Help your clients choose accommodation that suits them – whether they are curious about typically Norwegian holiday houses, prefer to stay in a standard hotel, or have their sights set on one of the ice hotels.
In this module you will learn about all the options when choosing where to stay in Norway.
Contrary to common belief, accommodation in Norway is not more expensive than the rest of western Europe. Like in most places, you get what you pay for – from basic but cheap budget cabins to luxurious hotel suites.
In 2018, around 53% of all foreign tourists in Norway choose to stay in a hotel. This varies from nationality to nationality, but especially tourists from the UK, Spain, the US, Italy, China and Australia usually prefer a hotel. For sure there are plenty of alternatives for the ones that don’t favour a hotel – such as cabins, apartments, lighthouses and other!
Cottages and cabins
Rented cabins come in all shapes and sizes. It’s a cosy option for a holiday with family or friends, especially in the countryside.
Fisherman’s cabins (rorbuer)
All along the coast, from Fjord Norway up to Northern Norway, traditional fisherman’s cabins are available to rent. It is a great way to experience a piece of Norwegian culture in a quaint fishing village.
Only 8% of all tourists in Norway stayed in a rented cabin in 2014. The Danes are most likely to choose this option (45%) followed by Swedes (27%).
A great way to enjoy full freedom and privacy is to rent an apartment.
There are more than 300 hostels in Norway and they attract all kinds of families, groups and individuals. For many people, staying in a hostel is about much more than just finding affordable accommodation. It is also a way to connect with friendly people who are enthusiastic about travelling.
So what about options for those who want to find something weird and wonderful in Norway? They have a lot too choose from, including hotels made of ice and snow.
Here are a few options that are sure to offer something more than a place to rest your head:
Ice and snow hotels (for example the Snowhotel in Kirkenes, the Snorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta, and the Hunderfossen Snow Hotel)
Lavvo (Sami tent)
De Historiske (a network of hotels and restaurants)
Wake up with the birds in the top of a tree! Sleep in a comfortable bed surrounded by the deep calmness of the forest. Spend a night or two in one of the many cosy treetop cabins you can find all over Norway.
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