Juvet Landscape Hotel is an unique accommodation in nature. This hidden gem is located on the northwest coast of Norway, just outside the village of Valldal. About 6 hours by car from Oslo, in the middle of the famous Norwegian scenic route between the Unesco world heritage fjord, Geiranger, and the dramatic road and viewing point Trollstigen.
This unique accommodation in nature presents award-winning architecture. Seven small cubes on stilts, with glass walls that offer each space a striking view of the valley, the river, the courtyard or the dramatic river meandering by.
Juvet Landscape Hotel invites you to leave the world behind you – and indeed, that is what you get.
All landscape rooms have one or two walls of bare glass. Every room is carefully placed in the landscape, so that it has its own exclusive view of a landscape that changes with the season, weather and the time of day. None of the rooms have view to each other, they are private even though curtains don’t belong here.
The rooms have a dark interior to avoid stealing focus from the scenery. The bed is large, fluffy and comfortable. Wake up to natural light through the glass walls, the sound of birds and the flowing river. If you don’t sleep like a baby in these surroundings, I don’t know where you will…
The bathhouse is a quiet and refreshing spa area built into the riverbank. Invisible from the main house, but only a few steps away. Here you will find an outdoor hot tub, steam sauna, quiet room, showers and a small kitchenette. Relax and rejuvenate with sublime view of the colors of nature, the mighty mountains and the river meandering by.
The 100 year-old farm building in Burtigarden has been restored and rebuilt, giving the old rooms new functions. The cow byre is a dining room and sitting room with an open fire, the pigsty is the kitchen, and the old hay store has been turned into a outdoor lounge area.
For breakfast you can count on freshly made bread and jam, cereal, homemade scrambled eggs and smoked salmon prepared in the traditional way. In addition to freshly brewed coffee and tea, you can enjoy locally sourced apple juice from the valley.
Dinner is served at a long table in the cow barn. You will get to know the other guests and share a hearty meal with people from near and far. The three course dinner is homemade and traditional, always prepared with the best commodities of the season. The menu when I visited in late September consisted of, but not limited to; beetroot, greens, pumpkin, reindeer and blue berries.
You don’t have to go far from Juvet to explore the picturesque nature. Here you can enjoy short day trips and roundtrips for every level. With plenty to explore in the area, and hidden gems right outside your doorstep, you will never get bored at Juvet.
Things to do if you are an adrenalin junkie? Try a refreshing and action-packed rafting experience close by, or check out the great sites for climbing and rappelling in the area. More into silence in spectacular scenery? Try kayaking and canyoning in the magnificent fjords – an amazing nature experience.
Located in an eldorado of breathtaking peaks, ancient mountain farms and spectacular viewpoints, the area offers hiking experiences for all ages at all levels. In the winter the area offers countless magnificent mountains in a varied landscape – from smooth rock formations overlooking the fjords, to alpine peaks with steep descents.
You will have plenty of things to do and amazing scenery to explore whenever you visit Juvet!
The Unesco world heritage Geirangerfjord and Tafjord are less than an hour’s drive away from Juvet. There are many opportunities to experience the fjords from both the road, hiking trails or from a boat.
If you arrive Juvet from the direction of Åndalsnes, you will drive the dramatic mountain road, Trollstigen. If you don’t arrive from this direction, I strongly encourage you to visit this renowned attraction, only 25 minutes drive from Juvet. The weather here changes dramatically, so be prepare for poor sight from fog and rain.