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Loen Holidays

Exceptional natural beauty on the inner Nordfjord

Loen sits at the inner tip of the Nordfjord in the heart of the Western Fjord’s greatest natural beauty. There can be few more inspirational stretches of scenery than those in the nearby Lodal and Briksdal Valleys, whose farms and forested slopes are mirrored in a chain of glittering emerald lakes culminating in the ice-blue glacial tongues of the great Jøstedal Glacier. As well as trips to the Briksdal and Kjenndal glacier arms and the unmissable Geirangerfjord, there is also good walking terrain, either along the valley or into the mountains via the new Loen Skylift cable-car, plus of course the chance to relax at some of the best spa facilities in the fjords at the Hotel Alexandra.

Why not try the Fjord Explorer or Glaciers & Coast multi-centre holidays? Or the popular Highlights of the Fjord escorted tour.

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Useful Information

Resort Code: NOLO

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: NOK

  • from£1015pp
  • 203 rooms
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Built in 1884 the Alexandra is family-run hotel steeped in tradition and combining hospitality, good food, extensive pool and spa facilities and a lovely garden, all set in the heart of this breathtakingly beautiful region.

  • from£935pp
  • 137 rooms
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A lovely friendly and informal riverside hotel recently built in traditional style on the shores of the fjord with bright comfortable bedrooms and attractively furnished public areas. Guests have full use of the pool facilities at the Hotel Alexandra a minute's walk away.

  • Maximum Group Size: 30
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Enjoy the best of the Norwegian fjord’s glorious and diverse scenery in this 4-centre group tour, escorted by a knowledgeable guide throughout. Designed as an excellent introduction to Norway for those wishing to see the spectacular fjords, mountains, glaciers and lakes in four contrasting destinations. 

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Focusing in the northern Western fjords, this 7-night holiday combines a stay in the ‘glacier’ resort of Loen, home to some of the fjords most spectacular scenery, with the vibrant coastal city of Ålesund. It is a great option for those who wish to get up close to nature.

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A highly recommended combination encompassing the best scenery the Fjord Norway region has to offer – starting in the fjordside village of Balestrand on the mighty Sognefjord, you will have an opportunity to travel on the famous Flåm railway or visit Fjaerland with its Glacier Museum. From here, your included transfer will take you over the magical Gauler Mountains to Loen on the Nordfjord with its spectacular glacier and sparkling lakes.

Travel and Transportation

Transfers Approx 3hrs by bus & ferry from Ålesund Airport

 

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Free daily packed lunch for all Inghams guests
  • Free use of pool and spa facilities at Hotel Alexandra for all Inghams guests
  • 'Meet & greet' service from a local tour guide, with a phone service and introduction to Loen - Summer 2020

 

Special Offers

Excursions

Explore the local area with these guided pre-bookable recommended day trips

'Loen Skylift' cable-car

For panoramic views of the fjord, mountains and the Jostedal Glacier National Park. At the top there are walking opportunities and mountain restaurant. Take the cable car from Loen centre to the top of Mount Hoven (1011m / 3316 ft above the fjord).

Loen Valley with Kjenndal and Bødalsbreen Glaciers

A scenic drive from Loen along the Lovatn lake to the awe-inspiring Kjendall Glacier for a short walk to get close to this amazing ice plateau. Then continuing onto the Bødalseter summer pastures with a level walk along a stream to the Bødalsbreen glacier. Guided throughout. 

Briksdal Glacier 

A scenic drive around inner Nordfjord to the emerald green lakes and cascading waterfalls of the Oldedal Valley to within a short walk of the famous Birksdal Glacier. There is also an optional Troll Car ride to the glacier, at an extra cost.

Geiranger Fjord Cruise and Dalsnibba Viewpoint

An unmissable day out past Stryn Lake and Videseter Waterfalls to the classic viewpoints of the famous Geiranger Fjord. The highlight of the trip is a memorable fjord cruise from Geiranger to Hellesylt, returning via Europe’s deepest lake along the shores of Nordfjord.

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Briksdal Glacier by public bus

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

Things To Do

  • Good hiking and walking opportunities along the Fjord or into the nearby mountains
  • Hoven Loen cable-car
  • Several themed trails, Fjord, culture and nature
  • Glacier walking and hiking
  • Via Ferrata climbing from Loen
  • Nordfjord folk museum
  • Cycling (bike hire available locally)
  • Spa and wellness plus tennis at Hotel Alexandra
  • Kayaking, canoeing and fjord swimming
  • Loen church dating back to 1837
  • Jøstedalsbreen National Park cente in nearby Stryn
  • Horse riding (Norwegian native fjord horse)
  • Public bus services to Stryn and Olden (Mon - Fri)
  • Shopping outlets in Stryn, Olden and Geiranger

 

Walking

Other popular walks include: Loen is one of the best of our Norway resorts for walking opportunities with options for all levels, and many starting from the village centre. Many are signposted but we recommend you also purchase a more detailed map locally (approx. NOK80).

Easy | Stroll along both sides of Lake Loen towards Olden for lovely scenery with the serene lake below and mountains above.

Moderate  |  Head to the Lodalen valley road through the Saeten pastures to Vassenden where the lake meets the river Olden You can also explore this area on one of our Wanderwalks. Nearby Stryn and Hornindal also offer further marked walking trails.

Slightly Challenging |  There are hiking routes near the Briksdal glacier, and you can get a guide for glacier guide on one of the nearby glacial arms. Or take the Fjord Trail from Tjugen towards Mount Skåla at 1,848m for fantastic views even if you don’t want to go all the way to the top.

Enjoy Loen as a single-centre with holidays available from 3 nights to 14 nights (Monday and Friday departures). 

Multi-centre holidays and Tours 

 

Good to know

  • Try the famous waffles at the top of the Skylift
  • Geirangerfjord is 15km long
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