Originally built as accommodation for visiting fishermen during the fisheries of Lofoten, fishermen's cabins, or rorbuer as they are called in Norwegian, are today immensely popular both amongst Norwegian and foreign holidaymakers. You are advised to book well in advance, especially if you are coming to Norway in July and August.
Camping with a view
In the lush, beautiful valleys of the inland region, salmon and trout fishing are easily accessible. The numerous camping cabins that are found in the Nordmøre region are popular with foreign tourists. Many camp sites are well-suited for children, offering playgrounds and activities such as fishing.
Are you looking for a different, down to earth and exciting holiday? Why not stay at a traditional summer pasture farm (called sæter, or seter, in Norwegian) or on a farm?
The location of the seter is often spectacular, in scenic surroundings in mountain valleys. Farm animals such as cows and goats are often close by, much to the delight of children. Far away from daily life, you will be able to take in the silence of nature, marvel at the vibrant colours all around you, and enjoy a relaxing holiday.
The summer farms serve locally produced food such as sour cream, butter, freshly fished trout, delicious meals seasoned with fresh herbs, homebaked bread and homemade butter. These farms make great base camps for short and long hikes in the areas.
The farms and setrene are easily accessible, and often only a short and easy walk from the road.
The Norwegian Trekking Association's local branch in Kristiansund and Nordmøre has a range of cabins in the mountains and by the fjords. These cabins offer low cost accommodation for both members and non-members of the association.
Imagine enjoying the sunset 40 metres above sea level, with a view that allows you to see details miles and miles away. At Haugjegla Lighthouse on the island of Smøla you can have this experience. You will remember the smell of salt water, the sound of the waves and the feeling of solitude for a long time.