Mid-range

Walaker Hotel

Walaker Hotel is a charming, family-run hotel dating back to 1630. The hotel is set on the water’s edge in Solvorn, in the middle of the vast Sognefjord. Comprised of three parts, two historic buildings and a new wing, the hotel has 22 rooms in total.

Norwegian Fjords, Alesund & West Coast Fjords, Norway
Walaker Hotel
  • Historic, traditional and tasteful hotel

  • The half board 4-course set dinner is of an excellent standard

  • Great location right on fjord

  • Great hikes locally and further afield


The historic buildings date back to 1630 and house 10 double rooms and a twin. The rooms are very tastefully decorated in traditional Norwegian style with painted wooden floors, colourful wooden bed frames and William Morris-esque wallpaper. The bathrooms are small but contemporary with excellent showers, apart from the two larger corner rooms that have baths and enjoy views over the fjord.

The communal areas of the main house are filled with antiquities that tell the history of the past nine generations who have successfully run the hotel. The salon makes for a cosy evening by the fire with a glass of red wine, or a well deserved cup of tea and cinnamon bun after an energetic day’s hiking.

The food is an important aspect at Walaker Hotel where they serve a set, four course dinner each night using local produce as far as possible, and breakfast includes delicious apples and homemade jams made from plums and berries that grow around the hotel grounds. The dining room is reminiscent of a smart, turn of the twentieth century restaurant, adding to the antique and historic feel of the hotel without feeling outdated.

The gardens surrounding the hotel and are dotted with tables and chairs where you can enjoy tea in the sun in the summer and marvel at the incredible vista of mountains and fjord. The area has ample walking trails to suit all levels and is within easy reach of the Urnes Stave church, a small beach popular with the locals, and to Fjaerland and Jostedal glaciers.

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Don’t miss teatime when delicious Norwegian pancakes with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon are served

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Norwegian Fjords, Alesund & West Coast Fjords, Norway

Walaker Hotel is based in Solvorn, an idyllic village in Luster Municipality. Settled on the Western Shore of the Lustrafjorden, a branch of Sognefjord.

Travelling by road: Sognal Airport 35 km, Oslo 350 km, Trondheim 430 km, Bergen 230 km.

Travelling by air: Oslo 45-minutes, Bergen 35-minutes, Sandane 25-minutes.

Travelling by boat: Bergen to Sogndal 4-hours and 45-minutes.

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