- National Tourist Routes
- Historical Hotel
- By the Fjords
- Western Norway
In Balestrand, beautifully located beside the Sognefjord, lies Kviknes Hotel. The hotel was built in the “Swiss” style in 1752 and there have been many new buildings, reconstructions, and extensions since, but none of this has altered the special character of this place.
Kviknes is now a modern hotel with old-world charm and atmosphere - and with 190 guest rooms, it is one of the largest tourist hotels in Norway. The hotel is run by the Kvikne family, who have been the hosts here since 1877!
The hotel is placed in beautiful Norwegian national romantic scenery. The list of prominent guests is a long one. Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany was a frequent guest in Balestrand. Royalty, emperors, presidents, prime ministers, film stars, and artists from many countries can be found on the guest list.
Enjoy a little breathing space with a stroll through the lounges to enjoy the benefit of what this artistically minded and international hotel family has collected over the generations. Enjoy nature, mountains, and the Sognefjord from a comfortable chair in the garden. Or you can do as so many other visitors to Balestrand have done: wander right out into the national romantic scenery that has inspired painters for over a hundred years.
Kviknes Hotel lies at the center of Balestrand, a lush and beautiful west country village right in the world's most beautiful Adventureland. From here, three branches of the fjord stretch inland, with small settlements like jewels between fjord and mountain. Thanks to its central location on the Sognefjord, Balestrand has been welcoming both Norwegian and foreign visitors since the late 1800s. Here you can relax in peace and quiet, go to exhibitions, join a fjord cruise, fish in the fjord or have an invigorating walk in the mountains.
Kviknes Hotel is the perfect place to come to relax and feel alive. In Balestrand there are great hiking trails to explore, you can join a thrilling rib boat ride, you can feel the peace in a kayak on the fjord, or take a soothing bike ride through the village. If you decide to experience more of what Balestrand and the Sognefjord have to offer, Kviknes Hotel is the perfect starting point.