A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Gjovik vs. Alesund

Should you visit Gjovik or Alesund?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Gjovik and Alesund can help you decide which place is right for you.

Gjovik

Gjovik is a small town that is one of the five towns that are found around Norway's largest lake, Lake Mjosa. The other towns include Hamar, Lillehammer, Brumunddal and Moelv. The town's population is small, with only 28,807 residents. The town administration also includes the suburban area of Hunndalen and the rural districts of Biri, Snertingdal, and Vardal. Gjovik's early industry was originally centered around glassworks, dating back to the early 1800s. The city continued to grow through immigration throughout the 1800s until it was given a town charter in 1864. The town's economy today is more centered around regional trade and agriculture as well as education. There is a university in town, Gjovik University College, which focuses on information security, the medical industry, and engineering. Gjovik is also the last stop to the north on the Gjovikbanen railway line.

Alesund

Alesund is a port town on the west coast of Norway, at the entrance to the Geirangerfjord. It could be the backdrop for a Nordic fairytale – with a modern plot twist. It's known for the art nouveau architectural style in which most of the town was rebuilt after a fire in 1904, as documented at the Jugendstilsenteret museum. And it's no coincidence that Alesund and the surrounding areas are among the most visited sites for tourists in Norway. Many use The Art Nouveau town as a starting point to explore the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Geirangerfjord, the bird sanctuary island of Runde, or the spectacular snow-capped summits of the Hjorundfjord and the Sunnmorsalpene. There are panoramic views of Alesund's architecture, the surrounding archipelago and fjords from the Mount Aksla lookout. The town of Alesund has a beautiful setting across several islands stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean and you find unspoilt and beautiful nature the whole year round.

Which city is cheaper, Alesund or Gjovik?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Gjovik is $76, while the average daily cost in Alesund is $100. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Gjovik and Alesund in more detail.



Accommodation

Double occupancy rooms typically run around $96 in Gjovik For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $53. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Alesund the cost is $106 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Gjovik $48
    Alesund $53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Gjovik $96
    Alesund $106

Food

The average traveler spends about $23 per day in Gjovik for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.

The average traveler spends about $30 per day in Alesund for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Gjovik $23
    Alesund $30

Local Transportation

Gjovik's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $5.96 per person, per day on transportation in Gjovik.

The cost of a taxi ride in Alesund is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $26 per person, per day, on local transportation in Alesund.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Gjovik $5.96
    Alesund $26

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alesund

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alesund:

  • Aalesund Private Transfer from Aalesund city centre to Aalesund airport: $154

Entertainment

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Gjovik can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $6.62 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.

Entertainment and activities in Alesund typically cost an average of $16 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Gjovik $6.62
    Alesund $16

Tours and Activities in Alesund

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Alesund are as follows:

  • Adventure on a B bird island – private Bird watching tour including lunch: $1,334
  • Alesund Architecture-Themed Kayak Tour: $86
  • Alesund Private tour Medieval Village Sunnmore, 3 hours: $495
  • Alesund Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Sightseeing Tour: $106
  • Alesund Sightseeing for Hurtigruten passengers: $311
  • Alesund Sightseeing tour Vikings islands by minibus, 4 hours. Private tour: $1,180
  • An amazing walking tour of Art Nouveau town Alesund: $800
  • Chase a troll on a private tour through the picturesque fjord towns: $2,267
  • City Sightseeing Alesund Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $41
  • Cruise Special: Geiranger to Bergen, The Scenic Mountain route: $844
  • E-bike And Hiking Tour In Ă…lesund: $146
  • Fjordcruise Ă…lesund Geirangerfjord Ă…lesund "3fjords3hours": $165

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Gjovik spend on average $5.96 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

The average person spends about $12 on alcoholic beverages in Alesund per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Gjovik $5.96
    Alesund $12


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Gjovik and Alesund, we can see that Alesund is more expensive. And not only is Gjovik much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Gjovik would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Gjovik and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Alesund would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Alesund than you might in Gjovik.

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