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Thon Hotel Lofoten
Thon Hotel Lofoten.
Photo: Thon Hotel
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Here is Norway’s top hotel breakfast

Tiny Svolvær beats the hotels located in major cities such as Oslo and Bergen. The Northern town can now claim to have the best hotel breakfast in all of Norway.


Fresh pastries, juice – and coffee made by some serious baristas…

Most of us love a great, late breakfast when we’re out travelling, and hopefully all Norwegian hotels deliver crispy bacon and perfectly scrambled eggs as an absolute minimum.

However, some hotels put more resources into the breakfast experience than others.

Now, a hotel in Northern Norway walks away with the award for Norway’s best hotel breakfast. They were chosen among 400 candidates.

The winner is Thon Hotel Lofoten, located at the harbour next to the Hurtigruten quay in the small town of Svolvær.

“Today, it feels extra special to be a hotel manager in the world’s most beautiful archipelago”, Thon Hotel Lofoten manager Erik Taraldsen told the local newspaper Lofotposten.

To explain their success, he emphasizes the hotel’s cooperation with local food suppliers.

“They deliver to us every day, and it’s the fresh produces that make the difference. The local suppliers improve the quality of milk, eggs, and not least the cheese”, Taraldsen says.

In addition to the superior local food, the breathtaking view from the breakfast hall is seen as an important ingredient in the overall experience. Hotel manager Taraldsen explains how the employees get up at 4 am every morning, in order to get the breakfast ready for serving early on.


Breakfast in Lofoten is always nice! #thonlofoten #svolvær #lofoten #winter

Et bilde publisert av Håkon Vangen Iversen (@hknivers)

For the last few years, Scandic Nidelven in Trondheim has won the award for best hotel breakfast. Now, the winning streak has come to an end:

“Of course, we want to congratulate Thon Hotel Lofoten with their victory. They deliver a great product. Last year, we won this prize for the eleventh time in a row, and we knew there was a chance that it couldn’t last forever. That said, we want to do everything in our power to reclaim the trophy next year”, hotel manager Kjetil Vassdal says in a press release.

This year, he shared third place with the design hotel The Thief in Oslo.

The award is given by a jury appointed by Haugen-Gruppen, an important food and wine importer in Scandinavia.

The criterias of the award are the quality of the products, the assortments, presentation, service, atmosphere and cleaning.

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