Villa Norangdal

Top choice in The Western Fjords

This enchanting 'mountainpolitan style' hotel began welcoming guests in 1885. The current owner, a descendant of the hotel's founder, began restoration in 2007, after it lay abandoned for decades. Six rooms are each an homage to a different 20th-century decade, utilising iconic Scandinavian design pieces, including Norwegian gems by Nora Gulbrandsen and Grete Prytz Kittelsen.

Downstairs the traditionally decorated, wonderfully atmospheric lounge has a log fire and there's a spectacular dining room and an outdoor Jacuzzi. The freeride skiing from outside the door is excellent and in summer kayaking and climbing opportunities are close at hand. It's a magical place, in a fairy-tale location.