Turtagrø Hotell is Norway’s cinderella’s cradle and attracts mountain goats from all continents.
The whole house is built as a bookcase
This is a house
This hotel never forgets
Middle Stack is world class architecture
A few years ago, the venerable main building of the Turtagrø Hotel was the fame of the Flames.
For all the enjoyment of all mountain-lovers, the legendary site is rebuilt in state-of-the-art.
The special, English-red main building knees a little back from the highway over Sognefjellet.
And still, ten years after fresco, this modern construction company has signed Jarmund&Vigsnæs architects for debate about bad and pretty.
– Both the peaks and the old Swiss-style annexe inspired us when we designed the hotel, “says Håkon Vigsnæs.. no.
The new building is both compact and area-efficient, and it resembles a ship in an endless landscape.
The grandeur of the entrance is thought of as a tribute, a warm welcome to the climbers returning from the mountains.
New to Old
Turtagrø was old from a stopover on the mountain transition between Lom ved Vågavannet and Skjolden i Luster.
In the 1870-1880s, mountain troops and reinjeger Ole Berge gave shelter and food for mountain lovers on their stroll in this area.
Ibsen and Grieg on the guest list
During this time Berge suffered several times for the expeditions of the great pioneers in Norwegian mining, the Englishman William Cecil Slingsby.
Henrik Ibsen also visited the place and Edvard Grieg played here several times.
Simple and solid
It goes without saying that the modern interior of such a hotel must be simple and solid and easy to clean.
That’s why the furnace is on the walls and the floors are painted with several coats durable oil paint. The roofs were first sparkled and so painted.
This is also not the place for wall-to-wall carpets. Therefore, we bought woven hair straighteners with a special pattern. They are hard-wearing, and can withstand the crowd of mountain people.
Adventure for everyone
– Many think we only have activities for dumbbells. It is not true. We have marked routes in light terrain, cave hikes and bridges with stupid mountain guides from the Norwegian Guides on the program, says former CEO Laila Hjellvoll.
Beautiful blue flower on the edge
The name torn comes from the almost meter-high plant. It is a beautiful blue flower, as it is a good part of this up, especially around the old seagulls.
The hotel eventually gained a large and unique book collection as well as letters, magazines and photos from Norwegian and international mining.
After the fire in 2001, which left the library in ash, Turtagrøs Friends were founded.
This association aims, among other things, at rebuilding the mountain literature on the spot. Currently the collection contains 1400 books and 600 journals.
Great prize winner
When the Turtagrø Hotel was honored with the Velux Prize in 2003, the jury stated:
The project is brilliant solved. Here light and air are brought into the building, and from the bedroom section with skylights, the climbers can view their favorite mountain tops from the bed; before or after climbing rods in the pointed peaks.
President of the Norwegian Red Cross, Thorvald Stoltenberg, awarded the hotel Fjellskikprisen in 2005.
– The site has helped raise knowledge both about the dangers and opportunities for deployment in the Norwegian mountain world, he said in his speech.
See what’s happening on Turtagrø:
Full nail: tinderite.com
Rubber rag: fan rack.com
Steep mountain guides: The Norway Guides. no
Big screen under the stars: mountain film. no
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