Scan Magazine | Issue 76 | May 2015

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absolutely fantastic that we’re situated where we are, because it means that we can use the surrounding nature and fjords to create spectacular experiences for everyone. Visitors can go biking, or they can take part in our popular fjord safaris – everything available around the corner from the hotel,” Wigand says. A dedication to local treats and a creative cuisine Vicinity means a lot to Fretheim, Wigand explains. Not only does the word describe the endless list of activities available on the hotel’s doorstep, but it also entails fantastic cuisine made from produce grown close to Flåm. As part of De Historiske, an historical hotel and restaurant membership organisation, Fretheim vows to present guests with traditional and local quality food. For instance, an à la carte menu has been discarded in favour of a menu varying according to the daily deliveries from local producers and farmers. Wigand adds that the hotel’s strong con-

nections with the agricultural college of Sogn og Fjordane gives the menu even more of an inspired flair. “Our chefs have the freedom to be very creative with the produce delivered, and thus give the meals a special touch,” he says. “Still, we’re very keen to keep the traditional character of Norwegian cuisine alive. It creates some challenges that we are happy to meet, but the key point is that we are never confined to a set menu that doesn’t accept alterations.”

places will keep you warm and comfortable, just as its earnest hospitality has done for more than a century. “There’s a simplicity and scenery up here that must be experienced. If we can add quality and personal attention to that experience, that’s our greatest desire,” says Wigand. For more information, please visit:

Tranquility and simplicity Add a spectacular view of the fjord to a menu changing daily, and you will see why it is difficult not to be both inspired and rejuvenated by a visit to Fretheim Hotel. Want to kick back after a stimulating day of new experiences? Make a visit to the hotel’s Sivle library, paying tribute to local author Per Sivle, or relax and take in the tranquil atmosphere at one of the hotel bars. There is no need to worry about the seasonal cold – FretheimHotel’s cosy fire-

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