WELCOME TO UTNE HOTEL

Quaint and picturesque
– 300 years of heritage

AN EXPERIENCE
IN ITSELF

Est. 1722

One of Norway’s oldest hotels

17 UNIQUE

Hotel rooms

SEASONAL

1 May until 1 October

120 km

Bergen airport Flesland

55 min

Utne – Voss

WELCOME

ALIVE & AUTHENTIC

Down by the ferry terminal in the tiny waterfront village Utne, surrounded by a charming garden with white picket fences and a stunning view of fjords and mountains, lies one of Norway’s oldest and best- preserved wooden hotels – Utne hotel.

At this hotel little moments become memorable, and a state of simple presence and beingness is in the air. The quintessential feeling of idyllic grandmother nostalgia hits you as soon as you touch the door handle. It is like coming home. Here you are welcomed with a warm and genuine smile.

With nearly 300 years of history embedded in its walls the hotel tells a tale of strong women and hostesses who have generously cared for and about their guests and their tiny village for centuries.

You will feel an urge to return to this place.

“The rain and mist disappeared over the fjord and this beautiful place revealed itself to us. Welcomed with warmth and hospitality, cider from Hardanger in tall glasses, a wonderful view and exquisite flavours.”

From the Guest book

Slow down and unwind

With a focus on relaxation, far from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Slow down and unwind

With a focus on relaxation, far from the hustle and bustle of city life.

“Two fantastic and deliciously tasting days in surroundings oozing with well-preserved history. We will never forget the poem by Vinje that was read aloud!”

From the Guest book

ACCOMMODATION

LET US GO UPSTAIRS

To stay at Utne hotel is a bit like visiting grandmother’s house with its sheer lace curtains, creaking floor boards and squeaking beds.

All the 17 rooms at Utne hotel are unique with historical features, furniture and styles. They all have modern and tiled ensuite bathrooms. The rooms can all be used as twin/ double/ single rooms. Some of the rooms have a view towards the fjord/ waterfront and others face the quiet back garden. None of the rooms have a television. This has been done in order to preserve the quaint and historical atmosphere, and to encourage evening chats or the reading of a good book.

Put away your mobile phone and look your companions in the eyes. Be present here and now and treasure every second. Perhaps accompanied by a glass of sparkling cider.

BOOK A ROOM NOW

Step into a pulsating world of Norwegian hotel heritage.

ATMOSPHERE

TO CELEBRATE OR JUST TO BE

The amazing nature with its mighty snow-capped mountain tops and the green blue Hardangerfjord create a beautiful backdrop for a visit to Utne hotel. It is breathtakingly beautiful and to stay here is an experience in itself.

This picturesque atmosphere makes Utne hotel a perfect venue for celebrating special occasions such as anniversaries, friendship and love.

This is a great place to stay when you want to enjoy the company of the people you love.

HOSTING A PARTY?

The dining room at Utne hotel can host parties of up to 60 guests.

“Thank you for a lovely visit at your hotel! This has been like visiting an old aunt. Good bed, cosy room and great service!”

From the Guest book

Homemade

Do you know what krotekake is?
A crunchy traditional pastry-based lefse made by local bakers taste delicious with homemade ramson butter.

Homemade

Do you know what krotekake is?
A crunchy traditional pastry-based lefse made by local bakers taste delicious with homemade ramson butter.

“It has been a wonderful experience and a journey back in time – flavoured with exquisite quality and a warm and personal service.”

From the Guest book

CIDER TASTING

FRESH, WILD & ACIDULOUS

Let us take you on a journey – to the taste of Hardanger, to dew fresh apples and to the scent of clean nature. We invite you to cider tasting every evening at 18:00 pm in the cider cellar. Here we will serve tasty drops of cider from some of the many fruit and cider producers in Hardanger as well as the history behind the local cider production.

Cider tasting can be booked and attended by both hotels guest and non-residents guests.

(18 years age limit, as all the cider contains alcohol)

NOK 299 per person

BOOK A ROOM NOW

Step into a pulsating world of Norwegian hotel heritage.

RESTAURANT

A CULINARY EXPERIENCE

With a love for fresh seasonal produce and local food traditions Utne hotel invites you on a culinary journey. Veal from Folkedal and lamb from Hardanger taste delicious for dinner. The ramson is picked at Aga and the apples used in the apple cake come from the nearby fruit farms. The homemade jam tastes divine and so does the krotekake.

You will find pancakes and homemade sour dough bread at the breakfast table every morning and products containing local apples are of course offered with every meal.
This is craftsmanship. This is homemade. This is tasty.

There is quality in every step and every ingredient, and everything is served with a beating heart for Hardanger!

Lunch: 12-15 (reservations only)
Dinner: 19-21

NOK 595 for the today’s 3 course meal menu

“This hotel is a precious piece of museumesque heritage on a ness, situated by the fjord in beautiful Hardanger!”

From the Guest book

Nearly 300 years of history
embedded in the walls

The story tells a tale of strong women and hostesses who have generously cared for and about their guests and their village.

Nearly 300 years of history
embedded in the walls

The story tells a tale of strong women and hostesses who have generously cared for and about their guests and their village.

“There is a scintillating scent of summer in the air, a lovely air of past and present times is felt in this house which carries so much history in its walls. May it stay like this for a long, long time!”

From the Guest book

EST. 1722

TO STAY IN A HISTORY BOOK

Utne hotel is Norway’s oldest protected wooden hotel that has been in continuous operation for nearly 300 years. It all started in 1722 as a guesthouse with a living room, kitchen and one bedroom. Utne hotel has for centuries greeted its guests with rich traditions and a warm and thoughtful attentiveness.

Considering the hotel’s age, it is no wonder that one can hear creaking sounds or sense the presence of previous generations watching over the place. It is like staying in a history book.

The hotel has throughout its existence been managed by strong women, and for 70 years ‘Mother Utne’ was in charge of the hotel. Today the hotel hostess is Bente Raaen Widding and together with her husband Kjetil Widding they form the hostmanship at Utne hotel. They make sure that you are welcomed with a warm and genuine smile.

IN THE SPIRIT OF ‘MOTHER UTNE’

At Utne hotel the women have always been in charge. The story of Mor Utne is widely known. Strong-willed and determined Torbjørg Johannesdotter Utne, which was her real name, ran the hotel with love and strength for 70 years.

It has been written about her: “There we were met by the lovely hotel hostess Torbjørg, she exuded such a good and friendly nature that everyone liked her, and she was known in and beyond Europe, from Hannover to America”.

The local population in Utne greatly appreciated ‘Mother Utne’ and when she passed away they collected money to buy a silver wreath for her funeral. Today this silver wreath is hanging in the hotel restaurant.

Experience magnificent views,
waterfalls and magical
mountain hiking!

Utne hotel is an excellent starting point for guests who wish to explore both physical activities and cultural experience

Experience magnificent views,
waterfalls and magical
mountain hiking!

Utne hotel is an excellent starting point for guests who wish to explore both physical activities and cultural experience

ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES

LET US EXPLORE

To experience can be so much – anything from taking in the beauty surrounding you while sitting on a bench in the garden to the art adorning the walls inside the hotel.

The hotel is also an excellent starting point for guests wishing to explore both physical activities and cultural experiences. We recommend a hike to Oksen, trekking along Dronningstien or visiting one or several of the mighty waterfalls in Husedalen. Fonna Glacier Ski Resort is also within close proximity. Agatunet with its 30 protected buildings, Skrivargarden at Hesthamar and Hardanger Folkemuseum would also love to share their history with you.

“Thank you for your great hospitality and the insight into the hotel’s history and the exceptionally tasty coffee served from a silver jug by a beautiful hulder (a supernatural siren-like creature).”

From the Guest book

The waterfalls
in Husedalen

This daytrip starts at the harbour in Utne. The ferry goes from Utne to Kinsarvik and the hike starts in Kinsarvik. The trail through Husedalen, where four adjacent waterfalls decorate the landscape, is said to be one of the most beautiful hikes in Norway.

Oksen
1241 moh.

We highly recommend this hike. From Oksen you have a magnificent 360 degrees view of nearly all of Hardanger. The hiking season for this trail is between June and September. Local knowledge says that when there is a cloud over Oksen it will rain the following day…

HM Queen Sonja’s
hiking trail

This beautiful hiking trail offers a stunning panoramic view over Hardangerfjorden, Hardangervidda Nasjonalpark and Folgefonna Nasjonalpark. Dronningstien goes along the edge of the mountain, between Lofthus and Kinsarvik.

Visit
a cider farm

Cider, fjords and mountains. Visit one or several of the local cider producer from Hardanger. The farms are situated in scenic surroundings and offer their guests cider tasting, history and the opportunity to purchase local specialties.

Hardanger museum
of cultural history

Get to know the history of Hardanger and its popular culture through both permanent and temporary exhibitions or find peace and quiet walking through the picturesque museum grounds.

Fonna Glacier
Ski Resort

Fonna Glacier Ski Resort has perfect skiing conditions throughout the summer season. It opens in April and closes in September. Ski rental is available. This is the perfect place if you love winter sports and magnificent nature.

Roundtrip of Hardanger’s
national scenic route

Experience breathtaking nature and architecture together with some of Norway’s most charming hotels: Utne hotel og Ullensvang Hotel. This roundtrip has to be booked through De Historiske Hotel & Spisesteder.

Lagmannsstova
in Agatunet

Agatunet is a unique cultural heritage, an authentic and protected gathering of farmhouses (klyngetun) beautifully situated between fjords, mountains and fruit trees. Brim with heritage the buildings and the stories at Agatun are waiting to be explored.

Pure water

Fresh air

UTNE HOTEL

5778 Utne
Postboks 23
Noreg

Tel: 53 66 64 00
Mob: 91 88 13 98
reception@utnehotel.no

SEASONAL OPENING

1 May until 1 October

RESTAURANT

Lunch: 12-15 (reservations only)
Dinner: 19-21

PARTIES AND EVENTS

Maximum 60 guests

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Check availability

TABLE RESERVATIONS

Send a request and we will get back to you

MEMBERSHIP

Gift card for a special experience

Give a special experience to someone you love.
Contact us if you would like to buy a gift card.

Utne Hotel is a proud member of the Historic Hotels and Restaurants and also offer gift cards. These gift cards can be used at all the Historic Hotels and Restaurants in Norway.