Alesund & west coast fjords, Norway
Storfjord Hotel, with its panoramic views to the fjord and stylish design 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
Make a special request to the chef to cook up a batch of brownies - sensational!Cordelia Nicholls
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.Jules Maury
Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Storfjord Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Alesund West Coast Fjords
Storfjord is a real find. Nestled above the fjord with some of the best views to be had, it combines modern comforts, old style log exteriors and very 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 27 rooms.
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 with bespoke wooden four-poster beds which even have bedside tables built in. 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 with freshly baked biscuits! There are rooms within the hotel itself and two separate annexes - the South Wing and West Wing with similar rooms with balconies and views either to the Fjord or the hills and gardens.
Outside there are ample, easy-going walks to be found as well as more challenging hikes to be discovered. The 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.
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.
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.
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.