Norways North West Part 1
Norway. A land full of variety and tonnes of activities, both cultural and adventurous awaits those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Choose between Norway’s capitol Oslo, packed full of fascinating museums, renowned for its eco-friendly credentials and rich maritime history. Journey on through Norway to the South West, the North and The West with their breath-taking fjords and glaciers. Svalbard awaits with its wild and untouched landscapes dominated by tundra’s, glaciers and mountains, plus an abundant Arctic wildlife.
Our focus this week is on The North & its stunning Fjords, where we will go through some of our top places to stay and what you are likely to experience at each one.
Juvet Landscape Hotel open all year round with every month bringing its own wonderful sense of seasonal magic and wonder. Choose between three wonderful and very different styled rooms: Seven small Landscape rooms dot the hillside – small cubes on stilts are their style – so think incredibly simple, modern and chic. All of the rooms have glass walls that ensure you will miss out on the stunning views of the valley, surrounding forest and meandering river below. Two stunning Bird Houses are small and minimalist in style, made to feel like a traditional Norwegian log house. Placed on the steep slopes just above the landscape rooms, they are made to also resemble birdhouses. Last but not least is the Writers Retreat, a 2-bedroom chalet, perfect for families or couples, this chalet has the space for you to be inspired by your surroundings and look out through the large windows onto a birch and pine forest.
When staying at Juvet you can either do nothing (which they thoroughly recommend!) or an abundance of water activities awaits. Think white-water rafting, skiing (during the winter), hiking to take in the stunning scenery, become adventurous and tackle a climb up the face of a mountain and/or abseil down. Or simply just walk out of your room and enjoy the surrounding area – you may even get lost at The Bath House where you may just accidentally fall into a steam sauna or hot tub…!
Our second top destination we think everyone should try and stay at is Storfjord Hotel. This hotel overlooks the Storfjord and the Sunnmore Alps and as you can probably imagine, the scenery is nothing short of breath-taking. Storfjord is the epitome of tranquillity and relaxation. The Hotel stands on a wooded hillside that looks down on a gully through the mountains. Each of the wonderfully spacious rooms at Storfjord is designed around bringing guests a sense of calm and comfort, whilst also feeling like they are in the wilds of Norwegian tradition – it is a true home from home feel.
Activities abounds at Storfjord Hotel – from Skiing in the Stranda Ski Resort (one of the best in Norway) to sampling local produce at an authentic fjord farm. You can also hike around Norways most beautiful hiking routes. Fishing, enjoy a boat trip around the fjords, sightseeing by car, kayaking, wildlife sea safaris, helicopter sightseeing or transfer to another destination, or visit the small town of Ålesund which is listed as one of the most beautiful small ports. There is a lot you can do here!
Our next blog will continue with a few other hotel recommendations for Norways North West Fjords. If you would like to talk to someone in more detail about any of these hotels or booking an exciting adventure away to Norway, then get in contact so we can help you plan your escape.