The charming Alnes, is located in the island Godøya, 15 minutes drive outside Ålesund city. To get there you drive through underwater sea tunnels through Giske island. Alnes represent the history of the fishermen with the old boathouses, the lighthouse and the old homes. The houses are built close together for protection against storms and bad weather. The weather can be very rough out here.
Welcome to Alnes! I fell in love in this place the first time I was here. The fresh air, the sea, the cute houses, boathouses and all the nature activities. I was sold!
I really love the old norwegian architecture. These are old boathouses made of plank and tin.
Sunset over Alnes!
The Alnes lighthouse has become one of the most visited lighthouses in Norway, The lighthouse is open from 12-18 in the summer and inside you find the most adorable café who serves cakes and coffee. You should try a norwegian “vafle” or a “svele” when you visit. They are homemade and so good. If you like art they also have a little gallery with art from local artists and a small historical museum.
The lighthouse is 26,5 meters high.
The lighthouse entrance. Enjoy a warm drink from the café inside or outside.
The staff is always so helpful and smiling. I love to drink my sunday coffee here, you should try it too.
Locals use this beach all four seasons. In the autumn/winter we use it for surfing and kiting. When the weather is stormy, many photographers use this spot to photograph some real windy weather conditions. In the spring/summer we hike, paddle kayak, swim and just chill on the beach. The warm summer nights are priceless out here. Blankets, friends, beer and barbeques is a real winner.
These two photos was taken last sunday, june 1. As you see we unfortunately don't have real summer yet.
This is what it looks like on a warm summer night!
MY FAVOURITE SCENERY, STORHORNET
If you like to hike you have an amazing opportunity out here. The top of the mountain you see from Alnes is called Storhornet (467 meters high). The hike takes 2-3 hours. The most normal route is to start from Alnes but there`s a lot of opportunities and other paths to start from. From the top you see an amazing panorama view over the city Ålesund and the Sunnmøre Alps. The scenery is certainly worth the sweat to get up there. I will never get tired of this view and I cant count all the hikes I have taken up there. I love this place!
A little break on the way up, to enjoy the view!
View over Alnes harbour!
Alnesvatnet, the beautiful lake you pass on the way up to Storhornet.
Besides the lake there is a popular rock that hangs far out from the mountain. The name of the rock is Johan Skytt and it is a popular object for photographing.
Welcome to the top :) The view over Ålesund and the Sunnmøre Alps. Amazing huh?
I actually fell in love last summer up here, just sitting up here admiring the view with a friend. Little did he know that I fell for him too, not only the view ;) Hah! There is something so romantic and special about this magical place. The view is spectacular everywhere you turn. If you are visiting Ålesund, you should also put Alnes on your bucket list for sure ;) See ya!