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Experience Norway with Thon DISCOVERY

There are several good reasons to be a member of Thon Hotels’ loyalty programme Thon DISCOVERY. Late check-out, guaranteed room at your destination, earning bonus points and room upgrades are some of them. But did you know that we also treat you to amazing experiences?

As a member of Thon DISCOVERY, you earn bonus points on all stays, and great benefits from Thon Hotels and more than 550 hotels worldwide. 

In addition to discounts, guaranteed room at your destination, room upgrade and late check-out, member benefits also mean  a special experience tailored to the place you visit - every time you reach a new membership level.

These local experiences are earned by upgrading to Platinum and Black, but also when you renew these two levels. Plus, you’ll have access to a new experience for every new DISCOVERY hotel chain you visit.

 

With local experiences, you get the opportunity to get to know the destination you are visiting really well. It can be whale watching on Andøya, rafting in Sjoa, a relaxing spa treatment or a three-course dinner. Ranging from romantic to heart-pounding, you’ll always find something suitable for the whole family.

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A taste of what you can experience if we see you more often in the future:

Local culinary experiences - taste your way through Norway

There are plenty of good food and drink experiences to choose from in Thon DISCOVERY, and many different destinations offer just that. Experiences range from breakfast served in bed to four-course dinners in magnificent restaurants.

If you are looking for a very special culinary experience, Thon Hotel Kautokeino can give you a taste of the Sami culture. With views of the plateau, their "taste of Sápmi" is served - a three-course dinner for two, inspired by local traditions.

Another place to enjoy local food with a long tradition is GamlaVærket restaurant in Sandnes Sentrum. Here you get a three-course dinner including drinks at an award-winning and historic restaurant. The experience is offered to two people by Thon Hotel Sandnes.

If you are looking for a snack or a smaller meal, Thon Hotel Otta offers a gourmet basket with local ingredients from Gudbrandsdalen, or a snack platter with cheeses, cured meats and something delicious to drink at Thon Hotel Tønsberg Brygge.

Food platter with Sami national dress

Romance - experiences that are best together

Staying at a hotel together is in itself romantic, and now you can get even closer. Let us spoil you with a local experience, whether you want to set the mood with roses and confectionery in the room or want to surprise with a massage.

Thon Hotel Nordlys offers you the opportunity to enjoy a nice massage for two, or gift a massage to someone you love. Enjoy something nice to drink and a fruit platter in the room afterwards.

If you would prefer to enjoy romance in the room, Thon Hotel Bergen Airport offers a romantic package upon arrival. This means delicious fruit and something nice to drink in the room, as well as aperitifs and homemade chocolates straight from the pastry chef in the hotel restaurant.

If you want to take your loved one on a relaxing experience, you can have exclusive use of your own sauna at SALT in Oslo courtesy of Thon Hotel Panorama. The sauna is located right by the sea and is exclusive for the two of you. You can choose to cool off in the fjord or in the showers in the changing room.

Roses on the table in the hotel room

Culture - top up with knowledge or let yourself be entertained

Local experiences give you the opportunity to try new things, either in your home town or a place you are visiting. Whether you want to visit the museum, go to the cinema or shopping, we have offers that are sure to tempt you.

If you want to learn more about the Norwegian war history, you can experience the 1,600 m2 war museum in Narvik courtesy of the Thon Hotel Narvik.

If you want to learn more about photography, the Preus Museum - Norway’s national museum for photography - has a treasure trove of photographs, technical equipment and photography literature. Thon Hotel Horten offers a package where you get access to the museum and room upgrade with something tasty to drink.

If you want a little simpler entertainment, Thon Hotel Arendal offers a fantastic cinema package. Included in the experience are cinema tickets, popcorn, chocolate, sweets and soft drinks for two people. Roll the movie!

Preus Museum facade

For the whole family – fun for all ages

Experiences where the whole family does something together, creating wonderful memories for you to take home.

If you like to ski, you can get a free ski pass at Skeikampen Ski Centre if you stay at Thon Hotel Skeikampen in the winter. The Platinum experience comes with two day passes, and the Black experience with four passes.

Any water lovers can take a day at Sunnmørsbadet courtesy of Thon Hotel Fosnavåg. Here you will find diving platforms, water slides, wave pools, wellness pools, jacuzzi and saunas. In addition to the entrance for two people, you also get to choose a tasty complimentary lunch from the menu.

If you want a more action-packed experience, rafting down the Otta river can be just the thing. Get this experience through Thon Hotel Otta.

Rafting in Sjoa

Spa and wellness – when you want to recharge your batteries

Treat yourself to a little pampering. Our experiences include a wide range of relaxing experiences, ranging from sauna in the Oslo Fjord, to Moroccan clay ritual at the Nordic region’s largest spa and your own jacuzzi overlooking the Northern Lights.

Get a free spa experience at the Seilet Spa by the Moldefjord, where you can choose a treatment and have access to the spa. Or try a private yoga class with a yoga instructor courtesy of Thon Hotel Surnadal.

Massage treatment with mood lighting in the foreground

Experiences in the great outdoors – with high or low heart rate

What do you choose: Go-karting, rafting, cycling, kayaking, whale watching or wind tunnel? There is so much fun to be had with our experiences that you’re sure to find something that triggers your spirit of adventure.

Discover Raet National Park from a kayak on a three-hour kayak tour with professional instructors. Courtesy of Thon Hotel Arendal, you get to experience the nature in the area in a completely new way.

If you want to see spectacular animals, in Andenes you can experience whales up close with Norway’s first whale safari company. The experience is offered by Thon Hotel Andrikken.

Mounting biking in a quarry

Did this sound like something for you?

If you have earned a local experience, this can be used worldwide - at all the hotels included in the DISCOVERY alliance. Click here for a complete overview.

Read more about all our local experiences here.

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