Beautiful fjord villages
There are several beautifully located, picturesque fjord villages along this majestic fjord. The village of Balestrand has a long history of greeting foreign tourists;
The historic Kviknes Hotel became popular among European visitors in the early part of the 20th century mainly due to Kaiser Wilhelm II, who often visited the hotel during his summer vacations prior to World War I. The hotel still possesses the chair he used in their restaurant.
The Kviknes Hotel is a famous landmark in this tiny village, with the beautiful, wooden building facing the fjord. The Kvikne family, who still owns the hotel, took over in 1877.
An impressive collection of art and historical pieces is a central feature of the hotel´s interior and common areas.
You will stay in Balestrand if you join one of the following fjord tours:
Sognefjord Cruise & Balestrand village – 4 or 6 nights
The Exclusive Grand tour of Norway – 11 nights
Tromso, Midnight Sun & Fjords – 7 nights