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Vangsgaarden

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E16, 5743 Aurland, 5745, Norway
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As tourists, we are in the region to ride the scenic railroad and perhaps do some hiking or biking, and that is centered in Flam. But that doesn't mean you have to stay in Flam when there is this fine alternative 10 minutes away (I had a car, so if you are traveling by other means this may not apply... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at Vansgaarden Guest House in Aurland for 3 nights, which we enjoyed and was too short. We could have easily stayed a week to enjoy other walks / hikes around Aurlandsdalen. Vansgaarden is less than 5 mins from the ferry pier, fantastic views of the fjords and they have various room accommodations, e.g. cabins with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We broke our self-done Norway in Nutshell tour here. We took the 6.25am train from oslo to Myrdal and then onward to Flam on June 25th. We had planned to take the bus from Flam to Aurland but the ferry was just leaving, so we took the ferry and got down at Aurland. The cottages are just off the pier...... More 

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Acton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aurland is just a few minutes away from Flam by car so you can easily go there for dinners, but, since it is away from the bustle of the train and cruise traffic it is a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Vangsgaarden is right along the bank of the fjord and the windows of our room looked right out... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel's location right on the fjord is fantastic. Especially during early mornings or evenings this place is just spectacular. The rooms are clean, have big windows and a separate seating area. Ask for a room with a view over the fjord. Simple but sufficient breakfast is served in a separate building. We would go again.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting was idyllic -- peaceful, and beautiful close to the Aurlandfjord. The room was spacious and clean, with a beautiful view of the fjord. The staff was welcoming and kind. The beds were comfortable, but somewhat narrow, The breakfast was good and served in a separate house, also charming with old furniture. There were several places in the garden... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel supplies simple lodging in the smaller town of Aurland, which is a quieter alternative to the crowds in Flam. It's not fancy--for example, if you want a hair dryer, you ask the desk to borrow one--but it does the job. You can see the fjord from many rooms, and the hotel garden is very pretty. The restaurant is... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The cottage was clean and looked fresh. The kitchen was well equipped. The view over fjord was amazing! Ships were passing by and a water seemed to touch the cottage - that was awesome! I felt as I were on a boat. We were there during a weekend, and there was a loud music in the restaurant next to the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Travelling through Norway off the main coastal route which brought us to the quaint town of Aurland. Visiting the Duehuset restaurant in Aurland we were hoping to find some authentic cooking which is proving quite hard to find in Norway. Quite disappointing food here, too. Sadly

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The front desk staff is very helpful and friendly. The views from the inn are beautiful - and having the restaurant nearby is very nice at the end of a long day (order the trout! totally worth it!). Aurland is much more peaceful - no tour busses, etc. great stay!

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