Alesund was largely destroyed by a 1904 fire. Since Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany loved vacationing there, he led the rebuilding in the contemporary German art nouveau style.

View from the peak of Mount Aksla

Alesund city center

From the open air Sunnmore museum, a restored Viking boathouse with traditional roof. The roof is constructed with multiple layers of birch bark followed by sod. Evidently goats are used to trim the growth.