Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Ullensvang Lofthus, Norway

The Hotel Ullensvang enjoys a magnificent location alongside the Hardangerfjord, views of which can be appreciated from the rooms and the outdoor heated swimming pool and infinity pool. Established in the mid-19th century, the hotel inspired composer Edvard Grieg and has been in the same family for five generations. Rooms offer views of either the abundant fruit gardens or the fjord and most have balconies. Food served in the two restaurants is mostly local, with some international dishes adding some variation. Days here can be spent relaxing in the extensive wellness centre, home to a sauna, outdoor and indoor pools and a massage parlour. You may also want to make the most of the large garden with private sand beach, and the hotel offers excursions from hiking to fjord cruises to give you a true sense of the wonderful surroundings.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with SAS Airlines London to Bergen via Oslo, return
  • Group B hire-car
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available – rooms and flight

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to the Hotel Ullensvang, Loftus, Norway

An historic and relaxing resort hotel set beside the majestic Hardangerfjord and offering extensive relaxation and exploration facilities.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location Lofthus, on the edge of the fjord

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Bergen

Distance from airport About 2 hrs 30 minutes from Bergen by car

Closest railway station Voss

Distance from railway station About 50 minutes from Voss by car

Hotel facilities and services

Two restaurants, wellness area, heated indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, infinity pool, private sand beach, water trampoline, rowing boats, paddle boats, children’s playroom, excursions on offer.

Land sports

Tennis, squash, bowling, table tennis, pool table.

Out and about nearby

Lofthus is an excellent location for exploring the beautiful Hardangerfjord, either on foot or by boat. The most popular hikes include HM Queen Sonja’s Panoramic Hiking Trail, the only trail entitled to use the Queen of Norway’s name, and the world-famous Trolltunga, a challenging hike which is well worth it for the views you will receive at the end. The peaceful village, known as the fruit orchard of Hardanger, has inspired many artists throughout the years and still bears remnants of the small monastic community which once existed here.

Sports nearby

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

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

From about

£1,460 1 May-30 September

£1,240 1 Oct-31 Dec

Holiday Code EXH46401

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 Ullensvang, Loftus, Norway

Room descriptions

The Hotel Ullensvang offers 168 rooms and suites, all with complimentary Wi-Fi and TV.

Standard room 21 sqm
Comfort room 28sqm
Superior room 25 sqm
Junior suite 40 sqm
4-bed family room 28 sqm
Comfort family room 45 sqm
Family junior suite 50 sqm

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

From about

£1,460 1 May-30 September

£1,240 1 Oct-31 Dec

Holiday Code EXH46401

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 Ullensvang, Loftus, Norway

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Hotel Ullensvang we include scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Bergen via Oslo. From here we recommend using a hire car to drive the 2 hours 30 minutes to the hotel.

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

From about

£1,460 1 May-30 September

£1,240 1 Oct-31 Dec

Holiday Code EXH46401

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 Ullensvang, Loftus, 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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