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City Train Sightseeing

Cruiseterminalen | Bus terminal, Alesund 6000, Norway
+47 924 82 485
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Well worth it

Initially hesitant at paying 195 NOK but got on the small train just near the boat and the next... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Troonie1
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City train ride that picked us up right at the cruise drop-off...

If you want to see the city before you start wandering on your own, this is the perfect way to get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary V
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This train ride is a journey that will take you through the beautiful streets of Alesund. As we journey through the city we will highlight both historical and architectural sites. For many the highlight of the journey is the ascent and overlook from Fjellstua, where we can take in the magnificent nature surrounding Alesund. «The journey will begin at the cruiseterminal/busstation, with the Community center at our left hand side. As we drive through Keiser Wilhelms street we will pass the marked place and the prison. Thereafter we go eastward through Borgundvegen, Alesunds longest street and former main road to city centre of Alesund.We journey along Borgundfjorden and pass Volsdalen church and the Color Line Stadium that opened in April 2005.This is where the ascent towards Fjellstua begins.As we turn off from Borgundvegen we pass Volsdalstunet the farmhouse here is dated back to 1813. As we continue up the mountain the view becomes more and more magnificent both towards Sunnmørsalpene(the Sunnmøre Alps) and out towards the ocean.When we have arrived at Fjellstua we pause to take in the beautiful view over the city, the ocean and the mountains surrounding us. On our way down the mountain we take Fjelltunroad where the collapsed apartment builiding from 2008 is still to be found. Thereafter we pass Klipra, where the great fire of 1904 was stopped. At Storledbakken we can view Vallehuset or Mirakelhuset that by a miracle was protected from the flames from the great fire. Our journey continoues across Utstillingsplassen and pass the city park. Following on we turn to the right up Storgata and across Lihaugen where we pass Rica Parken Hotel. In Skaregata we take a left turn to find Skateflua; with the tourist information office at our right hand side.To the right we can also see Molja, with Norways oldest pier and lighthouse dated back to 1858. As we continue Skansestreet along Brosundet we have st.Olavs place and Ronnebergbua at our left hand side.From here we turn right to get Dronning Sonjas place at our right hand side. Our journey continues along Brosundet until we pass Arbeideren which is the old community hall of Alesund. From here we will cross 'Hellebroa' which connects the two center islands, Norveoya and Aspoya, of the city together. Across the bridge we will turn to the right entering Apoteker street. At our left hand side we can view where the earlier Svaneapoteket (Swan Pharmacy) was located, now the location for the center of art Noveau. At the end of Apoteker street we turn left entering Ovregata which takes us to Alesund church. We continue to Kirkegata with the many beautiful art Noveau houses, before driving back to Norvoya and the cruise pier.The journey is approximately 70 minutes and is at a comfortable pace.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cruiseterminalen | Bus terminal, Alesund 6000, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Initially hesitant at paying 195 NOK but got on the small train just near the boat and the next hour was a delight. Fantastic weather, great views and really useful narrative that was available in 8 languages. Spent 20 minutes at the summit Fjellstua with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see the city before you start wandering on your own, this is the perfect way to get your bearings - and it's fun! This little train takes just over an hour to show you around the city and up to the...More

Thank Mary V
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Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the good report! I m so glad that you liked the ride with the little train!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was pouring rain so we went onthis little tour. Good orientation to the city. Especially nice if you dont want to Climb up aksala on your own.

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Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the good report! Im glad you liked the ride withe City Train in Ålesund

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great way to see the vista looking down at our cruise ship. Great English commentary (other languages are available). The only drawback was the experience of buying the ticket at the harbour side. Very very slow process, cash and card payments all...More

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Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the report! Im glad you liked the ride! It is possible to pre-book from our website: bytoget.no

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is an excellent way to get a quick tour of Alesund. Since the tour only lasts about 70 minutes and the stop on Mount Ashland gives you a chance to walk around, the fairly hard seats really are not an issue. They also have...More

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Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the report! Im glad you liked the ride withe the little train in Ålesund!

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The ticket booth was right at the dock for our RCL Seranade of the Seas cruise. There is also a RED Hop On/Off bus tour there too. The train is NOT a hop on hop off but considerably cheaper so we opted for it. It’s...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The benches are very small and uncomfortable. The operator squeezed as many people as possible. It was very hard to look out the window to see the sights or take pictures. The earphones were not personal and were not changed from the previous user. The...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We got off the cruise ship and booked this little train it was very good price it took us all round the town to Keizer wil helms st .passed the prison and market church football club then on to Fjellstua to look out over the...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We docked in Alesund Norway Thursday 3rd on the Celebrity Silhoutte and bought tickets at the cruise terminal quayside for the 70 minute round trip... commentary in various languages....there is a 20 minute stop at the top of Mount Aksla to take photos, have a...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We live to support the local business when we travel, and taking this guided tour train with free WiFi was the best choice to see the town. And the cost was great 380.00 NOK for two.

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Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you!😊 I'm so glad that you liked the City train in Ålesund 🚂. Wish you all the best. Jan Honningdal

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Kyle H
3 February 2018|
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Hello What the price will be this summer is difficult to tell but it is 195 NOK and I guess between 25 - 28 dollars? We are working with a online bookingsystem and if everything go well it will be up and running in a few... More
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Angie C
13 July 2017|
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Good afternoon, Yes, it is possible to book your group. Price is 190,00NOK per person - 20% group discount. Can we book for the 10:30 departure? Awaiting your kindest reply. Best regards Ana Ramos
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Hi Mrs Bich Tran, According to your email, we are pleased to confirm the following reservation: 19 July - at 09:30 - 12 pax - City Train Bytoget Total price » 2.052 NOK You can pay with credit cards, except American... More
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