The ship's last stop in Norway was Alesund. With around 67,000 inhabitants, it is presented as one of the loveliest cities in the Scandinavian country. The surroundings are breathtaking.
The architecture is what we already knew a Nordic city looked like, and it was clean.
I compared the city center with well-known cities in Romania (I am Romanian-born), Cluj or Brașov, but the comparison clearly favors the two Romanian cities.
Cluj (whom I know very well) also has its architecture, which is very interesting and more varied, and in addition, it has a vibe that you feel at every step, boiling with life. There was silence in Alesund, and as I had already gotten used to, there were (almost) only people from the boat on the streets.
The picture below is of a pub (restaurant/bar).
I did not see beggars on the streets, and I was impressed with that, but… at one point, two people tried to get out of that bar, so drunk that they struggled for 5 minutes to get to the street, but the door had a loud thud and slammed them every time they tried. Their legs were getting soft, and they had to step back. The taxi waiting for them left, and they returned, possibly for another round of whiskey.
Since unstable weather was announced, we did not venture outside the city on foot or on any trip.
The only attraction I saw was some stairs to get to a building somewhere on the hill, otherwise closed. The fun was that you could see the city's surroundings from the terrace.
We gave up because the rain caught us just as we put our foot on the first step.
I haven't seen Oslo. Maybe there's something more interesting there... I think it's worth a trip to Norway for those who like nature. It is beautiful and fresh. The fjords seen from the ship are spectacular.
Conclusion: I enjoyed the trip to Norway, but I am not sure I would go again. Well, maybe to visit Svalbard.