There are bikes, snowshoes, walking poles and fishing gear to borrow for self-guided adventuring. Make the most of your fjord-side stay by renting one of the hotel’s fleet of kayaks and fishing boats – moored at Glomset Bay, a short walk from the hotel. The hotel can also arrange guided hikes and helicopter tours on request. The secluded Sunnmøre Alps – that’d be those mountains you’re staring at – rise up from the narrow fjords and are criss-crossed by a network of hiking trails. Pick your path and soak in the stunning views. Prefer to see things by sea? Hop on one of the hotel’s private boats to explore Hjørundfjord and Geirangergord (the latter’s a Unesco World Heritage area); with one of Storfjord’s captains at the helm, you can kick back and relax as you seek out waterfalls, bays and dramatically plunging cliffs. Amateur naturalist? Look for wildlife on sea safaris, run by local outfitter 62Nord, which depart daily from nearby Ålesund.