ALSTAD / WEST NORWEGIAN COAST
THE FJORDIC DIORAMA
SUNNMØRE ALPS • ALSTAD • RELAXED • GROWNUP • IN-TOUCH • WORLDLY • NATURAL • RUSTIC • SIMPLISTIC • INTELLIGENT • PERIOD FARMHOUSE • EXCEPTIONAL WATER SPA • WESTERN FJORDS
The setting alone will blow you away –the Juvet Landscape Hotel sits in total submersion of nature pure, with carpets of green lushness that tames the harshness of the magnificent wilderness beyond.
Here on the banks of the river Valdolla in the western fjords the Juvet Landscape (Landskapshotell) Hotel is 7 camouflaged wooden structures with their vertical timbers sitting conform with the trunks of Birch, Aspen + Pine.
Neither a beach hut nor a tree hut – these are landscape huts for the modern dweller – simplicity reigns inside framing the theatre of Mother Nature.
The weathered pods provide elementary shelter – deliberately void of distractions – they almost hover above the land without impact like an observatory outpost.
The darkened interiors provide seamless widescreen viewing of Norwegian nature - sit back and contemplate.
The scene is cleverly balanced by the solid, robustness of the aged original farmhouse and former cowshed providing the communal focal points for all meals – heavy + deeply rooted into the hardships of times past – this contrast is sublime. This original hideaway is topped by a small subterranean wet spa + sun decks.
Activity junkies as well as those who like to just take it all in are well catered for here – especially when getting tips from the maverick owner, Knut (a sort of Norwegian Indiana Jones) who happily guides guests into the solitude of the fjords or shares his favourite ski coordinates.
Edit 1: WILD THING - Locate your OFF button and set off to one of these small hideaways – perfect for getting in touch with the Mother Nature in you.MORE