|Tourist Information (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||08:00||- 18:00|
|Bus station / cruise terminal (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||08:00||- 18:00|
|Tourist Information (26 June 2017 - 19 Aug 2017)|
|Monday - Saturday||10:35|
|Bus station / cruise terminal (26 June 2017 - 19 Aug 2017)|
|Monday - Saturday||11:00|
* When cruise-ships are in town, the departure is every 30. minute from the Cruiseterminal. Also on Sundays.
From April-September the City Train runs every 30. minute when there is a cruiseship in town.
Join the Town Train on a guided tour throughout Ålesund's town centre. You can enjoy the fantastic Art Nouveau buildings up close, visit the top of the city mountain Aksla, with a panoramic view of70 minutes, including a stop at the viewpoint Fjellstua, and starts at the Cruise Terminal/Sentral Bus Station. Audio guidance in Norwegian, English and German.
In addition to the regular departures during the summer season, the City Train also make trips in connection with most cruise calls in Ålesund. At large cruise calls the trains leave non stop - be sure to book and buy your ticket in time!
Tickets for the sightseeing train can be booked/purchased in a ticket kiosk. Sales of water, soft drinks, postcards and souvenirs.
NB! Cash payment, but you can also pay in Euro, Dollar and Pounds in addition to Norwegian kroner.
The ride starts at the cruiseterminal/busterminal (the tourist office when no cruisehip in town). On the left side is city hall. We drive onto Keiser Wilhelmsgate and pass the market square and the prison. Next is Borgundveien which is Ålesunds longest street and the previous main road to the city centre and runs parallel to Borgundfjorden. We pass Volsdalen church and the "Color Line" Stadium which opened in 2005.
Now starts the climb up towards Fjellstua. . While we take the turn and drive off Borgundveien we pass Volsdalstunet where the house is from 1813. The view gets just better and more spectacular both inwards toward the mountains and outwards toward the sea on our way up.
When we reach Fjellstua we'll take a 10-15 minute break and enjoy the view.
On our way down we pass Fjelltunveien and the apartment building that collapsed in 2008 and this is also where the great city fire stopped in 1904. Next is Storledbakken where we can see up towards ”Vallehuset” or “the miracle house”, which by a miracle was the only house that avoided the flames during the city fire. Next is Utstillingsplassen and the city park before we drive onto Storgata and pass Lihaugen with Rica Parken Hotel. In Skaregata we'll take a left and see the restaurant "Skateflua and the tourist office.
To our right we can see towards Molja with the oldest breakwater in Norway and the lighthouse from 1858. The lighthouse is now a wedding suite belonging to Brosundet Hotel. Driving along Skansegata parallel to Brosundet we'll see St. Olavs plass and Rønnebergbua on our left side. Here we'll make a right past Dronning Sonjas.
We pass "Arbeideren" which is the former community centre in Ålesund. Now we cross Hellebroa which connects the two central islands Nørvøya and Aspøya together. Well across we drive onto Apotekergata. On our left we'll see Jugendstilsenteret. At the end of Apotekergata we turn up towards Øvregata which leads to Ålesund church. On our way back to the cruiseterminal from here we'll pass lots of beautiful Jugend style houses.
The entire trip takes around 70 minutes at a nice and comfortable speed.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults (from 16 years)||NOK 190.- fee|
|Children||NOK 90.- fee|
|Family ticket 2+3||NOK 490.- fee|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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