Situated in the fjord country, Alesund is spread over seven islands on the western coast and offer the picturesque background of the Sunnmore Alps. It is definitely a unique city to see. The wooden buildings were completely destroyed in 1904, but the city was rebuilt in stone, brick and mortar, in an even more beautiful style - Art Nouveau, known as Jugendstil. The medieval romantic facades include specific elements from the Nordic mythology. The surroundings offer a splendid natural seascape, with the unique fjord of Geiranger, added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Alesund is accessible by plane from Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim or Copenhagen; the islands are interconnected by roads, but also by a subsea tunnel.