There’s little way to prepare for the magnificent beauty of Aurland’s fjords: the pure remoteness, the stillness of the crisp air, and the Norwegian hills that rise from crystal clear shores, covered in trees and sometimes sprinkled with snow at their peaks. Amid these natural wonders, 29/2 Aurland is a remarkably situated place to at least attempt to soak it all in. Two handsomely restored and updated 18th-century buildings house nine rooms, which blend rural tradition with bright, contemporary flair. Sheepskin rugs rest atop rustic wooden furniture in the lounges, flames crackle in stone fireplaces and the restaurant opens onto a view of the entire fjord – undisturbed bliss.
Fishing enthusiasts will find 29/2 Aurland’s prime location even more appealing. The Aurlandselva river lures many to western Norway for its excellent sea trout and salmon, and the hotel can arrange expert opportunities in the summer season. Just remember, catch and release.
Honeymooners and romantics
Families of all ages
Things to do at the property:
Relax in the sauna or outdoor hot tub
Try seasonal, organic Norwegian dishes
Pitch a tent for lunch during long walks
Stargaze into clear night skies
Things to do nearby:
Meet local craftsmen, farmers and cooks
Go fly-fishing along the river
Cycle 17 kilometres from the mountain station of Myrdal down to the fjord
Learn about the region’s Viking history
Ride the scenic Flåm railway
Walk, cycle or go mountaineering through the hills
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.