UNIQUE PLACES TO STAY
Historical hotels, lighthouses, cabins in the woods, ski jumps...
Looking for a nice hotel to stay at? Check out "De historiske"
An association of traditional Norwegian hotels
In case you don't fancy towing around your "home away from home"-camper delaying everybody else (...yes, well spotted, we are neighter big fans of caravanning, nor tenting), you might rather consider one of the cozy hotels of "De historiske" once in a while. They are all a bit on the upper price range but, however, spending the vacation in Norway isn't a cheap pleasure in the first place, is it?
At most places, it will be a very memorable, pleasant stay: Be it you spend a night at the oldest hotel in Norway - The Walaker Hotel - nicely located right at the Sognefjord, or at a former farm at the foothill of Norway's highest mountain - Røisheim - or if you prefer a dragon style grand hotel from the old days at the end of a long lake where kings spend their holidays (Dalen hotel) or right in the middle of a historic, UNESCO heritage listed mining town, the Vertshuset or Erzscheidergården hotel in Røros - you won't be disappointed!
We recommend to also enjoy a dinner there: The food is exceptionally good, often offering traditional dishes presented in a contemporary way made of local products. Nothing to complain - except sometimes about the service maybe, but that would be again a rather typical Norwegian thing and therefore a part we - kind of - love as well.
PS That all sounds like advertisement and, admittedly, it is because we really love these hotels and enjoying staying there but we have absolutely no personal advantage here.
PPS In all fairness, and quoting our Norwegian friends, since the Swedes have taken over the service industry a few years back, the service is now considered rather good at most places.
PPPS In case a camper or "tenter" actually reads the article to the end: I like to apologize for being a bit negative about your odd hobby. I admit, going around in Norway with a camper offers maximum flexibility at reasonable expense - but let people behind you pass occasionally, will you?