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Stay: a cabin in Norway; here's how to find the most spectacular ones

As I traverse through this magnificent land called Norway, I am often overcome with a strong desire to acquire a charming holiday cabin somewhere. However, reality often throws a spanner in the works. Firstly, it's a rather costly venture. The other hurdle is that the distances here are so tremendously vast that, apart from a few weekends, it's often not worth the effort. But fear not, for a solution now exists. You may be familiar with all the commonly used rental platforms, but forget everything you know about them. A new platform has recently emerged: Landfolk.

What sets this platform apart is its focus on breathtaking locations, exquisite interiors, and well-equipped holiday homes of high quality. To cut to the chase, through Landfolk, you have the opportunity to stay in the most spectacular locations without having to break the bank.

Cabin in Norway

To convince you, let me share a few tips about areas that hold a special place in my memories.

I previously wrote an article about Luster and its stunning surroundings. And that's where I'll take you first. Not long ago, two brothers decided to build a small holiday cottage high above the Lusterfjord. Nestled high above the Lusterfjord, you find yourself in a completely different world. From the terrace, you have a breathtaking view of the mountain ridges and lower villages along the fjord coast. Additionally, you enjoy the sun here until late in the evening, which isn't always a given in such mountainous areas. The bedroom is on the second floor, allowing you to keep your curtains open without worrying about curious sheep or foxes, so you can fully appreciate the magnificent view. Moreover, the cottage is tastefully decorated. Once you're here, you won't want to leave, so you'll have to accept that risk. Get a sneak peek here. The nearest airport is Sogndal, from where you can drive to Skjolden in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

If you prefer something more rustic, then Bygstad is the perfect place for you. A beautifully restored farmhouse from the 12th century in a romantic farmer style. It doesn't get more spectacular in terms of landscape than the Norwegian west coast (of course, I may be a bit biased), and you stay right in the midst of it. The farmhouse is situated at 230 m above sea level and is perfect as a basecamp for excursions to Storehesten, Lisjehesten, the Skaraly day trip hut, and Bergsheia. This is a perfect spot when you're traveling with, for example, another couple or children. As the farmhouse consists of multiple buildings, you can retreat to your own space and gather again for breakfast the next morning. Furthermore, it's close to the Førde airport, which you can reach within an hour's flight from Oslo with Widerøe.

I've previously described Senja in one of my articles. It's so breathtakingly beautiful that I've been contemplating how to return there as soon as possible for the past 6 months. Maybe I should leave it up to you. Because if you're truly seeking an exotic location, then Bjarkøy might be the right choice for you. Far above the Arctic Circle, surrounded by mountains and right by the sea, stands an incredible holiday home. The house is located in the northernmost archipelago of Norway, with 365 islands and islets, white sandy beaches, and Arctic swimming waters. The sea offers the opportunity for both boat and land fishing, and there is easy access by ferry, making day trips to Senja, Lofoten, Vesterålen, and Narvik easy-peasy. The view is surrealistically beautiful, and you have all the space and amenities you could wish for. A total of 5 beds, a sauna, a hot tub, and a pizza oven are just a few of the many features this house offers.

If you're still not convinced, perhaps I should consider hanging up my blogger hat. No, I won't...of course.

If you're planning to visit any of these cabins, it's very wise to reserve a car in advance. Since these areas are rather rural and remote, the availability of rental cars is limited. I'd suggest to reserve one right away as soon as your plans are a bit more specific. Check here for availability.


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