Traveling in Norway – Alesund & Bud


Weather more like a California winter; wet, too. The trip north to Alesund had been socked in and the clatter and the jerky calisthenics of the windshield wipers on our borrowed Renault had made the inclement weather even a worse experience for out travel-frayed nerves. Not to seem ungrateful for the use of the car, but sustained driving with “wipers slappin’ time” (credit, Janis Joplin) is not something we inhabitants of drought stricken So Cal have integrated into our program of acceptable sounds.


Myklebost or Myklebust is a village in Alesund Municipality in More og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located on the south side of the Island of Ellingsoya, about 4 kilometers west of the village of Arset and about 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) east of the village of Hoffland. Myklebost is about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) northeast of the city center of Alesund. The 0.32-square-kilometer (79-acre) village has a population (2012) of 281 which means it has a population density of 878 inhabitants per square kilometer (2,270 /sq mi).