Alesund on the west coast of Norway is a small town, quiet, peaceful and incredibly beautiful. It is to me a cross between Switzerland and Venice. The weather was great barring for some rains but a walk along the streets and the canal was simply out of this world. The flowers all around and the quiet atmosphere made this a most relaxing visit. You can just spend you whole day walking and taking in the sights if you just want to relax. The attached pictures will give you a glimpse of what you can expect. I recommend that you stay at the boutique hotel Brosundet next to the canal, made of logs and so lovely. The various islands in this area are connected by undersea tunnels which makes every drive a experience.