Practical information in Ålesund

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Some of you are probably thinking about travel arrangements to and from Ålesund. Here are some tips and practical information about your stay.

We know it can sometimes be frustrating to get oriented in a new city and new environment. Therefore, we’ve collected some practical information about the city and your stay with us.

To and from the airport

Ålesund airport Vigra is located outside the city, about a 20 minutes drive from the city centre. KLM, SAS and Norwegian have daily departures and arrivals in Ålesund.

To get from the airport to the city centre (and your hotels), you can either take a regular taxi (approx NOK 500) or airport express bus (NOK 100). The airport express bus stops at predefined bus stops in the city centre and you will have to walk from the nearest bus stop to your hotel.

We have made arrangements with a company called Turbilane. If you are five people or more, they can collect you at the airport and drive you to your hotel for the price of NOK 100 pr person (same as the airport express bus). This will have to be booked beforehand and you can pay with credit card in the car. Contact them via email on and provide point-of-contact, arrival time, flight no and number of passengers.

We have also made arrangments with one of the taxi companies: Ring Taxi. You will get a 10% discount on the meter price if you say you are part of the EMPA Football tournament. You can book a car by telephone 07012 or by hailing them at the airport or in the city centre. Just make sure to get in a taxi from Ring Taxi as there are several taxi companies working in Ålesund.


We have made arrangements with discounted rates on three hotels in Ålesund city centre. Check our web page for more info on rates and how to book. Please also note that there are a finite numbers of rooms reserved and booking is done on a first come, first served basis. So be sure to book your stay as soon as possible and before March 1 2020. After this date the discounted rates are no longer valid.

Map of the city with relevant places outlined

Here you can navigate a map of the city with all the relevant places outlined: the airport, the three different hotels with discounted rates, the football pitches, the place for the drawing ceremony and sightseeing spots on the ladies’ tour. You can pan, scroll and zoom in the chart to get an overview of your surroundings in Ålesund.