Just 27 rooms ensure a personal, exclusive feel. Chandeliers, dark-wood furnishings and silk chaise lounges ensure you'll feel as regal as the guests of yesteryear – some of whom include King Oscar, Princess Victoria and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – though the pared-back white-wood walls and kitsch pink four-poster beds in more modern rooms are just as delightful.
It’s the location that rightfully steals the headlines here, though, in an area that is arguably one of Norway’s most beautiful. Hike among the surrounding mountains and snaking fjords, kayak along the iconic Geirangerfjord and discover Norangsdalen, one of the country’s most emblematic valleys, with sea safaris and bike rides. There’s even the chance to gaze at it all from above with a thrilling helicopter excursion. While the towering green peaks of summer are this area’s shining glory, winter’s chill provides a just-as striking setting, with excellent skiing in the fjords alongside a host of other wintry adventures.
Back at base, enjoy multi-course dinners that use only local and seasonal ingredients, from roast duck to ultra-fresh cod and salmon. Served in the opulent dining room, it’s all followed by drinks and historic tales in the Sun Lounge – and if the weather is right, outdoor dining among the cascading waterfalls, tranquil fjord waters and hushed forests is particularly special.