Norsk wilderness surrounds this mountainside retreat 20 minutes outside of Oslo. Bearing a remarkable resemblance to an alpine cabin, Soria Moria Hotell is a classic, lodge-styed getaway in the midst of pine forests and craggy outcrops. The property's business facilities and remote location make it an obvious conference venue, but travelers who just want a quiet vacation in pristine environments will find themselves equally catered for. Food is of a gourmet standard - even the minibar is stocked with local treats - and the Scandinavian a la carte menu changes regularly. To get into Oslo's city center from here, there's the 'trikken' tram station a 15-minute walk away. Guests should allow around 30 minutes for the picturesque ride into town.