About us

To ensure that you enjoy a unique stay, the Pollfoss Hotell has a highly motivated, ambitious team. Until the beginning of 2022, Bertus and Hendrika were the owners of the Pollfoss Hotell. Since then, the passionate former owners have handed the baton over to the new owners, Marcel and Joanne. They are determined to continue the story and the history of the Pollfoss Hotell.


Of course a successful team depends on several people and Joanne and Marcel are pleased that they are supported by a fantastic team of people. The team has already gained lots of professional knowledge through working in several different departments in the hotel industry. 

The story

The rich history of the Pollfoss Hotell starts with Christian A. Hjeltar who lived in the Skjåk area. Christain had taken two old cabins apart and brought them to the place where the Pollfoss Hotell now stands. When he arrived at this distinctive place, he put the two cabins back together again. Because Christian A. Hjeltar brought these two old cabins to this location, since 1889, it has become a place for travellers to stay overnight. 


For many travellers the hotel formed a stopover along the way, to get your breath back after a long journey. The guests could eat and drink – there were even oats for the horses. Once the road across Strynefjellet was built, the two cabins could be into a hotel and guest house that could offer even more facilities to its travelling guests. The hotel and the location started to form a hub, where many travellers met up. After 1905 the hotel also attracted many famous guests, such as the writers, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons and Olav Aukrust, and even Queen Maud of Norway. Eventually, the stream of travellers increased, which meant that the hotel became even more famous, both at home and abroad. 

Relax in the beautiful surroundings of Skjåk, Nordberg

The Pollfoss Hotell is right at point where the three national parks meet: Jotunheimen, Breheimen and Reinheimen. Stay in one of our 26 rooms and discover the hotel’s rich history, the beautiful surroundings and the local food. 

Pollfoss Hotell

The Pollfoss Hotell is right at point where the three national parks meet: Jotunheimen, Breheimen and Reinheimen. Stay in one of our 26 rooms and discover the hotel’s rich history, the beautiful surroundings and the local food.