Next, you’ll take a private boat transfer to the Norangsfjorden and Hotel Union Oye
, where you’ll spend the next night. A regal hotel, with dark wood walls and antique furnishings, it’s not difficult to see why this has been a favourite of royals and celebrities since its opening in 1891 - esteemed former guests include Kaiser Wilhelm, Edvard Grieg and Henrik Ibsen, who among others lend their names to the opulent suites.
However beautiful the hotel, the main draw remains the environment, and there’s a range of options for exploring it by land and sea. Boat trips allow you to experience the breath-taking Geirangerfjord, which is one of Norway’s most beautiful fjords and among the country’s most-visited sites.
Renting a bike is a great way to experience the nearby Norangsdalen, often described as the most beautiful valley in Norway, or you can take to the air in a helicopter and experience the fjords from a bird’s-eye perspective. If you’re feeling fit, an all-day hike to the top of nearby mountain Slogen is well worth it for the view. Throughout the summer there are daily guided boat trips along the Hjorundford and wildlife sea safaris, where you can spot seals, eagles and puffins on a high speed RIB.