The Norwegian fjord landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, represented by the Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord. A lot of people come to Western Norway to experience this unique fjord landscape, and what’s better than staying next to the fjord — as close as you can get?
Read more about the Norwegian fjords:
- The most famous fjords in Norway
- The little-known fjords you mustn’t miss
- The best activities to experience the fjords
There are hotels, campsites, glamping, cabins and holiday homes that have that perfect location by the fjord you are looking for. Many of the accommodations are excellent starting points for experiencing some of the most famous attractions in the region — as well as lots of lesser-known gems. Some of the holiday homes even have a boat you can borrow or rent, so if you bring your fishing rod, you can try your luck at fishing!
Below you will find some of the finest places to stay in Fjord Norway situated right by the fjord. A complete list of accommodation options in Fjord Norway can be found here.
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Hotel in a class of its own — by the fjord
Several of the historic hotels in Fjord Norway are strategically situated by the fjord. When tourists began to flock to Norway in the late 19th century, it was precisely the fjord landscape that many wanted to experience, and they often came by sea. You can of course also find newer, modern hotels along the fjords. Something that both the old and the new generation of hotels have in common is a fantastic location beside the fjord and close proximity to major attractions.
The historic Hotel Ullensvang in Hardanger is a good starting point for those wanting to hike to Trolltunga or Dronningstien (HM Queen Sonja’s Panoramic Hiking Trail), experience the Hardangerfjord and see Vøringsfossen waterfall. Hotel Alexandra in Loen is situated right next to Loen Skylift, the gondola that takes you from the fjord to the top of the mountain in five minutes, and is also not far from the beautiful Lodalen and Oldedalen valleys. Grande Fjord Hotel is situated by the world-famous Geirangerfjord. How about relaxing in the Jacuzzi while looking out over the fjord? If you want to stay close to the Sognefjord, check in at the traditional Kviknes Hotel in the artists’ village Balestrand. In addition to the beautiful landscape, galleries and architecture, Balestrand is known for its cider. Below are even more beautiful fjord hotels in Fjord Norway.