Best time to go
In the heartland of Norwegian natural and cultural heritage. Since 1896, Vatnahalsen has been a popular destination for Norwegians and Europeans in search of a mountain sanctuary. Vatnahalsen is an all-year destination offering a charming atmosphere, a comfortable bed, a hearty meal and a hospitable host.
Vatnahalsen has 40 rooms, including 7 single rooms, with a total of 75 beds in the main building. The rooms are bright and cozy with views of the surrounding nature. Most double rooms can accommodate extra beds and from June–September we also offer extra rooms in the annex, which is approximately 150 metres from the hotel.
A refreshing time capsule
Vatnahalsen was originally built in 1896 as a sanatorium but was never used for its intended purpose. Instead, it became popular as a hotel because of the Bergen Line. After the Bergen Line was opened in 1909, and particularly after the Flåm Railway was connected to the Bergen Line in 1940, Vatnahalsen became a great winter destination.
Then, from the mid-1980s, cycling along the old road next to the Bergen Line became increasingly popular, and summer traffic to the hotel rose considerably. Today, the Rallar Road is considered to be the finest cycling trail in Norway.