For anyone looking to experience a slice of traditional Norwegian life, look no further than the utterly charming Storfjord Hotel, overlooking the fjord of the same name and the mountains of the Sunnmøre Alps.

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Built in the traditional lafta style using interlocking entire tree trunks Storfjord has just 23 en suite rooms (including one suite and ten junior suites) decorated in elegant Nordic style with antiques and historic Norwegian furniture and all with balconies overlooking the fjord or the mountains.

The authentic Nordic ambience continues at meal times in the beautiful timbered dining room, with breakfast a Norwegian buffet of cereals, breads, cheese, meats and the obligatory sardines and herrings. Omelettes and eggs all ways are available for the less culinarily adventurous. The lunch menu changes daily and the delectable dinners are four course affairs by candle-light and using the finest local seafood and game from the forests. After dinner drinks and coffee (Norwegians love coffee) can be taken by the supercosy roaring fire or out on the terrace looking out across the fjord, mountains and Glomsetbukta Bay.

After appreciating the spectacular scenery from the comfort of the hotel, you'll doubtless want to get out there and experience it for real, and Storfjord Hotel is perfectly positioned for guests to explore the so-called 'Golden Route' between UNESCO World Heritage site Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen, a spectacular road taking in fjords, mountain climbs and enough switchbacks to keep Clarkson happy for months. There are plenty of other local attractions, including skiing in winter at the nearby Stranda Ski Resort, walking, mountain biking and boat trips on the fjord.


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