Best Luxury Hotels In Norway

Norway, a place known for its historic past is also filled with modern luxury amongst its natural beauty. With its snowy mountains, beautiful fords and vast forests, Norway is the perfect place for a nature loving traveller seeking adventure and a chance to relax. Visit Oslo and awe at Scandinavian architecture and design or enjoy world-class museums. Then head on a scenic cruise through Geirangerfjord and surround yourself in towering cliffs and stunning waterfalls. Or head north and traverse the Arctic tundra, searching for the Northern Lights. Learn about the cultural heritage of the indigenous Sami people or take advantage of the exclusive wellness resorts and truly relax. 

Whether alleviating in luxury accommodation or heading on a thrilling outdoor adventure, Norway has something for every luxury traveller. With accommodation options from apartments in Oslo to retreats in nature, Norway provides everything needed for an incredible trip. Read on to discover our favourite places to stay.


The Thief Hotel

Oslo has everything for the discerning traveller including the Thief Hotel (or Tjuvholmen) which is tucked away in the middle of downtown Oslo and really did used to live up it it’s name as it was a renowned hideaway for thieves, smugglers and assorted rascals! Today, the stylish boutique hotel is far removed from it’s murky past and is a top place to get away from it all and luxuriate in the spa and enjoy Norwegian food, great bars and top of the range designer furniture. Tjuvholmen beach is not far away, and the hotel is set on an islet which is connected by a footbridge.

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Saga Hotel

The Saga Hotel in Oslo prides itself on the homey and warm atmosphere that provides a relaxing haven after a hectic day in the city. The four-star hotel is based in Frogner, very near to the Royal Palace, and after a complete refurbishment in 2011 it now combines a modern and soothing interior with the retention of beautiful architecture dating back to the 1890’s. Bar Eilert serves a range of coffee and alcoholic beverages, and the hotel restaurant Fangs’ provides an intimate environment with a unique hybrid of raw Nordic and Japanese cooking resulting in a range of innovative dishes.

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Hotel Christiania Teater

Built in 1918 by the architect Henry Coll, this hotel preserves a rich slice of Oslo history with the original arched doorways and is known for the theatre in the hotel, and has had a more recent upgrade by Annemone Wille Waage to give it a modern and sophisticated feel. The building is near to the Royal Palace and the parliament as well as Karl Johans Gate. The rooms are furnished in a warm ambience with feature Italian wallpaper, and all rooms have good lighting with large windows and spotlights for that evening glow.

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Scandic Vulkan Hotel

The Scandic Vulkan is located close to Grunerlokka and has a cultured, designer appeal for those who like a luxurious, urban environment including ample helpings of nightlife and shopping. The hotel is situated next door to Mathallen which is a top venue for gastronomes who want to try both Norwegian and international cuisine in a buzzing environment, and even closer to home the hotel has an Italian restaurant on the ground floor. The river Akerselva is nearby, and Oslo city centre is only a 15 minute walk away so that you can experience everything that the city has to offer.

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Camilla Hus Hotel

Located in an exclusive part of Oslo next to the Royal Palace Gardens, the Camilla Hus Hotel has 7 beautiful and unique rooms with a range of classical and modern furniture and fittings that provide a relaxing and luxurious effect. The hotel has a fascinating history and was built as a private residence in 1845 as part of a plan by the Royal Palace architect, Linstow. The hotel became the residence of author Camilla Collet who in addition to her writing career was a leading figure in her day as an activist for womens’ rights.

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Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

Right in the heart of downtown Oslo, the Rosenkrantz is only a few minutes walk from Karl Johan High street, and the hotel provides a modern and quirky blend of comfort and quality with pops of colour and interesting materials used as part of the furniture and decor. The hotel is situated right next to the Royal Palace, and the lounge on the eighth floor gives great views whilst guests enjoy meals, coffee and snacks. The hotel is centrally situated for Karl Johans Gate, all the city attractions, and has good public transport networks.

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Villa Terminus Bergen

This enchanting villa is ideal for people who want to feel like royalty and enjoy first rate facilities in a unique listed building in the city, while also being within walking distance of the city’s main attractions and nightlife. As a guest at Villa Terminus, you have a choice of 18 different-style room with all rooms being individually designed and adapted to reflect the building’s characteristics. Some rooms have low ceilings while some offer garden views and others are within easy reach of the library and each room is named after one of 18 authors from Western Norway. One of the hotel’s most popular spaces is the open kitchen, which includes dining space for 14 people and offers access to the beautiful garden.

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Hotel No13 Bergen

Hotel No 13 is located on the fashionable Torgallmenningen avenue in Bergen, close to shopping centres, restaurants, bars, museums and nightlife. Guests will have the chance to take in some of the most striking attractions in Bergen from their veranda or through their original glass windows. This grand establishment boasts plenty of 1920s chic like the stained glass ceiling from the the Art Nouveau period in the hotel’s reception as well as including all the modern amenities a luxury traveler expects. In the evening unwind in the onsite bar and restaurant and for breakfast enjoy their buffet which offers plenty of organic products.

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Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret

Set in a Neoclassical 1920s stone baroque building on Slottsgaten which is considered one of Bergen’s most exclusive streets, the Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret treats guests to both breakfast and a free evening supper included in the room rate as well as very impressive views of the harbour. There are also plenty of places for guests to unwind in the hotel like reading a good book in front of the fire or relaxing in the inhouse sauna, while the library lounge is sure to impress with its plush furnishings. Each of the guestrooms is very elegant and well-appointed and the hotel is cashfree too.

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Opus XVI Bergen

The Opus XVI Bergen is set in an impressive building that dates back to 1876 and this Small Luxury Hotel of The World property can be found in the very heart of Bergen on Vågsallmenningen plaza meaning you are steps away from some of Bergen’s best sights. This boutique hotel is run by descendants of Norwegian and Bergen-born composer Edvard Grieg and celebrates Bergen’s cultural heritage while remaining wonderfully contemporary. Opus XVI has 65 unique and luxurious rooms with each room being individually designed with classic yet modern design and interiors. People who want the chance to sample traditional Norwegian dishes including seafood and local produce will enjoy dining in the hotel’s restaurant which was a was once Bergen’s grandest bank, while the hotel’s celebrated Saturday Afternoon Tea is popular among both travellers and those who live in Bergen.

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Det Hanseatic Hotel

Steeped in rich history and offering guests plenty of luxurious touches, this charming hotel features just 37 characterful double rooms featuring exclusive furniture and unique bathrooms, creating an interior that is redolent of the time when Bryggen was a Hanseatic port. This luxurious yet rustic establishment is set at the enchanting Finnegaarden at Hanseatic Wharf and a number of iconic attractions are just a few steps away in this Unesco World Heritage area. Wooden walls and bare ceiling beams throughout the hotel help to create a very pastoral tone. The hotel includes three restaurants including a brasserie and bar, tex mex restaurant and a fine dining option and their daily buffet breakfast includes many locally sources items giving you a true flavour of Norway. 

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