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Ålesund is a city and municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the Sunnmøre region. It is a sea port, and is noted for its unique concentration of Jugendstil architecture.

Ålesund was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. Borgund was merged with Ålesund on 1 January 1968. Sula was separated from Ålesund on 1 January 1977. Ålesund received city rights in 1848. It is the administrative center of the municipality as well as the principal shipping city of the Sunnmøre district.

Legend has it that Gangerolf (outside of Norway better known as Rollo), the 10th century founder of the dynasty of the dukes of Normandy, hailed from the community of Giske, north-west of Ålesund. At least three statues of Rolle exist: in the town park in Ålesund, in the city of Rouen, France, and in Fargo, North Dakota, United States.

First Hotel Atlantica Ålesund
The First Hotel Atlantica is a centrally located, modern property surrounded by art nouveau architecture, within 400 metres of the town's main museums. The hotel's Café Brosundet serves a range of European and traditional Norwegian dishes in a relaxed, modern setting. Guests can also warm up in front of the fire in the hotel lobby, and those on business can benefit from the conference rooms, which offer a range of audio-visual equipment. Guests arriving by car can use nearby secure parking, and further practical amenities include a 24- hour front desk with safe-deposit box, room service and dry cleaning facilities. The hotel is well placed for those wishing to explore the area; Ålesund Church is just 400 metres away; the Aksla Fjellstue viewpoint is one kilometre away; the Atlantic Sea Park is three kilometres away, and the Sunnmøre Museum is at a six kilometre distance. Ålesund Airport is 15 kilometres from the hotel, and takes approximately 20 minutes to reach by car
Radisson SAS Hotel, Ålesund
The Alesund Radisson SAS is a modern five-floor hotel set beside the sea in downtown Alesund, within a kilometre of the historic town centre. Guests can enjoy the sunset with a light meal and drink at the private quay where coastal steamer, Hurtigruten, arrives twice a day and puts on a show. Guests can also plan their travels using the complimentary Internet port and unwind with coffee or drinks in the lobby lounge. A business centre and eight modern meeting rooms benefit corporate travellers. The contemporary mountain-facing restaurant serves Mediterranean food with an emphasis on fresh seafood dishes, and is open throughout the day. Tourists can visit the Art Nouveau Museum and historic town centre, admired for its Art Nouveau architecture, both about 500 metres away. The Sunnmøre Museum and Atlantic Sea Park are both three kilometres away. Alesund Vigra Airport 20 kilometres and a 25 minute drive away. 
Scandic Ålesund
The Scandic Ålesund is an Art Nouveau design hotel set in Ålesund harbour on its own pier, 500 metres from the shopping centre and museums.  After a day's sightseeing guests can unwind in the sauna to refresh themselves for the evening ahead or take advantage of complimentary access to the nearby 3T fitness centre. During the summer there is a special check-in point for kids where each child receives a surprise gift. Guests can relax in the bar and take in the views over the harbour, browse through the complimentary newspapers or make use of wireless Internet access available throughout the hotel's public areas. Business guests benefit from meeting rooms accommodating up to 160 people, all of which have exits onto the pier. Guests arriving by car will appreciate onsite parking spaces and a nearby garage (surcharge applies). Solnør Gaard golf course is 30 kilometres from Ålesund and has 18 holes, with golf cars available for rent. There's a putting green by the clubhouse.
Asker is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the Viken traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Asker. The municipality is a suburb of Oslo, the national capital.

Although Asker is principally a rural municipality, the expansion of Oslo has resulted in its becoming an affluent suburb. Thus numerous celebrities now reside in the area.  Asker is also the home of the Frisk Tigers, who won the Norwegian Hockey championship in 1975, 1979, and 2002. Asker Skiklubb is the largest sports club in Norway. It has a long history dating back to 1889. Many of Asker's famous people have been successful individuals associated with the sports club.

Asker, more notably Blakstad, was a stronghold for the Baglers, who contended with the Birkebeiners during a civil war during the Viking period.

Quality Hotel Leangkollen Asker
The Quality Hotel Leangkollen is a modern low-rise hotel situated in Asker, 22 kilometres from Oslo's city centre and 80 kilometres from the airport. Guests can start the day with a complimentary buffet breakfast, and later dine at Storstua, which offers an extensive range of cuisine served in a relaxed and informal setting, or at the Restauranten, which serves a buffet lunch in a typical Norwegian timber style setting. Punctum Bar serves light snacks and a range of drinks. Guests can enjoy a swim in the indoor pool, or use facilities at a nearby fitness centre where discounted rates apply. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can exchange currency, assist guests, and advise on local amenities and attractions. Visitors are well located to visit Oslo city centre, with attractions such as Aker Brygge and the Royal Palace 19 kilometres away. Oslo Airport is 80 kilometres from the hotel, with an approximate driving time of 60 minutes. 
Scandic Asker Oslo, Asker
The Scandic Asker is a modern red brick hotel situated in Asker town centre, 300 metres from the airport express line and 22 kilometres from Oslo. Health conscious guests benefit from the use of the onsite gym and after a workout can unwind in the sauna; these facilities are complimentary and other services include a solarium (surcharge applies). During the summertime kids can use the playroom, where the hotel mascot Sigge the hedgehog has plenty of toys and games to keep children amused. All children receive a surprise gift from Sigge at check-in. In the summer, guests can unwind with a drink on the rooftop restaurant balcony. Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the public areas of the hotel for those who want to plan sightseeing activities or keep in touch with friends and family. The hotel is located in the centre of town and close to shopping, beaches and other leisure activities. 
Bodø is a city and a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Salten region. The city of Bodø was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Bodin was merged with Bodø on 1 January 1968. Skjerstad was merged with Bodø on 1 January 2005. Bodø, located just north of the Arctic Circle, is the largest city in Nordland, and the second largest in North Norway.

The city lies just north of the Arctic Circle where the midnight sun is visible from 2 June to 10 July. Due to atmospheric refraction, there is no true polar night in Bodø, but because of the mountains south of Bodø, the sun is not visible from the city from early December to early January. Average number of sunhours in Bodø is highest in June with 221 hours; May averages 218 and August 167, while March gets 114, October 54 and December only 0.4.

Radisson SAS Hotel, Bodø
Built in 1971, the Radisson SAS Hotel is a modern, twelve-floor property situated in the harbour area of Bodø, two kilometres from Bodø Airport and 40 kilometres from the 19th-century trading centre of Kjerringoy.  The hotel has its own Pizzakjeller'n restaurant; a relaxed and lively pizzeria serving national and international cuisine. Guests can also work out in the fitness centre, relax in the sauna, pamper themselves in the beauty salon, shop onsite, and unwind with a drink in the rooftop bar with panoramic views. The marina area and city centre offer numerous shops, bars and restaurants. Tourist attractions, such as the Norwegian Aviation Museum, are two kilometres away, and the Saltstraumen, one of the largest maelstroms in the world, is 33 kilometres away. Bodo Airport is just two kilometres from the hotel, an approximate driving time of four minutes. 
Rica Hotel Bodø
Rica Hotel Bodø enjoys a unique location, with the sea on one side of the hotel and the city centre with shops and restaurants on the other. It is a full-service hotel with excellent conference facilities. Bodø has wonderful scenery and the densest population of sea eagles in the world. You will always be able to catch a glimpse of this magnificent bird from one of the rooms.  The hotel restaurant is decorated with paintings and water-colours of the Northern Norwegian landscape produced by Ivar Grundstad. It provides breakfast, lunch and dinner for the hotel's guests. Restaurant Blix is just as popular among the town's inhabitants as it is with the hotel's guests. Seafood is an obvious selection on the menu. There is also the August Bar, which serves hot and cold drinks in pleasant surroundings.
Haugesund is a town and municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway.  Haugesund was separated from Torvastad as a town and municipality of its own in 1855. The rural municipality of Skåre was merged with Haugesund 1 January 1958. Haugesund is a small municipality, only 73 km². The population is 33,022, giving the municipality a population density of 459 people per km².

The town is situated at a strategically important sound through which ships could pass without heavy sea. In the early years the coastal waters of Haugesund were a huge source of herring, and the town grew accordingly. Despite being barely a village back then, king Harald Fairhair lived on Avaldsnes, very close to the modern town of Haugesund. In the last decades, the town, like its neighbours, has been turning towards the petroleum industry, the herring being long gone.

Haugesund is a cultural centre for its region, and is home to several festivals, the largest being the Norwegian International Film Festival and Sildajazz, an international jazz festival with approximately 70 bands and close to 200 concerts.

Radisson SAS Hotel Haugesund
The Radisson SAS Hotel Haugesund is a modern property set in private gardens, located four kilometres from Haugesund centre and the Avaldsnes Viking Settlement. The hotel restaurant, Royal, serves a range of international and Norwegian specialties in a relaxed, modern setting with garden views, and guests can round off the evening with a drink in the bar. Guests can stroll through the hotel gardens; practice their swing on the golfing green; enjoy discounted use of the neighbouring fitness centre, and enjoy some relaxation time in the indoor pool and sauna. The hotel is in a perfect position to explore the area; Avaldsnes Kirke and the bustling Indre Kai area, with its restaurants and bars, are both within five kilometres of the hotel; and the Haraldstøtta Monument is eight kilometres away. Further afield Åkrasanden and Sandvesanden beaches at a 15 kilometre distance. Haugesund Airport is seven kilometres away, and takes approximately ten minutes to reach by car. 


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