By the Sea
With its vast stretches of coastline and pristine waters, Scandinavia is a nature lover’s dream. Summer is the perfect time to escape to the coast for some relaxation and fun. The July issue of Viking magazine highlights five unique seaside resorts. Here, we highlight three more.
Situated near Tingvoll Fjord in the Nordmøre region of Norway, this hotel used to be a timber-trading operation. Today, it’s a luxurious getaway that still embodies its roots. With 37 uniquely-designed rooms—most of which overlook the fjord—guests will have an exquisite experience. The hotel also has a spa that has been refurbished from an 18th century granary. Learn more about the area’s history at the hotel’s museum and gallery.
This four-star hotel sits on Stockholm’s archipelago overlooking the beautiful harbor in Sandhamn. The hotel’s décor and atmosphere represent the region’s historic sailing culture. Don’t miss the hotel’s outdoor spa, which features a sauna and wood-fired hot tubs boasting magnificent ocean views. Nosh on a great meal inspired by the sea at the Sailing Restaurant overlooking the harbor.
Less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, ION Adventure Hotel is a perfect base camp for those in Iceland’s Golden Circle region. After an exciting day of exploring glaciers, Thingvellir National Park or fly fishing, unwind under the Northern Lights at the sauna and outdoor pool. The Silfra Restaurant and Bar serves up fresh, seasonal meals with an emphasis on sustainable, fresh ingredients from the local area.