Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks for romantic hotels in Norway, and get inspired!
The Fretheim Hotel tops our romance list for its stunning, remote location in the tiny village of Flam, at the end of the Aurlandsfjord. The property has a rich history -- it dates back to the late 19th century -- and the common spaces have charm to spare. Couples should skip the Standard Rooms, but both Historic Wing Rooms and American Wing Rooms are well-suited for a romantic getaway: Historic Wing Rooms are lovely and quaint (and lack TVs for added authenticity), and American Wing Rooms are contemporary and upscale. The hotel makes the most of its unique, naturally beautiful location with soaring glass windows in the lobby and restaurant that frame the steep surrounding mountains.
The Britannia Hotel makes our romance list not only because it's one of the top luxury hotels in Trondheim, but because it's one of the only hotels in all of Norway with a full-service spa. It's a huge draw for couples, and has a Roman bath, Jacuzzi under a faux starlit ceiling, steam room, saunas, relaxation lounge with headphones, ice fountain with Swarovski crystal backdrop, and a unique cocoon room where guests can relax in cocoon-shaped chair suspended from the ceiling. Best of all, hotel guests get free access to its facilities. The Britannia Hotel is Trondheim's grande dame, and this historic luxury property (opened in 1897) has hosted royalty, celebrities, and diplomats over the years.
This 50-room boutique hotel his an intimate, charming pick for couples, featuring gorgeous rustic-chic decor that blends Scandinavian and Asian design, a small spa area with sauna and steam room, and four-poster beds with animal skin throws in every room. The Bridal Suite has a copper soaking tub at the foot of the bed and a private sauna.
The 116-room Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret is considered to be Bergen's top hotel, and makes a lovely luxury pick for couples -- it has elegant, sophisticated decor, a prime location near Bryggen and Bergenhus Fortress, and modern rooms with sultry style. Plus, guests get the usual perks that come with the business-oriented Clarion Collection chain -- not only free breakfast, but free afternoon waffles and a free light evening meal, which add enormous value.
This 106-room boutique hotel makes our romance list for two primary reasons: Its location in the same building that houses the Olavshallen concert hall (attending a performance can make a romantic date), and the sultry, sophisticated decor, with plush fabrics in jewel tones. Plus, rooms come with good-sized flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and marble bathrooms.