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Cottage in beautiful and dramatic landscape

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

In the middle of a magnificent landscape, located on “The Queens Route” from Ålesund to Geiranger, you will find Urke, a perfect place for an extraordinary and peaceful holiday. This region has, for more than a century, been an inspiration for tourists and artists. The site is stunningly beautiful with the majestic mountains circling the fjord, constantly changing in character with changes in light and weather. From the cottage there is a panoramic view to the fjord and the mountains.

The cottage, which is designed by an architect, is superbly adapted to the steep terrain. Running along the front of the cottage, there is a large terrace facing south. Part of the terrace is covered by a glass roof. From the livingroom and all bedrooms there are doors opening out to the terrace, and the kitchen have sliding doors to the sitting / dining area under the glass roof. There is also a small covered patio to the southwest.

The modern architecture has elements inspiered by older Norwegian building traditions; the visible beams, the turf roof and the stone wall in front. The long narrow shape is inspired by the old long-houses. The cottage was built in 2009-2010.

The cottage is situated 500m from the fjord.

A boat with outboard motor will be at your disposal, included in the rent.

The livingroom has large windows with panoramic view towards the fjord and mountains. Built-in fireplace, sofagroup, dining table with 8 chairs, internetconnection, TV and DVD.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything required for cooking and dining. It has a hot-air stove, microwave, 2 refrigerators, dishwasher, coffeemaker , electric mixer. Large worktop gives great workingspace and sliding doors from kitchen to terrace allows for outdoor cooking and barbecuing. Floorheating.

Bathroom with floor heating, WC and shower. Cupboards and drawers for storage of toiletries.

The largest bedroom is equipped with a double bed. Two bedrooms have comfortable and spacy bunk beds (2+1) for three persons. Over the bunkbeds there are lofts with 2 mattresses each. The lofts can also be used for storage of luggage. In all there are beds for 8 persons and an additional 4 mattresses, all with duvets and pillows. All bedrooms have good closet space.

There is also a wardrobe at the entrancearea by the kitchen.

Laundryroom with washing machine,dryer, basin, freezer, vacuum cleaner etc. Floorheating.

More Details

Torunn Thrall
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Torunn Thrall

We are a lucky couple who found the place of our dreams and had the opportunity to build the cottage. We spend as much of our time as possible at the cottage, but our normal day life with children, grandchildren and jobs are in Stavanger, in the south/west of Norway. Ole is a journalist and Torunn is working with visual art.

Torunn Thrall purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Torunn Thrall chose Norangsfjorden

Ole is originally from Aalesund. For years we have spent every summervacation in the area, visiting friends and family and travelling around to see all the wonderful nature and spots. The first time we came to Norangsfjorden, we were totally stunned by the nature, and decided that if ever a summerhouse, this is the place. Two years later we saw an advertisment about the site, and we bought it unseen. Luckily the site has a wonderful view, and our summerhouse, designed by an architect, gives you a panoramic view to the fjord and the mountains.

What makes this cottage unique

The nature in the area and the view to the fjord and the mountains is just fantastic. All our guests have been stunned by the beauty. The cottage is close to many of the most spectaculare tourist attractions in Norway.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norangsfjorden in Ørsta

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , Bunkbed (double + singel) Loft with 2 beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , Bunkbed (double + singel) Loft with 2 beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Parasol
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
The cottage is situated near a small village in an area with some of the most spectaculare nature and touristspots of Norway, perfect for hiking, mountainclimbing, fishing, diving and relaxing.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
St Kilda

Fabulous cottage on the fjord!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this fabulous cottage in July. The photos on the website are accurate in terms of the cottage itself, but can't do justice to the outstanding view. The cottage was very clean, bright and comfortable, with everything we needed, including a good sized fridge and freezer. We cooked in the cottage every day and found the facilities for this to be excellent. The bed was very comfortable and there were plenty of spare sheets and towels. We took the boat out a couple of times to fish, but found that we had just as much luck fishing off the pier near the coffee shop and bar - we caught and ate a lot of fish in Urke. We mainly went to Urke to hike in the mountains and we were not disappointed. We hiked many of the trails, including Slogan, Saksa, Leknesnakken, patchellhytta, klokksegga and a few further afield. We found most of the trails in this area to be well marked, if a bit muddy and rocky in places, but enjoyed the hiking very much. The supermarket in the town is small, but adequate for most needs, but didn't have anything gluten free, if like me you need to eat that way - we had stocked up before we got to Urke, so it didn't matter. There is also a small shop selling locally grown tomatoes, cucumbers and if you are lucky, strawberries, although we were never there at the right time. Communication with Torunn was excellent from start to finish. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My husband and I are so pleased to know that our renters are enjoying their stay at the cottage. As mentioned in the review, the beauty of the surroundings is just outstanding. Even if we could have wished to stay at the cottage most of the time ourselves, we are so happy to be able to share this experience with our renters.
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Maison moderne dans un cadre idyllique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cette maison parfaitement bien agencée et équipée.

Vue à couper le souffle et lieu très paisible.

Malgré les quelques averses, nous avons pu profiter des sentiers de randonnée, sortie en bateau, cueillette de myrtilles et mures... et visite de fjords et villes à proximité.

C'est une très bonne adresse!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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"we had wonderfull tine i...

  • 5 of 5

"we had wonderfull tine in this perfect house. it was like a fabulus dream. the house was very clean, the view even more impressive than in the photos. very quiet surrounding with many opttions for hiking. i wish we could be there each year! the owners and the local people are very nice."

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is wonderful! ...

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful! It is big, clean, light and it has large windows and a huge terrace facing the fjord and the mountains. The views around are terrific! The road to the house (we were driving from Oslo) is all the way fantastic and picturesque. Our company of 7 people had a very good 1-week stay in the house, enjoying every minute of this peaceful and quiet place. Although the weather was not so warm in the beginning of May (around 10C), we loved our stay and would love to return one day, maybe this time in summer :)

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The house was every bit ...

  • 5 of 5

"The house was every bit as good as expected. The surroundings were breath-taking and the house designed so that none of the fabulous view was "lost". The cottage was in a quiet location and very well equipped with a small but very adequate store close by. The climb to the house, on a well kept road was easy by car. It may have been a little taxing on foot for some elderly people. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the cottage and hope to return to this exceptional place."

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hamburg, Germany

A truly wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Thrallheimen is truly a wonderful place: Unforgettable views, all along with complete peace and quiet. This is the ideal place to get away from it all. I had splendid weather (no rain in two weeks!), and spent most of the day outdoors, but even with bad weather the place seems perfectly equipped: With an outdoor heater and a roof-sheltered outdoor sitting area, the terrace can be even enjoyed in bad weather.

Communication was very friendly and helpful right from the start, and Torunn really goes the extra mile to help with advices and updates about traveling, and tips about the area. I would definitely like to come back again! Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to you Peter. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. You are very welcome back to Thrallheimen!
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Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Cross-country/off-piste 1 km
Car: necessary

Links to great spots in the area:


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Norangsfjorden, Sunnmore

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
17 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter early spring
15 Sep 2018 - 30 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring early summer
31 Mar 2019 - 15 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
16 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn winter
15 Sep 2019 - 28 Mar 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15.69

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Owner not present on location. Rate depending on the number of persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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