Read about recommended hotels in Western Norway. A stay at one of these hotels will do you well, both for your body and your mind.
The combination of the beautiful nature, the activities you can do in all four seasons and the stay at a great hotel is unique.
Møre og Romsdal
Møre og Romsdal is the northernmost county in Western Norway. The county is devided into three parts; Nordmøre, Romsdal and Sunnmøre. The most famous fjord is the UNESCO World Heritage protected Geirangerfjord. The Geiranger – Trollstigen National Tourist Route and The Atlantic Road are two famous road stretches in the county.
HOTEL UNION – Geiranger is situated on a hill just above the centre of the tourist village of Geiranger, with a fantastic view to the Geirangerfjord and the surrounding mountains. Hotel Union has 197 rooms in several categories, from well-equipped standard rooms to luxury suites. You should also visit Union Spa if you stay at Hotel Union.
HOTEL AAK – Åndalsnes is considered as the first tourist hotel in Norway. The hotel became a popular destination for British salmon fishermen, and during the 1870s there were also more climbers among the visitors. Today, with its delicious food and powerful nature experiences in Romsdal, Hotel Aak gives you experiences for life.
HOTEL SEILET – Molde, the hotel that won the award for the county’s best hotel breakfast in 2017. Enjoy and stay centrally in Molde with panoramic views of the Romsdalsalpene Mountains. Short distance to the centre of Molde and fantastic views from both the rooms and the restaurant. Short distance to Trollstigen and the Atlantic Road, and the hotel is located only 12 minutes from Molde airport by car.
HOTEL BROSUNDET – Ålesund, offers a different experience. It is a family owned hotel creating experiences satisfying all senses and paying attention to what is seen, heard, smelled, tasted and felt. From the delicate interior design, stunning artwork, antique beams to fresh local seafood, the passion is to preserve the buildings as they originally were warehouses and significant to the fishery in the small town of Ålesund. The outer walls of the hotel extend directly into the waters of Brosundet, the true town-center of Ålesund.
STORFJORD HOTEL – Skodje. Take in the familiar scent of timber, and enjoy looking at works of art and carefully selected antiques. The hotel stands on a wooded hillside that enjoys a splendid panorama of the Storfjord at Sunnmøre. While the view itself is well worth a visit, you will enjoy this beautiful haven from hectic life. The rooms are spacious and a comfortable place to stay. An inspiration where Norwegian traditions meets modern design.
Sogn og Fjordane
Sogn og Fjordane has the longest fjord and the largest icecap. The county is devided into three parts; Nordfjord, Sunnfjord and Sogn. Here we have the westernmost point in Norway, Steinsøy. The Sognefjord is more than 200 kilometres long. The Nærøyfjord is protected as UNESCO World Heritage.
SKJOLDEN HOTEL – Skjolden . The hotel is located far inside the world’s longest fjord, the 204 kilometre long Sognefjord. This is the foothills of the Jotunheimen mountains, the roof of Norway. Be amazed by the local food from Skjolden and the Lustrafjord area. The variety of the surrounding nature are stunning, here you have it all.
WALAKER HOTEL – Solvorn. Right beside the fjord in the idyllic village of Solvorn in Luster lies Walaker Hotel. This is a charming family hotel and an attraction in itself, located by the Lustrafjord which is part of the 204 km long Sognefjord. The hotel from 1640 has been owned by the same family since 1690 and is the oldest hotel in Norway, with more than 370 years of history.
FRETHEIM HOTEL – Flåm. The historical Fretheim Hotel is centrally located in Flåm at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord. This is where the Sognefjord ends and the Flåm Railway starts. The activities are “endless” in this part of Norway. Biking Rallarvegen (the Navvies Road), paddle, join a Fjord-Cruise or ride on a RIB-boat on the Aurlandsfjord and the UNESCO-Protected Nærøyfjord, hiking in the Aurlandsdalen and Flåm Valleys are only some of the highlights.
HOTEL KVIKNES – Balestrand Beautifully located beside the Sognefjord. The Kvikne family have been the hosts here since 1877. Kviknes is now a modern hotel with old-world charm and atmosphere – with 190 guest rooms. The hotel is graced with an extensive collection of artworks and antiques, which give it its special style.
GLOPPEN HOTEL – Sandane Historic Gloppen Hotel is centrally located in Sandane in Nordfjord. The hotel’s traditions go back to 1866, and from the very start salmon fishing was key to their operation. Fishermen still come every summer for fishing in Gloppen River, but now the focus on local food and activities is equally vital for the hotel.
FJÆRLAND FJORDSTOVE – Fjærland. Hotel & Restaurant in a quaint and friendly place by the fjord in Fjærland, a small farming town that comes to life in the summer when visitors from all over the world pass through to walk the glacier, climb the mountains, enjoy the scenery and sift through the book town. The hotel is situated by the Fjærlandsfjord which is a branch of the 204 km long Sognefjord, the King of the Fjords.
Hordaland is located in the centre of Western Norway. The county is devided into Nordhordland, Midthordland, Voss, Hardanger and
Sunnhordland. The Hardangerfjord in Hardanger, also known for its apple tree blossoming in the spring, is Norway´s second longest fjord. One of the worlds most famous hikes is to Trolltunga in Hordaland. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and is known as “The Gateway to the Fjords”.
HOTEL ULLENSVANG – Lofthus. Taste the flavours of Hardanger from Hotel Ullensvang. Take in the breathtaking views upwards towards the Hardangervidda mountain plateau and the Folgefonna glacier, and down to the beautiful Hardangerfjord. You can relax in the swimming pools and enjoy the delightful gardens with private beach. The hotel in Lofthus by the Hardangerfjord is the perfect base for excursions to Trolltunga and the Queen’s Trail.
HOTEL HAVNEKONTORET – Bergen is located right in the middle of Bergen’s Bryggen area that is characterised by charming streets and historic buildings. With the best location in town, and an elegance shaped by local history and Baroque Revival architecture, the Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret now stands as one of the smartest hotels in Bergen.
ROSENDAL FJORDHOTEL – Rosendal is beautifully situated at the entrance of the Hardangerfjord, only a short walk from Baroniet in Rosendal with it´s 300 years old Renaissance Garden. The guests have access to the beach, boats and fishing equipment. Short distance to activities on the fjord, the glaciers, the mountains and to skiing both summer (Folgefonna Summerski) and winter.
SOLSTRAND HOTEL – Osøyro has been in the same family for four generations, preserving a tradition of unsurpassed hospitality, traditional cuisine and a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. The hotel is located in Osøyro in Hordaland, close to the Hardangerfjord. As a guest at Solstrand, you can enjoy the Spa and Wellness facilities together with the seaside with possibilities for a refreshing swim in the fjord.
Rogaland is the southernmost of the four fjord counties in Norway. The county is devided into four parts; Haugalandet, Ryfylke, Jæren and Dalane. Norway’s history begins in Rogaland. It was here the first humans settled in Norway. Boknafjorden is the longest and deepest fjord in the county. The most famous fjord is the Lysefjord which is surrounded by well known mountains like Kjerag and Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock).
SOLA STRAND HOTEL – Sola is located by the sand dunes at Sola beach, outside Stavanger on the west coast of Norway. They offer 135 bedrooms, modern conference facilities, a first-class restaurant, unique event facilities and Nordsjøbadet Spa. The Spa offers professional spa treatments and spa facilities, all inspired by our wonderful surroundings.
BYRKJEDALSTUNET – Dirdal. At Byrkjedalstunet Hotel in Ryfylke, it´s the story that is in the center. The comfort of the rooms is top modern. Colors, decor, lamps and curtains create a moodful journey back in time. Sleep in houses with grassy ceilings. Wake up to birdwatches and bayons. No room is alike, everybody has their own distinctive character. Byrkjedalstunet is only a short distance from Preikestolen and the Lysefjord.
RYFYLKE FJORDHOTEL – Sand. Ryfylke Fjordhotel is a family run hotel that places great emphasis on personal service, good food and pleasant surroundings down by the fjord. The hotel is located at Sand between Stavanger and Bergen. The area is one of the most beautiful nature areas in Fjord Norway with a short distance to Mo Salmon-farm, the Lysefjord and Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock).
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