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E16, 5743 Aurland, 5745, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Away from the tourist mad but better known Flam in the heart of the Western Norway Fjords lies this little gem. Right by crystal clear waters of the Aurlandsfjord, Vangsgaarden is a small family run guest house with lots of history. Immaculate and charming. Very friendly hosts& a great restaurant attached. Highly recommended. We had great weather too...what more could... More

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Frillesas, Sweden
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We rented a cabin for two nights at Vangsgaarden. Beautiful location, cabins are literally on the water and the view was magnificent. Clean, comfortable, had the basics for preparing simple meals (we brought our own food). There was a coffee maker and an electric kettle as well. One bedroom with two single beds, one loft (VERY low ceiling and steep... More

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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming hotel/guesthouse with simple rooms , some offering great views on the fjord. The breakfast has all what you need and the cafe serves delicious fishes. It is very close to Flåm but signifucantly less crowded. Really perfect for a 2-3 nights stop on your fjord tour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place was just my cup of tea. I didn't know exactly what to expect because the photos and write-ups didn't make it completely clear. But what we got exceeded my expectations. The fact that the weather was just perfect may have helped with my experience but this place would be lovely at just about any time, I think. And... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed at this lovely little place for 2 nights. On arrival we were told that there had been an over booking and we could not get our family room. However, they gave us a cabin instead. This was at no extra cost to us, so we were very happy! The cabin was directly in front of the ferry wharf.... More

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Poland Springs, Maine
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights in the hotel in a family room which was very clean. Every window had a view of the beautiful fjord and beautiful mountains rising up from there. There were even waterfalls cascading down the mountainside. Just steps away to catch the ferry, and a few more steps in the other direction was the information center... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights in this idyllic hotel and much enjoyed our stay. The hotel is a ten minute drive/ fifteen minute ferry from Flam. A very peaceful location, away from the cruise ship crowds in flam, looking over the fjord. However, the downside of this is that it can be hard to get to as the bus and ferry... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family and I (2 adults, 2 children) booked a triple room for a night's stay at Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri. We took a 15-minute ferry from Flamsbana Railway Station and hopped off at Aurland jetty. The hotel is just a few steps away from the jetty, very convenient for us to catch another ferry the next day. Upon arrival, we were... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed there for one night, the view from the cabin was amazing!!!! Very quiet and cozy! The only two problems are the WiFi doesn't reach the cabin and without any warning we get to the cabin to read a sign that they expect you to clean the cabin, even wash the bathroom. Also, we almost missed breakfast because they... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at this property, with 5 of us in a cabin and one in a room in the hotel. The cabins on the fjord are incredible in you want a view and enjoy watching the ferries come and go. Do not expect much privacy or quiet. There are six basic cabins, with a double room overlooking the... More

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Address: E16, 5743 Aurland, 5745, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Sogn og Fjordane > Aurland Municipality
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Vangsgaarden Hotel Aurland Municipality
Vangsgaarden Western Fjords
Vangsgaarden Norway

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Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri is situated in Aurland, a small town idyllically placed in the innermost corner of the Sognefjord. Here at Vangsgaarden, the Ohnstad-Stigen family has welcomed guests for several generations and the hotel has preserved traditions that go all the way back to the 18th century. At our restaurant, Duehuset, you can taste some of the local food our town is known for. Vangsgaarden offers rooms, a restaurant and a variety of activities. Our hotel is located right in the middle of some of Norway's most powerful nature experiences like the Flam Railway, the Naeroyfjord and the Aurlandsdalen Valley. ROOMS In our hotel wing we have 18 rooms with beautiful views. In our garden by the fjord we have 6 cabins that are suitable for 4-5 persons. ... more   less 
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