The history

small hotels in BIG surroundings

The idea of a hotel chain consisting of distinctive hotels in our area took shape in the period 1999/2000. After some planning and strategy work, the company Classic Norway AS was formally established in 2003.
Today, the chain consists of a total of 22 hotels, helm facilities and development projects in Lofoten, Western Norway, Inland, Eastern Norway and Southern Norway.

Initially, Classic Norway had only two hotels; Hustadvika Gjestegård and Bjorligard Hotell. 

As the idea of developing and establishing more hotels that together would represent the diversity of our exciting region matured, it became a natural development to buy, build and develop more hotels that fit into this concept. 

In 2004, Håholmen Havstuer in Averøy municipality was bought. This protected fishing village with history dating back to the 18th century has also been owned and run by the famous adventurer Ragnar Thorseth.

Ona Havstuer, Finnøy Havstuer and Molde Fjordstuer joined the hotel chain in 2006.

In 2007 Angvik Gamle Handelssted was built and restored and in May 2008 we bought the charming and venerable Hotell Utsikten in Geiranger which opened its doors to guests as early as 1891.

In 2013, Classic Norway bought the hotels Henningsvær Bryggehotell and Nyvågar Rorbuhotell in Lofoten.

After a year of construction, we opened the newly built Valldal Fjordhotell in the summer of 2016. 

On 1 March 2017,  we could proudly welcome Strand Hotel Fevik into the Classic Norway Hotels chain. 

In the winter of 2018, Reine Rorbuer was acquired and on 1 May the same year, Classic Norway took over the traditional Gloppen Hotell with history dating back to 1866. 

Classic Norway Hotels is both humble and proud of the acquisition of the venerable Hotell Refsnes Gods with estate history dating back to 1767. The estate that became David Chrystie is located on Jeløya outside Moss. 

Sagafjord Hotel will be part of Classic Norway Hotels on 1 January 2020. Nature, culture and history are the foundation of Classic Norway Hotels and Sagafjord Hotel fits perfectly into this concept. 

January 2, 2021, we got a new hotel in the chain. Grand Hotell Bellevue in Åndalsnes was acquired in a so-called "joint venture" between Classic Norway Hotels and Romsdalen AS. Romsdalen AS is owned by, among others, Norwegian Travel Company, Rauma municipality, Fjord Tours Group and others. 

After many years of construction, Ramme fjordhotell was finally able to open its doors for the first time in 2020. Classic Norway Hotels is responsible for the operation of this hotel, which is one of the country's most exclusive. 

The latest addition to the chain is Mølla Hotell in Lillehammer. When the hotel reopens in January after extensive refurbishment, it will be a modern boutique hotel run by Classic Norway Hotels.


Classic Norway is currently owned by 86% of the family companies Berg Inverst and Canica with an equal share.
The remaining shares are owned by some smaller investors.



  • Reine Rorbuer
  • Henningsvær Bryggehotell
  • Larsenbrygga (development project)
  • Nyvågar Rorbuhotell


  • Angvik Gamle Handelssted
  • Finnøy Havstuer
  • Flatflesa Lighthouse
  • Grand Hotel
  • Hotel Molde Fjordstuer
  • Hotel Utsikten Geiranger
  • Hustadvika Guesthouse
  • Håholmen Havstuer
  • Korsholmen
  • Ona Havstuer
  • Valldal Fjordhotell


  • Gloppen Hotel
  • Sagafjord Hotel


  • Mølla Hotell


  • Ramme fjordhotell
  • Hotel Refsnes Gods
  • Skarsnuten Hotel


  • Strand Hotel Fevik