Luxury hotels and sleek urban apartments are perfectly alright. But when it comes to planning your vacations in Norway, there’s nothing like surrounding yourself with nature in all its magnificence. And there’s nothing like a log cabin to make you feel one with the elements, while at the same time keeping you warm, cosy and secure. From mountain lodges with stunning Aurora Borealis views to breathtaking cabins overlooking fjords, these are the top places to go for your authentic Norwegian holidays.
What’s life above the polar circle like? These cosy, relaxing cabins, just a one-hour drive outside of Bodo, can answer that question for you. Enjoy fresh food from local producers, miles of ski runs and, of course, the possibility to see the Northern Lights.
Vestvatn, Misvær, +47 90171002
This is how you travel back in time: by staying on a refurbished farm from the 1600s (but with WiFi and all the modern luxuries). Kvebergsøya Gard is situated next to the River Grimsa and the nature reserve and from there, you can also visit the Folldal Mines – yet another travel back in time, as they date back to the 1700s.
Grimsbu, Norway, +47 41 61 39 41
What do you get when you combine brilliant scientific minds with Viking architecture? MIT FabLab: a cluster of cabins on the Lyngen Fjord built in traditional Viking style, as a place for scientists to gather and work together – but which are now fortunately open to those of us who don’t currently hold a PhD. Who knows, you may get your Eureka moment yet.
Ørnes, Kvalvik, Norway, +47 91 85 22 32
If casually rowing on the lake before returning to your cosy cottage for breakfast sounds like your cup of tea, then you should consider booking one of the Lidasanden cabins by the lake Stryn, for your next Norwegian holiday. With options for outdoor sports all year round and a warm jacuzzi to relax you afterwards, this might be your next favorite place.
Veslebygda, Stryn, Norway,+47 911 88 449