Hotel Ullensvang, Hardanger

Looking down to the Hardangerfjord, and surrounded by the Hardangervidda mountains and the Folgefonna glacier, you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world at Hotel Ullensvang. A quintessential escape from the cities; the hotel is nestled amid the western Norway landscape. Take a refreshing dip in the bay, get in a rowing boat and paddle across the fjord, or bathe in the heated outdoor infinity pool with panoramic views of the mountains and a glass of Champagne in hand.


A scenic three-hour drive from Bergen International Airport, some of Norway’s most breathtaking scenery awaits you at Hotel Ullensvang. Surrounded by fjords, mountains and glaciers; it’ll be a true escape from everyday life. No more so than once you make the unforgettable hike up to Trolltunga; jutting out horizontally above Ringedals Lake, over 1000m above the ground, take a moment to catch your breath before losing it all over again.


Wake up to a view that will never tire – no matter which of the 168 rooms you stay in. East-facing rooms look out over the fruit gardens and the mountainside stretching up to the Hardangervidda mountain plain, while west-facing rooms provide wonderful views of the scenic Hardangerfjord and Folgefonna glacier. Inside, the rooms exude an unmistakable Scandinavian style with dark-wood furnishings, neutral colours and floor to ceiling windows that let in floods of light to make each room the perfect place to spend a quiet moment.


Tiptoe downstairs to the wine cellar hidden behind heavy carved doors to sample Norway’s finest wines and even locally-made cider from Hardanger. The hotel, which has been run by the same family for five generations, is also home to an intimate a la carte restaurant which boasts uninterrupted fjord and glacier views. The innovative menu offering both Norweigan and international dishes with an Italian influence will leave you wanting to return time and time again – whilst the views beyond will make sure you do.