Aalesund is a major fishing harbor town in Western Norway, make sure to consider our Aalesund car hire services if you plan on visiting there. The town is built on a series of islands which reach into the Atlantic and this means that its rather compact old city center is surrounded by water. The center was destroyed at the beginning of the 20th century by a massive fire but the town wast helped to rebuild it and it did so in the Art Nouveau style.
The city is served by the Vigra Airport as well as a railways station and it can be reached via bus as well as boat. Regardless of the transportation method you use to get into the town, once you get there you can employ our Aalesund car rental services and have a car ready for you so that you can zip around the place as well as its surroundings in order to enrich your trip.
Once you find yourself in the city you will notice that a lot of the town’s charm comes from its art nouveau shops and buildings, which you can only truly experience by strolling through town especially considering the fact that most attractions are situated within a twenty minute walking distance from the city’s center.
One of the places that you may want to visit while in Aalesund is the Art Nouveau Center where you can find out more about the town’s unique architectural history. This is where you can see how the town looked before the fire of 1904 and then after its reconstruction in the new art style. You will surely not regret visiting this place as you will definitely be mesmerized by the beauty of its authentic décor.
For those who are interested in the Viking history related to the area there is the Sunnmore Museum, an open-air museum which features a huge collection of old houses, fifty-five actually, the entire place is like a time capsule capable of throwing you back to that era. For some however the real pull of the museum will be its equally large collection of boats which of course include Viking ship replicas.
These are of course only a few of the things that the town and its surroundings have to offer, in order to see more of them make sure you consider our Aalesund car hire services.