Mirrored glass cabin overlooking lake at sunset

The Coolest Airbnbs in Norway for a Summer Adventure

Us Norwegians love our architecture and we have quite an eye for style, even if I do say so myself! So when it comes to travel, there are some truly stunning Nordic holiday homes that you would be mad to miss. Our guide to the coolest Airbnbs in Norway features everything from a treehouse to a glass igloo, a ‘bird box’ to a rustic barn, all destined to inspire your next trip.

Mirrored glass cabin in Rælinge, near Oslo

Blending into the landscape in the beautiful Nordre Øyeren nature reserve, this secluded cabin (pictured above) sleeps up to four guests. With a jacuzzi, outdoor fireplace, outdoor barbecue area and a small pier with a boathouse, you may never leave! What’s more, it’s only a half-an-hour drive from the centre of Oslo.

IMAGE: Rustic ‘birdbox’ in Førde/ Airbnb

 

Rustic ‘bird box’ in Førde

You can’t fail to be wowed by the epic view of the Blegja mountain range and Førdefjord from this contemporary ‘bird box’. This tiny cabin on an old farm is all about relaxation, reconnection and getting back to basics. There is a short hike to get there and the rustic bathroom is in a separate summer barn next door. But waking up to that unforgettable view is surely worth the extra effort.

IMAGE: Riverside treehouse in Tinn Austbygd / Airbnb

 

Riverside treehouse in Tinn Austbygd

Nestled high in the trees beside this picturesque stretch of the Tessungåe river, this simple, eco-friendly wooden treehouse, which sleeps up to seven guests, makes for a memorable stay. Instead of electricity they provide candles, solar lamps and a solar phone charger and guests can make use of the custom designed wet room and sauna, covered terrace and outdoor kitchen and fire pit.  

 

IMAGE: Seashore ‘lighthouse’ in Bremanger / Airbnb

Seashore ‘lighthouse’ in Bremanger

Teetering on the edge of the Lofnes fjord, this cosy traditional-style house is a replica of the original 100-year-old fishermen's sea houses that once stood on the quay here. This is a fantastic place to experience the elements year round, enjoy the views and hike in the local area. Sleeping up to four guests, and with an outdoor deck area and fire pit, this is one of the most loved homes on Airbnb for good reason.

IMAGE: Lakeside house in Sør-Aurdal / Airbnb

 

Lakeside house in Sør-Aurdal

This fantastic secluded cottage sleeps up to five guests and provides the perfect base for an unforgettable family trip. This off-grid, solar-powered escape forces you to enjoy a slower pace of life bathing in the lake, taking outdoor showers on the porch, cooking in the outdoor kitchen, or simply kicking back next to the fire pit. Rowing boats and fishing rods included!

 

IMAGE: Rustic barn on Hovelsrud, Helgøya / Airbnb

Rustic barn on Hovelsrud, Helgøya

This unique and simple converted barn on the shore of Helgøya in Mjøsa sits in peaceful rolling fields where the focus is on the great outdoors. Huge sliding doors run the length of the living area on both sides, while there is an outdoor kitchen and beach with a swimming area on the lake. The guests even deliver a delicious homemade breakfast.

IMAGE: Glass igloo in Ringerike / Airbnb

 

Glass igloo in Ringerike

A stay in this dome, overlooking the stunning lake Sperillen, is definitely an adventure. There’s no running water or electricity here, but with flexible seating/bedding and a wood-burning stove, not to mention those unobstructed views up to starry skies, this is a truly unique way to enjoy this incredible location.

IMAGE: Fairytale cottage in Oslo / Airbnb

Fairytale cottage in Oslo

This magical green-roofed cabin is a complete escape from urban living. Traditional in style but very comfortable, the cottage has incredible views and fairytale charm. Built in 1850, originally as a stable and cottage, it sleeps up to two and is just 25 minutes from downtown Oslo on the metro, close to Nordmarka woods, overlooking the river basin.

 

Of course, if you’re longing for a taste of Norway a bit closer to home, NORSK’s Scandi-inspired Summerhouse in the pretty Buckinghamshire village of Long Crendon is the ideal place for a grown-up getaway. Find out more here. And stay up-to-date on all things NORSK by subscribing to our newsletter.