Luxury hotel holiday Haholmen Havstuer Averoy, Norway

Haholmen Havstuer is a collection of buildings situated on a small island amidst some of Norway’s most spectacular coastal scenery. Guests are transported to the hotel by fishing boat or by Viking ship, and are free to explore the buildings, which include a pub, restaurant, and museum. Rooms are spread between the buildings and all offer excellent views. The hotel offers exquisite sea food crafted from local ingredients and served in a variety of locations, from the Blue Hall, which has fantastic views of the ocean and the sunset, to the Silver Bell Kro, a rustic setting with long benches reminiscent of the Viking era. The hotel’s location makes it an excellent base from which you can explore the Atlantic Ocean Road, either by car or by boat, and there are also opportunities to try authentic beer brewed in the traditional Norwegian style.
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 Alesund return, economy
  • Group B hire-car
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available – rooms and flight

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Haholmen Havstuer, Averoy, Norway

A traditional hotel set on a fishing island, reached by fishing boat or Viking ship. Authentic cuisine, comfortable rooms and excellent views.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location On its own island near Averoy

Annual opening May-August

Closest airport Alesund

Distance from airport About 1 hr 50 minutes by car from Alesund

Hotel facilities and services

Complimentary ship transfer, restaurant, pub, museum, activities and excursions offered.

Out and about nearby

Averoy is situated amidst some of Norway’s most spectacular coastal scenery. One particular highlight is the Atlantic Ocean Road, a series of tiny islands connected by ingenious bridges. Other attractions in the area include the Kjeksa, a wonderful viewpoint near the fishing village of Bud, and Geitoya, where you can take a short walk both to the hilltops and down to the water. Eldhusoya is an elevated hiking path which was designed to protect the natural environment whilst providing everyone with the opportunity to explore this area by foot. The nearby city of Kristiansund is believed by some to be where people first settled in Norway. Here you can try the town’s specialty of bacalao, dried salt cod, whilst exploring the spectacular natural harbour in the centre of the city.

Sports nearby

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

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

From about

£1,430

Holiday Code EXH46391

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 Haholmen Havstuer, Averoy, Norway

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

From about

£1,430

Holiday Code EXH46391

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 Haholmen Havstuer, Averoy, Norway

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Haholmen Havstuer we include scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Oslo and with Wideroe from Oslo to Alesund. From here we recommend using a hire car to drive the 1 hr 50 minutes to the village of Geitoya, where you will be taken by ship to the hotel.

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

From about

£1,430

Holiday Code EXH46391

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 Haholmen Havstuer, Averoy, 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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