Brakanes Hotel

  • Norway, Ulvik

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The Hotel Brakanes is set in its own tranquil gardens, and enjoys a wonderfully peaceful setting with spectacular vistas across this inlet of the Hardangerfjord. The hotel is just a few minutes from the village centre (100m), a perfect location to wander around this quaint village.

There is a terrace and conservatory which is the perfect place to enjoy the mesmerising fjord views with a drink from the bar in hand. We recommend on the beautiful summers day, wandering through the spacious gardens to lay on a sun lounger for an extremely relaxing afternoon, whilst still having the Hardangerfjord in sight.

The hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. All the hotel rooms have lovely views, but our guests particularly enjoy the fjord view rooms, as they also have a balcony. With marked hiking trails going straight from the hotel, to really enjoy the impressive Hardangerfjord setting and its fruit trees, it’s no wonder this hotel is one of Norway’s top fjord hotels.

Added value

Complimentary after dinner tea and coffee

  • No. of rooms: 142
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5


All our bedrooms have bath or shower, TV, telephone, mini bar and hairdryer.

  • Twin rooms (A4) as described above
  • Fjord view rooms (B3) also have a balcony
  • Single occupancy of both of these rooms are available at a supplement
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Lift serves all floors except the 5th floor


The picturesque village of Ulvik with its wooden houses and scenic mountain backdrop, lies in a sheltered bay of the spectacular Hardangerfjord, known as the Orchard of Norway due to its plentiful fruit trees. Guests will be able to try some of the delicious products at one of the many local farms. In summer the meadows are full of wild flowers, and the network of well-marked walking paths make the region a great choice for walkers. The region offers a wealth of breath-taking scenery, also easily reached by public transport or by joining on of our organised excursions or walks. In Ulvik itself, there is also cycling, boating and fishing, but your enduring memories will probably be of the serenity of the setting reflected in the crystal clear water of the bay.


Explore the local area independently, at your own pace, with these recommended day trips that can be booked at the local Tourist Office:

(All prices shown for guidance)

Norway in a Nutshell 

£109 - full day - daily

By bus to Voss and Gudvangen, then cruise the beautiful Aurlandsfjord, before joining the world-famous Flåm railway for a scenic mountain ride

Eidfjord, Vøringfossen Waterfalls and Hardangervidda Nature Centre

£65 - daily

Take the express boat along the Hardangerfjord to the small town of Eidfjord and a visit to the Hardangervidda Nature Centre, before continuing to Norway's most famous waterfall - the impressive Vøringfossen Falls have a vertical drop of 145m. Guests return to Ulvik by express boat from Eidfjord.

Ulvik Town Historic Walk

£10 - Takes place on a Wednesday and Saturday morning

Self-guided Hardanger Sightseeing  

£35 - daily

By boat and local buses

  • Fjordside terrace and conservatory
  • Spacious fjordside gardens with sunloungers
  • Lift to all floors (except 5th floor)
  • Guests are free to visit Ulvik Treningssenter gym
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:


  • Breakfast service:

    Full hot and cold buffet breakfast

  • Dinner service:

    Good 3 course evening buffet served in the hotel's fjordside restaurant

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.913962
  • Latitude: 60.566876

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