The Beauty Of Ålesund, Norway
This beautiful image captures the vibrant hues that give Ålesund its colorful reputation. An important sea port established on Norway's west coast in 1838, Ålesund has a current population of just over 45,000 but the high concentration of Art Nouveau architecture surrounded by fjords and Alpine peaks attracts many more visitors from around the world.
Fun Fact: The idyllic harbor boasts a mild maritime climate, with winter temperatures rarely dipping below freezing and summer months typically ranging from 10° - 16 °C (50° - 60°F). Bring a jacket, as Ålesund can get rather breezy. See video of shoppers battling the hurricane-force winds of Storm Ivar on December 13, 2013.