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Storfjord Hotel

Alesund & west coast fjords, Norway

Storfjord Hotel, with its panoramic views to the fjord and warm welcome is one of a kind in Norway. Its beautiful décor with sheepskins, tweeds and rough wood, and antiques and knickknacks dotted about give this boutique hotel a charming ambience.

At a Glance

  • Incredible setting with sweeping fjord views

  • Beautifully decorated using antiques, tweeds and lots of roaring fires

  • Close to Alesund city and airport

  • A local couple offer incredible food safaris that are truly one of a kind

  • One of few hotels on the west coast that can be described as luxurious

Adventure, Couples, Off the beaten track, Fishing

Insider's View

Nab a seat by one of the fires and curl up with a book

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Tea and coffee is offered on tap along with homemade biscuits!

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Make a special request to the chef to cook up a batch of brownies - sensational!

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Make sure you sit out on their deck swathed in their sheepskins having a glass of cold wine overlooking the fabulous Storfjord or take the wonderful 62degrees North boat up into the Fjords for a day's adventure.

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Make sure you reserve a place at Inge Anne and Bjorns' culinary experience of the most delicious dishes Norway has to offer, prepared with love at their amazing home.

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Sunset from the outdoor hot tub is not to be missed!

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Hidden amongst the trees is a traditional Kota teepee - for a special occasion, ask about private dining here!

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Storfjord Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Alesund West Coast Fjords

Description

Storfjord is a real find. Nestled above the fjord with some of the best views to be had, it combines modern comforts with traditional log cabin exteriors, and tasteful contemporary interiors. With several outbuildings housing suites as well as the main cabin where the wonderful sitting rooms and mezzanine area can be found, this hotel feels a lot bigger than its 32 rooms.

The focal point of the property is the homely sitting room.  Grab a book from the library and wile away the afternoon in front of the roaring log fire; staff are never far away with their selection of freshly-baked biscuits!  

An open plan kitchen shows the superb chef at work from a vast dining table; or if you prefer something more intimate then the smaller tables next door close to a crackling log fire will appeal. Meals are based on local ingredients and traditional dishes with a twist, so expect gourmet cuisine despite the rustic setting.

Rooms are large and all differ in style, some with traditional four-poster beds. Fabrics are rich from tweeds to tartans and sheepskins to leathers, and armchairs are deep and never far from an open fire or a tea and coffee table. There are rooms within the main hotel itself and three separate annexes - views look out either to the Fjord or across the surrounding hills and forest.

Outside there are ample, easy-going walks to be found as well as more challenging hikes to be discovered. The crystal-clear water is ever near so boat rides and kayaking are on offer in abundance. Helicopters can be arranged to take you on an incredible sightseeing tour – a must to marvel at the beauty of the fjords from a privileged perspective. 

The panoramic views can also be enjoyed from the sauna and outdoor hot tub at the small spa.

Storfjord works well for those wishing to make the most of the region whilst not having to sacrifice on comfort and style. You can combine a stay here with Union Oye and Brosundet too for a stellar mix of hotels, totally unique from one another yet each with its unique charm.

Facilities

The restaurant is run by Nils Henning Nesje, a real connoisseur in matters of taste and culinary perfection. This restaurant's vision is to provide guests with real local Norwegian food, and is done with impressive variation and skill.

Activities

There is so much on offer in the area; rib rides, sailing, helicopter tours, food safaris, abundant hiking and biking. The list is endless. You can even venture in to explore Alesund and lunch at restaurant Maki at the sister hotel Brosundet.

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

Located on the further reaches of Norway, relatively near to Alesund and the Norwegian Sea, Storfjord is located amongst the snow capped Sunmore Alps in Fjordland.

When to go

Depending on the activity that you are most keen on doing while staying at Storfjord, 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.

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Storfjord Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Alesund West Coast Fjords

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