Dalsnibba, National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen © Steinar Skaar
When you think of Norway beyond Oslo, you’re probably thinking about the dramatic landscapes of the fjords, and with good reason — there’s nowhere on Earth quite like them! There’s a lot more to Norway’s breathtaking beauty, though, and in 1997 Parliament decided on a way to help you get to it: The National Tourist Routes. After the municipalities nominated a total of 52 roads covering 8,000 kilometers, in 2004 18 were selected to receive the distinction. You’ll find White Line Hotels Edit Juvet Landskapshotell off Norwegian County Road 63, otherwise known as National Tourist Route Geiranger – Trollstigen.
The National Tourist Routes aren’t your average roads. Sure, the views are outstanding, but even the rest stops were conceived as art projects — renowned artist Louise Bourgeois created the installation/stop at Varanger in the far north of the country as her last major installation. Further south, however, on Norwegian County Road 63, a short walk from Gudbrandsjuvet gorge, something else very special was erected in cooperation between the National Tourist Routes and Mr. Knut Slinning: Juvet Landskapshotell. Architects Jensen & Skodvin came on board complete the vision, with results sure to have you pinning for the fjords.
Being at Juvet Landskapshotell is an unforgettable adventure, and so is the journey there thanks to the National Tourist Route. Sights you won’t be able to miss (and wouldn’t want to!) include UNESCO World Heritage Site Geiranger Fjord, best viewed from Ørnesvingen, Norddalsfjorden, and the famous Trollstigen (“Troll’s Ladder”) road where an incline of 9% and eleven hairpin wind you slowly up a steep mountain side.
the route near Juvet Landskapshotell © Jarle Wæhler
Djupvasshytta, National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen © Magne Flemsæter
Whether you’re into winter sports, hiking, rafting, wilderness camps or world heritage sites White Line Hotels Edit Juvet Landskapshotell will help transform your visit into an experience you will never forget. Email the Juvet’s maverick owner, Knut (a sort of Norwegian Indiana Jones), for availability and bookings starting in March and April this year.
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