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Kviknes Hotel

  • Norway, Balestrand

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This wonderfully atmospheric historic hotel dates back to 1752. Today with its modern amenities, main wing and attentive personal service it remains one of Fjord Norway’s best loved, family-run properties. The attractive original Swiss style wing radiates personality and soul, with an absolutely magnificent scenic fjord-side location and panoramic views across the Sognefjord.


  • No. of rooms: 200
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 8
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 4
  • Annex:

    Historic Wing and Main Wing are interconnected

Most of our bedrooms at the Kviknes Hotel are located in the modern main wing and have bath (with shower attachment), TV, telephone, hairdryer and balcony. Rooms with walk-in shower are located in the main wing and are available on request only, and the twin and single rooms without fjord view can be located on the lower floors.

  • Twin Room (A4) sleeping 2-4 people have facilities as above 
  • Twin Room (B4) sleeping 2-4 people with a side fjord view, being allocated on floors 5-8
  • Original Twin Room (C2) sleeping 2 people is located in the original historic wing and has a balcony with full fjord view
  • Junior Suite (D2) sleeping 2 people is located in the historic wing, having a balcony with a full fjord view and a lounge area
  • Single Room (F1) has the facilities as above (no single supplement 13 - 31 May incl.)
  • Single Room (G1) has the facilities as above with a guaranteed fjord view (no single supplement 13 - 31 May incl.)

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Lift to all floors in the Main Wing only. There is no lift in the historic wing. 


  • Varied, extensive full hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • Exceptionally good 4 course buffet evening meal with wide selection of starters, cold meats, salad, hot main courses and dessert and cheese buffets.
  • Guests can also choose to dine à la carte with a credit of 190NOK if they wish.
  • Free daily packed lunch included (n/a to Highlights of the Fjords guests)
  • Free after dinner tea/coffee included 
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dress code for restaurants:


  • Breakfast service:


  • Lunch service:

    Not included

  • Dinner service:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians


The enchanting little village of Balestrand lies on a scenic promontory of orchards and farmland on the northern shores of the famous Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord stretching over 200km. Balestrand’s mesmerising backdrop of towering snow-capped mountains and panoramic vistas has been captivating travellers for over a century. With buses and express boats operating in all directions, Balestrand is a perfect base for exploring and the Flåm railway, Fjærland ferry and Jøstedal Glacier are just some of the notable attractions. There is also much opportunity to simply relax amidst the peaceful surroundings or enjoying the superb scenery from a bicycle or row boat. Balestrand also gives you access to spectacular walking territory with trails rising behind the village to the peaks and lakes of the plateau beyond.

Why not try the Fjord Explorer or Taste of Norway multi-centre holidays that stop in Balestrand? Or Highlights of the Fjords for an escorted tour. Our brand new escorted tour, Bergen to Oslo Fjord Experience, has a scenic journey to Balestrand.

Things to do in resort

  • Sognefjord Aquarium with fjord fish and wildlife 
  • Travel and Tourism museum now open in Balestrand centre
  • Boat trips and fjord cruise along the Sognefjord to Flåm, Vik plus more 
  • Kayaking and lake swimming 
  • Gentle walks from the village 
  • Several Stave Churches at Vik and Urnes 
  • Cycling with bike hire available from the tourist office 
  • RIB boat trips 
  • Cider farm in Balestrand 
  • Local public buses run to outlying villages such as Dragsvik and Sogndal 
  • Cinema 
  • Arboretum and enamel workshop in Dragsvik 
  • Quaint cafes and cake shops in the village 


Location in resort
  • Longitude:
  • Latitude:
  • Distance to Station: 61
  • Distance to City Centre: 7

For more information on travel and transport visit our Balestrand page


Fjærland Ferry and Jøstedal Glacier 

Enjoy a highly scenic return boat trip along Fjaerlandsfjord to this small community of great natural beauty including a visit to its fascinating Glacier Museum and to the foot of the Supphellbreen and Boyabreen Glaciers. A shorter half day version visiting only one glacier is available daily.  

Vik by Boat 

By express boat across the majestic Sognefjord to Vik, includes guided tour of beautiful Hopperstad Stave Church.

Sognefjord and Flam Railway (high season) mid-June - mid-August.

A majestic return cruise up the Sognefjord to experience spectacular scenery on the famous Flam mountain railway. (In early and late season continue by train to Voss, by bus over Vikafjell mountains and express boat back to Balestrand).

Flåm railway via Vik & Voss (low season) mid-May - mid June & mid-August to end of season.  

A round trip by boat, bus, train via Vik, Voss & Myrdal to catch the Flåm railway to Flåm. Return to Balestrand by express boat. 

Book locally 

Sognefjord Aquarium 

Norwegian Tourism Museum 

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.


  • Beautiful wood-panelled lounges, home to an antique and art collection
  • Breakfast and dining room with panoramic Fjord Views
  • Bar
  • Reading rooms
  • Free Wifi throughout 
  • Scenic terrace and fjordside garden
  • Bike and car hire (pay locally)
  • Lifts in Main Wing only. No lift in the Historic Wing
  • Member of Norway’s ‘Historical Hotels’ group
  • FREE use of rowing boats and fishing tackle
  • Optional guided hiking and biking programme (pay locally)
  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi
  • Garden

Inghams Plus

  • Inghams Rep based in resort
  • Early Booking Offer: Save up to £60 per couple (book before 31 March 2019)
  • Free daily packed lunch  (n/a to Highlights of the Fjords tour)
  • No single supplement 13 May - 31 May incl.
  • Free after dinner tea/coffee taken in the lounge or in the terrace
  • Free use of rowing boats and fishing rods
  • Honeymoon & anniversary offer: fruit basket and bottle of wine in room on arrival, plus room upgrade (subject to availability)

Prices include flights, transfers, the relevant nights' accommodation and meals as indicated. Prices shown online are after deducting any applicable Early Booking Offer. 

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Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand, Half Board
22/05/2020 - 3 nights
4 adults
From London Gatwick
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