Distinctive historic hotel close to Norangsfjord at Øye. Hike, bike and kayak to make the most of your surroundings.
In the village of Øye by the Norangsfjord lies one of Europe's most distinctive hotels. Since 1891 it has been a place where visitors come to savour the good life and the tranquility of magnificent surroundings. A stay at Hotel Union Øye is like being transported to another time...
The 27 rooms, all of which are individually furnished with carefully selected antiques, are named after notables who have stayed here: 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’s three floors are each living museums. Around noon you can peer into unoccupied rooms, finding much to fascinate you – except of course a telephone or TV.
There is plenty to do in the area. Getting to the hotel is a fantaistic scenic journey in itself, regardless of whether you take the express boat from Ålesund, or drive across Strynefjell and down along the valley to the hotel.
Borrow a bikecycle and ride up Norangsdalen, exploring what many believe to be the most beautiful valley in all of Norway. Be sure to stop at Lyngnstøylevatnet, at the bottom of this lake, formed when an avalanche dammed up the river more than 100 years ago. The hotel has kayaks available for guests who would prefer to get on to the sheltered fjord. There is a strenuous all-day hike to the summit of Slogen (1564m) where you will be rewarded with a stunning panorama over the entire region. And, of course, it is the perfect place for skiing in majestic scenery.
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