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Hotel Union, Geiranger

Hotel Union sits on a hill overlooking the village of Geiranger, allowing spectacular views of the blue waters of Geirangerfjord.  Dating back to 1891, the hotel is currently run by the 3rd and 4th generation Mjelva family. With quick access to hiking, kayaking, biking, and the Geiranger Skywalk, it won’t be hard to stay busy. Relaxing is just as simple, with access to the Union Bad, including a spa, children’s pool, swimming pool with fireplace, and Jacuzzi.  The hotel even has a small vintage car exhibit; and just like in the 20’s and 30’s, you can hire a car with a chauffeur for some scenic sightseeing. 


Hotel Union Øye, Norangsfjord

Sitting in a quiet corner of Norway, on the Norangsfjord sits the Hotel Union Øye.  Taking in guests since 1891, the 27 room hotel has been a stop for everyone from Kaiser Wilhelm to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 

The hotel is furnished with antiques, set along wood paneled hallways and fireplace warmed dining rooms.  The staff wears traditional Norwegian dress, adding to the historic ambiance of the hotel.

Each room is unique in size and decoration.  Most feature king size beds or twin beds, and a walk-in shower.

Villa Terminus

A part of the Grand Hotel Terminus, Villa Terminus was built in the mid-1700s as a house for the elderly in need. The Grand Hotel Terminus renovated the building to add modern amenities, while still retaining its historical character. The 18 rooms are decorated in a timeless Nordic style with hardwood floors and sheepskin rugs. The property even boasts a library only for Villa Terminus guests. Breakfast is served in the building’s private kitchen.

Walaker Hotel, Solvorn

The Walaker Hotel, located in Solvorn along the Sognefjord, is a charming family hotel with 22 rooms.  The same family has owned this hotel since 1690 (making it the oldest family run hotel in Norway).  With its prime location amongst mountains and fjords it is the perfect place to spend a couple evenings.  In the summer months, guests enjoy sitting amongst the blossoming fruit trees and strolling through the rose garden.  The hotel restaurant serves locally sourced items like seafood, venison, mushrooms, and apples.

Rooms do not include televisions, but have high speed internet. The room also does not have air conditioning. The hotel has easy access and booking for local activities (kayaking, hiking, biking, etc.).  The Walaker has its own swimming beach in a sheltered bay on the Lusterfjord.

Britannia Hotel, Trondheim

The Britannia hotel, originally established in 1870, stands today as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. This historic property underwent a 3-year, $150 million renovation before reopening its doors to the public in April of 2019. Today the hotel boasts of its 257 rooms and suites, a 15,000 square foot spa, and six dining venues including the Michelin star Speilsalen. 

All rooms feature handcrafted Hastens Beds, marble bathrooms, turn-down service, high speed internet and access to the Britannia Spa and gym. This state-of-the-art day spa facility offers six treatment rooms, a wide variety of wraps and scrubs, massages and more. Should you choose to make use of the Britannia gym, you will have access to a lap pool, small group classes and a variety of cardio equipment and cross training machines.

Opus XVI, Bergen

Opus XVI is conveniently located in the center of Bergen, just minutes away from the historic Bryggen area, the Fish market, and the funicular that will take you up to Mount Fløyen. Recently opened, this classic yet modern hotel is Bergen’s newest and most luxurious property. Originally designed and built as a bank, it has been transformed into a chic and welcoming hotel while maintaining the remarkable original architectural characteristics, featuring heavy granite walls and ionic columns in polished marble.

As an Edvard Grieg Heritage Hotel managed by Edvard Krieg’s relatives, Opus XVI encourages its guests to have a taste of the life and relationships of Bergen’s most famous classical composer and pianist by displaying excerpts of his exciting life and travels.

All guests can enjoy free access to the hotel’s fitness center and are welcome to use the free WiFi. The hotel also offers a fantastic restaurant, classic café, and a wine bar with a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Because of the building’s unique architecture, each room has been elegantly designed with different individual features and decorations. All rooms are non-smoking and feature in-room climate control that can be adjusted between 18 and 24 degrees Celcius, heated bathroom floors, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities, and a minibar.

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Storfjord Hotel, Storfjord

Situated on an overlook on the Storfjord in the Sunnmore Alps, this boutique hotel with log walls is the perfect place to relax and take in some of Norway’s gorgeous landscape. With only 23 rooms, every guest is treated like a VIP client.  After a day in the outdoors, enjoy a drink from the hotels selection of fine wines while warming up by the large open fireplace or enjoying the galleried landing.  The hotel has a kitchen specializing in local produce, specializing in cheese and a local ale only served here, Storfjordbrygg.   Three course meals are served in the candlelit timber hall each evening.  There are bicycles on site for guest use.

All rooms have free WiFI, work desk, sitting area, and private balcony or direct access to garden. Parking is free for guests.

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Hotel Brosundet, Ålesund

The Hotel Brosundet is located in a historical Art Nouveau building in the city center of Ålesund. Originally a warehouse, the hotel has aimed to preserve the building and its historical use (processing the catch of the day for the local fishery) by having one of the best seafood restaurants in the area, Maki.

The newly-renovated hotel boasts 132 rooms while still retaining its charm as a family-owned hotel. Hotel Brosundet was designed by the same man responsible for designing the Norwegian Opera in Oslo and Ground Zero Pavilion in New York.

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø

Tromsø is known as the “Gateway to the Arctic” and the Radisson Blu Tromsoø makes for a perfect launching point into the region.  While located within Norway’s most northern city, the northern lights are still often seen, despite the light pollution.  In fact, the hotel boasts a lovely glass bridge for optimal viewing.

With over 260 recently renovated rooms, the hotel boasts comfortable amenities and a range of views of the surrounding landscape. With several restaurants (and pubs) on property, the hotel is a wonderful haven after a day arctic activities.

The Thief, Oslo

One of our favorite hotels in Oslo, the Thief, is situated uniquely between canals and centrally to the city’s main sites and highlights. The Thief takes it’s name from not just the area in which it is located (Tjuvholmen or Theif’s Islet), but also from the many renown contemporary Norwegian art robberies, including Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” in 1994. With just 120 rooms, guests are almost always guaranteed a lovely view. This hotel is one of the most luxurious in all of Norway and displays it’s modern art theme throughout in its décor.

The neighborhood is an up-and-coming area of pedestrian zones, art galleries, restaurants and eclectic boutiques.  The hotel is just a short walk from the beach and the hotel offers bike rental, so you can explore like a local.  Just steps from the hotel is the Aker Brygge promenade, full of shops, cafes and museums. Rooms also come with complimentary admission to the Astrup Fearnly museum, located just next door.

The Thief also boasts wonderful amenities. Inside the hotel, you’ll find their beautiful spa oasis, including a hammam, traditional spa, steam room, sauna and fitness center. The hotels’ restaurant, Fru K, is an up and coming hot spot of Oslo, showcasing Nordic cuisine at it’s finest.  The Theif Foodbar on the rooftop is also not to be missed, by guest and visitor alike.  Open during the summertime, The Theif Foodbar has a wide range of gastronomic choices, as well as lengthy bar menu for guests to choose from.  The views over Oslo fjord and Akershus Fortress from the Theif Foodbar are simply breathtaking.

The hotel doesn’t follow the typical Scandinavian aesthetic of stark minimalism, resulting in a contemporary and quirky hotel unlike any others in the region.  The rich design and color scheme of this hotel balance harmoniously with it’s world famous art collection on display throughout every part of the hotel.  Working closely with the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art next door, the hotel’s curator has personally selected a number of pieces to display in the hotel.  The hotel has received numerous recent accolades and acclaim from the New York Times and Conde Nast.

For more information, and to book, contact one of our experts.

Kirkenes Snowhotel, Northern Norway

Kirkenes Snowhotel is a unique mixture between some of Arctic Europe’s most famous accommodations.  Located 8 km outside of Kirkenes, the Snowhotel is not only the northern most Snowhotel in the world, but also a secluded hideaway perfect for guests traveling in not only during the polar nights of winter but also during the continuous sunshine filled days of summer, as well. 

Boasting 20 Snow Rooms rebuilt, redesigned and re-carved by international artists annually, each room showcases a number of themes local to the arctic area. Each room is uniquely different and changes each year. The Snowhotel half of Kirkenes Snowhotel, has rooms to accommodate families (up to 5), as well as, couples.   There are several restaurants at Snowhotel but the main restaurant house is "Fjøset" or the barn. Here guests can experience local tastes and the meals of Lapland.   For those looking for a nightcap, the hotel is also home to Norway’s largest ice bar!

The other half of Kirkenes Snowhotel boasts luxurious cabins, called Gamme Cabins. These cabins were designed in the traditional style of a Sami hunting or fishing hut.  The cabins boast spacious accommodations and include underfloor heating. Large windows allow for optimum Northern Lights viewing from your private cabin.

Kirkenes Snowhotel also showcases some of the best artic activities from husky safaris and northern lights tours to snowmobiling and snowshoeing adventures.  Trying to explain the feeling of being pulled across a frozen lake across by a team of huskies is impossible!  Uniquely the property also has a heard of resident reindeer too, allowing guests to interact and feed them.  King Crab Fishing and Ice Fishing are also among the resort’s more popular activities. 

Snowhotel also combines well with Hurtigruten cruises taking guests further afield into Northern Norway.  It’s possible to jump onboard for a day of Arctic Char fishing, followed by a visit to Kongsfjord, before returning back to the Snowhotel in the evening.

Northern Norwegians are also notorious for being generously hospitable.  During your stay, it is possible to visit with a local family to enjoy a traditional meal and learn about their lifestyle, livelihood and cuisine.

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Wolf Lodge at Polar Park, Northern Norway

Wolf Lodge, located in the heart of Norwegian Lapland, boasts an experience unlike any other.  Situated within Norway’s Polar Park, Wolf Lodge allows visitors to interact up close and personal with some of their resident gray wolves.  The wolves of Polar Park are not completely wild, but do have the freedom to roam in an extremely large enclosure in their native habitat.  Sadly, wild wolves are scarce in Norway these days.  This sanctuary offers an opportunity for visitors from all over the world to learn about wolves and experience their curious nature.  The wolves are allowed to come and go at their leisure within the enclosure.

Polar Park’s primary purpose is to educate locals and foreigners alike on the native species of the artic region, from wolves to reindeer and everything in between.  The park opened in 1994, but Wolf Lodge opened in early 2016.  The accommodation is built right in the middle of the wolf enclosure with windows all around for maximum viewing. Wolf Lodge is only available a few days each month, so it is imperative to reserve well in advance.  The rooms are luxurious and comfortable.  Guests enter through a tunnel from the outside of the enclosure, as to make as little impact as possible on the wolves.  The lodge is small accommodating only a handful of guests at a time, and is recommended for a one night stay.  Polar Park, however, is open year-round, with midnight sun during the summer months and is a spectacular winter wonderland despite the short days, in the winter.  We encourage guests who are staying at other properties in the area or passing through enroute to their next destination to stop by to view some of Arctic Europe’s spectacular wildlife   in an intimate setting.

Wolf Lodge is also positioned perfectly for Northern Lights viewing, in and of itself. With minimal light pollution from the surrounding grounds of Polar Park, the lodge offers a very clear chance of viewing this magnificent natural phenomenon. Alternatively, guests can take a short gondola ride to the top of Narvikfjellet (the Narvik mountain) for an unobstructed view of the aurora borealis. The top of the mountain has both an outdoor viewing platform and an indoor space for viewing.

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Hotel Continental, Oslo

The Hotel Continental is located in the heart of the city right across from the National Theater. The hotel has been run by the same family since its opening in 1900. The intimate setting maintains its historic traditions combined with all the modern day amenities.  The property’s Theatercafeen is still the best spot to “see and be seen”, one hundred years later. All rooms are individually decorated.  The Junior Suites feature a large living room area, with a courtyard or city view, some offering balconies.

For more information, and to book, contact one of our experts.

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Clarion Havnekontoret, Bergen

The Clarion Havnekontoret is a small boutique hotel set right on the historic wharf in Bergen.  This location provides easy access to all the sights if the city. The hotel building is the former harbor master’s office with original frescos still decorating the ceilings. Complimentary breakfast and lite dinner buffets are offered to hotel guests. Our favorite rooms are the deluxe harborview which afford great views of the lively harbor.

For more information, and to book, contact one of our experts.

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Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand

The historic Kviknes Hotel, run by the Kvikne Family, since the late 1800s, offers a fantastic setting right along the banks of the Sognefjord. The hotel combines the charming historical elements of yesterday with today’s modern amenities. The property features a large collection of Norwegian artwork and antiques from throughout the years. The stunning surroundings offer ample opportunities for hiking and biking. The Fjord View rooms all have balconies and provide magnificent views of the fjord.

For more information, and to book, contact one of our experts.

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