Situated on the shores of Bjørnefjorden just 19 miles (30 km) from downtown Bergen and the airport, the Solstrand Hotel & Bad boasts a unique setting immersed in the gorgeous surrounding environment. The historic hotel was built in 1896 by Norway’s first prime minister, Christian Michelsen, as a holiday resort for the Bergen merchant-princes – and it’s hosted international travelers from across the world ever since. The tranquil resort feeling carries over to this day with its Swiss-style buildings and turn-of-the-century charm – all framed to Bergen’s spectacular natural landscape. Through its rich history, outstanding views and outdoor setting, the Solstrand Hotel & Bad has all the makings of a relaxing getaway to enjoy golden moments with family and friends.
Sitting directly on the shore of Bjørnefjorden, the Solstrand Hotel & Bad is set to the backdrop of sparkling waters, lush mountains and scenic greenery. A hideaway among the fjords, the magnificent surroundings set the tone for a slow-paced stay perfect for recharging the batteries away from it all.
Not only is the scenery great to look at, but the Solstrand’s location is ideal for directly exploring the great Hardangerfjord, the glacier Folgefonna, or the cultural life in the city of Bergen. As such, the long list of possible excursions includes trips to Bergen, Hardanger, Sognefjorden, Ole Bulls museum Lysøen, Rosendal and seaplane over the Folgefonna glacier.
Set to the backdrop of sparkling waters, the light, airy and spacious accommodation lets you experience the outdoor elements up-close and persona. Many rooms allow you to open your windows wide to enjoy the fresh Norwegian air and gorgeous views of the fjord, while others have balconies that sit over the peaceful garden. The rooms all retain the hotel’s longstanding cultural heritage with rustic furniture that transport guests back in time to turn-of-the-century Norway. The marvelous guest rooms at the Solstrand Hotel provide the perfect respite after a long day of soaking in the great outdoors.
Wellness by the Fjord
The Solstrand Hotel & Bad also houses a magnificent spa that reflects local Scandinavian bathing traditions. Take in the stunning natural beauty from the comfort of the heated outdoor pool, or take a dip in the fjord at the bathing pier, which is open all-year-round. The wellness area is enormous and each room has large windows that immerse the facilities in the grandeur of the fjord outside, while the Scandinavian nature is brought into the spa with the use of oak and birch wood, soapstone, marble and shale.
Rounding out the facilities are a steam bath, sauna, icy pool, indoor swimming pool, therapy pool, therapy bath with massage guests and fitness room. In addition to the facilities, you can also unwind with a long list of treatments, including massages, body wraps and facials. The 120-accre private garden invites you to stroll on one of the many trails or to relax on a bench while enjoying the tranquility and beautiful Norwegian nature.