. What will we find there? See you tomorrow!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    How many photos did you take on your cruise? Enjoyed the tour of Alesund’s beautiful waterways.

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    1. Ha Ha! You think toooooooo many? We average about 5,000 per trip!

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      1. Sheree says:

        Not too shabby

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    2. We went to many, many places in Norway!

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      1. Sheree says:

        I know and I congratulate you on how many posts you’ve gotten out of your trip

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  2. Keith S says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful posting, really enjoy seeing Norway through your blog. Perhaps, one day I’ll get to see Norway for myself 🙂

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    1. It truly is a beautiful place! More to follow!

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