is a stunning new hotel in the small, charming village of Valldal in Norway – around 30 minutes drive south of the .
The hotel is situated right alongside the shore of Norddalsfjord – a section of the larger Storfjorden, which stretches 110km from Geiranger and Tafjord in the east to Hareid in the west.
There are 40 modern and stylish but cosy rooms. These are decorated in calming shades of pale blue and grey, with wooden floors and huge picture windows offering superb fjord and mountain views.
Each room has a little outdoor terrace with table and chairs – again with breathtaking views – which, in fine weather, is the perfect spot to enjoy an evening glass of wine or morning coffee.
The rooms are a wonderful place to chill out and relax at the end of a full day of sightseeing or adventurous activities.
We found the beds extremely comfortable – and in the morning, after a great night's sleep and with the curtains pulled open onto the glorious view, it was hard to get up!
As well as comfy beds, the rooms feature sleek bathrooms, a sitting area with designer chairs, flatscreen TVs, and facilities for making tea and coffee.
An excellent buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant – a light, spacious and airy room. This is a calm and welcoming space, with candles on the tables – and, once again, with a stunning view!
Fresh local and seasonal delicacies – including strawberries grown in the region in summer – are on offer, as well as all the usual tasty breakfast dishes such as meat, cheese and eggs.
The public areas and corridors feature large, striking pictures of fjord scenes and wildlife that will inspire you to get out and explore the beautiful countryside.
These world-class landscapes can be found right on the doorstep of the hotel, with the stunning and tranquil Norddalsfjord just a stone's throw away.
Shoreside paths lead directly from the hotel alongside Norddalsfjord, offering the chance to enjoy this beautiful unspoilt area without getting in the car.
Further afield, the dramatic is an easy drive. And the tourist hotspot of Geiranger – with its souvenir shops, restaurants and excellent boat trips along one of the most famous fjords in Norway – is just 45 minutes away, including a scenic 6km ferry ride across the fjord from Valldal to Eidsdal.
The staff at Valldal Fjordhotell offer a warm and friendly welcome, and can help with information about the visiting the spectacular surrounding landscapes, as well as offer advice and help with choosing activities.
Kayaking, climbing, rafting, hiking and mountain biking are all possibilities and can be booked locally.