Storfjord Hotel: About

Located in Skodje, Norway

Few countries show off the drama of their creation quite like Norway, where a maze of rock and water cuts into the coastline from tip to tail, revealing a map of the places glaciers once grew. In the wake of these ancient, earth-shattering ice sheets lies a labyrinth of serene fjords—a natural setting for the self-proclaimed “slow hideaway” of Storfjord Hotel. A cluster of turf-roofed, hand-chiseled log cabins built in the ancient Norwegian building style called Lafta, Storfjord is a cozy Scandinavian-chic retreat with spectacular views of its namesake fjord. Get out and explore your surroundings, or appreciate them from the comfort of the lodge’s warm environs—either way, nature’s beauty takes center stage in this Nordic sanctuary.

Highlights

  • Board the lodge’s private boat for a serene glide through some of Norway’s most spectacular fjords, including Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Explore the surrounding Sunnmøre Alps in every way possible: by snowshoe and ski in the winter, or on foot and mountain bike in the summer.
  • Fish for cod in sparkling fjord waters, then head out to sea on a marine safari to spot seals and puffins.
  • Read up on Viking culture next to a roaring fire in the lodge library, or soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi, surrounded by snowcapped peaks.
  • Visit a nearby farm for a Norwegian culinary safari, topped off with an eight-course lunch of local specialties like wolfish cakes and lamb sausage with lingonberries.

Why We Love This Lodge

When the owners of Storfjord went looking for a place to build their eco-lodge, tranquility was top of mind. They wanted a place that inspired—that fostered creativity, sparked conversation, and above all, kindled communion with nature. This drive for a deep connection with the environment is more than a personal proclivity; it’s deeply connected to Nordic culture. Friluftsliv, loosely translated to “open-air life,” is based on the belief that immersion in the natural world provides a boost to our mental and physical well-being. A stay at Storfjord, perched on a hillside in the shadows of the Sunnmøre Alps and overlooking its namesake fjord, is more than a vacation from the distractions of daily life—it’s a new way of living.

Lodge Features

  • 30 individually decorated rooms and suites with fjord or forest views
  • Library arranged around a large fireplace and thoughtfully stocked with books on Norwegian history, Viking culture, and local heritage
  • Lounge area for relaxing and socializing
  • Outdoor dining terrace and fire pit
  • Canvas tent for woodland barbecues
  • Private quay available for guest use
  • Fleets of bikes and kayaks
  • Fishing equipment
  • Wellness area with sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Boutique with a selection of local products
  • Conference facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the property

National Geographic Exclusive

Each of our lodges has created a special complimentary experience offered exclusively to guests who visit on a National Geographic expedition. At Storfjord, National Geographic guests can choose from one of the following excursions: a special cultural exchange with a member of the local village or a guided foraging walk for mushrooms and berries.

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