– in the heartland of the Norwegian natural and cultural heritage. Ever since 1896, Vatnahalsen has been a popular destination for Norwegians and Europeans in search of a mountain sanctuary. It's a great base, whether you want to enjoy traditional food and scenic views, go skiing, or explore Nærøyfjorden, one of UNESCO´s World Heritage sites. Vatnahalsen is an all year destination where you will find a charming atmosphere, a comfortable bed, a hearty meal and a hospitable host.

Warm greetings
Jannet Aksnes


Here you will find peace and quiet between mountains and fjords, at the top of Flåmsdalen, with spectacular scenery on all sides. Vatnahalsen is a friendly, traditional and activity-based all-year hotel in the heart of the Norwegian cultural heritage.


Vatnahalsen and its surroundings offer numerous unique experiences. An active lifestyle plays an important part, and the cultural aspects of many of the activities provide an extra dimension when you move into nature.


A brief guide to events and activities at Vatnahalsen.

What's happening

Ski & Yoga 
March 8–11
Jump on the train to the mountains and fill your days with ski touring, yoga and healthy food.
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Easter 2018
March 29–April 1
Activities for the whole family during the Easter holiday.
Please contact us here for more details.   

Freeride Weekend for girls 
April 5–8
A social weekend with great guides and world class freeriding. Girls only! Register here

April 20–22
Remember to book a room for the legendary Skarverennet. We offer accommodation from Friday to Sunday for only 2365 NOK per person. The price includes 2 nights April 20–22, dinner on Friday, breakfast + packed lunch + dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Addition for single room is 600 NOK. Book room here

May 26
Welcome to Norway´s most beautiful half marathon – a run for the whole family through the scenic Flåm Valley. Sign up here



Check out our guests’ videos from Vatnahalsen and its surroundings.


See our guests' photos on Instagram. Tag your photos with #Vatnahalsen.

God stemning fra fjellet 🎿☀️ #skitur #skivaffel #godstemning #randonee #vatnahalsenhøyfjellshotell #flåmsbana #utno #tatogettilfjells #tarven
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Food for the weekend 🥦🍎 #fooddelivery #flåmsbana #vatnahalsenhøyfjellshotell #tatogettilfjells #skitur #påskestemning #skivaffel #skiandtrain
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Frister det med en skitur i påsken ? På hotellet har vi både hjerterom og ledige hotellrom 🐣 🐥 #påskeferie #vatnahalsenhøyfjellshotell #tatogettilfjells #flåmsbana #skiturer #easter #påskegodt #påskestemning
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