Hotel Union Øye

This is a historical complex with a lineage since 1891. Due to reopen soon, we recommend it as a few night stop on any fjord itinerary. Those solely vacationing in Alesund could even justify a trip - the magical ambience here is worth the journey.

Stay at Hotel Union Øye

A fabled fjord palace in the shadow of peaks - this is exactly what awaits you at Hotel Union Øye. Ripe with heritage as well as idyllic nature, century-old stories fill the halls. Learn about the aristocratic souls of the buildings. Give into adventure, Norwegian style.Untouched wilderness is the view you wake up to. Rich freshwaters accompany your strolls. Try your hand at fjord fishing, before sampling your barbecued catch in the presence of rocky hues. The days that follow are filled with equally alluring experiences. One day you’re ascending mountains, then werewolf hunting the next. Come evenings, expect dining of the highest quality, amid sustainability efforts that further elevate the calibre of this retreat.


Hotel Union Øye boasts a legendary location, cradled along the iconic fjord of Norang. Abundant natural scenery thrives in the area. Meanwhile, the picturesque town of Alesund and its airport is a 2-hour drive away.


A recent renovation has seen the property’s capacity increase to 38 stays. Abodes span royally-named rooms honouring noble past guests, to a cluster of separate villas offering greater space. Classical furnishings meet modern amenities within.

Who is it for

Rich in privacy and seclusion, couples will fall in love with the romantic atmosphere afforded. For these same reasons, the property is perhaps a tad too adult-orientated for young kids.

Facilities & activities

A large-scale refurbishment is due to add a greenhouse, library, games room and landscaped gardens to the already-mystical estate. Within the gardens, you can expect pathways, a gazebo, outdoor kitchen and pond. Activities beyond range from canoe rentals and scenic picnics, to horse-carriage or helicopter rides.

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