Kviknes Hotel

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Originally a modest guesthouse built in a classic Swiss style, the Kvikne family has owned and managed Kviknes Hotel for over 135 years. As the first known hotel in the Sognefjord, Kviknes Hotel is a fine example of traditional Norwegian hospitality. Once a small Swiss-style inn, the location has since grown into a marvelous vacation getaway that features hundreds of glorious accommodations. Numerous international dignitaries have frequented the location too, such as British Prime Minister Clement Atlee and the Japanese Imperial Family. Kviknes Hotel is located in Balestrand, and is one of the most distinguished hotels in the Nordic countries. The hotel and the greater community of Balestrand reside in the Sognefjord, which UNESCO designated a World Heritage Site. The journey to Kviknes Hotel is often an experience in itself. Kviknes Hotel recommends the experience with Fjord1’s express boat from Bergen and into the Sognefjord. There are departures twice daily and the journey to Balestrand takes about 4 hours.
Image of Guestroom Interior Kviknes Hotel, 1752, Member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, in Balestrand, Norway, Location

Location Map

Travel along the Sognefjord to visit the beautiful Jotunheimen National Park and the Jostedalsbreen glacier.

Historic Image of Hotel Exterior Kviknes Hotel, 1752, Member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, in Balestrand, Norway, Discover

Discover

Discover the historical character of the Kviknes Hotel.

Image of Aerial View of Hotel with Mountains Kviknes Hotel, 1752, Member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, in Balestrand, Norway, Explore

Explore

Explore the historic Bryggen in the heart of Bergen.

Image of Lounge Area Kviknes Hotel, 1752, Member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, in Balestrand, Norway, Experience

Experience

Experience the Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene in downtown Bergen.

Image of Bar Kviknes Hotel, 1752, Member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, in Balestrand, Norway, Taste

Taste

Taste Fårikål, which is Norway’s official national dish.

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