Day 1: Arrival Balestrand and check-in at Kviknes Hotel
The road trip starts in beautiful Balestrand, idyllically located in the heart of the Sognefjord. Here you check in at the majestic Kviknes Hotel.
The Kvikne family has been hosting since the hotel was built in Swiss style in 1877, and despite both renovations and expansions, the hotel by the fjord has managed to retain its unique character. Kviknes Hotel is today a modern hotel with soul and atmosphere, and both works of art and treasures collected over generations help to give the hotel its special style.
In Balestrand you can visit the Norwegian Museum of Tourism, which opened in 2016, and walk over to Ciderhuset, where in the summer you can join a cider tasting and shop in the farm shop. Ciderhuset has its own shop with approx. 20 different types of Balholm cider and fruit juice.
Balestrand also has a good, varied and well-marked hiking trail network where most people will find a suitable alternative. Some of the trails are information trails where you can read about the nature and the animals that live in the area. The trails are also well organized with viewpoints, benches and campfire sites. Many are accessible from the center of Balestrand.
And after the trip? Then rest in quiet surroundings on the terrace or in one of the hotel's lounges. In the evening, enjoy a good dinner in the magnificent dining room. You will surely also find something good in the glass, as the hotel's wine list is the most richest and largest in Sognefjorden.