Luxury in Norway?

Old Aug 23, 14, 12:44 pm
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Luxury in Norway?

Interested in luxury or high-end establishments in Norway. Thanks!
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Old Aug 23, 14, 2:56 pm
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Norway isn't known for 5*, but that's not the reason to go there. It's one of the most gorgeous places I've ever been.

I thought Juvet Landscape Hotel was stunning in terms of the views from its rooms.



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Old Aug 23, 14, 4:40 pm
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See also:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...9537-oslo.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/22674445-post14.html
Not really luxury but interesting:
http://www.anker-brygge.no/english
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Old Aug 23, 14, 5:07 pm
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Those look great! Many thanks and keep 'em coming.
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Old Aug 23, 14, 6:01 pm
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I - like DavidO - thought Norway was indeed breathtaking. But there wasn't much in the way of luxury when we visited (except for a bit of luxury in Oslo) - and I don't think there's much more luxury today.

If I wanted luxury in some of the more/most beautiful and/or inaccessible areas (like in fjord country) - I'd probably look at luxury cruises. We drove up the fjord coast - but had white knuckles a lot of the way - and there wasn't anything in the way of luxury properties.

I'm sure that many agents - including DavidO - would be glad to book a luxury cruise for you (and - since DavidO is our agent - I'll be a shameless hussy and put in a plug for him ). Just be sure to get trip insurance. We wound up driving because we had to cancel our first trip - a cruise on the Hurtigruten (not luxury) - and didn't get back our $500 deposit - even as a credit (pre-DavidO). Robyn

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I've been looking into going to the resort next summer. Very hard to get to, but looks very interesting. Anyone been?

http://www.lyngenlodge.com
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Old Aug 23, 14, 6:24 pm
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How about the Continental Hotel Oslo? It's a member of LHW.

Hotel Continental has been a beacon of luxury since its opening in 1900.
http://www.lhw.com/hotel/Hotel-Continental-Oslo-Norway

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http://www.hotelcontinental.no/frontpage.aspx
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Old Aug 23, 14, 6:33 pm
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I've been looking into going to the resort next summer. Very hard to get to, but looks very interesting. Anyone been?

http://www.lyngenlodge.com
Never got as far north as Tromso (got about halfway there from Oslo) - but it's not hard to get to on the Hurtigruten (mail boat that also serves as a passenger boat):

http://www.hurtigruten.us/?mm_campai...H1YBoCFRXw_wcB

It's easier to travel by boat in a lot of this part of the world than on the roads. Robyn
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Never got as far north as Tromso (got about halfway there from Oslo) - but it's not hard to get to on the Hurtigruten (mail boat that also serves as a passenger boat):

http://www.hurtigruten.us/?mm_campai...H1YBoCFRXw_wcB

It's easier to travel by boat in a lot of this part of the world than on the roads. Robyn
Yes, we're intending to book a fjord cruise/tour of a week or so but not on Hurtigruten, rather one of the more luxe small outfits.
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Where do you want to visit? Its not many "Luxury" hotels here im afraid. but in Oslo this is good:

https://www.rica-hotels.com/hotels/o...-hotel/?lcn=en

And this new one, I did not stay there yet but heard its good:

http://thethief.com/en/
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Old Aug 23, 14, 7:21 pm
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Appreciating these suggestions very much, thank you all.

As others have said, luxury is relative so the suggestions that are being made here surely appeal given that I want to tour Norway.

Also considering train travel.
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Old Aug 24, 14, 9:43 am
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As many have said, not much luxury in Norway. I come from Norway, but tend to stay with friends or family when I visit.

If you do not want to go by Hurtigruten, a nice route is to fly to Oslo (I recommend The Thief in Oslo), rent a car, drive across Hardangervidda including stay a night in Geilo, go on to Flaam where you can take a detour with the railway Flaamsbanen (https://www.visitflam.com/en/sightse...-flam-railway/) and then on to Bergen for a few days. From there it is nice to drive north along the fjords to see Geiranger, Trollstigen and more. A hotel that I love there, but not luxury is Union Öye: http://www.unionoye.no This hotel is not far from beautiful Geiranger.
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Storfjord hotel in the midst of the Norwegian fjords in the western part of the Norway, is also considered to be one of the nicest and most luxurious hotel in Norway.

http://www.storfjordhotel.com/en
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The Continental is nice for central Oslo, but isn't really luxury. The Thief is a newish boutique boutique hotel in Aker Brugge that's at a higher price point than anywhere else in the city.
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Originally Posted by uggboy View Post
It's reasonable and traditionally the best hotel in Oslo but not comparable to luxury hotels in other major European cities. It's also relatively small, which is nice, and well located. I remember some nice art. However, don't expect a palace hotel.
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