Half Day Ålesund Art Nouveau – Ask for quotation

During this Half Day walking private tour you will explore the main Art Nouveau marvels of the unique and enchanting town of Ålesund accompanied by a knowledgeable guide specialised in Art Nouveau who will point out the colourful details and imaginative ornamentation on the buildings and tell their history.

The town center of Ålesund was destroyed by fire in 1904, but rebuilt shortly after in Art Nouveau style, the characteristic architecture of the period, and could be taken right out of a fairy tale.

Our tours are not just about sightseeing because they are a unique experience of learning and understanding different cultures and returning back home richer than when the journey started. If you have a passion for Art Nouveau, we invite you to ask a budget for your visit to the city and surroundings, you won’t regret. 

Customized private tour: We organise tailor-made experiences for you and your group and are very interested to know about your trip. Please Contact Us and tell us your own ideas about your visit to Ålesund – from where you wish to go, to what you wish to see, eat and do. With that in mind, we will create a completely customized private experience that will match your interests and preferences.

Don’t hesitate to Ask for a quotation by email or WhatsApp/Call to us +34 667 823 001. Reserve early to guarantee availability.

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Art nouveau hotel Booking

Hotel Scandic Scandinavie is the only Art Nouveau hotel in the town and they can offer special rates to visitors who book with us. Please say you booked a tour with us when booking at ingrid@hotelscandinavie.no to get our special exclusive rate.
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Special Requirements

If you have any special requirements please inform us here.

Description

Itinerary

We could start the half day private walking tour in front of the Ålesund museum, a starting point that gives an overview of the area that we will discover during this tour.

From there we will stroll through “Kongens Gate” walking street, and also go by the harbour to see the Fishing Warehouses that have been converted into Hotels & apartments.

Your expert guide will take you on an informative and very well documented walk through the streets of this enchanting town providing a fascinating and exclusive insight into the history of the town.

In addition to a detailed discovery of more than the 11 protected Art Nouveau buildings in the town, which include the detailed observation of the interior and exterior of Ålesund church, the tour includes an in-depth visit to the Art Nouveau Centre where you will get a summary of the Norwegian Jugendstil.

Regarding the Art Nouveau church we will visit its interior. We will focus more in its structure (both from outside and from inside) rather than in the furniture or sculptures, because the decorative and functional elements found in the interior are not Art Nouveau style. The stained glass windows are of Gesamtkunstwerk style.

The Art Nouveau Centre is inside an old pharmacy building and offers a fascinating insight into the Norwegian art nouveau interiors and objects. Our visit there will be exhaustive and we will explain you the context so you can understand how was the city at that time.

Finally if you want we can have a coffee and cake in a relaxed way in the Art Nouveau Centre’s coffee house.


Languages

Our specialised Art Nouveau guide can guide you in English, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese or Spanish. Please select the language of your choice in the list below the calendar.


Pickup & Drop Off

Wherever you want.


Inclusions

For this tour we have a selection of four fully licensed local guides of the Association of Guides, all of them great experts in the Jugendstil style and with a lot of experience in guiding private tours.


Exclusions

Entrance fees:

  • Jugendstilsenteret is located in the old Swan Pharmacy from 1907 and is both a museum and a national centre of Art Nouveau. For informtion about the tickets CLICK HERE.
  • Alesund church. For information about the entry tickets price CLICK HERE.

Food or additional drinks during the tour.

Airport pick-up and/or drop off (extra fee). Contact Ålesund Taxi Company booking@taxiformidling.no or by phone at Call +47 70103000 or if you want we will contact them for you.

The walk up the top of Mount Aksla is not a part of this tour but we recommend you to walk up the 418 steps to the top in order to enjoy its unforgettable panoramic views. If you want to do this walk during the private tour,  let us know but then we will have less time for other highlights of the private experience.


Additional Info

This tour will operate in all weather conditions so participants should take appropriate weather gear with them. We recommend you to wear walking or comfortable shoes because this tour involves approximately 2 hours of walking and standing over paved and cobblestone surfaces with some inclines.

When Ålesund Church celebrates weddings or funerals the itinerary will have a limited visit to the church.

If you are interested in a longer tour you can ask about a longer tour which will include a visit to the interior of Ålesund church and a more in-depth visit to the Art Nouveau Centre, and visit other sites.

We have negotiated special rates in the Hotel Scandic Scandinavie, the only Art Nouveau hotel in the town. To get our special room rate (10% discount) please say you booked a tour with us when making a direct reservation to them ingrid@scandinavie.no.

Cancellation Policy – The booking can be canceled up to 2 weeks prior to the tour date. In this case you will receive a refund of the booking minus the financial fees. Further cancellations and no shows are non refundable. In this undesirable situation all amounts pending will be claimed.


about Ålesund

The town of Ålesund is a sea port that fascinates with Art Nouveau architecture, a town that could be taken right out of a fairy tale. Amongst the main features of the Art Nouveau buildings in Ålesund stands out the decorative ornamentation of the façades based on pre-historic or medieval animal, plant-ornamentation and also other features of symbolism in the decoration.

Clean and welcoming, Ålesund owes its charm to a fire that ripped through its wooden foundations a century ago, destroying everything except the prison and a church. From its ashes a new stone city was born and almost all designed by young Norwegian architects trained in Germany. Influenced by Jugendstil, a synonim of art nouveau, they designed buildings rich in ornamentation, with towers, spiers, gargoyles and other elements based on native motifs.

The view from the upper part of the city is one of the most emblematic. If you feel this private tour can be of interest to your friends…

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