Aksla Mountain
Aksla Mountain
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  • Pauline Cass
    85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aksla Viewpoint
    418 steps snake their way from top of Mount down to Aalesund below. If brave enough you can walk up, if preferred, but I got dropped off in car park at the restaurant at the top and walked down. There are seats to sit and admire views at various points. Fantastic views of port and pretty houses of Aalesund. Panoramic views. A lovely park at the bottom . All ages were enjoying.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia34,192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Observation decks, a monument and German bunkers.
    Of course, the main motive to get to Mount Aksla is to take a photo with a postcard view of Ålesund. However, in addition to this, there are still several interesting sights on the mountain. At the foot of the city park there is a 2.5-meter sculpture of Viking Rollo. This is a copy, a gift to Ålesund, the original in Norman Rouen. To get to the observation deck, you need to overcome 418 steps. There are benches along the way where you can take a break if you lose your breath. There is a cannon on the way. Not the only military artifact on the mountain, by the way. Most of the tourists crowd the Fjellstue Viewpoint. This is not yet the top of the mountain - 130 meters. A significant part of them do not bother climbing the mountain, they are brought by a tour bus, especially for cruise ship passengers. There is a panoramic restaurant on the observation deck. In 1996, this place was ranked among the four best viewing platforms in Norway (ahead of Oslo, Fløien Mountain in Bergen and Cape Nordkapp). In addition to the classic views of the city, you can film the archipelago with nearby islands and Aspevågen Bay. This is where most people end up with the mountain, but I found a bunker on my Map and climbed it. In Ålesund, several German artillery bunkers have been preserved, built to repel a possible landing by the British, including on the island of Vigra, where the airport is. The bunker on Mount Aksla was intended to control the fire of batteries due to its ideal position on the top of the mountain at an altitude of 150 meters. At this point, I considered my task completed and went down, but I can go further up the mountain. There's a forest, benches and mostly Norwegians running...
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 February 2024
  • John S
    Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views of Alesund; lovely park
    We drove up to the top of Aksla mountain. It was a pleasant drive through a forested park. There are several trails at the top where you can view several parts of the Alesund Fjords (don't know the correct names). You could climb the stairs from the base of the mountain and many people did that with little apparent discomfort. Well worth the visit to the summit and an essential sidelight to an Alesund visit.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 May 2024
  • owlbeonholiday
    Worcester, United Kingdom1,148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views.
    Walked up here on a hot but beautiful clear day and the views were absolutely worth it. You can see for miles and it really showcases how beautiful Norway is. You have to pay to get into the official viewpoint and use the toilets. We didn't bother and still got amazing views. Nice little park with stream at the bottom of the hill. Good for kids and to get some shade on a hot day. There were two large cruise ships in port that day and the city didn't feel crowded at all.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 June 2024
  • A_909_Traveler
    60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views. Worth the effort. Highly recommended.
    Amazing views. We took this hike from the cruise ship and were up and back in under two hours. We're in our 60's and are out of shape, so nearly anyone could do this. As others have said, there are plenty of benches on the way up, and the view is almost as good when you're only half-way there. The summit is dominated by a café that charges 100 krone for admission to their deck, unless you're eating at the café. There's a good viewpoint just before you reach the top.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2024
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David B
Toronto, Canada401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
A straightforward forward walk close to downtown offers a great view out over the city, go at your own pace and enjoy. They even number the 400 odd steps so you can mark your progress going up. HINT for you at the summit. This was a big fortified location during WWII, so if you continue right up to the top, about 50 steps above the pavilion restaurant at the top of the stairs, there are the remains of several fortified gun emplacements built right into the bedrock. These are not preserved, they are just there, but you can go in and explore which is pretty rare most places today.
Written 30 June 2023
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StevenKolsteren
Groningen, The Netherlands189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A very nice climb from the city park with the statue of Viking Rollo. Easy, with resting benches and viewpoints all along. There is a terrace on top offering the famous view of the Jugenstil city on several islands. Next, you walk down again via another way, with magnificent views on the surrounding mountains. There are walks further up the mountain.
Written 9 May 2022
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Susan C
Barnard Castle, UK315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We were taken to the top by coach as part of a general (excellent) sightseeing trip around this lovely an interesting city; there is no way we could have walked up all the steps, but many did. Despite the weather being showery and misty it was still something not to miss and take panoramic photos. There is a good café up there. You get a free coffee but there was also a really appetising range of pastries to pay for if you wished.
Written 3 September 2022
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owlbeonholiday
Worcester, UK1,148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Walked up here on a hot but beautiful clear day and the views were absolutely worth it. You can see for miles and it really showcases how beautiful Norway is. You have to pay to get into the official viewpoint and use the toilets. We didn't bother and still got amazing views. Nice little park with stream at the bottom of the hill. Good for kids and to get some shade on a hot day.
There were two large cruise ships in port that day and the city didn't feel crowded at all.
Written 7 June 2024
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A_909_Traveler
California60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Amazing views. We took this hike from the cruise ship and were up and back in under two hours. We're in our 60's and are out of shape, so nearly anyone could do this.

As others have said, there are plenty of benches on the way up, and the view is almost as good when you're only half-way there.

The summit is dominated by a café that charges 100 krone for admission to their deck, unless you're eating at the café. There's a good viewpoint just before you reach the top.
Written 4 July 2024
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Ketil M
Oslo, Norway36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
When in Ålesund going up to Aksla is a 'must do'. From the top you will have a magnificent view over the city and the mountains. Yes, it's a lot of steps to get up there, but the alternative is of course to take the car :) Then it's a short drive up from the center of the city.
Written 3 August 2020
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Carol F
Horsham, UK122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I am in my mid 60s, in good health and reasonably fit - I work out in the gym twice a week (including the stair machine) and walk wherever possible, yet I found this climb difficult and gave up after 120 steps or so. The stairs are narrow with just enough room for 2 people to pass in single file and there is a handrail only on one side; the steps differ in height from very shallow to quite deep, and they are very steep in places. With 3 cruise ships in town on the same day there was a constant trek of people coming and going, some who had also given up and others who said that coming down was harder than going up and dangerous in places. beware !
Written 13 May 2024
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John S
Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We drove up to the top of Aksla mountain. It was a pleasant drive through a forested park. There are several trails at the top where you can view several parts of the Alesund Fjords (don't know the correct names). You could climb the stairs from the base of the mountain and many people did that with little apparent discomfort. Well worth the visit to the summit and an essential sidelight to an Alesund visit.
Written 27 May 2024
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Pauline Cass
85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
418 steps snake their way from top of Mount down to Aalesund below. If brave enough you can walk up, if preferred, but I got dropped off in car park at the restaurant at the top and walked down. There are seats to sit and admire views at various points. Fantastic views of port and pretty houses of Aalesund. Panoramic views. A lovely park at the bottom . All ages were enjoying.
Written 10 August 2023
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
A quick and easy walk up the steps, only five minutes if you have reasonable fitness, and a wonderful view.
Written 22 July 2023
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