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Storfjord Hotel

Storfjord Hotel

Ålesund, Norway

Nestled on the hillside overlooking Storfjord and the Sunmøre Alps, Storfjord Hotel offers a peaceful stay in a handcrafted, timber building with a grass roof. The 30 rooms, scattered across a clutch of Nordic cabins, have a traditional yet modern design. All provide you with views of either the forest or fjord, and many include balconies or terraces.

The Kitchen restaurant serves a menu that features fresh local fare, served in a quietly understated setting that allows the food and the views to take the spotlight. Here, you can browse the hotel’s extensive collection of cheeses from local producers and the locally brewed ale, Storfjordbrygg.

Spend your time here exploring the many hiking trails that surround you, or you can use the hotel’s various bicycles, snowshoes, kayaks, and even a small fishing boat. If you’re looking to fully unwind and relax, you also have access to the outdoor Jacuzzi and a selection of spa treatments.

OUR RATING: First Class

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OUR OPINION:

We find this is an exceptional hotel for those who want to slow down and unwind in the presence of some of Norway’s most impressive landscapes.

Rooms

Inside and out, the hotel’s decor reflects its natural surroundings. The rooms feature gleaming bare wood, bedding in shades of grey and brown, and generous windows that frame views of the fjords or forest. Many also offer balconies or terraces with patio furniture, where you can linger on the views. There are seven room categories to choose from, but all have en suite bathrooms and Wi-Fi.

Location

Located 30-40 minutes outside Ålesund, this hotel overlooks Storfjord and the Sunmøre Alps, offering a great base for unwinding and exploring the lush forests and dark waters of the fjord. The turf roof and general construction allows the hotel to blend in with the surrounding countryside. You’re also just a short drive from Skodje Church and Norsk Møbelfaglig Senter, a museum dedicated to exploring the history and heritage of Norwegian furniture.

Food and drink

  • Buffet and à la carte breakfast served daily in the dining room.
  • Evening menu is known for its extensive collection of cheeses from local producers and the locally brewed ale, Storfjordbrygg.

Facilities and activities

  • Spa offering a variety of treatments and a massage service.
  • Sauna and Jacuzzi.
  • Garden, sun deck, and terrace.
  • Bikes to rent.
  • Canoes.
  • Fishing at additional charge.
  • Laundry service.

Accessibility

A few of the cabins are configured for access via wheelchair.

Tour ideas in Ålesund

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Storfjord Hotel as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Art Nouveau e-bike tour

      Art Nouveau e-bike tour

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    • Atlantic Ocean Road
      Atlantic Ocean Road

      Atlantic Ocean Road

      Atlantic Ocean Road

      Drink in Norway’s seascapes and explore at your own pace with this privately guided day tour of the Atlantic Ocean Road, an architectural feat and a visually striking drive. You’ll also stop for lunch at a traditional oceanfront seafood restaurant.

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    • Runde Bird Island
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      Runde Bird Island

      Runde Bird Island

      Runde Island is one of the most important avian nesting sites in Norway. Spend the day on a private tour exploring the island’s rugged coast and admiring its abundant birdlife, which can include more than 100,000 nesting puffins.

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