• Hike & kayak some of Norway's most beautiful fjords & valleys
  • Stay in rooms that were the choice of royalty, with four-poster beds & exquisite antiques
  • Indulge in multi-course, gourmet dining
  • Gaze over the spectacular fjord scenery via helicopter

This traditional gem takes you back to the delights of yesteryear – and, indeed, since 1850 it's been the favourite of royalty, famous writers and romantic couples. Packed full of character, interiors are charm embodied, from wood-clad corridors adorned with writers' quotes to luxe four-poster beds and ancient antiques. And, tucked away in the ultra-scenic Norwegian village of Oye, a dramatic fjord its neighbour, its alpine chalet-esque façade is a fitting backdrop for picturesque hiking and kayaking adventures among some of the country's most majestic waters – most notably the iconic Geirangerfjord – before you return each night to ultra-fresh, multi-course dining.

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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. 


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