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Scandic Parken

Scandic Parken

Ålesund, Norway

Located in the heart of Ålesund, Scandic Parken is a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the region. The public spaces embrace a vibrant sensibility, with red and yellow rugs, dark wood furnishings, and abstract paintings from local artists. The 197 rooms are much more understated with a palette of pale brown, gold, and white, though many have views overlooking the City Park and Aksla Mountain.

You’ll find an array of eateries here, including Polar Bear (Polarbjørn) restaurant on the ninth floor, which offers panoramic views over the city and surrounding islands. Start your day with breakfast in Gallery Flora, acclaimed within the city for the quality of its breakfast. Brasserie Normandie is a more casual option for a quick lunch, and the lobby bar is a great place for your morning coffee or evening cocktail.

OUR RATING: Medium

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OUR OPINION:

Though Scandic Parken is a bit simple, without many bells and whistles, we love its central location along with the numerous dining options you have to choose from.

Rooms

Rooms are spare and comfortable, with a muted palette and big windows that offer views of the City Park and Aksla Mountain. There’s a wide range of categories, including suites that can sleep up to four. All rooms have an en suite bathroom and Wi-Fi.

Location

Right in the heart of Ålesund, this hotel is a short walk to many of the city’s major sights. You’re just a three-minute stroll to the seafront and ferry terminal, as well as the city park and Parken Culture House. The Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Sunnmøre Museum are both an easy taxi ride away.

Food and drink

  • Gallery Flora serves breakfast daily in the dining room with both à la carte and buffet options.
  • Polar Bear (Polarbjørn) restaurant offers an international menu with panoramic views over the city.
  • Brasserie Normandie serves lunch.
  • Lobby bar offers drinks and coffee all day.

Facilities and activities

  • Well-equipped gym.
  • Sauna.
  • Laundry service.

Tour ideas in Ålesund

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Scandic Parken as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Art Nouveau e-bike tour

      Art Nouveau e-bike tour

      This cycle tour gives you a chance to learn more about Ålesund and its distinctly Norwegian twist on Art Nouveau. Pedal through the streets on an e-bike with a local guide and discover the history and beauty of its architecture.

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    • Atlantic Ocean Road
      Atlantic Ocean Road

      Atlantic Ocean Road

      Atlantic Ocean Road

      Drink in Norway’s seascapes and explore at your own pace with this privately guided day tour of the Atlantic Ocean Road, an architectural feat and a visually striking drive. You’ll also stop for lunch at a traditional oceanfront seafood restaurant.

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    • Runde Bird Island
      Puffins on Runde Bird Island

      Runde Bird Island

      Runde Bird Island

      Runde Island is one of the most important avian nesting sites in Norway. Spend the day on a private tour exploring the island’s rugged coast and admiring its abundant birdlife, which can include more than 100,000 nesting puffins.

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