Buy shrimps from a local fisherman on the quayside in Ålesund, enjoy a meal in a top restaurant or discover hidden gems in the Sunnmøre countryside.

Dining in Ålesund

In Ålesund, you can choose between exclusive restaurants with an international menu, or a variety of small cafeterias, coffee bars, pizzerias, snack bars and pubs.


Dining in rural areas

Outside Ålesund, more culinary delights await in rural centres such as Ulsteinvik, Fosnavåg or Volda, or indeed in a variety of roadside venues throughout the Sunnmøre district. You might well find your favourite restaurant there. More on dining and nightlife in Sunnmøre.

Klipfish culture

Ålesund is Norway’s largest export port for klipfish (split, salted and dried cod) and the Norwegian Food Festival crowns the master klipfish producer in Norway each year - don't be surprised if the best klipfish meal you have is in an Ålesund restaurant.