Norway's history is rich in Viking lore and medieval traditions, as well as royal scandals and industrial advancements. Some of our favorite hotels keep the nation's history alive. Check them out here: This luxury hotel on the water near Bryggen has glamorous, even sultry style. The elegant lobby has impressive crystal chandeliers, oversized royal purple chairs, and rich floor-to-ceiling curtains; the rooms also have some sexy style details such as royal purple fabrics. Some may find the rooms too dark, but others may like the dimly lit ambiance. The hotel is housed in a historic neo-Baroque building, and there is beautiful interior stonework in the tower section of the hotel off the lobby. Guests can request a key card to visit the tower for panoramic views.