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Sogndalstrand is an old port from the days of sailing ships. In 1994 the entire area was listed by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage, and a hotel a little out of the ordinary was born.
Enthusiasts Eli Laupstad Omdal and Jan Oddvar Omdal started with Krambukafé – the general store café – in June 1994, as a voluntary endeavour to bring this unique location from the age of sailing into focus; an entire small town was in decline, and something had to be done.
Today Sogndalstrand Kulturhotell comprises eight different houses with 15 guest rooms, a restaurant, café, conference room, prison pub, etc. The oldest house dates from 1831. The presence of the hotel has also given several players the courage to invest in the local community.