Alesund (Norway)

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Alesund cruise port

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Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2021-08-01 15:08

min: 38 °F (3 °C) / max: 54 °F (13 °C) 54°F
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Min / Max Temperature54 °F / 13 °C
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Alesund is a major cruise port and one of Norway's most picturesque fishing towns. It is located at the mouth of Stor Fjord and is actually on two islands connected by bridges. Cruise ships dock close to downtown, so shopping and city touring can be done on foot.

Alesund is one of the "Express Route" ferry ports visited regularly as part of the government-subsidized passenger and cargo shipping service in Norway. The cruiseferry itinerary is between two homeports - Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost) and connects a total of 34 ports, which are Norwegian communities without any road or air access. Independant tour operators offer from Alesund guided tours to Hjorundfjorden.

Port Alesund (Norway) cruise port

From Alesund, cruise tourists can take the 400 steps up to Kniven Overlook (Mt Aksla) for a spectacular panoramic view of the bay surrounded by offshore islands and mountains. The town was rebuilt with stone (instead of wood) following a devastating fire in 1904. The modern city is rich in art nouveau architecture (turrets, towers, medieval facades).

Further out is the outdoor Sunnmore Museum where guests can see a collection of boats and traditional farmhouses and the Medieval Museum which features a recreation of a 10th-century village. The Atlantic Ocean Marine Park is also on the outskirts with massive seascape tanks created into the coastline. Cruisers can also visit the Giske islands (burial mounds) and Godoy (lighthouse).

Alesund cruise ship terminal

Alesund is a starting point for touring the hills of the Sunnmore region, Norang Valley, Oye Glaciers, Runde Island. As a settlement, Alesund was established in the 9th century when the Viking Rollo/Rolf (850-930/Normandy's first ruler between 911-928) built a castle nearby. The village received town status in 1848.

Alesund cruise terminal

Alesund is one of the ferry ports along the "Express Route" - Norway's Government subsidized "Norwegian Coastal Express". This is a regularly scheduled passenger and cargo shipping service in Norway. The "ferry and cruise" itinerary is between two turnaround ports - Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost). It connects a total of 34 ports, which are Norwegian communities without any road or air access.

Norwegian Coastal Express ferry route (itinerary map)

Since January 2021, Norway's coastal ferry service is operated by two companies - Hurtigruten (7 ships) and Havila (4 ships). The Norwegian Government's annual subsidy for the ferry service is around USD 100 million.

The list of all ports along the northboaund "Norwegian Coastal Express" itinerary includes Bergen (turnaround port), Alesund, Floro, Geiranger (Stranda), Maloy (Vagsoy), Molde, Torvik (Heroy, Leinoya Island), Kristiansund, Rorvik (Vikna), Trondheim, Bodo, Bronnoysund (Bronnoy), Nesna, Ornes (Meloy), Sandnessjoen (Alstahaug), Stamsund (Vestvagoy Island), Svolvaer (Vagan, Austvagoya Island), Trollfjorden (Hadsel), Finnsnes (Lenvik), Harstad (Hinnoya Island), Risoyhamn (Andoy Island), Skjervoy, Sortland (Langoya Island), Stokmarknes (Hadseloya Island), Tromso, Berlevag, Hammerfest, Honningsvag (Mageroya Island, Nordkapp / North Cape), Kjollefjord (Lebesby), Mehamn (Gamvik), Oksfjord (Loppa), Batsfjord, Vardo (Vardoya Island), Kirkenes (turnaround port).

Port Alesund cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Alesund, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 August, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
1 August, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With09:0010:00
4 August, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen01:00
5 August, 2021
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
5 August, 2021
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen09:0010:00
6 August, 2021
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys01:00
7 August, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Otto Sverdrup
7 August, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
7 August, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys09:0010:00
9 August, 2021
Monday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineAmadea19:0023:00
11 August, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
11 August, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With01:00
12 August, 2021
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With09:0010:00
13 August, 2021
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
15 August, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen01:00
16 August, 2021
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
16 August, 2021
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen09:0010:00
17 August, 2021
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys01:00
18 August, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
18 August, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys09:0010:00
21 August, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Otto Sverdrup
22 August, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
22 August, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With01:00
23 August, 2021
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
23 August, 2021
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With09:0010:00
26 August, 2021
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen01:00
27 August, 2021
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
27 August, 2021
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen09:0010:00
28 August, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys01:00
29 August, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
29 August, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys09:0010:00
30 August, 2021
Monday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 608:0018:00
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