Read about recommended places to stay overnight in the western fjords in Norway, places that are special and great in different ways. These accommodations have different standards, sizes and offers, but common to them all is that it is pleasant to stay there and the places are surrounded by beautiful and wild nature.
The overview is devided into the four fjord counties in Western Norway. Read more about the accommodations below, by choosing the fjord county you want to explore and stay in. At the bottom of this page you can also find a map of the four fjord counties where all our recommended accommodations are marked.
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.
LENSMANSGARDEN – Innfjorden is an old farm in Innfjorden at the inner part of the Romsdalsfjord. The name stems from the 1700s when the sheriff lived on the farm. Before 2009, Lensmansgarden was managed as both a diary farm and a tourist facility. Since then it has become a dedicated tourist centre.
FJORDS® – Isfjorden, close to Åndalsnes, in the county of Møre og Romsdal. FJORDS® is a yard of four cabins by the Isa River in the center of Isfjorden in Romsdal, Norway. Isfjorden is a great starting point for hiking Romsdalseggen, Litlefjellet and taking the Romsdal Gondola, or to ski with fjord view to Mt Kirketaket and Mt Blånebba.
ROMSDAL LODGE – Isfjorden is a charming retreat located at the foot of the fabled mountains in Isfjorden in Romsdal. During both summer and winter this is the perfect starting point for small groups who wish to explore the gentle and wild mountains.
VILLA VENGETIND – Isfjorden is a Guesthouse and coffee roastery in the heart of the mountains & fjords in Isfjorden in Romsdal. If you like mountainbiking, skitouring, hiking & roadbiking, this is the place for you.
MONSÅS GÅRD – Klungnes is beautifully situated by the Romsdalfjord, overlooking the majestic Romsdal mountains. You can stay in the middle of these idyllic scenery, surrounded by domestic and wild animals and flowers, and start your mountain hike just from the doorstep.
VILLA NORANGDAL – Hellesylt was built in 1885, to accommodate tourists who came to explore the mountains. The hotel is a Boutique Hotel focused on design history. In May 2010 Villa Norangdal was rewarded the hallmark of Norwegian Heritage: “Olavsrosa”. Hellesylt is also a great starting point for fjordcruise on the Geirangerfjord.
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 kilometres long. The Nærøyfjord is protected as UNESCO World Heritage.
FJORDHOUSE – Gudvangen is an independent house with a magnificient view of the UNESCO Protected Nærøyfjord. Hardly any neighbours, only the sound from nature itself, some sheep and a few seagulls. Still it´s central with only 5 minutes walk to the buildt-up area of Gudvangen with the Viking Village Njardarheimr, Guided Kayak Tours and Fjord Cruise on the Nærøyfjord.
VANGSGAARDEN GJESTEGIVERI – Aurland, in the innermost corner of the Sognefjord, has preserved traditions that go all the way back to the 17th century. Rooms and cabins with views over the Sognefjord and the mighty mountains. Stegastein Viewpoint is a must to see when you visit Aurland and Vangsgaarden.
29/2 AURLAND – Aurland has the name after the farm’s land and title number. This area has been settled since the Viking Age, and there are several old burial mounds in Aurlandsvangen Village, which, in its day, was the main seat of King Sverre’s maternal line. The buildings on the farm are not that old, of course, but the building we call ‘the fish house’ is one of the oldest buildings in Aurland, dating from the early 18th century.
TUFTO NÆRØYFJORD – Bakka Holiday Houses at Tufto outside Bakka by the Nærøyfjord. Offering two holiday houses and campsite for motorhomes. The Nærøyfjord is one of many fjordarms in the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord became a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. The Nærøyfjord is one of the worlds most beautiful and dramatic fjords and the name origin from the norse god ‘Njord’, the God of the Seafarer and the sea.
NES GARD – Luster is set in a beautiful location with stunning views to the surrounding mountains like Mt Molden, the Lustrafjord and the Feigumfossen Waterfall. They offer a friendly environment and personalized service in the heart of the Sognefjord.
EPLET B & B – Solvorn. A warm, friendly atmosphere and a relaxing and fun experience. All rooms with a fantastic fjord view to the Lustrafjord. A cosy living room with library, jazz music and oil lamp in the evenings. Two well-equipped kitchens for the guests to use. In the garden you can pick your own herbs and vegetables (in return for a bit of weeding). Hammocks in the garden, a nine-hole crocket golf course and a slack line. In the evenings you can join bottle-feeding the lambs. Bikes for rent.
FRØNNINGEN in the middle of the Sognefjord offers a wide range of cabins and houses for rent. Parts of Frønningen were owned by the Lem family as early as 1600. From 1650 they took over the entire Frønningen property. Throughout the centuries, they built and operated up to six water-powered ash saws, and operated extensively with the sale of timber. Today Frønningen is the largest forest estate in Western Norway. It is possible to pay a visit to the main house, museum buildings (collected by Knut Rumohr), or enjoy a guided vineyard tour. High-end private gatherings, parties or corporate, business meetings are available on request. There is no road connection to Frønningen, the only acccess is by ferry between Kaupanger and Flåm.
FLATHEIM – Viksdalen by the Gaularfjellet National Tourist Route, close to Likholefossen Waterfall, is a Farm Yard where you can live close to nature together with the animals on the farm. Flatheim offer rooms for rent. You can also bring your tent, or rent a tent, and stay in the open-air area close to the farm. Open kiosk from the 60s during summer.
LIDASANDEN CABINS – Veslebygda in Stryn. Cabins for rent by the beautiful Lake Oppstrynsvatntet in Oppstryn. This is a great base for outdoor sports all year round, or just to relax by the lake with the family. Equipped for Stand Up Paddling, Rowing Boat, Jacuzzi and Playground for kids. Easy assess for hikes and skiing in the nearby valleys, mountains and glaciers. Close to Stryn Summer Ski Center.
MOTVIND – Hyllestad. Motvind is located just outside Hyllestad, with its historical connection to the Viking age. Offering low cost accommodation, with a home prepared breakfast, you can also book dinner, activities and enjoy our peaceful waterside location with stunning views to the mountain Lihesten.
STAD SURFING – Hoddevika, Stad. Strandro House/Stad Surfing is located one minute walk away from the stunning surf beach in Hoddevik at the coast of Nordfjord. You will find our rooms simple and charming with spectacular views over the magical landscape of the bay. Stad Surfing offer surf lessons from beginners to driven surfers who would like to improve their skills, get better or just need feedback.
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. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and is known as “The Gateway to the Fjords”.
SJOHAGLØO – Ulvik by the Osafjord in Ulvik in Hardanger is peacefully situated among old boathouses from times gone by, just a few yards from the fjord. Sjohagløo has a unique atmosphere due to the re-use of the old grid and stave construction in the living room.
HARDANGER FJORD LODGE – Jondal. Beyond lodging, Hardanger Fjord Lodge also offer guide services, sauna, bar on the pier, yoga sessions, and homemade dinners for those who book in advance. You can dive into the Hardangerfjord from the lodge, and Folgefonna Summer Ski Center is only a half hour drive away.
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).
HAUANE BED & BREAKFAST – Lysebotn is an old farm in Lysebotn at the innermost part of the Lysefjord, consisting of a farm house, a barn and an “eldhus”. They offer a good nights sleep in a made bed, a tasty traditional Norwegian breakfast, set in a rural and scenic environment.
FLØRLI 4444 – Flørli has rental apartments and Flørli Historic Hostel, all with fjord view. Flørli is a roadless hamlet serviced by four ferries per day. It lies deep into the spectacular Lysefjord, close to the Kjerag Bigwalls. Flørli is popular for its 4444 steps right up the mountain – the longest wooden stairway in the world.
ÅMØY FJORDFERIE – Vestre Åmøy. Between the North Sea and the fjords you can experience the history of ancient Vikings at our B & B situated 20 metres from the fjord. Located only 15 minutes north of Stavanger, Åmøy Fjordferie provide rooms, Bed & Breakfast and holiday houses.
LOGBUA – Åna-Sira Logbua was originally a fisherman´s house and was used for cleaning and for storing fishing nets. The house was built in 1938. It has a caracteristic architecture from that period, but is now a very modern high standard and fully equipped holiday house at Åna-Sira. From the house you have the most stunning view to the sea.