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 (100 metres), 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. Having breakfast and dinner included in your stay is great as the food is more than standard hotel food, with them working extremely closely to provide locally sourced meals, and there's also complimentary after dinner tea and coffee available.

Some of Ulvik's marked hiking trails go straight from this hotel. Letting you 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


Ulvik is a picturesque village that's on a sheltered bay of the Hardangerfjord, with its wooden houses against a scenic mountain backdrop. The village is also known as the Orchard of Norway which, of course, is because o the amount of fruit trees, You'll be able to try some of the delicious fresh products when visiting one of the many local farms. 

There's a network of walking paths, some through the wild flow meadows, so this village is great for walkers. As well as walking there's cycling, boating and fishing in Ulvik, but your favourite part will be the scenery reflecting into the crystal clear water.


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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