Immersed in the Beauty of the Sognefjord

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Norway’s unique beauty lies in the fjords, and the Sognefjord  is not only the longest and deepest, but also one of the most dramatic. After a four-hour sail from Bergen along a spectacular landscape, you’ll see the rambling Victorian carved-wood frame of Kvikne’s Hotel on a small peninsula jutting into the 127-mile long fjord.

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Dating back to 1752, the hotel has been the destination for poets and monarchs for the four generations that the Kvikne family has been at the helm. A modern wing has been added, but ask for a room in the original house, where some rooms have balconies and unforgettable fjord views.

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Though it is full of day trippers and tourists, the hotel maintains a family-run base-camp ambience, encouraging treks and bike rides into the extravagantly beautiful countryside. A sail up the gorgeous little Fjaerlandsfjord north of Sognefjord to see the Jostedals Glacier is a wonderful day trip. This is the true beauty of the Sognefjord.

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Balestrand on the Sognefjord, 4 hours steamer from Bergen, daily departures www.kviknes.com

Open early May – October.

Written by the Daily Scandinavian team.