While the likes of the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord are
rightly UNESCO heritage sites there are other, less well known,
places to explore in the region including a 'private' fjord at the
end of which sits a tiny and remote homestead hotel.
There's also the impossibly pretty shoreline hugging city of
Alesund, now serviced by direct flights from the UK meaning the
whole area is even more accessible.
To the north of Alesund lies the Atlantic Road, recently voted
the most incredible stretch of tarmac (as Jeremy Clarkson would no
doubt say) '... IN THE WORLD.' The Big Sur might have something to
say about that particular result, but for sheer engineering flair
and dramatic scenery this makes for a truly memorable road
Finally, and straying away from the coastline for once, we
wouldn't warrant the name Original Travel if we didn't sing the
praises of the super-original Juvet Landscape Hotel, an architectural oddity
that allows the full impact of the regions scenery into the
bedrooms dotted around the woods thanks for huge ceiling to floor
Once you've stayed there and seen the rest of this stunning area
in all its panoramic glory it won't just be Monty Python's
Norwegian Blue parrot who'll be pining for the fjords.