Luxury Slow Life @ Storfjord Hotel Norway
December 21, 2020
Wedged between mountains and streams, overlooking the majestic Storfjord and Sunnmore Alps, Storfjord Hotel in the village of Gomslet brings out the traditional “lafte hytte” (log house) design style quite evocatively.
Snug and cosy, its interiors are bedecked with warm rugs and plush furniture that beg to be slinked into. Part country house; part chalet, the raw-looking wooden walls and furniture blend well with the warm and neutral tones of the linen, instantly enveloping you into tranquil warmth.
Chef de Cuisine Ingeborg ensures that your taste buds take some memories back as well by cooking up gourmet Nordic meals from locally sourced seafood, seasonal greens and game. Oh, and do not forget to sample Storfjordbrygg, their own locally brewed ale and some local cheese from their fine collection, utterly heavenly!
Wellness is clearly one of the focus areas in the resort; the sauna with views of the woodlands and the outdoor jacuzzi are perfect to sink into the lap of luxury and soothe your muscles and senses alike.
Breathe the crisp mountain air, take to the numerous deer trails, go skiing, kayak into the Glomset Cove and hike the mountain paths. Some trail heads even start from the hotel garden. Hautua is one such scenic walk offering sweeping views of the mountains and fjord.
Come summer, another beautiful way to experience the fjords is by the not-so-touristy Raumabanen Railway. It chugs from Andalsnes to Dombas along some of the Norway’s most scenic wild beauty, as the emerald-green Rauma River accompanies you. Interspersed with tunnels and bridges, gazing out into meandering meadows between strings of valleys and lakes is a phenomenal experience.
Andalsnes is also home to the popular hiking circuit of Romsdalseggen in the Vengedalen Valley of Isfjorden. Views from the top of Romsdalsfjord and beyond, all the way out to the Atlantic Ocean, are simply phenomenal!
Nothing, though, matches the remarkable cruise along this breath-taking fjord corridor of the Nordic sea enclosed by the mighty mountains. Close to 70 miles of unbridled waterways through the serene seascape, all the way to Geiranger – absolutely other-worldly!
Take to the ski slopes at Strandafjellet this winter and experience the soft Nordic snow paradise; with its 7 lifts and 17 slopes, it is ideal for beginners as well as seasoned skiers. You could even get off-piste down to the fjords for an adrenaline rush! Try some snowshoeing too before cosying up in front of the fireplace with drinks and aperitifs.
Unwind and experience the slow life at Storfjord Hotel – perfect for a magical and traditional Norwegian Christmas!