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Cottage in beautiful and dramatic landscape

Norangsfjorden, Norway
  • Cottage968 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

In the middle of a magnificent landscape, located on “The Queens Route” from Ålesund to Geiranger, you will find Urke, a perfect place for an extraordinary and peaceful holiday. This region has, for more than a century, been an inspiration for tourists and artists. The site is stunningly beautiful with the majestic mountains circling the fjord, constantly changing in character with changes in light and weather. From the cottage there is a panoramic view to the fjord and the mountains.

The cottage, which is designed by an architect, is superbly adapted to the steep terrain. Running along the front of the cottage, there is a large terrace facing south. Part of the terrace is covered by a glass roof. From the livingroom and all bedrooms there are doors opening out to the terrace, and the kitchen have sliding doors to the sitting / dining area under the glass roof. There is also a small covered patio to the southwest.

The modern architecture has elements inspiered by older Norwegian building traditions; the visible beams, the turf roof and the stone wall in front. The long narrow shape is inspired by the old long-houses. The cottage was built in 2009-2010.

The cottage is situated 500m from the fjord.

A boat with outboard motor will be at your disposal, included in the rent.

The livingroom has large windows with panoramic view towards the fjord and mountains. Built-in fireplace, sofagroup, dining table with 8 chairs, internetconnection, TV and DVD.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything required for cooking and dining. It has a hot-air stove, microwave, 2 refrigerators, dishwasher, coffeemaker , electric mixer. Large worktop gives great workingspace and sliding doors from kitchen to terrace allows for outdoor cooking and barbecuing. Floorheating.

Bathroom with floor heating, WC and shower. Cupboards and drawers for storage of toiletries.

The largest bedroom is equipped with a double bed. Two bedrooms have comfortable and spacy bunk beds (2+1) for three persons. Over the bunkbeds there are lofts with 2 mattresses each. The lofts can also be used for storage of luggage. In all there are beds for 8 persons and an additional 4 mattresses, all with duvets and pillows. All bedrooms have good closet space.

There is also a wardrobe at the entrancearea by the kitchen.

Laundryroom with washing machine,dryer, basin, freezer, vacuum cleaner etc. Floorheating.


Torunn Thrall

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english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
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About Torunn Thrall

We are a lucky couple who found the place of our dreams and had the opportunity to build the cottage. We spend as much of our time as possible at the cottage, but our normal day life with children, grandchildren and jobs are in Stavanger, in the south/west of Norway. Ole is a journalist and Torunn is working with visual art.

Torunn Thrall purchased this Cottage in 2010

Why Torunn Thrall chose Norangsfjorden

Ole is originally from Aalesund. For years we have spent every summervacation in the area, visiting friends and family and travelling around to see all the wonderful nature and spots. The first time we came to Norangsfjorden, we were totally stunned by the nature, and decided that if ever a summerhouse, this is the place. Two years later we saw an advertisment about the site, and we bought it unseen. Luckily the site has a wonderful view, and our summerhouse, designed by an architect, gives you a panoramic view to the fjord and the mountains.

What makes this Cottage unique

The nature in the area and the view to the fjord and the mountains is just fantastic. All our guests have been stunned by the beauty. The cottage is close to many of the most spectaculare tourist attractions in Norway.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 3 twin/ single, Bunkbed (double + singel) Loft with 2 beds
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 3 twin/ single, Bunkbed (double + singel) Loft with 2 beds


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Near The Ocean
            • Village


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Fan
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Fireplace
                          Indoor wood fireplace
                        • Sunbed
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Tumble Dryer
                        • Vacuum Cleaner
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Kitchen
                              Open plan kitchen, very well equipped, large sliding doors to the terrace.
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Some spices, drygoods, papergoods
                            • Refrigerator
                              2 refrgerators
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Adjoining diningarea
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Boat
                                          16 ' boat with an outboard motor included in the rent. Max 5 persons. Lifejackets for all sizes included.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          70 m2 terrace with panoramic view
                                        • Garden Table & Chairs
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Parasol


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • forests
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • The cottage is situated near a small village in an area with some of the most spectaculare nature and touristspots of Norway, perfect for hiking, mountainclimbing, fishing, diving and relaxing.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              14 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Fabulous cottage on the fjord!


                                                              We spent two weeks in this fabulous cottage in July. The photos on the website are accurate in terms of the cottage itself, but can't do justice to the outstanding view. The cottage was very clean, bright and comfortable, with everything we needed, including a good sized fridge and freezer. We cooked in the cottage every day and found the facilities for this to be excellent. The bed was very comfortable and there were plenty of spare sheets and towels. We took the boat out a couple of times to fish, but found that we had just as much luck fishing off the pier near the coffee shop and bar - we caught and ate a lot of fish in Urke. We mainly went to Urke to hike in the mountains and we were not disappointed. We hiked many of the trails, including Slogan, Saksa, Leknesnakken, patchellhytta, klokksegga and a few further afield. We found most of the trails in this area to be well marked, if a bit muddy and rocky in places, but enjoyed the hiking very much. The supermarket in the town is small, but adequate for most needs, but didn't have anything gluten free, if like me you need to eat that way - we had stocked up before we got to Urke, so it didn't matter. There is also a small shop selling locally grown tomatoes, cucumbers and if you are lucky, strawberries, although we were never there at the right time. Communication with Torunn was excellent from start to finish. I highly recommend this property.

                                                              Maison moderne dans un cadre idyllique

                                                              magali a.

                                                              Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cette maison parfaitement bien agencée et équipée.

                                                              Vue à couper le souffle et lieu très paisible.

                                                              Malgré les quelques averses, nous avons pu profiter des sentiers de randonnée, sortie en bateau, cueillette de myrtilles et mures... et visite de fjords et villes à proximité.

                                                              C'est une très bonne adresse!

                                                              "we had wonderfull tine i...

                                                              tamara t.

                                                              "we had wonderfull tine in this perfect house. it was like a fabulus dream. the house was very clean, the view even more impressive than in the photos. very quiet surrounding with many opttions for hiking. i wish we could be there each year! the owners and the local people are very nice."

                                                              This house is wonderful! ...

                                                              Bruk K.

                                                              This house is wonderful! It is big, clean, light and it has large windows and a huge terrace facing the fjord and the mountains. The views around are terrific! The road to the house (we were driving from Oslo) is all the way fantastic and picturesque. Our company of 7 people had a very good 1-week stay in the house, enjoying every minute of this peaceful and quiet place. Although the weather was not so warm in the beginning of May (around 10C), we loved our stay and would love to return one day, maybe this time in summer :)

                                                              "The house was every bit ...

                                                              deborah c.

                                                              "The house was every bit as good as expected. The surroundings were breath-taking and the house designed so that none of the fabulous view was "lost". The cottage was in a quiet location and very well equipped with a small but very adequate store close by. The climb to the house, on a well kept road was easy by car. It may have been a little taxing on foot for some elderly people. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the cottage and hope to return to this exceptional place."

                                                              Wunderschönes Ferienhaus in traumhafter Landschaft

                                                              Sylvia S.

                                                              Wunderschönes Ferienhaus. Die moderne Architektur, die sich wunderbar in die Landschaft einfügt, hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Der Blick aus den großen Fenstern ist sehr, sehr schön und hebt die Grenzen zwischen Innen und Außen auf. Die Ausstattung ist sehr gut, es ist an alles gedacht. Wir hatten mit 2 Kindern viel Platz. Sehr gut haben uns die Bilder der Besitzerin gefallen, die sich perfekt ins Haus einfügen.

                                                              Zum Haus gehört ein kleines Motorboot. Es hat uns viel Freude gemacht, damit über den Fjord zu fahren. Die Kommunikation mit der Vermieterin war sehr gut. Sie hat uns viele wichtige Tips gegeben, z.B. zu Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Wir haben viele schöne Ausflüge gemacht. Z.B. nach Runde und Alesund. Die Wanderungen auf den Saksa und zur Patchelhytta haben uns gut gefallen. Ein Highlight war die Via Ferrata in Loen. Wir kommen gerne wieder. Vielen Dank an Thorunn


                                                              Norangsfjorden, Norway

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                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $0 - $4

                                                              Downpayment / Deposit requested. Owner not present on location. Rate depending on the number of persons

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