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Norway has some spectacular nature to show off, and the British newspaper The Guardian seems to have discovered that as well.
Before the weekend, The Guardian listed some of the best cabins and cottages in Scandinavia, and five of the cabins on the list are located in Norway.
A fisherman’s cabin is called “rorbu” in Norwegian. They are a traditional feature in Northern Norway, and you are guaranteed rich nature experiences if you spend a night or two in a “rorbu” at Svinøya in Svolvær, Lofoten. The cabins are located right by the waterfront with the great ocean on one side and dramatic mountains on the other.
Geirangerfjord is one of Norway’s biggest tourist attractions, and with the cabins at Grande Hytteutleige you’ll get a perfect view of the UNESCO-protected fjord. All of the cabins are complete with kitchen and have easy access to a bathroom. If you want you can rent a kayak or a motor boat to explore the fjord further.
The Norwegian Trekking Association maintains more than 450 cabins and cottages in Norway. On the mountain Breidablik near Bergen, there’s a little village of cabins made almost entirely of stones. From the top of the mountain, you’ll have an incredible view of valleys covered in forest, and lakes surrounded by other mountains. The cabins have kitchen equipment, blankets, and firewood, but keep in mind that they only are available during the summer.
Near the southern end of the Sognefjord you’ll find Bøyum Camping Cabins. The cabins are located mere seven kilometers away from the largest glacier on continental Europe, Jostedalsbreen. If you’re looking for other activities, you can go fishing for the world famous Norwegian salmon. The cabins are equipped with kitchen, shower and toilet.
The 120 kilometers long fjord of Oslo is the most trafficked in Norway. Trade ships and ferries travel up and down, but the fjord is also an important place for recreation. On one of the largest islands in the fjord, Brønnøya, you can rent a cabin just a short sprint away from the sea. The cabin is equipped with a kitchen, washer and even a fireplace. The city of Oslo is only 15 minutes away.
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