Surrounded by untouched nature and the wild mountainous landscape all your senses will come to life. In establishing Hotel Herangtunet, Marco and Marie-José Robeerst created a welcoming haven of comfort, a place to recuperate and get in touch with your creative side. This philosophy is translated in the individual character and tastefully furnished suites. Each suite is individually styled by the Dutch couple in a tribute to their most favourite places on the planet.
Each individually furnished themed suite boasts a wood stove, a luxurious bathroom and the finest beds. To experience the region’s cuisine, you are welcome to join Marie-José at the table. She serves a 3 course menu daily comprised of produce from the local butcher, baker and brewery. The creative cuisine reflects the region of Valdres. This really is the perfect Scandinavian base to start a walking holiday, culinary travels or a very romantic skiing trip.
The 32 seat restaurant is friendly and informal. Every day Marie-José prepares a delightful 3 course meal sourcing produce locally when possible. The beer and aquavit are also local favourites. Every Friday night, you can enjoy the hotel’s “grazing board”, offering a selection of excellent regional fare.
You are dining at large wooden dining tables, while on colder nights a fire is lit in the big wood stove. Weather permitting, the outside Ofyr is lit, so you can cook the trout you caught earlier in the day.
The centre of the Herangtunet grounds, 1.3 acres, is the “Bygdetun” which means kitchen garden. The wonderful terrace offers seating for 36 persons and has three camp-fires so you won’t get cold. The airy open pine forest with undergrowth of bilberries creates a lovely fairy-tale like atmosphere around the house, garden and terrace.
For those who love the outdoors, there is much to do in the region around the Herangtunet hotel. There is plenty of water, for instance, because Herangtunet is near one of the Heggefjord’s inlets. You will also find mountains, the highest in Norway, in the nearby Jotunheimen National Park. Mountain climbing, swimming, rafting, fishing, cycling or walking; you can do it all. For the skilled hiker the challenging “Besseggen”trail across the mountains is a must. The winter months offer other activities such as husky sledding or riding a snow scooter. Air boarding, snow rafting or SMX snow cycling are the more demanding winter sports available for enthusiasts. The Fagernes Folk Park is well worth a visit.