Luxury hotel holiday Elveseter Hotel Jotunheimen, Norway

The Elveseter Hotel is a family-run property in a stunning location on the edge of the Jotunheimen National Park. The Elveseter family has accumulated a significant art collection from the 19th century which complements the rustic style of the hotel perfectly. The rooms, all uniquely designed and decorated, come in either rustic or modern style to befit all preferences. The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional cuisine designed to mirror the surrounding atmosphere and nature and uses local ingredients, paired with a selection of handpicked wines from Northern Italy. Days here can be spent exploring the magnificent surrounding peaks, visiting quaint villages with their stave churches and participating in more adventurous activities such as caving and river rafting.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on half board
  • Scheduled flight from London to Oslo return economy
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Use of a hire car the duration of your holiday
  • Choice of upgrades available – rooms and flight

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Elveseter Hotel, Jotunheimen, Norway

The Elveseter Hotel is a traditional family-run hotel on the edge of the Jotunheimen National Park in central Norway. Simple yet comfortable rooms, restaurant, and access to a large number of activities nearby.

Facts in brief

Location Jotunheimen

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Oslo

Distance from airport About 4 hours by car

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant

Out and about nearby

Situated in Eastern Norway between Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim, Jotunheimen National Park covers an area of roughly 3,500 square km and is home to some of the most famous hiking trails in the country. The area was originally known as the Home of the Giants in Norse mythology due to the fact that Norway’s 23 highest mountains are all located within its borders. The two highest of these are also the focal points of two of Norway’s top three most iconic hikes. A popular starting point for the Galdhøppigen hike is Spiterstulen Mountain Lodge, which lies 1,100 metres above sea level. Jotunheimen is home to over 50 marked trails and you will find roughly 70 more in the surrounding area, meaning there is something to suit all ages and ability levels. On the opposite end of the altitude scale, the Dumma Valley features a series of labyrinthine caves home to narrow passageways and underground waterfalls carved out by the River Dumma. Other popular activities here include climbing and rafting. The River Sjoa is considered the best river in Norway for rafting, and there are also options to go canyoning and river boarding on the crystal blue waters. The town of Lom is a picturesque settlement famous for its striking Stave Church, which is one of the biggest of its kind and dates from 1158.

Sports nearby

Hiking, rafting, canyoning, river boarding

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

From about

£1,430

Holiday Code EXH46347

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 Elveseter Hotel, Jotunheimen, Norway

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

From about

£1,430

Holiday Code EXH46347

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 Elveseter Hotel, Jotunheimen, Norway

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Elveseter Hotel in Jotunheimen, our clients usually fly to Oslo airport. From Oslo airport, we recommend the use of a hire car to drive to the hotel, a journey of roughly four hours.

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

From about

£1,430

Holiday Code EXH46347

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 Elveseter Hotel, Jotunheimen, 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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