– 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

July 1st: Rallarvegen opens.
Read more about Norway´s most beautiful cycle route here. 


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


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

Beautiful evening by the Reinunga lake only a short walk away from the hotel⛅️ #beautifulevening #vatnahalsenhøyfjellshotell #fishing #hiking #beautifulnature #kjosfossen #moments #reinungalake #nofilterneeded
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Nydelig kveldstur med utsikt mot Reinunga og Seltuftvannet⛰. #hiking #vatnahalsenhøyfjellshotell #reinungavatnet #seltuftvatnet #turstier #kveldstur #utno #beautifulnature #visitnorway
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Vatnahalsen byr på en hyggelig kurs og konferanseopplevelse i flotte omgivelser 🌿 Ta gjerne kontakt med oss for tilbud .
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Sykkelsesongen på Rallarvegen er igang 🚴🏻‍♂️☀️Ta kontakt om du ønsker overnatting på veien. #rallarvegen #haugastøl #biking #finse #vatnahalsenhøyfjellshotell #mountainlodge #beautifulnature #visitnorway #utno #hiking
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