Hide from the hustle and bustle of modern life with 29|2 Aurland, tucked away on the Aurlandsdalen Valley’s verdant floor. Wake up to rainbows and the sound of free-falling waterfalls surrounded by what could easily be seen as Mother Nature’s beating green heart.
With a history of being a popular high-end fishing lodge with British aristocracy, this small, family-run boutique hotel was revamped in 2014 in a way that merges tradition with luxury and modern design. There are 11 quirky rooms in four historic buildings: ‘Fiskerhuset’ (the Fisherman’s Cabin), ‘Geitefjøsen’ (the Goat Barn), ‘Bestemorhuset’ (the Grandmother’s House), and the newer main building which was designed in 2013 by architect Yngve Brakstad.
Dinner is served in the old smokehouse and promises to be a true taste of Fjord Norway: healthy, nutritious, organic and locally sourced. The hotel’s reception area is in what was once the old pig pen, and there’s a spa comprising a wood-burning sauna and garden hot tub. There are also kitchen gardens, an orchard, a horse pasture and a hen house that provides the kitchen with daily fresh eggs.
Get out and explore all that Aurland has to offer. Take a traditional boat trip on the Fjords, hike the valley’s mountains and waterfalls with experienced guides, try fly fishing in the Aurlandselva River, and access some of the best ski terrain in Norway.