January: Featured location

In the village of Øye by the Norangsfjord lies one of Europe's most distinctive hotels. For generations it has been a favourite venue of European royalty, famous writers and mountaineers. Kaiser Wilhelm, King Oscar, Queen Maud and Princess Victoria; the authors Karen Blixen, Knut Hamsun and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; the composer Edvard Grieg, playwright Henrik Ibsen and the explorer Roald Amundsen, to mention but a few.

The hotel was built in 1891, and expanded in 1926 and 1932. The building has been restored in the original style, and features 27 rooms, all of which are individually furnished with carefully selected antiques.

The hotel’s three floors are each a living museum.

30 km from Ørsta town
32 km from Ørsta Airport Hovden
38 km from Ålesund town