Øyna Cultural Landscape Hotel, just an hour’s drive from Trondheim Airport in Norway is proud to be on Fodor Travel’s list of “The 101 Most Incredible Hotels in the World”. Learn more about this incredible cultural landscape hotel in Norway.
If you’re visiting the area by car, you’re on “The Golden Road” in Norway. The Golden Road is in fact a detour worth an exploration. The road is easily accessible just off Norway’s main motorway, the E6. It’s a golden opportunity to experience nature and local food in easy-going surroundings.
In the 1990’s several local businesses came together to create The Golden Road. Now, there are more than 22 dedicated stops, including artist workshops, farms, galleries and museums, sculpture parks, historical monuments – and Øyna Cultural Landscape Hotel.
At Øyna Hotel, 18 spectacular modern rooms with an incredible view over the Trondheim Fjord and the Fosen Alps are integrated into the landscape. The hotel is a part of Øynaparken, near Straumen, in Inderøy municipality in central Norway. Øynaparken is located on a natural hill above the old Sakshaug Church.
Before the expansion, Øynaparken consisted of a restaurant with conference and event rooms. Øynaparken is managed by the couple Kristine D. and Frode Sakshaug. The original idea of creating a new platform for marketing agricultural products from their own production has long since become a search for the unmistakable location in the region for the family and is reflected both in their kitchen with dishes made from regional raw materials and in their interest in the surrounding landscape.
The restaurant is located on a magnificent viewpoint, at the very top, overlooking Inderøy. Let your eyes rest upon a stunningly beautiful landscape, while the chefs ensure that you get a unique dining experience. The menu feature meat, fish and traditional dishes like burgers, sandwiches and salads, as well as delicious desserts – all prepared with a modern twist. Local ingredients are he chefs’ main rule. All dishes include ingredients produced by members of “The Golden Road”.
“The expansion of the facility with 20 hotel rooms was the result of a steadily increasing demand for overnight accommodation in connection with the conferences and family celebrations held here. For the Sakshaug family, it was important that the view over the cultural landscape of the Trondheim fjord was preserved. To achieve this, all hotel rooms were placed on a lower level in the slope. Two hotel rooms each form a unit that slides out of the terrain in a simple shape,” says the Lead Architect Joakim Dørum.
The hotel is an excellent starting point for outdoor activities like football, golf, nature trails and a trip on the Golden Road, where you can visit an award-winning cheese factory or experience Norwegian famous aquavit being made.
The bar at the hotel opened this spring season and serves local drinks.
Incredible Cultural Landscape Hotel in Norway, edited by Tor Kjolberg
All images © Øyna Hotel.