Fretheim Hotel - the Flåm resort
Fretheim Hotel is a delightful white wooden building at the head of an inlet of the Sognefjord. The hotel is rich in tradition dating as far back as 1870, a tradition which we believe to be essential to preserve, while at the same time respecting the importance of adapting to modern times.
At the end of the 1800s, Fretheim Hotel was a large farm that would house wealthy English Lords who came here to fish for salmon in the Flåm river and to enjoy the beautiful scenery.The hotel was built primarily in a Swiss style, and its growth and development over the years has coincided with the increase in the numbers of tourists and travellers, initially on the Bergen Railway and more recently with the popularity of the Flåm Railway. Today the hotel stands out as an architecturally and historically exciting building, where the venerable older quarters exist in perfect harmony with the newer additions built in 2000. In 2012, the hotel became a member of Historic Hotels and Restaurants, a membership-based business organisation consisting of hotels and restaurants housed in Norwegian heritage buildings.
The Fretheim Hotel works hand in hand with local producers and prioritises the use of niche products of the highest quality. The kitchen is renowned for its excellent cuisine and use of local raw materials. In the area around Flåm, there are several outstanding producers of raw materials such as Undredal cheese, small-scale producers of lamb, deer and reindeer meat of the finest quality, and not least the Sogn Agricultural and Horticultural School, which supplies organic vegetables.
Fretheim Hotel has a total of 121 rooms in the main building, with 31 rooms in the charming historical wing and 90 rooms in the modern section built in the year 2000. In addition, we have an impressive old-style Norwegian storehouse in the yard, refurbished to accommodate 6 people.
For any additional information, please contact us at:
PO Box 63, NO-5742 Flåm
Tel: (+47) 57 63 63 00
Fax: (+47) 57 63 64 00