Sunnmøre Village in Ålesund, Norway


My first adventure stop on the cruise with Brooke was in Ålesund, Norway. Even though it rained on and off all day, I had a great time exploring Sunnmøre Museum with Brooke! Sunnmøre Museum is an open-air historical museum with more than 50 buildings.  It was constructed on the site of the medieval town of Borgund.


Brooke and I had fun scrambling around and peeking inside the different buildings.  It was raining for most of our time there, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway.  I loved the sod roofs on the different buildings!  I've heard that some people would put goats on their roof, but I don't know if they did that at Sunnmøre or not!


I loved the rocks along the little shoreline.  They were a little slippery, but very fun to climb.  I was worried I'd fall into the water, but luckily I didn't.  Wouldn't it have been fun to grow up along the fjords? 


I just realized that the rock in this photo looks a little bit like a headstone! Don't worry, it isn't! I think it was some sort of hitching post. Unfortunately, there weren't many interpretive signs and the ones that were available were written in Norwegian!


Here I am climbing some a ramp to a barn! Brooke and I were going to take photos in the barn, but it was very dark. Oops. Then, another tour group came and we weren't able to get a clear photo without lots of people.  Still, it was very fun to play in.  I don't want to say that Norway and Sweden are the same (they aren't!), but playing at Sunnmøre Museum reminded me a lot of a favorite book of mine.  It's called The Children of Noisy Village and it was written by Astrid Lindgren.  Astrid Lindgren also wrote the book Pippi Longstocking.  I'm a city girl, so imagining living in a small village is fun for me.


Once it finally stopped raining, it was time for a fun photo shoot! Keep an eye out for my next blog post so that you can see what we did for the photo shoot.

Have you ever visited a historical park? Where did you go? What did you do there?


  1. Hi Inky! What exciting adventures you and Brooke are having. I love following your blog! Since we have a favourite book in common - did you know that Noisy Village really exists? The tiny village of Severdstorp consists of three farms only, just like in the books. It is located near Vimmerby, Astrid Lindgren´s childhood home, and in fact, Astrid´s father, Samuel August Eriksson, grew up on the Middle Farm (like Lisa and her brothers in the books). The house in your picture reminds me of another favourite, too, though - the Little House books (Banks of Plum Creek, in particular). Must be the grass-covered roof :)