Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014

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Scan Magazine | Hotel Profile | Hotel Videseter

Enjoy an active holiday at Hotel Videseter Eager to showcase the treasures of Møre and Romsdal, Hotel Videseter is the ideal starting point for those seeking adventure and the more relaxed alike. By Anette Berve | Photos: Hotel Videseter

Hotel Videseter is open only during the summer season and is a traditional tourist hotel. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the Hjelle valley from panoramic windows from any part of the hotel. The restaurant seats up to 450 people in order to cater to cruise ship guests, but whether it be large groups or an individual guest, owner Per Garen takes a keen interest in making sure that everyone is taken good care of. The hotel is also a part of Motor Bike Hotels, Europe's first hotel group catering specifically to motorbike tourists.

Hotel Videseter was built in 1903 for travellers passing through on horse and carriage, but in 1960, the hotel was badly damaged in an avalanche. Through hard work, the hotel reopened the following season. Today, the hotel is run by Garen and his family. Day trips There is no lack of activities in the area, and the hotel is located at an ideal distance from all the major tourist attractions in western Norway; most significantly, it is close to the UNESCO heritage-listed Geiranger Fjord. Also worth a visit are Dalsnibba and the Briksdal Glacier. “We are very central, in the middle of nothing,” he explains. “Some of Norway’s most historic and popular tourist destinations are only a short drive away from the hotel, so it is perfect as a base camp,” explains Garen. His personal favourite activity is biking along the Old Stryne mountain road. The

trip from Grotli to Videseter is a day trip that has been popular for over 100 years and will take you through several historic places at your own pace. With several information spots along the route, it makes for the perfect way to navigate through the scenery while learning more about Norway. Due to the high altitude the snow does not melt until late summer, which creates an almost all-year skiing season. Stryn Summer Ski is just a short drive away, which means that a summer holiday can be combined with a ski trip. It is quite a surreal experience to ski in the morning and sunbathe in the afternoon.

Top attractions in the area: -

Geiranger Fjord The Briksdal Glacier Dalsnibba The Eagle Road The Old Stryne Road

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