Luxury hotel holiday 29/2 Aurland Aurland, Norway

This is a small, boutique hotel with a proud history of hosting British lordships and a focus on reacquainting oneself with nature. Reinvigorated in 2014, this family-run hotel has 10 unique rooms which both honour the tradition of the building and offer modern luxuries. Local, organic food is served in the hotel’s converted smokehouse restaurant. The hotel’s main attraction is its location and the wide array of activities on offer, allowing guests to truly appreciate their surroundings with the help of local expertise.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Oslo return, economy
  • Scheduled flights with Wideroe Oslo to Sogndal return, economy
  • Group B hire-car
  • One activity offered by the hotel
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available – rooms and flight

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to 29/2 Aurland, Norway

A traditional, boutique hotel set amongst the rolling hills and gentle waters of the fjords. Uniquely-appointed rooms and bespoke activities on offer.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location In the region of Aurland, set back from the fjord

Annual opening June-October

Closest airport Sogndal

Distance from airport About 1 hr 30 minutes by car from Sogndal

Closest railway station Flåm

Distance from railway station About 15 minutes by car

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, lounge, wood-fired hot tub and sauna, laundry service, bike rental.

Out and about nearby

Aurland is a fjord-side village surrounded by lush countryside. Boat trips on the fjord are possible and you can take a ferry to Flåm for a ride on the famous Flåmsbana (if you have arrived by car and not train). There is an annual jazz festival one weekend in May. Nearby you can also walk in the mountains and fish in the fjord. You can visit the fjord by rib-boat too. At Lunde is an arboretum, at Fjaerland is the Book Town and Norwegian Glacier Museum, at Gudvangen are magical white caves, there the Sogn Folk Museum in Kaupanger and the famous Stegastein on the road over the Aurlandsfjell mountain.

Sports nearby

Hiking (there are good and varied paths that are well-marked and walking maps are available). Cycling and fishing. Guided kayak trip. Skiing in winter.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Historic double room for 5 nights

From about

£1,470

Holiday Code EXH46390

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to 29/2 Aurland, Norway

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Historic double room for 5 nights

From about

£1,470

Holiday Code EXH46390

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to 29/2 Aurland, Norway

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to 29/2 Aurland we include scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Oslo and with Wideroe from Oslo to Sogndal. From here we recommend using a hire car to drive the 1 and a half hours to the hotel. An alternative is to fly to Bergen and drive 2 and a half hours, or else take a private transfer from either of these airports.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Historic double room for 5 nights

From about

£1,470

Holiday Code EXH46390

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to 29/2 Aurland, Norway

Highlights of Norway

The numerous fjords: Eidfjord – branch of the Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord – precipitous, one of Norway’s signature images, Hardangerfjord – rolling hills and pretty villages, Jossingfjord – vertiginous fjord in the flatlands of the south, Lysefjord – plunging cliffs, cruises and look out points, Naeroyfjord – narrow and very pretty, Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and one of the most beautiful, Trollfjord – very steep fjord on Lofoten, Vestfjord – sheltered bays and pretty villages separating Lofoten from the mainland. The Hurtigruten ferry that covers over 2500 km from Bergen to Kirkenes with over 30 stops. The Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights. Stave churches, beautifully preserved in wood, dating from Viking times, for example at Borgund, Lom, Ringebu and Urnes. Viking ships and artefacts, burial mounds and trinkets in museums throughout the country. The red, wooden houses perched stilts over the sea on the Lofoten Islands. The modern architecture of Oslo. Picking wild blueberries, sampling aquavit made from potatoes and caraway, and tasting reindeer steak with cranberries. The charm of Oslofjorden with its pretty, arty village and towns, harbours with sailing boats, islands offshore and beaches. Hike over the Jotunheimen and relish the natural landscape of this stunning National Park.

Cultural highlights of Norway

The architecture of stave churches dating from the Viking era and Viking treasure in museums around the country. The literature of Henrik Ibsen and Knut Hamsun. Folk tales and mythology. The music of Edvard Grieg and the art of Edvard Munch. Contemporary jazz and folk music.

Gastronomy of Norway

Norway’s gastronomy is a clear reflection of its land and sea. From the land come reindeer, venison, lamb, cured meats and potatoes of all types: boiled, roasted and fried. From the freshwater lakes and streams come salmon served grilled and smoked, and freshwater fish. Sea fish is a vast array of cod, haddock, shrimps, mackerel, fish soup, fish balls, salt cod. From the orchards particularly around the Hardangerfjord come apples, cherries and plums as well as berries of all sorts including blueberries, cranberries, bilberries and, a great delicacy, cloudberries. Cheeses include Jarlsberg and brown cheese. Coffee is almost certainly the national drink, followed by beer, of which there are all sorts of craft beers brewed locally, and Aquavit is the national spirit made from potatoes and caraway.

Facts in brief

Capital Oslo
Airport Oslo Gardermoen
Size 323,878 sq km
Population 4.4 million
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