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Make a holiday rental property or self catering accommodation in Norway your home away from home

It is hard to give a rough guide to Norway, as there is simply so much worthy of a mention. Simply put, Norway in a nutshell is a wild, rugged and intensely beautiful country, filled with glaciers, fjords and fearsome mountains which cannot help but to conjure up images of Norse gods and legends of Vikings. Travel in Norway is a tourists dream, surrounded permanently by awe-inspiring scenery, untouched fishing villages oozing Norwegian charm and amazing historical sights from Viking to medieval cabins, Norway cannot fail to enchant. Norway is a very diverse country, and there are huge changes from the northern tip to the area surrounding Oslo in the south.

Things to do in Norway

There are a whole host of things to do in Norway. Entertainment options range from walking in Norway’s jaw-dropping landscape, especially the fjords of Southern Norway to exploring the magical cities of Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim. Taking self catering Norway accommodation means that you can do any outdoor activity in the best natural facilities in the world.

The vast wilderness areas of Norway are among my favourite places in the world. Changing from Europe’s largest glacier, Jostedalsbreen, to the crystal clear mountain lakes of the Norwegian countryside, the landscape is truly inspirational, and there are some stunningly remote holiday cabins in Norway’s more inaccessible areas which offer the perfect retreat. Hiking, trekking and walking in Norway is simply unrivalled, and the hunting, fishing and rock climbing opportunities aren’t bad either!

The birthplace of skiing, Norway, has over 30,000km of pistes, through the magnificent scenery for both downhill and cross-country skiing. Norway’s ski season lasts from November right through to the end of May, and accommodation in Norway is in high demand during this period.

Places to holiday in Norway

Southern Norway, is a truly Scandinavian region, with charming, friendly towns and thriving nature. The picture postcard style coastal villages are beautiful, and the land in from the coast is perfect for walking, canoeing, climbing and telemark skiing in Norway.

Possibly the most beautiful region, and this is a highly contested title, the Norwegian Fjords run up the south western coast of Norway. Perfect for outdoor sports, you can kayak, raft, climb, walk and summer ski in Norway’s fjord region, and who could ask for better scenery to enjoy?

Eastern Norway, home to Oslo, the Norwegian capital, is a lively place to be in ski season. The wooded pistes around the Olympic town of Lillehammer are very popular for cheap skiing holidays, and the deep forests in the region hold the highest concentrations of wolves in Europe!

Northern Norway, high above the Arctic Circle is a magnificent place to visit, especially during the summer as it is transformed into the ‘land of the midnight sun’, bathed in 24 hours of sunlight. Tromso also wins the bragging rights as having the world’s most northerly brewery!

Weather in Norway

The ‘land of the midnight sun’ has incredible, endless summer days from May until September. Flights to Norway increase as the mild climate brings bloom to the trees, bathing Norway in a blanket of colour. In the far north, the sun stays out from the 13th May until 29th July, and nowhere in the whole of Norway sees true darkness during this time, and temperatures average around 16°C. In winter, days are short, dark and very atmospheric, and skiing resorts in Norway are usually some of the only resorts still open.

Travel to Norway

Reaching self catering Norway property can be testing, but depending on the exact location of your Norway accommodation, Oslo (OSL), Bergen (BGO), Trondheim (TRD), Stavanger (SVG) and Kristiansand (KRS) all receive cheap flights from the UK, provided by British Airways.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (10 reviews)
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    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #6784067
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      Excellent! 4.4/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cabin #2193344
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        Excellent! 4.5/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #4160775
        12
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          Excellent! 4.3/5
          (7 reviews)
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          • 5 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 16
          Cabin #6730979
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Multiple rentals Apartment #1729993
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            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (9 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              House #774097
              9
              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #550859
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                Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (3 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 11
                  House #1780348
                  3
                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (5 reviews)
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Cabin #2479772
                    5
                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (39 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Multiple rentals Cabin #75079
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (5 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #521916
                        5
                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (13 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 10
                          House #2358237
                          13
                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (9 reviews)
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 10
                            Multiple rentals House #1729993
                            9
                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 5 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 10
                              Cabin #6783830
                              2
                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (6 reviews)
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                                • Studio
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Apartment #2336718
                                6
                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #1675438
                                  1
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    House #6856419
                                    1
                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #4273715
                                      1
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (45 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Multiple rentals Cabin #75079
                                        45
                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (4 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #2558121
                                          4
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            House #2024466
                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 12
                                              House #1647001
                                              1
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                House #1842197
                                                1
                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (17 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #750033
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                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (32 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    House #611607
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                                                    Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Apartment #6802179
                                                      15
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (21 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        House #1401630
                                                        21
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Multiple rentals Cabin #6789503
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                            • Studio
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Apartment #1643686
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                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (20 reviews)
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                                                              • 6 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                              House #786254
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                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #6089573
                                                                6
                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 17
                                                                  Cabin #6720380
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 14
                                                                    House #2514162
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                      Apartment #1888849
                                                                      5
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Apartment #6506131
                                                                        8
                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Apartment #6089579
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #6089568
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              Farmhouse #788110
                                                                              16
                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                Apartment #6089566
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cabin #6789503
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Apartment #6789780
                                                                                    3
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #6812892
                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cabin #6789503
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                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 15
                                                                                          Cabin #8101701
                                                                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • Studio
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Cabin #6520840
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Condo #6943509
                                                                                              2
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                Apartment #2414706
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cabin #6824004
                                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    House #2560622
                                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (26 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      Apartment #452128
                                                                                                      26
                                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect location with all the facilities and amazing views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Best option for an unforgetable getaway far from a usual busy life.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Outstanding location and property for a getaway holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My wife and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and we really could not have chosen a better place, 5 stars and so much more. Views of meadows and lakes and snow covered mountains from every room. The owner Lars-Engil lived next door and was very helpful; they built the house 2 years ago and it is stunning – spacious, great décor, very well equipped kitchen – a pleasure to cook in, spotless, even a hot tub, log fire and candles on the patio with mountain views, billiards and darts in the cellar. This house would feel spacious with 8 people no problem as the first floor has its own lounge and kitchen too – great for groups – we hope to take our extended family with us next time and stay the whole holiday here – it is such a good base for day tours around beautiful fjords, lakes and mountains – for example only 8 min drive north on E13 and we were high and driving thorough a winter wonderland at Harklau and beyond, two hours to the coast on the E609. Or walk from the house around the village valley with lakes, woods, and beautiful rapids river only two minutes from the house. So worth the 30 minute beautiful drive from Sande – nearest town and restaurant. Self-catering is easy with a well-equipped locally run store in the village. We have no hesitation recommending this property.....you will not be disappointed with any aspect of your stay and you will want to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017