The Juvet Hotel, Norway

The Juvet Hotel, Norway: A side view of the hotel that seems to be floating amongst the trees, looking out on to a snowy mountain.

Europe’s first landscape hotel, the Juvet is built into its surroundings; a farmstead in rural Norway that dates back to the 16th century, surrounded by birch, aspen and pine trees. Located near the West Norwegian Fjords, it serves as the perfect gateway for Norway’s famous heritage site, as well as the Gudbrandsjuvet gorge.

The hotel itself is equally as impressive as the nature that engulfs it. Built to complement the landscape rather than intrude upon it, the architecture is both simple and striking, and no changes were made to the terrain in accommodating the hotel. There are just nine rooms that are detached from each other; all designed slightly differently depending on how the surrounding trees are positioned. With at least one wall made entirely of glass, each room has a unique view of the landscape, whilst they’re far enough away from each other to be completely private.

A few steps away from the hotel is the spa area, a completely hidden escape built right by the river. With a steam room, hot tub, open log fire and views across the whole of the farmstead, this spa provides relaxation like nothing else.

The Juvet Hotel, Norway: A view of opaque glass walls with a door opening to reveal a glimpse of the mountains seen from the windows of the room.

The Juvet Hotel Norway: An outside view of the dining area with an exterior glass wall.

The Juvet Hotel Norway: A view from a room out on to the trees and mountains.

The Juvet Hotel, Norway: A view from inside the hotel looking out on a wintery scene with an island of trees set in a valley amongst snow-capped mountains.

The Juvet Hotel, Norway: The steam room and sauna with views out to the mountains.

For more information, visit The Juvet Hotel website.

Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of The Juvet Hotel.

Sarah Atkinson

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