Hotel Union Oye

Location: Bergen & the Western Fjords | Norway

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Hotel Union Oye is a regal luxury hotel in the village Oye by the Norangsfjorden in southern Norway, which has been welcoming the great and the good of Norway and beyond since opening in 1891. Its suites bear the names of many of them, and with its stunning location and opulent design, it’s not hard to see why this hotel has long been a favourite of celebrities and royalty alike.
Perfect forExperiencing the fjords in the most luxurious way possible.
In the know
  • Easy access to the Hjorundfjord and Geirangerfjord
  • Historic hotel which has welcomed royalty and celebrities since the 19th century
  • Guided excursions into the fjords

Recommended for...

  • Service & Hospitality
  • Setting & Views
  • Walking & Trekking
  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Hotel Union Oye is a historic hotel, having stood since 1891, and the property and service have  a traditional, elegant feel. Even more beautiful than the hotel itself are its peaceful surroundings, of snow-capped mountains and plunging fjords.

Rooms at Hotel Union Oye

Rooms and suites are opulent and traditional in design, with each one uniquely decorated with antique furnishings. Each is named after one of the hotel’s esteemed former guests, such as Kaiser Wilhelm, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Henrik Ibsen and Roald Amundsen, and the style of the rooms has remained true to how it would have been when they stayed here.

Food and drink

Just like the rest of the hotel, dining at Hotel Union Oye is a traditional affair, with the three-course evening meal the main event of the day. The menu is comprised of classic Norwegian and international dishes and is served in the refined dining room, with coffee served afterwards in the Sun Lounge.


Bikes and canoes are available to borrow for free from the hotel and are a brilliant way to explore the village of Oye and the surrounding scenery. Children of all ages are welcome at Hotel Union Oye, and cots, cribs and extra beds are available at a supplementary rate. Packed lunches can be made for you to take with you on your outdoorsy excursions.

Activities at Hotel Union Oye

Various excursions into the beautiful surrounding scenery can be arranged from the hotel. Throughout the summer months there are daily boat trips down the Hjorundfjord and the Geirangerfjord, two of the most beautiful and famous in the country. Beautiful views of the fjords can be taken in from the summit of the nearby mountain Slogen, which is day’s hike, or helicopter sightseeing tours are an easier and more glamorous way to take everything in from the heavens. Kayaking and snorkelling are also available in the summer, with mountain and cross-country skiing options in the winter.

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Hotel location

Alesund Airport is around two and a half hours by car, and Alesund town centre is about one and a half hours by boat. Helicopter transfers can be arranged by the hotel.

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