The NSB train from Oslo to Myrdal was delayed for 5 hours due to an electric fire. By the time I got to Flam, it was already 22:30. After a quick cab ride from Flam (paid by NSB), I was warmly greeted by Astrid, the proprietor of Vangsgarden. Room was ready, and a pizza was served. (Never mind, the pizza cost NOK 225!!)
The room was simple. The single has a shower inside, but toilet was down the hall - a little odd. WiFi was only available in the reception area. Breakfast was the usual Scandinavia fare with enormous portions - tasty. Scenery facing the fjord is amazing. If you cannot appreciate nature and simplicity, don't bother stopping here b/c there isn't any night life.
Overall, Aurland is a good place to spend a night or even two on the fjords to just relax. Aurland is better than Flam in my opinion, and thankfully Vangsgarden is a good accommodation that puts you in ease since there are not too many alternatives in Aurland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vangsgaarden Hotel Aurland Municipality
- Vangsgaarden Western Fjords
- Vangsgaarden Norway