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A holiday rental home in South Norway is your home away from home for both summer and winter adventures.

Those who visit South Norway in the summer find several hours of daylight and warm temperatures. In the winter, you will find a haven for all types of snow related sports. A holiday rental home in South Norway will give you all of the comforts of home whilst serving as home base for all of your activities.

Things to do on holiday to South Norway

No matter when you choose to holiday to South Norway, you will find plenty of activities to keep you busy. In the winter, you can go skiing, skating or sledding. For those who want a truly unique adventure, consider trying your hand at dog sled racing. In the summer, virtually any type of out of door activity is within reach. You can go hiking, cycling, fishing, or bird watching with beautiful, breathtaking scenery serving as a backdrop. There are also many types of water sports available including sailing and swimming. If you golf, you will be pleased to find dozens of courses throughout South Norway. Whale watching excursions in this area may give you the chance to see a number of varieties of whales, including killer whales, as well as other types of marine life.

Places to visit on holiday to South Norway

There are many fine museums and important architectural sites in South Norway. Amongst the most popular of museums is the Munch Museum, featuring works by the famed artist of the same name. Other museums include the Norwegian Folk Museum, the National Gallery and the Museum of Skiing. Those who appreciate architecture will enjoy a visit to Akershus Castle, a medieval castle that was building in the 12 century, and Stortinget, which is the country’s Parliament Building.

Weather in South Norway

The summer weather in Norway draws the most visitors. The average summer temperatures are between 13 and 18 degrees. In the northern part of the country, the sun never sets in the summer. Whilst the sun does go down during the summer in South Norway, it usually does not happen until about 11 o’clock and night. In the winter, the average temperature is between 2 and 3 degrees, making it cold enough for a variety of popular winter sports.

Travel to South Norway

Those travelling to South Norway have several airports from which to choose. Each of the following is located in the southern portion of the country: Bergen Airport (BGO), Fagernes Airport (VDB), Kristiansand Airport (KRS) and Oslo Airport (OSL). The airport that would be best for you will depend on your starting location, your final destination and which would offer the best prices and most convenient flights.

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                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                              Fabulous house and location

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              We had a brilliant family get together in this lovely well maintained house. Good weather allowed us to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and local activities. The space and equipment were ample for a large group. Highly recommend.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                              Perfect place to celebrate a family Christmas

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              We were an extended family with three small children who were looking for a place to celebrate Christmas together in Norway. The Nissehus was an easy 3.5 hour drive from Oslo, good clear instructions for arrival. The house itself was beautifully located in a larger cabin area with pretty landscape and some small lakes. Christmas was unseasonably warm this year, so no snow on arrival, but it came down during our Christmas day breakfast to lovely effect. We took some little walks in the area, and had an outdoor bbq with hot dogs and cocoa around the fire pit provided, but unfortunately did not get to try out any of the skiing trails or local slopes. And the snow came down for full the night before we were to leave, absolutely gorgeous. The house itself was bright, spotless and well equipped on all fronts, bedding, kitchen, sauna. Lots of space both inside and outside for all of us. Great views from the kitchen table which became our natural gathering place. Excellent communication with Harald both prior to and during our stay. I can see that it would be a lovely place to stay during the summer as well. Highly recommended!
                                                              • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Dec 2015

                                                              It will not be our last stay ...

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              June 22 – July 2 2008 When we arrived we suddenly felt in love with this beautiful house. Our first expression was to be in one of these “Astrid Lindgren Houses” – story of Michel in Kathult. The old house is full of lovely details so we and the children had a lot of things to discover in the house and the nature. We liked to row the red boat on the lake and to swim in the clear waters. We tried to explore the nearby beaches and the holiday park in Kristiansand. The only thing we missed was 5 degrees more on the thermometer. The house itself was best equipped – we missed nothing here. It was our first stay in Norway, but it will not be the last stay here because there are so many places to visit.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2008
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2008