For a Killer View, It's Hard to Beat the Norwegian Fjords
In the wilds of the fjords of Norway, travelers braving the hiking and biking trails (or driving RVs around the winding roads) will every so often catch a glimpse of a tucked away hotel, silently calling out like an oasis, We recently came across one of these lovely little properties at a stop along the famous Flåm Railway, just before reaching the high town of Myrdal, Norway.
The Vatnahalsen Hotel is popular with families and outdoorsy types, in the area for a night or two while continuing fresh air adventures through the lush Norwegian countryside, dotted as it is with waterfalls and mountains. When Vatnahalsen is at its busiest, the hotel also plays host to catered meals for cruise ship passengers docked in the lower fjord town of Flåm.
For this view, you'll pay nightly rates starting from 540 NOK ($97), although we wonder if cheaper last-minute rates can be had for those who stumble upon it while biking the Rallervegen trail. If you'd just like to stop in for a quick rest and some drinking up the envious views, lunch and afternoon tea are hugely popular with other travelers having the exact same thought.