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A Scenic Norwegian Escape Awaits At Juvet Landscape

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  Site Where: Alstad, Valldall, Norway, 6120
December 14, 2012 at 12:46 PM | by | ()

With early snowfall in Colorado and Utah last month, we gave you a rundown of some awesome ski deals. But for killer winter views that differ slightly from your typical (après-)ski resort, we're directing your attention to Norway today, specifically, to Juvet Landscape Hotel on the country’s southwestern coast.

Taking its name from the Norwegian word for ravine, this tiny hotel is about an hour flight from Oslo, followed by another 90 minute drive from Ålesund airport. You can drive to Juvet over the Trollstigen trail, regularly listed as one of the most beautiful drives in the world, and the immediate environment includes Geirangerfjord, a Unesco World Heritage site.

Only 7 ultra-minimalist cabins were built in the landscape without the need to cut down trees or blow out rocks. Interiors are dark with nearly black Scotch pine walls, a minimum amount of furniture, and floor-to-ceiling windows, blurring the boundary between the cabin and the wilderness outside. Drapes are not an option, but then again, why would you want any?

The majority of Juvet’s guests are (corporate) groups who come to the area for the range of outdoor activities, which include skiing, rafting, kayaking, and mountain climbing. Home-cooked meals are eaten with all guests at a communal dining table, and there is a spa with sauna and outdoor hot tub to relax at the end of the day.

Given its small size, we suggest getting in touch directly with Juvet if you are thinking of making the journey to Norway to determine the best options for a stay.

A double room with breakfast starts from 1450NOK ($258) per person per night, with additional nights at 1250NOK ($222) per person, but packages including activities are available. The hotel is closed on certain days during the winter season.

Now we’ll just spend the last few hours before the weekend pretending to be curled up in one of the chairs below, gazing at the view out the window. Aahhh...

[Photos: Juvet Landscape Hotel]

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