Ålesund is famed for its Art Nouveau architecture resplendent with turrets, spires and beautiful ornamentation. This coastal pearl located on a cluster of islands is also an excellent starting point for excursions to some of Norway’s most spectacular sights  and cultural attractions.

The surrounding area of Sunnmøre is dotted with dramatic fjords, quaint fishing villages and craggy mountains, such as the Sunnmøre Alps, which soar up to 5,000 feet above sea level.

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Ålesund Airport Vigra is the largest airport between Bergen and Trondheim. The airport is centrally located compared to some of the most important tourist attractions of Norway. The Art Nouveau Town of Ålesund, the Geirangerfjord, Trollstigen and the glacier Briksdalsbreen can easily be reached from Ålesund Airport Vigra.

Domestic air connections are good, with direct flights to Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. The distance Ålesund-Oslo is operated by both SAS and Norwegian. The last few years, the airport has also established new direct international flights. Currently, there are direct routes to London, Alicante, Copenhagen and Riga with good connections to and from other international destinations. SAS, Norwegian and airBaltic are the flight companies operating regular traffic to and from Ålesund Airport Vigra.

The airport has also got an extensive charter offer, mainly during the summer season but also during autumn, winter and spring. Flights to destinations around the Mediterranean Ocean make the largest part of the charter traffic.

The airport has good flight bus connections at all arrivals and departures. Flight bus to and from the centre of Ålesund, the traffic hub Moa and to the speed boat terminal at Valderøy.

From the airport, it is 18 kilometres to the centre of the Art Nouveau town Ålesund.

At Ålesund Airport Vigra, following car hire companies are represented with separate offices: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt.

For reservations and prices, please contact the airline or travel agent.

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