Destination guide

Things are naturally primal in the Norwegian Fjords

Dramatic views set the Norwegian Fjords apart from absolutely every other location in Europe. A result of the glaciers that receded and left seawater to flood the valleys, the fjords are symbolic of natural art. If you book a Norwegian Fjords vacation rental, you'll witness primal nature: think roaring rivers, glistening mountain peaks, and shimmering rock walls. Naturally, outdoor activities are a way of life here, so be sure to bring your sense of adventure—you'll need it to scale a mountain, hike a craggy trail, or explore a hidden pathway that takes you to a place unknown.

Things to do

Ice, ice, baby: glaciers, art, and aquariums

The Norwegian Fjords wouldn't even exist if it weren't for glaciers, so it's wise to pay homage by visiting the Norwegian Glacier Museum and delving into all things icy. Equally captivating is the Norwegian Fjord Centre, which takes you back to the days of the early fjord residents. At Polaria, you'll find an Arctic aquarium and a panoramic theater showing two films celebrating the best of Norway's frigid wilderness. If you need to get your art fix, you'll find exquisite sculptures and other works at the Kabuso Art Centre.

Activities

Gram game strong in the Norwegian Fjords

Your Instagram game will undoubtedly be strong in the Norwegian Fjords. Where else can you hike a glacier, go on a whale-watching safari, and knock back a few local brews at the end of the day? You can even enjoy a kayak cruise and navigate the fjords in all their majestic beauty. If you need a break, there are plenty of malls and boutiques in which to give your credit card a workout. You can also simply go for a leisurely walk to experience the jaw-dropping scenery up close and personal.

Weather

Loving life in the easy, breezy Norwegian Fjords

If you booked a Norwegian Fjords vacation rental in the hopes of enjoying gorgeous weather, your best bet is to arrive in the springtime. Not only will you be treated to a dazzling color palette, but you'll also enjoy pleasantly warm temperatures tempered by a light breeze. If you're a ski bunny, you'll need to book your trip in the winter to take advantage of the breathtaking peaks coated in snow. If you don't mind a bit of that in-between weather, show up in the autumn to feast on seasonal fruits and enjoy the crisp Norwegian air.

Natural features

In the heart of water and glacier country

In the Norwegian Fjords, you're in water country—but you can also enjoy other incredible natural attractions. Journey to the Stegastein viewpoint to enjoy epic views of the region, or pay a visit to Folgefonna National Park to take in just a few of the area's sparkling lakes and rivers. Situated between towering mountain peaks and rushing waterfalls, you'll find shiny glaciers that draw millions of visitors year round. Add this to your must-view list, too: the Kannesteinen Rock is a mushroom-shaped stone worthy of a million photos.

Where to stay around Norwegian Fjords?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,309 vacation rentals near Norwegian Fjords. From 37 Cabins to 997 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Norwegian Fjords for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Norwegian Fjords?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Norwegian Fjords. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bergen: 135 vacation rentals
  • Stavanger: 48 vacation rentals
  • Strai: 27 vacation rentals
  • Ålesund: 32 vacation rentals
  • Geiranger: 21 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Norwegian Fjords! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Norwegian Fjords?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Norwegian Fjords:

  • Bergen: 135 rentals
  • Stavanger: 48 rentals
  • Strai: 27 rentals
  • Ålesund: 32 rentals
  • Geiranger: 21 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Norwegian Fjords?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Norwegian Fjords are:

  • Flesland Airport (BGO): 129 vacation rentals
  • Vigra Airport (AES): 34 vacation rentals
  • Karmoy Airport (HAU): 74 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Norwegian Fjords?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Norwegian Fjords. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Aurland Reinunga Station: 15 rentals
  • Hellesylt Beach: 50 rentals
  • Aurland Berekvam Station: 18 rentals
  • Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre: 39 rentals
  • Hemsedal Ski Center: 43 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Norwegian Fjords listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Norwegian Fjords

Bergen
135 vacation rentals
Stavanger
48 vacation rentals
Strai
27 vacation rentals
Ålesund
32 vacation rentals
Geiranger
21 vacation rentals
Kristiansand
46 vacation rentals
Molde
57 vacation rentals
Eidfjord
24 vacation rentals
Meland
86 vacation rentals
Førre
29 vacation rentals
Odda
28 vacation rentals
Hemsedal
60 vacation rentals
Arendal
38 vacation rentals
Treungen
33 vacation rentals
Vrådal
29 vacation rentals
Eikelandsosen
28 vacation rentals
Loen
30 vacation rentals
Haugesund
53 vacation rentals
Vossestrand
20 vacation rentals
Farsund
155 vacation rentals