Focus on good driving experiences
The hotel started as a shuttle station so it is really natural that we have again seen the road as central to our focus on hiking experience and classic cars.
Lars Arne Straand and Katrine Straand, who are the 5th generation host family at Straand Hotel, say that it was established as a shuttle station in 1864 by Kari and Olav Straand 156 years ago, they were the grandparents of Johan S. Straand who is the 4th generation hotel owner.
- We see that those with good driving equipment, whether it has two or four wheels, get good ride experiences by visiting us, says Lars Arne Straand with a smile. The Straand family even has a great 1969 Cadillac DeVille Convertable, a 1938 Chevrolet truck, a 1941 Chevrolet passenger car and a 1971 Toyota Crown as vintage cars that Johan has had restored. The Chevrolets are on display at the Z-museum in Treungen.
In addition to having great roads, we offer extra service to those who come with special cars and motorcycles. We offer the opportunity to wash a car or motorcycle, and that guests get a good cup of coffee on arrival. Furthermore, we have developed good maps that show a number of beautiful roads in the surroundings here in this part of the county, so it is easy to choose great driving routes, says Katrine Straand. And then we actively ask the guests if they have ideas for additional services and service that we should offer veteran car guests and motorcycle enthusiasts who come by to visit.
The options for turns and experience freaks are many in Telemark and you can choose between shorter day trips to Rauland via Dalen and the spectacular Eidsborgberget, further over to Rjukan, down Åmotsdalen to Hjartdal and back to Straand Hotel. On this stretch there are many opportunities for good stops and great experiences.
It is also a great trip to drive to Drangedal, from there small roads over to Lund and Bø and on to Notodden over Stokland. New asphalt was laid here in 2019 and is a fantastic motorcycle and road with a high amusement factor. It is also a great trip up along the Telemark Canal from Lunde to Fjågesund and up Kviteseidskleivene to Vrådal, it is a real amusement park according to the experts.
Of course you can also travel between the hotels in Rauland, Rjukan, Dalen and Straand with suitable routes and stages. You can easily stay in Fjell Telemark all your holiday and be a happy driver, here you can drive back and forth for days.
Enjoy the summer, Norway and the beautiful roads in Fjell Telemark. This is just pure happiness.