Read about recommended hotels in the western fjords of 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. See top and bottom of page for Map with links to all recommended hotels.
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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 and The Atlantic Road National Tourist Routes are two famous road stretches in the county.
HOTEL UNION in 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.
The Geirangerfjord is like a fairytale. It is unique and exceptionally beautiful. And the fjord is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
HOTELL UTSIKTEN in Geiranger is a Classic Norway Hotel and the topmost hotel in Geiranger. There is nowhere else you can wake up, eat breakfast, or enjoy dinner with this incredible view. The hotel has been located here since 1893. It was the time when most hotels in Geiranger were established. Hotel Utsikten Geiranger is open from May to September. Guests arrive from all over the world to visit this unique fjord landscape.
Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Each year, hundreds of thousands tourists visit this area. Kayaking, RIB-boating or a Fjord Cruise are all great ways to experience this majestic fjord. You can combine a boat trip and mountain hiking to one of many abandoned mountain farms, like Skageflå and Knivsflå, and hike the mountain back to Geiranger.
HOTEL UNION ØYE at Øye is located in the middle of the Hjørundfjord and Sunnmøre Alps. This makes Hotel Union Øye the perfect getaway, all four seasons.
The hotel is a secluded, family owned boutique hotel and a favourite among adventurers exploring the fjords and mountains of Western Norway. Maybe you will meet beautiful Linda, the ghost that lives in the hotel, in the “Blue Room”. Popular hikes in the area is to Mt Slogen in Øye and to Mt Saksa at Urke, challenging hikes with fantastic views towards the Hjørundfjord.
SAGAFJORD HOTEL is a Classic Norway Hotel at Sæbø by the beautiful Hjørundfjord. Sagafjord Hotel is your adventure home in the heart of the Sunnmøre Alps, and can offer 40 cosy rooms and a private marina in addition to a charming yard house with 6 beds and its own kitchen.
The old farming village Sæbø has throughout the last couple of thousands years housed wolves, bears and Vikings. Surrounded by a unique west Norwegian cultural landscape, deep fjords and majestic alpine mountain peaks, this area can offer unique and traditional experiences at Sunnmøre.
VALLDAL FJORDHOTELL at Valldal is a Classic Norway Hotel located in the tourist route between two of Norway’s most famous tourist destinations; Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen. The hotel is located at the very end of Valldøla River, with stunning views of the Norddalsfjord and Syltefjellet. The hotel lies just a few meters from the shoreline and boasts breathtaking views of fjords and mountains.
The area is ideal for mountain hiking, as well as kayaking or relaxing boat trips on the fjord. At Valldal, tasting the strawberries from the local farms is a must – the best strawberries in the world! If you want to feel the adrenaline pumping, Valldal Naturpplevingar takes you down the Valldøla River in river kayaks or rafts.
GRAND HOTEL at Åndalsnes offers panoramic views over the Romsdalsfjord and to the Romsdal Mountains. The in-house restaurant serves traditional Norwegian food based on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Take the Romsdal Gondola up to the city mountain Nesaksla or hike the Romsdalstrappa Trail or the Romsdalseggen Mountain Ridge, one of Norway´s hiking icons. Romsdalsstigen Via Ferrata is also a must when you are in the area. The hike to Mt Litlefjellet is short, but the view you get at the summit is great.
HOTEL AAK at 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 and the inner part of the Romsdalsfjord, Hotel Aak gives you experiences for life.
The mountains in Romsdal, all of them “delivered” with fjord-view, are great for hiking, mountaineering, climbing, cycling and skiing, and attracts visitors from all over the world. And Hotel Aak is perfect starting point for adventures in Romsdal
HOTEL SEILET in Molde won the award for the county’s best hotel breakfast in 2017. Enjoy and stay centrally in Molde with panoramic views of the Romsdalsfjord and Romsdalsalpene Mountains.
Short distance to the centre of Molde and fantastic views from both the rooms and the restaurant.
Drive to the viewpoint Varden, 407 masl, and take in the spectacular Molde Panoramic View towards the Romsdalsfjord and the 222 snowcapped mountains.
In the summer, there are several boat departures from Molde to Hjertøya, a small island in the Romsdalsfjord. This is a great area for recreation and for swimming in the fjord. A small café is open on Saturdays and Sundays and a Fisheries Museum is located on the island.
MOLDE FJORDHOTELL in Molde is a Classic Norway Hotel situated in an idyllic setting, on the quayside in the Molde centre. Here, you will meet service-minded hosts and a relaxed atmosphere. The 60 rooms are light and cosy. Most of them have a porch and a view overlooking the Romsdalsfjord and the Molde Panorama.
Molde is known as the town of roses, for Molde international Jazz Festival and the Molde Panorama.
Visit the Romsdal Museum in the centre of Molde. This is a Folk Museum where you can see more than 50 old buildings originating from the Romsdal region.
HOTEL BROSUNDET in 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.
Ålesund is a great starting point for exploring the Sunnmøre region with the fjords, mountains and the beautiful coastline of islands and reefs. But most of all, it is well worth spending time to enjoy the great hotels, restaurants, activities and experiences in the city itself.
STORFJORD HOTEL at 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 Storfjorden 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.
ANGVIK GAMLE HANDELSSTED in Angvik is a Classic Norway Hotel with roots back to the 1500s when sailing ships from Holland anchored in the bay to buy timber. The hotel has a high and unique standard, and is built on the emplacement of the old barrel factory.
Badehuset Spa is a quiet zone for people who want relaxation from everyday life. The Spa consist of a storehouse from the 1700s and a modern new building with a great design. It has 2 departments; “Bath and Wellness” and “Skin and Body Care”. The hotel is located in Angvik at Gjemnes in Møre og Romsdal.
HÅHOLMEN is a Classic Norway Hotel at Håholmen on the Atlantic Coast is an original cluster of houses, and you will enjoy yourself here. Håholmen consists of 25 buildings, including the main building, meeting rooms, hotel rooms, a pub, a restaurant, and a museum. The guests roam between the buildings here, just like they did in a living fishermen’s community in the olden days. It is very inspiring to experience the coastal culture and nature this way.
The small island of Håholmen is an old fishing community and can be reached by boat from the Geitøya Island just beside the Atlantic Road.
ONA HAVSTUER at Ona is a Classic Norway Hotel that has the ocean as the nearest neighbor. It means rich opportunities for those who want experiences and for those who simply want peace and quiet. It consists of apartments and a banqueting room / restaurant with seating for 60 (post office). This is the perfect place for work meetings, team building and friend trips.
Ona Island is a traditional fishing village with a permanent population of about 17. This is a small island community at the Atlantic Coast outside Molde, there are several daily boat departures to Ona and other islands nearby.
FINNØY BRYGGEHOTELL at Finnøya is a Classic Norway Hotel located on an island with a narrow land bridge, in the rooms of the old trading station and fish reception on Finnøy. Classic Norway Hotels offer overnight stay, restaurant, modern meeting rooms, pub and summer shop. Plus the unbelievable Aquapark.
This is the Atlantic Coast outside the Romsdalsfjord where you have a short distance from snowy mountains to beautiful coastline of islands and reefs. You can experience all this in one day due to the short distance from mountains to coast.
FLATFLESA LIGHTHOUSE at Flatflesa Island is a Classic Norway Hotel at a unique destination, an experience completely out of the ordinary. Here you stay on a small islet in the open ocean. «Flesa» means cliff. This cliff has all the facilities you need to have a comfortable stay. It is also very safe, even in all kinds of weather. Here the houses have stood safe and sound for 116 years.
Since 1902 there has been activity at Flatflesa Lighthouse. Seven lighthouse keepers have worked and lived here, some of them with their families. The lighthouse was resided and staffed from 1902 and until 1988. Today the lighthouse is automatic.
HUSTADVIKA HAVHOTELL at Hustadvika is a Classic Norway Hotel located right at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean at Hustad outside Molde in Romsdal. Hustadvika is one of the most dramatic stretches along the Norwegian coast. If you are here on a rough day, you will really feel the forces of nature. If you are here on a day of nice weather, you will feel the beauty of the coastal landscape.
Hustadvika is the perfect spot for advanced surfers who loves some action and adrenalin. Bring your own equipment and talk to the locals for good surf spots, because the ocean waters can be rough at times. Hustadvika Guesthouse can help you to hire a guide for you and your group.
VESTLAND (previously Sogn og Fjordane)
Vestland, previously 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 kilometers long. The Nærøyfjord is protected as UNESCO World Heritage.
Hjelle is a beautiful and quiet village down by Lake Oppstrynsvatnet. Here you have the beautiful historic HJELLE HOTEL which is a great starting point for excursions around the Oppstryn, Stryn, Loen and Olden area.
Gamlebutikken (The Old Shop) at Hjelle is situated down by the lake. The old shop is from 1882 and has been run by the same Hjelle family since the start. They offer small dishes (sandwiches, soup and cake) as well as selling local handicrafts, arts and English porcelain.
HOTEL ALEXANDRA in Loen is located between towering mountains and the long and deep fjords in Nordfjord. The hotel has been receiving guests for more than 125 years, and is still run by the same family as from the start at 1884.
The Historic Gloppen Hotell 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 salmon in Gloppen River, but now the focus on local food and activities is equally vital for the hotel.
You can stay in the high standard rooms and apartments at KNUTHOLMEN, which is several old sea houses that has been turned into special places to stay. You can also visit the pub and the restaurant at Knutholmen which focuses on fresh, good and short travelled food.
Kalvåg is a beautiful fishing village on the island of Frøya which is well worth a visit when you are at Bremangerlandet. Kalvåg is only 20 kilometers from Grotlesanden Beach.
There are also a wealth of activities and experiences that can be done from Knutholmen. Boat safari, floating sauna, hiking trails leading to beautiful viewpoints, kayaking and joining a fishing boat are some of the things you can experience at Kalvåg. Two great mountain hikes at Bremangerlandet are the hikes to Vetvika and Hornelen.
SKJOLDEN HOTEL is located at Skjolden, far inside the world’s longest fjord, the 204 kilometer 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. Drive Sognefjellet National Tourist Route. Mørkridsdalen and Fortunsdalen are two classic areas for mountain hikes near Skjolden, which is located in the innermost part of the Lustrafjord.
Stay at Skjolden Hotel, a great hotel with short-travelled food and beer.
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 kilometer 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.
Solvorn is a beautiful village down by the Lustrafjord. From Solvorn you can take the small ferry across the Lustrafjord to Ornes and visit Ornes and Urnes Stave Church. Ornes and the area along the fjord are great starting points for experiences and adventures.
The newly renovated and beautiful Hotel Aurlandsfjord is located in the center of Aurland. From the hotel it is only a short walk down to the Aurlandsfjord.
Aurland is an idyllic fjord village where you have everything you need within walking distance, such as a grocery store, pastry shop, pub, shoe factory outlet and glassblowing gallery.
From Aurland you can also take the bus to many of the attractions nearby. It is a short distance to famous tourist attractions such as Aurlandsdalen Valley, Stegastein Viewpoint and Flåm which is the starting point for other activities and attractions in the area.
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), join a Fjord-Cruise or ride on a RIB-boat on the Aurlandsfjord and the UNESCO-Protected Nærøyfjord, hiking in the Aurlandsdalen and Flåm Valley are only some of the highlights.
Flåm Railway is one of the most scenic railways in the world. This is the train journey from fjord to mountain. Flåm Railway starts at Flåm and ends at Myrdal Station which is part of the Bergen Railway.
In the middle of the Sognefjord, where the fjord is at its widest and the mountains starts to rise, you’ll find Balestrand, an idyllic village down by the fjord.
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.
Balestrand is still one of the most popular tourist destinations in the fjords. The village is situated in the middle of all the things that is worth seeing and doing in the Sognefjord area. Activities like Fjord Angling, Kayaking, Fjord Safari with Rib Boat, Fjord Cruise, hiking and skiing in the mountains, snow shoe hiking and great road trips can be done from Balestrand.
FJÆRLAND FJORDSTOVE is a 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 Fjærlandsfjord between Balestrand and Fjærland is a branch of the Sognefjord. The fjord leads you to the outskirts of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. At the head of the fjord you find interesting attractions such as the Norwegian Glacier Museum and the picturesque town Fjærland (the Norwegian book town). From the ferry quay in Mundal it is a short drive by car or bus up to the Supphellebreen and Bøyabreen Glaciers.
VESTLAND (previously Hordaland)
Vestland, previously 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”.
HARDANGER HOUSE is a family-owned design hotel at Jondal. The hotel is surrounded by the Hardangerfjord, Folgefonna Glacier and majestic mountains. Although the hotel is brand new, the roots are old.
The hotel has nine rooms, all with spectacular view towards the Hardangerfjord.
From the hotel it is only a short distance to both the outer part of the Hardangerfjord and Sørfjorden and all the things to do there. There is a short distance to Trolltunga, Lake Bondhusvatnet and Fonna Summer Ski Resort.
The idyllic fjord village Lofthus is best known for its apple tree blossoming, the composer Edvard Grieg and the historic HOTEL ULLENSVANG.
Taste the flavours of Hardanger from Hotel Ullensvang in Lofthus. 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 (the Troll`s Tongue) and HM Queen Sonja’s Panoramic Hiking Trail.
HOTEL VØRINGSFOSS is situated at Eidfjord, between the Hardangerfjord and Hardangervidda National Park. The hotel rises like a white cliff out of the impressive scenery which gives the area its unique character.
Families, conference guests and sports enthusiasts love it here. And the kitchen serve culinary delights of a high standard. You can combine a Fjord Cruise from Bergen to Eidfjord and see the Vøringsfossen Waterfall. Or you can drive to Kjeåsen Mountain Farm above Simadalen in Eidfjord and enjoy the great view down to Simadalsfjorden and to Eidfjord.
HOTEL HAVNEKONTORET in 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.
The most popular fjord cruises start from Bergen Bus Station, Bergen Railway Station and from Bergen Strandkaiterminal.
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 at Osøyro has been in the same family for four generations, preserving a tradition of unsurpassed hospitality, traditional cuisine and a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.
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 is located by the sand dunes at Sola Beach at Sola 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.
From island kingdom and the flat coastal area on Jæren to deep fjords and high mountains; Rogaland with Stavanger, Jæren, Dalane, Ryfylke and the area around the Lysefjord are known for the mountain formations Kjerag and Preikestolen (the Pulpit rock), Trollpikken (the Troll´s dick), Solastranden Beach and Flor og Fjære.
BYRKJEDALSTUNET in 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 in 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.