Alesund & West Coast Fjords, Norway
At a Glance
The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite on the 5th floor is amazing and perfect for families
Room 47 is a standalone lighthouse where breakfast is delivered by bike
Location wise it's hard to beat Brosundet with the harbor and pretty Belle Époque city on your doorstep
Many rooms have harbor views
Restaurant Maki serves up incredible cuisine using local ingredients
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The warmest temperatures of the year and most hours of sunshine; visit Ålesund during the summer months of May through to August. September is a charming time to visit too with the beginning of the stunning Fall colors and is slightly less busy.
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Brosundet is a seriously stylish boutique city hotel and a great base for exploring Ålesund. Located right on the water, this old warehouse has sloping floors and exposed beams that hark back to its life as a warehouse but with modern Scandinavian décor.
Brosundet, pronounced Brosundah, is an old fish factory right on the harbor in pretty Ålesund. It is a sister hotel to Union Oye and Storfjord making them a triple crown of supremely charming properties, each offering their own unique style.
For Brosundet that is Norwegian contemporary furnishings, spacious rooms and suites and an in-house restaurant Maki that is one of the city’s best - a perfect base for couples and families alike, the latter being comfortably housed in a vast 5th floor 2 bedroom 2 bathroom suite if they so choose!
An amalgamation of two separate buildings connected by an underground tunnel, the property retains a more intimate feel than it's 132 rooms would suggest. Rooms have exposed wooden beams, sloping floors that confirm the building's long history and bathrooms that belie its old age. Think deep bathtubs and plate glass showers, pure white ceramics and Ren products. Guests can choose to either face the quaint city streets or look out across the pretty harbor.
Maki, one of Ålesund's most renowned restaurants, serves up delectable dishes with a keen focus on Norwegian produce and cooking. Beefsteak of whale is one of the dishes on the 4 course tasting menu, while those with an appetite can opt for a 6 course version that won't disappoint. An excellent wine list accompanies, and the charming staff are on hand to assist with any request.
For more relaxed dining, the hotel's waterfront breakfast room also offers evening meals consisting of hearty local fare. The informal dining area opens out onto the intimate lobby, where drinks are served beside the open log-fire.
The stylish Brosundet Bar has its own entrance onto the street, and is a cosy place to start your evening or just have a cocktail or glass of wine after dinner.
There are old fashioned bicycles tied up outside, free for guests to use to explore the city if a kayak or on foot doesn't appeal. The same bicycles are used by the staff to deliver breakfast to the most unique of the hotels rooms, room number 47 housed in a lighthouse! Stay here if space is not a priority and romance is, as you enter via winding wooden stairs to a cosy bed with views to the sea through almost porthole windows!
Brosundet is a real gem and one not to miss if Ålesund is on your to do list, offering superb fine dining restaurant Maki and incredible staff to boot.
Hotel Brosundet has 132 rooms in total, with one lighthouse and one 2 bedroom suite among them. Many of the rooms feature exposed wooden beams and superb bathrooms with either deep bathtubs or rainforest showers. Room 47 which is the lighthouse suite is cosy but utterly romantic.
Hotel Brosundet have a hundred-year lease on Molja lighthouse owned by the City of Ålesund. Molja Lighthouse stands at the end of a jetty right in the harbor. Downstairs is a compact bathroom while upstairs is the circular bedroom. The view from the bed is towards Godøya Island and the Atlantics. Brosundet staff will bring you their gourmet breakfast basket to your door at your chosen time.
Maki, which is located to the right of reception serves up amazing tasting menus and an excellent wine list. Ingredients are locally sourced and mostly organic. You can expect lots of fresh fish given that you can see the harbor from its tables.
Ålesund offers a wealth of things to do, be it sea safaris to see seal and puffin colonies, high speed rib boat rides, easy going kayaking on the waterways or cycling around the city on one of the hotel's free bicycles. Further afield you can find excellent hiking and sightseeing by road and helicopter.
Hiking gear is highly recommended – boots or trainers, waterproof kit and gloves will be essential if you want to venture on proper hikes.
Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)
Hotel Brosundet is a really lovely hotel - tastefully decorated to a high standard, contemporary but has still maintained its original features from the days when it was a packhouse. Great location on the water's edge, lovely views, amazing food at its in-house restaurant Maki and a warm atmosphere - undoubtedly the place to stay in Alesund.
Sarah Byrne (Staff)
I think it has to be Brosundet for an overnight to Alesund. It's hard to find stylish accommodation in Norway but this hotel serves it up in spades, along with fantastic cuisine. Perfect for couples for sure but the 2 bedroom suite would be amazing for a family too.
Explore Ålesund on foot
Ålesund is considered one of Europe's most beautiful towns, spread over several islands, where the fjords and mountains of the Sunnmøre Alps meet the sea. You will meet your guide for a walking tour, and discover the sights of the city.
Hiking the Fjords
Set off on a guided hike around the rugged alpine peaks of Hjørundfjord in the heartland of the Sunnmøre Alps. Enjoy the stunning scenery at your own pace as you marvel at the striking hues of blues and greens and relish the fresh mountain air.
Private boat and hike at Geirangerfjord
Climb aboard a private boat and head towards Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most beautiful fjords, and UNESCO World Heritage Site. From Skageflå hike up to a local farm and take in the incredible views of the fjord.
Private fjord cruise to Hotel Union Øye
Explore the fjords and Sunnmøre Alps from the water as you cruise from Storfjord to Hotel Union Øye, through the magnificent Hjørundfjord. It's possible to combine with a stop at Union Øye for a delicious lunch before returning to Storfjord.
Wildlife Sea Safari
An exciting safari on a RIB boat out to sea to Runde Island to see seals and puffins in their natural habitat. Experience the dramatic coastline at high speed on the open boat!
Active Norwegian Fjords
Oslo, Ålesund, Norwegian Fjords
from $5600 pp 7 nights
- Enjoy a private rib boat safari in search of Puffins
- Enjoy some of the most breath-taking views and scenery in the world
- Take a private boat trip to the stunning Geirangerfjord
Oslo, Aurland, Alesund, West Coast Fjords, Flatflesa Private Island
from $10100 pp 9 nights
- The perfect itinerary for summer, where you can spend long days exploring outdoors
- Stay in stunningly-unique accommodation including a lighthouse on a private island
- This active itinerary is great for those who enjoy adventure and exploring
Grand tour of Sweden and Norway
Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo, Bergen, Alesund & the West Coast Fjords
from $7600 pp 15 nights
- Visit four Scandinavian cities in one trip
- Experience incredible Swedish and Norwegian dishes
- Take a journey on the most scenic railway line in the world
Location & directions
Alesund & West Coast Fjords, Norway
Brosundet is located at the heart of Ålesund on the west coast of Norway, and is right on the harbor's edge.
How to get there
From Ålesund airport the hotel is less than 45 minutes by road. Flights to Ålesund operate via Oslo.