Welcome to the historical Fretheim Hotel!
Experience world heritage at it’s finest

Stay in historic surroundings

Fretheim Hotel is the largest hotel in Flåm and an institution unto itself. With 122 rooms, exquisite Restaurant Arven, top modern conference venues, and lovely gardens. The history of the hotel goes all the way back to the 1870’s; and today, Fretheim a proud member of the Norwegian Historic Hotels & Restaurants. 

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The Hotel

 With the past as a source of inspiration, Fretheim Hotel offers cultural experiences drawn from the region of Sognefjord. Bringing locally sourced cuisine, spectacular views of the fjord landscape and interior furnishings that will take you back in time.


We have 122 rooms in different categories with stunning views. Our rooms reflect different periods in the hotel's history from 1870 to the present.

 Meetings & Conferences

History and modernity, combined with beautiful nature and our excellent cuisine, makes Fretheim Hotel an attractive place for meetings and conferences.

Food & Drinks 

Good food and drinks are a vital part of any travel experience. At Fretheim Hotel we want our guests to enjoy a full gourmet experience.

Special Occasions

Surrounded by stunning nature and world class activities at the front door, Fretheim Hotel is the perfect venue for special occasions.


With the fjord and the surrounding mountains as your nearest neighbor, there are many amazing activities and experiences to discover.


Fretheim Hotel offers a rich and diverse programme of activities and events in Flåm all year round. We truly have something for everyone.

The story

As far back as the 1800’s, Flåm has been a cherished spot for travellers and adventures alike. English lords arrived at Sognefjorden with their boats looking for new areas to fish and hunt. They found lodging at Christen Fretheim’s farm and soon Fretheim Hotel became a reality.

travel here

There are good bus connections to Flåm. Nettbuss has daily departures between Oslo and Flåm and between Bergen and Flåm.

The nearest airport is Sogndal Airport Haukåsen, 90 minutes by car from Flåm. Widerøe has several daily departures from both Bergen and Oslo. Flåmsbana links with most trains on the Bergen line between Oslo and Bergen. The 20 kilometer train ride from the mountains of Myrdal down to Flåm, provides a panoramic view of one of the most beautiful fjord and mountain landscapes in Western Norway!


Vy runs daily services between Oslo and Bergen. The train from Oslo to Myrdal takes around 4.5 hours. The train from Bergen to Myrdal takes around 2 hours. In Myrdal, you can change to the Flåm Railway. This will take you down to Flåm in one hour.

See train times and fares here.

To book tickets for the Flåm Railway, click here.


Between 1 May and 30 September, a daily Norled express ferry runs from Bergen to Flåm. Departure from Bergen Strandkaiterminal is at 08.00. The return journey leaves Flåm at 15.30. The trip takes approximately 5.5 hours. Timetable and fares are available at www.norledfjordcruise.no

For a fjord cruise in the World Heritage area click here.


Flåm has good road connections from east to west between Oslo and Bergen. It takes approximately 5 hours to drive from Oslo to Flåm. 2.5 hours to drive from Bergen. From Voss the drive is approximately 1 hour.

Create an itinerary by entering the place of departure and specifying Fretheim Hotel as the destination.

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