Norwegian Fjords, Norway
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
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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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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.
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.
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.
Milly Walker (Staff)
Storfjord is such a beautiful chalet style hotel which is the place to stay for a relaxing break with incredible views. The spa area offers a sauna with a view out on to the forest an an outdoor hot tub. Ideal after a day out hiking in the mountains of kayaking in the fjords.
Claire Medlock (Staff)
Storfjord is the perfect place for those seeking to mix adventure with comfort. Spend your days either out on the fjords or in the mountains, then return for delicious food and a soak in the outdoor hot tub. I loved the mix of rustic wood with high quality furnishings that instantly made me feel at home here. Definitely my favourite hotel in the area!
Jules Maury (Staff)
This lovely hotel perched on the side of Storfjord is built in the traditional Norweigan style - decked in wood with the beautiful 'living garden' you see on so many of the roofs of their houses. Run by the lovely Benthe and her team it is a cosy home with roaring fires, nooks and crannies of comfy sofas in their lovely reception room with views over the Fjord or through to the forests where only the sound of the waterfall will disturb your sleep. We dined on beautiful fish and reindeer filet surrounded by the flickering flames of the fire and the soaring cathedral ceilings adored with chandeliers of deer horn. A wonderful base to explore the fjords, visit Alesund and simply while away the days exploring the watery beauty of the Norwegian fjord country.
Explore Ålesund on foot
Ålesund is considered one of Europe's most beautiful towns, spread over several islands, where the fjords and mountains of the Sunnmøre Alps meet the sea. You will meet your guide for a walking tour, and discover the sights of the city.
Hiking the Fjords
Set off on a guided hike around the rugged alpine peaks in the heartland of the Sunnmøre Alps. Enjoy the stunning scenery at your own pace as you marvel at the striking hues of blues and greens and relish the fresh mountain air.
Horseback riding in Norway
Set out on horseback on an exciting adventure through the stunning Norwegian nature, enjoying spectacular views of the mountains and fjords.
Kayaking on Hjørundfjord
Head south of Ålesund to Hjørundfjord and explore its beautiful scenery with your private instructor leading the way. As you paddle along the calm waters, admire the incredible views of the surrounding mountains from this unique perspective.
Private boat trip on Geirangerfjord
Climb aboard a private boat and head towards Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most beautiful fjords, and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Private fjord cruise to Hotel Union Øye
Explore the fjords and Sunnmøre Alps from the water as you cruise from your hotel to Hotel Union Øye, through the magnificent Hjørundfjord. It's possible to combine with a stop at Union Øye for a delicious lunch before returning to your hotel.
Scenic Helicopter Flight over the Fjords
Marvel at panoramic views as you set out on a scenic helicopter flight over majestic mountain peaks and secluded narrow fjords.
Snorkelling in Skodjestraumen
Discover the wonders of wild swimming and snorkelling at nearby Skodjestraumen. Set out on a rib boat, equipped with a dry suit and snorkelling equipment.
Storfjord local food farm tour
Discover local traditions and food culture at a charming and authentic fjord farm, close to Storfjord Hotel. Try local produce and taste traditional Norwegian dishes courtesy of your hosts, as they tell you about life on their farm.
Wildlife RIB Sea Safari
An exciting safari on a RIB boat out to sea to Runde Island to see seals and puffins in their natural habitat. Experience the dramatic coastline at high speed on the open boat!
Active Norwegian Fjords
Oslo, Ålesund, Norwegian Fjords
from £5100 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights
- Enjoy a private rib boat safari in search of Puffins
- Enjoy some of the most breath-taking views and scenery in the world
- Take a private boat trip to the stunning Geirangerfjord
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from £7600 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- The perfect itinerary for summer, where you can spend long days exploring outdoors
- Stay in stunningly-unique accommodation including a lighthouse on a private island
- This active itinerary is great for those who enjoy adventure and exploring
Location & directions
Norwegian 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.
How to get there
Alesund International Airport is a 40-minute drive by car, 35 km.
Helicopter transfers can be provided on request by the hotel.
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