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A magnificent landscape, fjords and mountains

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Among the most famous Norwegian fjords, but in a silent village.

In the middle of a magnificent fjord landscape, located on “The Queens Route” from Ålesund to Geiranger, Urke is a perfect destination for an extraordinary and peaceful holiday.This region has, for more than a century, been an inspiration to tourists and artist. The site is extraordinarily beautiful with the majestic mountains circling the fjord, constantly changing in character with changes in light and weather. For the active there are mountains to climb, and an abundance of fish in the fjord.

Our holiday house, (buildt 2004), easily houses 7 - 10 persons. Its architecture is based on a traditional building method for wooden houses on the western coast, with a green, grassy sod roof. The house has two floors and a fine thatched terrace facing south west. It offers all the comforts of modern accommodation. A 15 feet boat with outboard engine is available and included in the rental.

Hiking through the valleys below snow covered peaks, with numerous rivers, waterfalls and small lakes is a wonderful holiday experience.The cottage is an excellent starting point for mountain hikes of all kinds and all degrees of difficulty. Nearby peaks well known among mountaineers are Slogen, Smørskredtindane and Jakta (all around 1600m). But also lower mountains like Saksa (990m) offer splendid views.

The renown classic wooden hotel Hotel Union Øye is situated only 5 km from the cottage. The hotel is more than 100 years old and is an attraction by itself. The nearby Norangsdalen is an extremely narrow valley with a row of small lakes. One of the lakes was formed as late as 1908, as rocks falling from the mountainside formed a dam. Remains of the flooded houses are still visible from the road.

The cottage is an excellent starting point for day trips by car in the district. You may visit places like Briksdalsbreen, Stryn Sommerskisenter, Geiranger and Trollstigen, as well as the bird sancturay at Runde or the art nouvau city of Ålesund .

If you have an interest in fishing, this is a perfect spot. There is an abundance of fish in the fjord. The fjord is well protected from all winds, by mountains on all sides. Opportunities for river fishing in Bondalselva and Norangselva are also available. The freezer in the cottage will allow you to take care of your catch.

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Norangsfjorden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Single is over/ under bunk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Combined bedroom / TV-room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Double is 120 cm. The single is over
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing


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A magnificent landscape, fjords and mountains
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

a truly wonderful house to stay in with beautiful views from the lounge and bedrooms, large verandah for al fresco eating and drinking.A fully equipped kitchen with practically every utensil you will need.A great location for walking, fishing or driving elsewhere.

Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tanks Mary! I truly can reccomend this renter for other owners. Welcome back another summer!
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Great house in a fantastic setting

  • 5 of 5

Urke is a really beautiful place, in the midst of some of the best mountain and fjord scenery there is. It's a peaceful and secluded spot, off the main tourist trail, and so is ideal for enjoying the nature, the outdoors and the culture of the place, as well as to just relax. The house itself is ideal; spacious, well equipped and very comfortable, and with spectacular views too. What more could anyone want? Many thanks Rune for a great stay in this fantastic place!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ronan and welcome back to Urke another summer! Hope to be able to visit Scotland, Hebrides and Orknoys in some years!
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Tranquil Getaway

  • 4 of 5

With breathtaking views of fjords and mountains, this really is a little gem.

We spent our time in the boat, pootling from coast to coast as well as exploring the local area and walking up numerous mountains. We were very fit when we arrived home. The local shop was well-stocked too which was handy.

A comfortable, home that was clean and tidy and equipped to a high standard. We would light the fire each evening which the children thought was great and which made for many cosy nights playing cards, chatting and just generally relaxing after what turned out to be a rather active week.

Well equipped too, we didn't want for anything from cooking utensix

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Peaceful Urke was the perfect location to experience the splendor of the majestic fjords. The cottage was homely, clean and perfect for a relaxing time for our family of four (there are enough beds for more than double that, a very tight squeeze it would be!) The views are beautiful, everything so quiet and the surrounding area wonderful to explore and hike.

Thank you Rune for a fabulous holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Amazing place, both the ...

  • 5 of 5

"Amazing place, both the cottage and the surroundings, even better than we expected. The house is extremely clean and very well equipped, we didn''t miss anything. We found the place quite easily.

(ESPAÑOL) El lugar es extraordinario, tanto la casa como el entorno son incluso más impresionantes de lo que esperábamos. la casa está muy limpia y dispone de todo lo necesario para disfrutar de unas buenas y tranquilas vacaciones."

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We stayed in Rune's cott...

  • 5 of 5

"We stayed in Rune's cottage for a week and it was a fabulous experience. The natural beauty around was straight out of a picture book.The cottage itself is extremely well kept and had all the amenities one could ask to ensure a very comfortable stay. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to be part of a majestic scenic world"

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Mr Rune Håndlykken
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Mr Rune Håndlykken

Norangsfjorden and the small village of Urke is my place of birth i 1954. I grew up at a small farm with a gardenary producing vegetables, flowers and strawberries and as a lad I often helpt my father at the market place in Ørsta every Saturday. I now live in Drammen, 45 km west of the Norwegian capital Oslo with my wife and run my own buisness as consultant for planning and tecnical outfit for cultural arenas all around Norway. This has been my job from 1997.

Mr Rune Håndlykken purchased this cottage in 2004


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Aalesund airport AES
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Hotel Union, Øye
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Stranda Golfklubb
Nearest Train
130 Kilometres
Åndalsnes via Stranda and Trollstigen
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Hotel Union, Øye
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Ørsta skisenter / Summer ski at Stryn
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Village beach, fresh & cold in West Norway
Car: recommended

For GPS-navigation: North 6926344 and East 62555

1. Plane via Oslo to Ørsta/Volda HOV (Wideroe) or Ålesund AES (SAS or Norwegian) Rental Car.

2. By car from Oslo/ Oslo airport (OSL) E6 to Otta. Then westwoards Rv 15 to Stryn/Kjøs Bru, E 39 / Fv 60 direction Stranda and Fv 655 from Tryggestad 15 km direction Ørsta. 7 hours drive.

3. By plan to Bergen (BOG) and the costal mainroad E39 to Kjøs bru/Hornindal, then Fv 60 direction Stranda and Fv 655. 6 hours drive.

3. From Bergen E39 crossing the Fjords and bridges to Grodaas. Then Fv 60 direction Stranda and Fv 655 from Tryggestad direction Ørsta.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $37.22
Gustes more than 3 $ 6.2 per person per night
Bed linen & towels $ 2.48 per person per night

Outside summers season, we can discuss shorter periods and other days than Saturday for changing.
Downpayment 30% is requested before bokking is fully confirmed.
Owner not present on location, but we have a summer host who meets you and advice you.
Full cleaning after departure is included in our rates.

I use a standard hire contract. This will be send you as an attachment in .pdf when we have agreed about the dates and the rent. You sign, scan and return with an email, pay the deposit ( 25%) to my bank account and your booking is confirmed.
Rest payment should be payed within two weeks before arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.