10 Places to stay

Norway's most exclusive hotels

Discover pristine natural beauty, from the deep blue fjords to the sparsely-populated Arctic islands. Visit in summer to make the most of never-ending days under the midnight sun or travel in winter to see the magical Northern Lights. We have curated the 10 best hotels in Norway for you.

Published in: May 2022
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Storfjord Hotel

Storfjord Hotel



Storfjord Hotel is a secluded luxury boutique hotel situated in Glomset, on a hillside overlooking the Storfjord and the Sunnmøre Alps. Take in the familiar scent of timber, and enjoy looking at works of art and carefully selected antiques. An inspiration where Norwegian traditions meets modern design.

Storfjord Hotel, SLH Hotels
Øvre Glomset 110, 6260 Skodje
+47 70 27 49 22

Eilert Smith

Eilert Smith



This boutique hotel is a hidden gem – tucked between Stavanger's old wooden houses and modern high-rise buildings. With 12 individually designed rooms, they invite you to a hotel stay beyond your expectations. Built in 1937 by the local architect from whom the hotel derives its name, Eilert Smith is a stylish seaside stay in pretty Stavanger. The 12 rooms are decorated in Scandi style, with natural wood, tactile fabrics and locally made furnishings and breakfast is delivered in-room each morning.

Eilert Smith Hotel
Nordbogata 8, 4006 Stavanger
+47 480 50 800

Farris Bad

Farris Bad



Farris Bad Hotel is situated at the beautiful Larvik beach in Vestfold, 135 km south of Oslo. It offers the largest spa in Scandinavia, and is the only hotel that has established the spa on a natural mineral-rich spring. Each day, fresh spring water bubbles up from our subterranean grotto 55 meters under the ground.

Farris Bad by Nordic Hotels & Resorts
Fritzøe Brygge 2, 3264 Larvik
+47 33 19 60 00

Hotel Brosundet

Hotel Brosundet



Hotel Brosundet offers a different experience - located by the waterway, at the heart of Ålesund. As every room has been individually created, so is their service. The outer walls of Hotel Brosundet extends directly into the waters of Brosundet, Ålesund's true town centre. Room 47 at Hotel Brosundet is beautiful Molja Lighthouse.

Hotel Brosundet
Apotekergata 1-5, 6004 Ålesund
+47 70 10 33 00

The Thief

The Thief



A distinctive, bold and timelessly elegant hotel at Tjuvholmen, and the first hotel in Oslo with direct access to the Oslo Fjord. The Thief has 114 rooms and suites, all with private French balconies. The 160 m² penthouse suite has a private rooftop terrace with panoramic views.

The Thief Hotel by Nordic Hotels & Resorts
Landgangen 1, 0252 Oslo
+47 24 00 40 00

Juvet Landscape Hotel

Juvet Landscape Hotel

Landscape Hotel



Juvet Landscape Hotel resides in the middle of the famous Norwegian scenic route between the UNESCO world heritage fjord Geiranger and the dramatic road and viewing point Trollstigen. The room gives and incomparable view towards the valley, yard or the dramatic river that flows past. The architecture with it's glass walls and the location gives a close contact between the rooms and the surrounding landscape.

Juvet Landscape Hotel
Alstad 24, 6210 Valldal
+47 950 32 010x

Snowhotel Kirkenes

Snowhotel Kirkenes



Welcome to Winter Wonderland! 20 dreamlike rooms uniquely carved by master ice sculptors from around the world. The ultimate challenge to tick off from your travel bucket list. With a constant temperature of -4°, you are in for a cold and magical night. Sleep safely and warm wrapped in thermal sleeping bags, while experiencing complete arctic stillness.

Snowhotel Kirkenes & Northern Lights Cabins
Sandnesdalen 14, 9910 Bjørnevatn
+47 78 97 05 40

Nusfjord Arctic Resort

Nusfjord Arctic Resort

Arctic Resort



Modern comfort meets authentic experiences in one of Norway’s oldest and best preserved fisherman’s villages. The combination of the real feeling of Lofoten and the taste of exclusivity makes Nusfjord to a unique experience by the ocean in the north. The traditional cabins have been newly renovated but you’ll still find traces of the old, with ropes and some writings from the local fishermen.

Nusfjord Arctic Resort
8380 Ramberg,
+47 76 09 30 20

Hotel Union Øye

Hotel Union Øye

Hotel Union Øye



Union Øye has been a place where visitors come to savour the good life and the tranquillity in magnificent surroundings since 1891. It has been a favourite venue of royalties, writers and lovers for generations. The 27 rooms, all of which are individually furnished with carefully selected antiques, are named after notables who have stayed here: Kaiser Wilhelm, King Oscar, Queen Maud and Princess Victoria, to mention but a few.

Hotel Union Øye. Relais & Chateaux
Norangdal 41, 6196 Norangsfjorden
+47 70 06 21 00

The Arctic Hideaway

The Arctic Hideaway



An hour by boat west of Bodø, far out to sea you will find The Arctic Hideaway. Twelve unique buildings, which together form a holiday destination unlike anything else you have seen or experienced. Håvard Lund has built a pearl of a plant of nine small houses facilitated for concentrated work, peace and quiet; Fleinvær has no cars, no shops but high skies and a broad horizon.

Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær- the Arctic hideaway
Sørværet 2-4, 8094 Fleinvær,
+47 971 59 726

About Norway

Norway welcomes visitors to its clean, well-organised cities: Oslo and Bergen. However, the Norwegian capital is miles away – in distance and character – from Bergen, with its brightly-coloured waterfront houses. The Arctic cities of Bodo and Tromso are also worth a trip; and despite being the country’s fourth-largest city, discover the natural beauty surrounding Stavanger. It presides over fjords, mountains and sandy beaches. If you love nature, Norway's dramatic mountains and crystal clear waters are hard to resist.


When should you go to Norway?

Summer (June to August) is the best time to visit if you want to experience the country's famous Midnight Sun, where the sun never fully sets in the northernmost regions. It's also the best time to experience Norway's beautiful fjords and mountains as the weather is warmer and the days are longer, perfect for hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Spring (April to May) can be a great time to visit as the country comes to life with new growth and the days are longer, perfect for exploring the countryside.

Winter (December to March) is the best period to experience Norway's famous Northern Lights and take part in winter sports such as skiing and snowmobiling.

Published in May 2022. All listings on this page were independently selected and personally reviewed by our team of passionate travel experts. The information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. Do you have any feedback or suggestions regarding our guides, please contact us via the contact us page.

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