When you arrive on the ferry, the Kviknes is just a few feet away.
The historic part of the hotel, facing the Sognefjord. There is a modern wing to the hotel but it didn't have as much charm.
View of the fjord from the front of the hotel.
Charming, or is this a scary, hallway?
There were 4 of us so we had a family suite--2 rooms with adjoining bathroom.
There was a small sitting area and a sink in each room.
We had a private balcony facing the fjord.
Our room rate of $150/person/night included buffet dinner and buffet breakfast. The buffet dinner was quite a spread. This was a delicious squash soup.
There was an amazing seafood spread with stone crab legs. I generally don't like stone crab legs because they're usually previously frozen. These were fresh out of the water and delicious.
I love the Norwegian shrimp. The shell is rough but the meat is so incredibly sweet. I could eat platefuls of these.
There was quite a salmon spread--poached, grilled, smoked, gravlax. There were hot items and salads as well but I mainly loaded up on the seafood. After dinner, coffee & tea was served in one of the public rooms. Since we were there in May, it was light until 10 pm so we still had a great view of the fjord while enjoying our after-dinner drinks.
Breakfast the next morning was also quite a spread. Again, every imaginable salmon, along with eggs, bacon, beans and brown cheese. The brown cheese is slightly sweet and it grows on you.
We spent 2 nights at the Kviknes but you could probably get away with just 1 night. There is only 1 ferry from Flam every day and it departs Flam at 15:30, arriving in Balestrand at 16:55. When you arrive, you can take a walking tour of Balestrand and maybe even take the rowboat out for an hour on the fjord. The next day, you can go to Vik then leave in the afternoon.
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