““Thank you for your great hospitality and the insight into the hotel’s history and the exceptionally tasty coffee served from a silver jug by a beautiful hulder (a supernatural siren-like creature).”

From the Guest book



To experience can be so much – anything from taking in the beauty surrounding you while sitting on a bench in the garden to the art adorning the walls inside the hotel.

The hotel is also an excellent starting point for guests wishing to explore both physical activities and cultural experiences. We recommend a hike to Oksen, trekking along Dronningstien or visiting one or several of the mighty waterfalls in Husedalen. Fonna Glacier Ski Resort is also within close proximity. Agatunet with its 30 protected buildings, Skrivargarden at Hesthamar and Hardanger Folkemuseum would also love to share their history with you.

Some selected explorations in the local area

1241 moh.

We highly recommend this hike. From Oksen you have a magnificent 360 degrees view of nearly all of Hardanger. The hiking season for this trail is between June and September. Local knowledge says that when there is a cloud over Oksen it will rain the following day…

HM Queen Sonja’s
hiking trail

This beautiful hiking trail offers a stunning panoramic view over Hardangerfjorden, Hardangervidda Nasjonalpark and Folgefonna Nasjonalpark. Dronningstien goes along the edge of the mountain, between Lofthus and Kinsarvik.

Fonna Glacier
ski resort

The Fonnen Glacier Ski Resort has perfect skiing conditions all summer. Opens at the end of April and closes in September. Ski and equipment available for hire. The place for those who love snow sports and fantastic nature.

a cider farm

Get to know the history of Hardanger and its popular culture through both permanent and temporary exhibitions or find peace and quiet walking through the picturesque museum grounds.


Hardanger can offer many interesting and great side experiences. Here you can read about the various activities, and book directly in the system on the day that suits you.

Hardanger museum
of cultural history

Get to know the history of Hardanger and its popular culture through both permanent and temporary exhibitions or find peace and quiet walking through the picturesque museum grounds.

The waterfalls
in Husedalen

This daytrip starts at the harbour in Utne. The ferry goes from Utne to Kinsarvik and the hike starts in Kinsarvik. The trail through Husedalen, where four adjacent waterfalls decorate the landscape, is said to be one of the most beautiful hikes in Norway.

Roundtrip of Hardanger’s
national scenic route

Experience breathtaking nature and architecture together with some of Norway’s most charming hotels: Utne hotel og Ullensvang Hotel. This roundtrip has to be booked through De Historiske Hotel & Spisesteder.

Cider safari
Aga sideri

Experience Hardanger from the sea with the ciderboat! Join us on an exciting journey to the kingdom of fruit and cider, where you will see, learn and taste Norway’s answer to Champagne.

in Agatunet

Agatunet is a unique cultural heritage, an authentic and protected gathering of farmhouses (klyngetun) beautifully situated between fjords, mountains and fruit trees. Brim with heritage the buildings and the stories at Agatun are waiting to be explored.

Cultural calendar
from Hardanger

Festivals, concerts, cultural events and theatre. There is an incredible amount going on that is worth catching up on. Here you will find an overview of what is happening in Hardanger.

Learn to sew
a hardanger seam

Combine a stay at Utne Hotel with learning to sew Hardanger stitch at the Hardanger Folkemuseum.

Pure water

Fresh air