Our handpicked partners are where the best experiences are. Where there is passion we find the best hosts, the most interesting stories, meals that don’t just offer food but are experience to write home about, and activities that bring out the best of the local surroundings. We search for genuineness, professionalism and attention to detail, and we favour those who run sustainable enterprises, with more than their own self-interest in mind. These qualities are our definition of define luxury, which we want to share with you.
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The Historic Hotels & Restaurants of Norway
Historic Hotels and Restaurants is a unique collection of some of Norway’s most charming hotels and restaurants. Each place has its own distinctive character, yet in common they have rigid quality standards and a rich history which forms the setting for guests' own overnight stay and gastronomic experience.
Hurtigruten - the world's most beautiful voyage
The classical Hurtigruten trip takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth, showing you all the beauty of the Norwegian coast including more than 100 fjords and 1000 mountains. Travel sustainably and with meaning. Cross the Arctic circle, immerse yourself in culture and wildlife, engage in unique nature-based experiences and enjoy local fresh foods.
Canvas Hotel is probably the world’s coolest mountain bike hotel! The hidden location in the wilderness – between two lakes, among 100 km of tracks over rocks and moorlands – makes it ideal for mountain biking as well as finding peace of mind. Stay in luxury yurts, learn how to mountain bike with professional guides, Ski & Bike in the dual season May-June, or indulge in an outdoor spa experience.
‘Norway’s Great Gatsby’ is a luxurious estate situated on the island of Grøtøy. The property consists of a 360-degree oceanview lighthouse, boathouse with sauna and a seawater hot tub. After exploring a variety of Arctic adventures, you will be treated with culinary delights based on local ingredients such as sea urchins and fresh fish from the surrounding waters as well as local meat.
Brimiland is a land like no other. It does not exist on any map, atlas nor globe. Yet it’s there – between Vågå and Lom in Gudbrandsdalen, one of Norway's most spectacular mountainous areas. In Brimiland there is no rush and the love for both nature and food is heartfelt. Bonfire and slab are often used to create delicious meals made from the best produce in the surrounding forests and mountains.
Hanen represents around 450 rural pearls in Norway offering eco tourism through farm stays, local food experiences and fresh water fishing. Witness how the world's best cheese is produced at Tingvollost, travel The Golden Road for a mecca of food exeriences or discover your perfect fishing adventure.
Lyngen Lodge is a luxury boutique lodge, providing a one stop destination for the ultimate Arctic experience. The lodge offers full board and ensuite facilities, world class cuisine and a variety of activities lead by the in house mountain and activity guides. The perfect spot to explore the Lyngen alps, all year round.
The Norwegian Trekking Association
The history of the Norwegian Trekking Association stretches right back to the 19th century, when banker and philanthropist Thomas Heftye initiated the foundation with a goal to ‘acquire the means to ease and develop outdoor life in the country’. Now, more than 150 years later, the association is Norway's largest outdoor organisation, working to promote active and versatile outdoor activities and to preserve the outdoors and cultural landscape.
National Tourist Routes in Norway
Natural wonders amplified by art, design and architecture take road stops in Norway to another level. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has so far built 150 rest stops and viewpoints along 2,000 km (1,150 miles) of roads to encourage travel to exotic parts of our vast land and improve local economies. But also, in more poetic terms, to enjoy the journey itself.
Hvitserk Adventures & Expeditions
If you prefer hardcore adventures and are eager to trek, ski or kayak in a guided group, we will hook you up with our friends in Hvitserk who have extensive experience of extreme trips and demanding logistics.
62°NORD own and operate a handful of luxurious hotels and boats, and a helicopter, in the north-west where steep mountains raises from the narrow fjords. One of their gems, Storfjord Hotel, is Norway's only hotel who has earned a membership in Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Together with 62°NORD, we will make sure you get the best of the north-west.
Our skipper friends in Sail Norway will take you on board one of their sailboats for a spectacular experience along the coast. The trips are both a course in sailing and a wild life experience where you will get to learn and play in one of the world's most astonishing and diverse playgrounds.
Up Norway travellers get a special rate on Le Backhand’s high quality wool and silk garments inspired by Nordic lifestyles. Norwegian designer and Founder Lene Nordermoen is a former snowboard pioneer and co-designer Iselin Steiro a sought-after model. Le Backhand is based on respect for both nature and humans. Garments are elegant, versatile and perfect for Norwegian climate.
A family-run business established in 1956, Trekking König has amassed over 60 years of experience in the areas of outdoor, sports and adventure. Working closely with suppliers, Trekking König continually strives to update their range with the newest and best outdoor manufacturers. Up Norway travelers are invited to the online store for special offers on hiking boots, travel accessories, camping equipment or functional clothing.
If you believe you have amazing experiences to offer the Up Norway travelers, get in touch!