I eagerly followed along Nancy D. Brown‘s travels through Norway this summer on her blog, What a Trip. I’ve never been to Scandinavia, so I really enjoyed reading about her experiences in Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.
But it somewhere that I had never even heard of – Alesund, a small city on Norway’s western coast – that truly captured my imagination. Not only does Alesund boast stunning natural beauty thanks to the majestic fjords and little islands near the shore, but it’s full lovely of Art Nouveau architecture. That’s because this top cod-producing town burned to the ground on January 24, 1904, and had to be entirely rebuilt.
Nancy’s video of Alesund brings this intriguing destination to life, as she talks to locals, visits a historic- lighthouse-turned-boutique-hotel and a shop that sells Norway’s colorful national costume.