Storfjord Hotel, bespoke comfort in Norway’s Northern Forests
The coastline of Norway, like all of Northern Europe, is warmed by the constant flow of the Gulf Stream, and the region’s history of glacial erosion has created some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world. Near the center of the country lies the small island city of Alesund, and as you follow the roads east of the town, towards the mainland, you will pass along the rugged shores of the Storfjorden. This will bring you to the Ornakken Forest, and in the center of this beautiful woodland stands the Storfjord Hotel. A beautiful modern rustic lodge, set upon a gentle hillside overlooking the fjord’s calm waters below, the Storfjord Hotel can provide its clientele with the most luxurious accommodations in the region. Above the logs that form its exterior walls, a turf roof provides eco-friendly insulation to a classic luxury experience, offering bespoken tours of the surrounding landscape and elegant service for every guest.
The featured suite of the hotel is the Storfjord Suite, a majestic, high-beamed room with a huge fireplace, and a balcony with an exquisite view of the fjord. The selection of rooms includes several Junior Suites, Superior Deluxe Doubles, and Deluxe Double Suites. Open since 2006, the hotel can arrange bespoke tours of the area, and it has hosted numerous conferences and weddings, as a part of the 62° Nord group of luxury hotels.
Getting to Know the Norwegian Style
Within ten miles of the Storfjord, an international wonder can be found. The Geiranger Fjord, with the Seven Sisters waterfall draping its sheer cliff face, is an awe-inspiring site, and the Storfjord will be happy to arrange a bespoke sail along these waters. Above the Geirangerfjord and the Storfjord, the Sunnmore Alps await intrepid hikers, and the Storfjord Hotel will be glad to arrange bespoke hiking tours throughout the area with private guides. The local waters around the town of Alesund are filled with rich schools of northern fish, and a private charter will take you out with rod and reel, or perhaps just a visit to the town center for a day trip.
Norway has happily joined in the recent worldwide trends that celebrate local cuisine, and the Storfjord will provide curious guests with a bespoke introduction to the farms of the area. Seafood and dairy are the greatest strengths of Norwegian cuisine, and the local farmers of Glomset village will be glad to introduce you to some of the rich and filling local specialties. If you enjoy the local breads, you can take a quick lesson in baking, and then create Norwegian flatbreads and kringle.
The Joy of Exploration in the Fjordlands
The mountains of the Norwegian coast of course remain a great attraction for visitors, and the Storfjord can provide bespoke charters of helicopter tours of the area, along with shorter hikes throughout the local area, including the national park that contains the Geiranger Fjord. A long day of exploration can be completed with a four course dinner from the Storfjord’s gourmet kitchen, featuring our locally brewed ale. The Storfjord offers a classic luxury experience, and it is dedicated to offering adventures in the Norwegian forests in a comfortable setting, and providing its guests with joyous bespoken journeys.