The family that runs Knutholmen stand smiling.

In the 1860’s, Kalvåg was one of the largest fishing villages on the coast. Home to 12000 inhabitants, a bustling place with a hospital, church, a sheriff and seven shops. Our grandfather came to Kalvåg in 1952 to run the grocery store. Then in the 70’s, the herring disappeared, conditions changed and when our father took over, Kalvåg was a different place.


By 1989, the quay was closed and deteriorating. Since then, the whole Fosse family has contributed to rebuilding the pier and the sea houses, to refurbishing the old fishermen’s cabins and building new apartments, to help preserve the old culture of the coast.


Now the siblings Jan Fredrik and Martine run the business. Born and raised here, they know story of the hotel by heart. Their astuteness and care have made Knutholmen what it is today, as well as playing a part in the re-development of local society.

Practical information

Get in touch

Knutholmen is located in Kalvåg, a fishing village at the far western end of the island of Frøya.

The road to Kalvåg is scenic but can sometimes be rather crooked and narrow. You can leave your luggage in the car while you check in. We will guide you to your house along the harbor.

The nearest airport is Florø. Tickets by air from the major Norwegian cities can be booked at Widerøe or High-speed passenger ferries depart Florø several times daily for Smørhamn near Kalvåg. For tickets and schedules, please visit the ferry companies Norled or Fjord1. We organize transport from the ferry terminal upon request and assist in transportation by car to other nearby destinations. Ask us for a personalized offer.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Call +47 57 79 69 00 or drop us an e-mail.


The ocean means a lot to us

We take our environment seriously. We use produce and products supplied by local businesses, and we have chosen to reduce our consumption of red meat and farmed fish. Our activities are based on the natural environment that surrounds us. Care of the sea and its resources is vital. Knutholmen was certified a Miljøfyrtårn (environmentally friendly business) and awarded Company of the Year within Tourism in Sogn og Fjordane in 2013.

We are actively involved in developing local society to meet our common future.

Knutholmen has an approved apprenticeship program for training waiters and chefs.

Sustainability through quality is our core value.

Photo of the sea from a boar
Historic Hotels & Restaurants

Handpicked and unique

Historic Hotels & Restaurants is a membership organization encompassing the most unique hotels in Norway. Members are known to be good hosts and for providing a comfortable atmosphere, great food, and wonderful service.

The members maintain high standards of accommodation and gastronomy in charming and historic surroundings with organized activities based out of the hotel.

Knutholmen is proud member of the Historic Hotels & Restaurants.

historical seahouses
old boats

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The warmly decorated rooms at Knutholmen vary from exclusive apartments to bright airy lofts, and small, charming rooms with a sea view.

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Historic sea house

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Modern sea house

The modern sea house overlooks the sea. High quality rooms and apartments with comfortable beds and original art by popular Norwegian artists. Book a room with a balcony and a sea view. Breakfast is included.

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