Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Alexandra Loen, Norway

The Hotel Alexandra in Loen dates from the late 19th century when it was named after Princess Alexandra of Denmark to appeal to the largely English market of the time. After several refurbishments, the hotel’s 200 rooms and extensive spa area allow for the ultimate relaxation in one of Norway’s most beautiful destinations. Choose between the hotel’s cafés and two restaurants after a day of exploring and participating in the adventurous activities which the local area has to offer.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a superior double room on dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flight from London to Alesund via Oslo return, economy
  • Hire of a group B car
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available – rooms and flight

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to the Hotel Alexandra, Loen, Norway

The Hotel Alexandra is a historic, family-run hotel in the inner reaches of the Nordfjord. Traditional rooms with excellent views, two dining options, baths and spa.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location In the village of Loen, on the edge of the Nordfjord.

Annual opening January-November

Closest airport Alesund

Distance from airport About 2hrs 35 minutes by car

Hotel facilities and services

Two restaurants, Two cafés, wine cellar, baths with outdoor swimming pool, indoor pool with waterslide, indoor and outdoor jacuzzi, indoor sun-area, spa.

Out and about nearby

Despite its small size, Loen is known as being an excellent adventure paradise and has been attracting visitors for many decades. For the best views of the area a visit to one of the main attractions is essential: Mt Hoven is 1,011 metres high and is reachable via the Loen Skylift cable car. There are multiple clearly marked hiking trails for all skill levels from here. Boat cruises are common on the nearby Lake Lovatnet and there are opportunities for fishing and kayaking as well. Around 30 kilometres outside Loen you will find the Briksdalsbreen Glacier, a famous part of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier in the Jostedal National Park. This glacier is roughly 1,200 metres high and it is possible to partake in glacier hikes, perhaps by taking a unique “Trollcar” up the glacier.

Sports nearby

Walking and hiking trails in the nearby Jostedal National Park, glacier hikes on the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Kayaking and fishing on Lake Lovatnet.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

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

From about

£2,160

Holiday Code EXH46368

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 the Hotel Alexandra, Loen, Norway

Room descriptions

The Hotel Alexandra has 200 rooms and suites each with complimentary high-speed internet access, bathrobe, slippers, minibar, hairdryer, TV and desk.

Standard room 16-25 sqm
Superior room 25-32 sqm
Deluxe room 35-45 sqm
Deluxe room with fjord view 35-45 sqm
Junior suite 45-50 sqm
Suite 50-60 sqm
Superior suite 8th floor 60-75 sqm
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

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

From about

£2,160

Holiday Code EXH46368

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 the Hotel Alexandra, Loen, Norway

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Hotel Alexandra, Loen, we include a scheduled flight from London to Alseund via Oslo. From Trondheim airport to the hotel it takes about 2hrs 35 minutes by car. We recommend the use of a hire car for the duration of your holiday, but we can arrange for the hotel to collect you for a charge.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

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

From about

£2,160

Holiday Code EXH46368

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 the Hotel Alexandra, Loen, 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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