Juvet – the Norwegian word for “gorge” – hints at the hotel’s setting on a steep, natural levee among a forest of birch, aspen, and pine trees.
stay at the Juvet Hotel is a unique opportunity to experience an intimate connection with nature. It is the first landscape hotel in Europe, and has won design accolades all over the world. The Juvet was built to highlight the landscape and natural beauty of the surroundings.
Juvet – the Norwegian word for “gorge” – hints at the hotel’s setting on a steep, natural levee among a forest of birch, aspen, and pine trees. Located in Western Norway on a farmstead in Burtigarden near the town of Andalsnes, the hotel is off the beaten path, and guests only arrive here intentionally.
The construction plan of the Juvet is deliberate. Each of nine the rooms are independent structures and thoughtfully situated to give each room its own perspective to the rugged, jaw-dropping landscape – and ensure each guest appreciates the impact of being alone in this landscape. The minimalist decor and modern design allows these stunning views to take center stage with minimal impact to the surroundings.
What the hotel lacks in traditional amenities it makes up for in unique contact to nature. There are no bellhops, and the owner himself, Knut Slinning, acts as the concierge. Knut Slinning has been visiting this area to holiday for 30 years and is a wealth of knowledge.
Architects Jensen & Skodvin first came to the area when the Norwegian government implemented the National Tourist Routes project. They had an idea for a hotel that would not intrude upon nature, but needed a site to build it. Around the same time, Knut had been approached with an offer to purchase Burtigarden farm. From there the Juvet Hotel was born. Visitors leave the Juvet with a renewed connection to nature and an appreciation for a spending time in a place that exists in harmony with the landscape around it, just as the vision for the hotel intended.
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