Union Oye is a traditional and elegant manor house. The interior design of the Norwegian house is lavishly furnished with wonderful antique furniture and art work from over the dating back to its opening in 1891. The hotel also has a scenic garden where guests can sit outside and enjoy a warm drink on a winters day looking over Norway‘s snowy mountains. Rooms are decorated individually, many featuring a four-poster bed and
some with a balcony. The restaurant at the hotel serves seasonal lunch and dinner menus, and each meal has a recommended wine pairing. Canoes and bicycles can be rented on site, and guests can enjoy fishing in the nearby Norangsfjord and the Stranda Ski Centre is a 1-hour drive away, allowing guests to experience a Norwegian ski resort.
NB The hotel is currently under renovation, due to reopen in Summer 2021
Why we love it
Legend has it that the Blue Room is haunted, and even comes with its own silver platter of garlic to encourage an encounter should you wish!
The list of past guests is rather impressive including Karen Blixen, Kaiser Wilhelm and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A short drive from Geiranger fjord one of the most famous in the region and a must see.
Paddle through the fjords in complete peace and quiet to explore the breathtaking Norwegian landscape from the water.
Be sprayed with salty water as you zip through the sea and create huge waves on a high speed RIB, spotting wildlife as you go.
Walk across mountain trails following the fjords to be rewarded with incredible and untouched views once you reach the summit.
Cycle along mountain trails and fjordside paths to discover this patch of wilderness at your own speed, making sure to stop at the abandoned underwater farm.
Charter a private boat trip to explore the area's fjords where you can admire the natural beauty, stop to explore fjord villages, and enjoying food onboard.
Set off on the 1564m summit challenge to hike to the top of Slogen, where you will be rewarded with sprawling views over the whole region.
Explore the Golden Route to see this stretch of UNESCO fjord, dotted with famous waterfalls, abandoned mountain farms and snowy peaks.