Alesund & West Coast Fjords, Norway
Sagafjord is perfect for those who favour contemporary Scandinavian design. Perched right on the edge of Hjorundfjord with its own private marina, it’s also a popular lunch spot for boaters in the summer and skiers in the winter.
At a Glance
Sagafjord has its own private marina
Nearby hiking offers some of the best views, some almost 360 degrees
Excellent food with simple Norwegian dishes at their best
Great location on Hjorundfjord which is well connected to various sightseeing spots
Cycling, kayaking & river fishing are all on offer
You might be very lucky and spy the Northern Lights through the glass roofed sitting areaScott Dunn team
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Sagafjord is part ski hotel, part adventure hotel, part stylish boutique hotel, enabling it to offer something for everyone; from families keen on the outdoors, to couples keen on ski touring. With its own private marina, it also attracts fans of the water who can cruise straight out into the magical fjord. Simple and comfortable with lots of activities on offer in the area, Sagafjord is a great option for couples and families alike.
Based near Stranda, the hotel is very much a destination for ski enthusiasts come winter as there is alpine skiing as well as superb downhill skiing to be had. Come summer the focus shifts to the glory of the fjords for boating, the mountains for hiking and the roads for thrilling trips by car.
The hotel is modern and cotemporary in its décor, with rooms decorated sparsely but tastefully. The communal areas are cosy with log fires, and there is even a glass roofed area for star gazing; and perhaps if you are really lucky, Aurora Borealis spotting.
Breakfast is a plentiful buffet with everything from homemade jams, to cook your own waffles, amazing cheeses and delicious local meats. Lunch must be good for it attracts boaters in by the dozen during the summer months and with a focus on fresh fish you can expect yummy Norwegian fish soups and simple and wholesome dishes.
There is a small sauna that is made available to guests when possible as well as bicycles available to rent. And of course, various boats can be rented with a skipper to take you traveling along the vast fjord.
Sagafjord is a great stop off point on a longer Norwegian adventure and will lend itself to a multi stop itinerary very well.
There are 34 rooms in the main building, as well as a cabin with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. The decor is simple and contemporary throughout.
All rooms have been decorated in an alpine style and have been recently refurbished; all modern amenities are included such as TV and WiFi.
There are three suites in Sagafjord Hotel which enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Suites are more spacious and are comfortably furnished.
The in-house restaurant serves up simple dishes using local ingredients with a lot of fresh fish on offer. Come summertime you can eat outside right on the water and watch the boats come into the private marina.
There is no shortage of things to do for the active, outdoor types be it biking, hiking or kayaking. Private and public boat trips can be taken to explore the fjord and superb ski touring is possible from February – May.
Hiking gear is highly recommended; boots or trainers, waterproof kit and gloves will be essential if you want to venture on proper hikes.
Location & Directions
Alesund & West Coast Fjords, Norway
Sagafjord Hotel is located in Saebo town, set amongst the dramatic verdant fjords. Saebo is on the crystal clear shores of Hjorundfjord where dramatic mountainsides meet glacial waters below; west Coast Norway at its finest.
When to go
Depending on the activity that you are most keen on doing while staying at Sagafjord, different times of year would be appropriate. For those wanting to set off on foot and hike, the end of spring until late October would be perfect, as this is generally before the snow arrives. If you would like to go skiing then winter would be best. For those just wanting to go and relax then the whole year is fine to go and put your feet up. The temperature in the summer is around 22 degrees.