When it comes to snowy getaways, Tahoe or Jackson Hole are apt to come to mind, but there are some absolutely amazing getaways much further away — far up in the fjords of Norway, in fact. Herang Tunet Hotel, a Norwegian lodge getaway, can be found between the Hegge Fjord and Jotunheimen, Norway’s highest mountain range.
Located in the village of Heggenes, the Norwegian lodge is situated in a landscape of forest, lake and mountains, and provides an absolutely perfect winter getaway for snow lovers. Thanks to its proximity to the ski resort of Beitostolen and nearby Jotunheimen National Park, the outdoor opportunities in winter are myriad. Think skiing, dogsledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing, sledding and more.
Owned and operated by Marco and Marie-José, a graphic designer and interior designer, respectively, the couple originally set up Herang Tunet as a guest house. Marco and Marie-José lent their creative skills to theming each of the five rooms around a different geographical region, including Norway, France, Holland, Iceland and Sweden. Additionally, the four suites at Herang Tunet are themed by cities: Rome, Aspen, London and New York.
Herang Tunet is a cozy, intimate guest experience, capable of housing up to 14 guests. For meals, the lodge’s restaurant, with its central woodburning stove, is a perfect landing spot after a brisk day of outdoor adventuring. Round out your evening with an Aquavit nightcap and session in the sauna, and all will be right with the world. Tempted to try a stay at Herang Tunet in the winter? Take a peek at some of the photos of the lodge and its winter activities in the slideshow.