In the 1800s, British lords such as Slingsby and Mohn discovered the charming village of Ørsta, located in majestic Sunnmøre on the west coast of Norway. While the fjords were attracting visitors from afar already, the lords discovered excellent climbing spots and hiking routes to boot. Some of the mountains are in fact named after these nobilities, for example Mohns Topp.
More than 200 years on, people come here for the exact same reasons – but the visitors are no longer limited to the nobility. “It is an adventure playground, but it will never be crowded,” says Vivi-Ann Teige, managing director at Hotell Ivar Aasen.