1 Scandic Svolvaer, Svolvaer
Explore the Lofoten islands, celebrated for their stunning scenery and killer-whale safaris, and stay at the Scandic Svolvaer. Perched overlooking the harbour in Svolvaer, the hotel
is smart, with well-done rooms that have gorgeous views across the water and of the surrounding mountains. The restaurant serves good local dishes while there’s also a bar that overlooks the water.
Details BB doubles cost from about £94 a night (00 47 7607 2222, scandichotels.com)
2 Herangtunet, Heggenes
Think trollish, but in a good way. This grass-roofed, wooden lodge between the Heggefjord and the Jotunheimen National Park in central Norway combines scenery with considerable luxury. From the outside it’s all rough-hewn rustic charm, but there’s deep comfort inside the ten rooms, each inspired by…