The quiet town of Solvorn has changed very little in the past 150 years, set between mesmerising fjords and tree-covered mountains, and it is here that Norway’s oldest family-run hotel – since 1690 – also continues to preserve a piece of this beautiful region’s history. Nine generations have nurtured Walaker Hotel’s quaint former inn and trading post; its thoroughly traditional and comfortable rooms; and the roses, lilacs and fruit trees that bloom in its garden on the very edge of the calm blue Sognefjord.
The landscape intensifies much of the hotel’s charm: day after day can be spent exploring its scenic surrounds (a walker’s paradise, for strolls and ambitious excursions alike), while the kitchen is served by the fjords, forests and local farms – be it seafood, berries, cheeses or homemade juices. As for indoor entertainment, a gallery built using timbers from a 16th-century wooden church houses exhibitions by Norwegian artists.
Families of all ages
Water sports enthusiasts
Things to do at the property:
Try a four-course wine-paired menu
Admire local art in the gallery
Stroll through the blossoming gardens
Things to do nearby:
Explore the impressive Jostedal glacier
Walk, cycle or go mountaineering through the hills
Sail across and along the fjord
Visit the 12th-century stave church at Urnes
Kayak or canoe on the bluest of waters
Drive through local farms and picturesque villages
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.