Located 40 minutes outside of Oslo on the island of Jeløy, Refsnes Gods hotel offers meeting rooms and 61 guest rooms, as well as banquet halls for up to 100 guests for weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations. This year marks its 250th anniversary, which has been celebrated throughout the summer with events including a large sculpture exhibition, due to its large focus on art. Built in 1767, Refsnes Gods has always been family-run and was a private summer house for wealthy families until 1936. “Due to its background as privately owned, the house was created as a place where people can come and enjoy themselves – where they can feel at home and at ease,” explains hotel director Gunn Salbuvik, whose family took over the grounds in 1998.