Molja Lighthouse is one of the world’s most unique hotel rooms, sitting 100m from the main shore of one of Norway’s most beautiful towns and providing the ultimate getaway for travellers looking for seclusion combined with convenience.
Molja Lighthouse is ‘room 47’ of the stylish Hotel Brosundet, whose other rooms are on the shore nearby in the main building. The lighthouse room offers stunning views out into the Norwegian Sea and surrounding islands, as well as back onto the picturesque harbour of Alesund – perfect for creating some romantic memories! The lighthouse room was refitted by top Norwegian architects Snohetta, with design combining rustic elements with a chic, urban finish.
Alesund lies almost halfway up the western coastline of Norway, and is a busy seaport as well as the perfect base from which to explore the nearby Sunnmøre Alps and surrounding fjords. The nearby village of Geiranger and Geirangerfjord are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, and were also commended as the best tourist destination in Scandinavia by Lonely Planet.
The town of Alesund is renowned as the centre of the Art Nouveau movement in Norway. Its building are remarkably uniform in design as the town was almost entirely rebuilt between 1904 and 1907 after the Alesund Fire of 1904 destroyed much of the old town.
Visitors interested in fishing can take advantage of Alesund’s position as the centre of Norway’s fishing industry, with many trips available to travellers. Ornithologists will be keen to visit the bird island of Runde, while the town’s many boutiques and top restaurants will keep the more urban-minded visitors more than happy!
Alesund is extremely easy to get to, and travellers can choose from one of a variety of ways to visit the town. The drive to Alesund from Oslo, Trondheim or Bergen is extremely scenic and also includes a few breathtaking views during the ferry crossings. The Norwegian Coastal Express operates northbound and southbound services in and out of the town, while good bus connections are also available from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. Alesund Airport Vigra is only 20 minutes from the town centre, while the railway also offers an attractive and scenic option.