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Ålesund, Fjord Norway, from Mount Aksla
Photo: Arnfinn Tønnesen kh

Meetings in stylish surroundings

In addition to 8 hotels and conference capacity for 1,000 delegates, Ålesund boasts one of Europe’s most distinctive collection of Art Nouveau buildings. Outside the city centre, magnificent nature with fjords and mountains await, giving you every chance to hold your business meeting or incentive activity in style.

The Art Nouveau Centre (Jugendstilsenteret) in Ålesund
The Art Nouveau Centre (Jugendstilsenteret).
Photo: Tony Hall

Contact information

Destination Ålesund & Sunnmøre

NO-6002 Ålesund
Phone: +47 70 16 34 30


You can also contact Destination Ålesund & Sunnmøre staff directly:

Oddhild Breivik, Sales Manager MICE/Corporate
Phone: +47 70 16 34 33

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Getting here and around

  • By train - Sognefjord MICE

    By train

    The railway station in the region is at Åndalsnes, about 120 kilometres from Ålesund, with a bus connection to and from Ålesund five times per day. The bus takes 2,5 hours. For timetables and booking, please contact the Vy (formerly NSB) and

  • By bus

    By bus

    Several companies offer services throughout the region, and there are frequent connections to and from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. Information is available at The journey from Oslo takes around 10 hours, and from Trondheim around 7,5 hours.

  • By boat

    By boat

    Many people describe Hurtigruten as 'the world's most beautiful voyage'. Hurtigruten calls daily at Ålesund and Torvik on both its northbound and southbound voyages. The northbound service also makes the Ålesund - Geiranger - Ålesund round trip daily from April to September, and Ålesund-Hjørundfjord-Ålesund in September and October.

  • By road

    By road

    Driving from Oslo to Ålesund takes around 8 hours. The bus serving this route takes around 11 hours.

    You can drive from Trondheim in around 5 hours, or a little over 7,5 hours by bus.

    The drive from Bergen to Ålesund takes around 6 hours to drive or 9-10 hours by bus.

  • By plane

    By plane

    A 25-minute drive from Ålesund town centre, Ålesund Airport Vigra has good connections to and from Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Gdansk, Alicante and Vilnius.

    There are also good connections from Ørsta/Volda Airport Hovden to and from most Norwegian towns and cities.


Photo: Terje Borud -

Key facts

  • Number of inhabitants: 47,000 (2016)
  • There are about 2,200 students attending the university NTNU in Ålesund
  • Ålesund is known as the "adventure capital of the fjords"
  • There are eight hotels in Ålesund centre with approximately 1066 hotel rooms, all within walking distance, in addition to 11 hotels in the surrounding region
  • There are conference facilities for more than 1,000 people
  • The Art Nouveau town of Ålesund is at the very entrance to the Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ålesund is a significant regional centre for the Sunnmøre County and a major export port
  • The marine and maritime sector along with the commercial clusters are important contributors to innovation and growth in the area.
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