All about accommodation
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.
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)
- Treetop cabins
- Landscape hotels
- Lavvo (Sami tent)
- Boutique hotels
- Medieval farms
- De Historiske (a network of hotels and restaurants)
Well done! You will find accommodation options for every occasion in Norway. Remember that breakfast is almost always included in the price. Many hotel chains have also obtained eco certifications.
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