Kviknes Hotel

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Kvikne's Hotel
Kviknes Hotel
Kviknes Hotel
Kviknes Hotel is located in Norway
Kviknes Hotel
Location within Norway
General information
Architectural styleSwiss chalet style
Late modernism
LocationSogndal, Vestland
Coordinates61°12′33″N 6°32′16″E / 61.20917°N 6.53778°E / 61.20917; 6.53778
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Completed1913, 1960s
OwnerThe Kvikne family
Design and construction
Architect(s)Franz Wilhelm Schiertz
(The historic building)
Awards and prizesBest Historic Hotel of Europe by the Water 2014[1]

Kviknes Hotel is a hotel, located by the Sognefjord in Sogndal Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. The hotel has 195 rooms in total which are divided between two buildings. The historic building was completed in 1913 and has 25 rooms, while the building from the 1960s contains 165 rooms.[2][3] The hotel is a member of the Norwegian association of historic hotels and restaurants – De historiske.[4]

The historic building in Swiss chalet style was Norway's largest wooden building when it was completed. The building from the 1960s was built in concrete, and the architecture of the wing is characterized by the passage's typical late modernism. In 2008 the new conference and banquet department was finished. "Kviknesalen" has meeting capacity for up to 450 people. The hotel also has several function rooms and lounges, as well as two restaurants and a bar.

Kviknes Hotel by the Sognefjord

Art and culture are central themes at the hotel, including a number of valuable paintings.[5] The hotel also hosts the jazz festival Balejazz.[6]

Nearby the hotel is "The English Church", a beautiful and unique dragestil church that has much common history with the hotel.

Notable visitors[edit]

Over the years, the hotel has been visited by many notable visitors, including:[7]

Emperor William II[edit]

German Emperor William II stayed at the hotel at the outbreak of World War I and received the news there. The hotel still possesses the chair he used on that occasion in their restaurant.[8]


  1. ^ Kviknes Hotel er kåra til beste historiske hotell i Europa Archived 11 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine NRK (in Nynorsk)
  2. ^ a b Rooms at the hotel's website Archived 15 July 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Kviknes Hotel Archived 29 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine NRK, Fylkesleksikon (in Nynorsk)
  4. ^ Kviknes Hotel Archived 20 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine www.dehistoriske.com
  5. ^ Come and appreciate our art collection Archived 11 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine The hotel's website
  6. ^ Balejazz Archived 29 July 2016 at the Wayback Machine Official website
  7. ^ Kjentfolk på Kvikne's Hotell Archived 11 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine NRK Fylkesleksikon (in Nynorsk)
  8. ^ Her sat keisaren da krigen starta Archived 11 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine NRK (in Nynorsk)

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