If there is one thing that really stands out to me from my year of 2016 it has to be (minus the addition of Pepper in my life) my incredible holiday to Norway. Not only was I able to explore the beautiful city of Oslo, but we took a road trip 3 hours North to Heggenes in the Valdres Region. Whilst we spent 5 days of our holiday here we stayed in the beautiful Herangtunet Boutique Hotel which is the most relaxing and tranquil place...
The hotel itself is family run and Marco, his wife, their son and dog all live at the hotel making your whole stay feel much more personal, and almost like a B'n'B as opposed to a big hotel chain. I wuld have absolutely loved to have seen Norway n the winter when the snow is crisp but even though it was technically still summer when I travelled there last September I completely fell in love with this beauty Norway had to offer.
Amidst pristine nature and tall mountains Herangtunet is nestles away out of sight. As Marie Jose was an interior designer before her and husband Marco moved to Norway to embark on their adventure, every room has it own unique personality and the decor is tailored to different parts of the world. Be it New York or Rome. We actually stayed int he Aspen suite which I was really pleased about because it was rustic and felt much more traditional to Norway that some of the other rooms. The hosts couldnt' have been more attentive during our stay, recommending nearby walks, or to any Brits... Mountain Hikes.
This unique concept boutique hotel go as far as to scavenge for ingredients in the woods around the hotel in order to create stunning three course evening meals cooked by the family. The presentation was incredible and the range of food varied from traditional Norweigan pancakes, to Freshly caught Salmon from that days catch to Berry desserts from the days pick. If there is one thing I would take away from my stay at Herangtunet it's that this is an experience not just a base to stay for a holiday, and I would highly recommend this relaxing break for anyone looking to experience Norway. I hope to be back one day to embark on the Bessegen Ridge trail which is one walk I wasn't fortunate enough to complete during my stay.