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.
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.
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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