Activities For Companies And Groups
When holding a conference at our hotel and you are looking for an activity before dinner, we have several good suggestions for you. Maybe you would like a team building activity or an activity for the companions? There are many different options here in Ålesund and the surrounding areas. Contact us for prices and contact information, or follow the links below. Here are some of our suggestions:
GUIDED CITY WALK
Enjoy the four seasons through a guided city walk of Ålesund, the twon voted the most beautiful city in Norway. See the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings up close and hear the exciting stories about Ålesund and its rise from the ashes after the horrific town fire in 1904. www.visitalesund.com
THE ATLANTIC SEA PARK
The Atlantic Sea Park is one of the largset salt water aquariums in Northern Europe. Here you can learn more about the known and unknown life in the deep seas of the Atlantic Ocean. Don't miss the feedings where you will meet cute penguins, seals and fish. A visit to the activity room is also strongly reccommended, where you can reach out and touch urchins, sea cucumbers, starfish, etc.. For more information, opening hours and prices, visit: www.atlanterhavsparken.no
THE DEVOLD FACTORY
The Devold Factory (Devoldfabrikken), is an outlet located in the old factory facilities of "O.A. Devolds sønner" in Langevåg, south of Ålesund. With its nine stores, including Devold, Helly Hansen, Le Cruset and Moods of Norway, the outlet has become a popular shopping mecca in the region. Combine your visit with a tour of the artist Inger K. Giskeødegård's Art Studio and why not visit the Textile Museum of Devold. You get there in 30 minutes by car or 5-10 minutes by express boat, both from the centre of Ålesund. For more information, see www.devoldfabrikken.no.
SEA RAFTING / OCEAN SAFARI
The area surrounding Ålesund has many "pearls" well worth exploring. A trip at sea in a Zodiac is the perfect way of getting closer to nature. Join in on surfing the waves between the mountains or on the open sea. Maybe you will see a pilot whale!
Visit the homepages of 62 Nord or Destination Ålesund & Sunnmøre for more information.
Everyone can do kayaking! Want to try? The fjords and seas in and around Ålesund makes a fantastic area for kayakers. Tours are offered with and without guide. For more information: www.62.no/en/ visitalesund.com
The coast and fjords around Ålesund is one of the best fishing areas in Norway. Join a boat trip for an adventurous fishing expidition and an exciting outdoor experience. Well suited as a social activity, as well as an activity to evoke the competitive instinct. For more information, see the homepage of 62 Nord.
COOK OFF IN KULINARISK SPISSKAMMER
Kulinarisk Spiskammer (Culinary Pantry) can offer customized cook off events for your private group, company and conference guests. Enjoy good food and good company in a great location, creating a successful evening to be remembered. www.xldiner.no/Kulinarisk-Spiskammer.aspx
COOKERY CLASS AT THE KLIPPFISH ACADEMY
Learn to make various dishes together with customers, colleagues or friends. Your group is devided into teams, which each will make a dish, skillfully guided by the class chefs. All dishes together makes the gourmet dinner or lunch you will enjoy later in the day. A popular team building activity. For more information, see www.klippfiskakademiet.no.
Our beautiful country of fjords and mountains offers grand and spectacular scenery. Experience the bird's eye view of this extraordinary landscape by helicopter - from the innermost fjord to the glistening glacier arm and the highest mountain peak. For more information, visit www.62.no.
HOP ON - HOP OFF SIGHTSEEING BUS
Experience the beautiful town of Ålesund with the CitySightseeing Norway double deckers. Rent a bus for you group and learn more about one of the most important fishery harbours in Norway. Ålesund is also famous for its unusually consistent and unique concentration of Art Nouveau style architecture. The latter a result of the devastating town fire in 1904. www.citysightseeing.no
On the top of the city mountain Aksla, you will find the viewpoint and café Fjellstua Aksla, where you can absorb the magnificent panoramic view of Ålesund and the surrounding sea, fjords and alps. To reach Fjellstua you can walk up the 418 steps from the city park, catch a ride with the Town Train (Bytoget), the Hop on/Hop off Sightseeing bus, taxi or by own car.
www.fjellstua.no - www.visitalesund.com
THE TOWN TRAIN (BYTOGET)
During the summer season, The Town Train (Bytoget) in Ålesund offers daily sightseeing tours. Seated in enclosed carriages you are well protected rain and wind (something that can occour in Ålesund occasionally...) and you can enjoy the guided tour of the beautiful Ålesund. www.bytoget.no
OCEAN SOUND RECORDING
Bring your colleagues or good friends and visit the sound studio of Ocean Sound Recordings in Giske, where numerous artists have recorded their albums. Make a song and record it! A great team building activity! www.oceansoundrecordings.com
INGRID'S GLASS WORKSHOP
Are you looking for a unique experience for you employees or guests? Let Ingrid show you around in her workshop and show you some glassblowing. Maybe you would like to try? And if you would like to have a souvernir, a glass can be made in advance for each participant. For more information, see www.ingridsglassverksted.no.
CREATE YOUR OWN CABARE AT THE THEATRE FACTORY
This is the entertainment you can participate in yourself! A team building activity suited for groups of 30 to 80 people. The group is devided into teams, who together with an instructor and a musician will write and rehearse songs and comedy sketches. Everything is finally assembled into a cabaret and presented for eachother. www.teaterfabrikken.no
Uteguiden AS is the leading outdoor adventure company in the Norwegian west coast. They offer a broad range of adventures all year around, everything from ski touring and climbing to kayaking and glacier trips. Contact them for kayak trips, hiking, teambuilding, climbing, ski touring, snowshoeing or other inquiries. They offer activities to companies, groups or individuals. For more information: www.uteguiden.com/en/