A historical atmosphere on the bare mountain
Hotel Finse 1222 is located at the highest point along the Bergen Railway, at 1222 meters above sea level. It was first opened in 1909, at the same time as the Bergen Railway was completed. Finse is only reachable by train, bicycle, or foot, and the platform is located 2,5 hours east of Bergen and 4,5 hours west of Oslo.
The hotel is found directly on the platform, overlooking the stunning glacier Hardangerjøkulen, amongst other views, and is generally surrounded by a scenic and beautiful mountain region. During the winter, Hotel Finse 1222 is open from January to the end of May, and during the summer from July to end of September. The hotel has 41 rooms and 109 beds.
The building has undergone major changes throughout the years, however, the historic essence still is within the walls. There are many exciting stories to tell about the start-up of the Finse city, the polar heroes and Star Wars.