Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
Yes
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One of the most popular activities for visitors to Ålesund is to climb the 418 steps to the Aksla viewpoint. The steps start in the Town Park. Partway up the climb, there is a viewing platform known as Byrampen. There are benches for resting located throughout the stairway. Every so often, a step will have a number on it so you can tell how far to have climbed.

Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the Ålesund, the ocean, and nearby islands. There is an outdoor restaurant, Fjellstua, located at the top. For those who are not up for climbing the steps, a sightseeing train can be taken to the viewpoint.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Scenic views of Ålesund and the surrounding area.

Cons

Can be very congested.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Family friendly
Guided tours
Big vistas

Location

Field Guide

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