Staying in a traditional rustic cabin in Norway (or as locals call it “hytte” in Norway) is a true Scandinavian way of traveling. There are many amazing cabins in Norway to choose from. Below, I share with you a carefully selected cabins in Norway for your next trip, that won’t cost millions!
Y’all should know that I am a big fan of wild camping, which is also one of the ways of traveling Norway on a budget. But, whenever I’m not camping, I try to stay in a traditional Norwegian cabin. Especially when I’m traveling Norway in winter. I often go for places with a soul, with a special character, a special feel of koselig (cozy) in the hytte in Norway, breathtaking view, cosy interior, or unusual look.
You can find different types of holiday cabins in Norway. The ones with traditional Scandinavian design and always with fireplace, mountain cabins, cabins located by the fjords, lakes or rivers, or even fancy treetop cabins in Norway. From Airbnb cabins in Norway to private businesses, you can be sure that there is a lot to choose from. Find my best picks below!
Hytte Norway – Top Scandinavian Cabins in Norway
Staying in a cabin would be my top choice when traveling Norway in the winter – what is better than watching the frozen landscape from the inside of the toasty cabin, with the crackling fire and a glass of wine?
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The cabins on the list below are not in any particular order. I’ve stayed in most of them, and others are on my to-visit-ASAP-list. This post isn’t sponsored. I just loved them a lot and I thought you could too! There is, of course, many more amazing cabins out there, so this list is being constantly updated – bookmark it and pin it so you can check it later.
#1 Hobbit cabin in Norway
Have you ever dreamt of staying in the Hobbit cabin? Now you can! You can experience a visit to a different world, located far away, in the Shire. It’s a perfect place to relax, and perfect for a romantic weekend.
Inside the cabin, you will find a cosy wooden interior, double bed, sitting and dining area, mini kitchen, fireplace and a bathroom. It has a very clever design. With the property, you also get another building where you have a big fridge and freezer with storage space, as well as a woodshed and outdoor fire pit. There is also a ski slope nearby, and a lake for fishing.
#2 Wooden cabins hanging over the fjord with an amazing view
I’ve stayed in these beautiful wooden cabins with balconies hanging by the fjord water in winter. And it was magical. I am usually the type of person who tries to go out of the accommodation and explore as much as possible. This time it was the opposite. I just wanted to stay in and admire the view. It’s definitely on my list of the best places that I’ve stayed in Norway. And the fjord that this hytte overlooks, is the UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord.
Location: Aurlandsfjorden (near to Flam) – check best things to do in Flam
This is the view:
#3 Home away from home in Lofoten – a lighthouse, a boutique home or Rorbu
Stay in a room in lighthouse keeper’s house with a stunning view to Lofoten. This place is deep in the Arctic, located on an island, with no cars, no shops and no problems. It’s a perfect escape from everything. And also ecofriendly. Click here to book and check the prices and availability.
During our trip to Lofoten and Nordland part of Norway, we stayed in a really nice hotel in Reine – Catogården – Boutique Home & Activity Centre. The interior was really cosy, each room had an amazing view, there was a yoga room with a gym, the terrace, free tea and coffee, cute kitchen and homely feeling. I can highly recommend a stay there. Check the best prices and the availability here.
Another popular type of hytte in Norway, especially in Lofoten, are fisherman’s cabins – the red houses you can see all around the islands. They are called Rorbuer in Lofoten. If you want to stay there, choose for example this authentic Rorbu in the fishing village Stamsund – in the middle of Lofoten. Check the best prices and the availability here.
#4 Wooden cabin with jacuzzi in the Lyngen Alps (northern Norway, near Tromsø)
If you’re planning a trip to northern Norway, near Tromsø, you need to visit the Lyngen Alps. The beautiful sharp mountains are rising from the fjords offering breathtaking views and a lot of hiking opportunities. This is also one of the best places in Norway for off-piste skiing. This wooden cabin with fireplace and jacuzzi is located in the heart of the Lyngen Alps, close to the popular (for a reason!) Blåvatnet lake trail.
And if you’re in Tromsø, don’t forget to visit Senja!
If you’re looking for apartments closer to Tromsø city, check out this luxury glass roof apartment overlooking the mountains, or for a room with a view see this room for two in a new flat with an amazing view.
#5 Traditional fisherman cabin with stunning views
If you want to experience the natural forces and weather changes over the fjords and rising mountains, while being safe and warm inside your cabin – this is a place for you. If you like fishing, it’s even better.
This traditional wooden fisherman cabin is made for fishing trips and located just by the water. There’s a boat you can rent and many places to take it to. That’s where I’ve caught two big codfish at once trying sea fishing for the first time of my life. The area is full of outdoor beauty and many hiking opportunities, such as climbing the highest sea cliff in Europe and Norway – Hornelen.
Location: Vestland, Bremanger kommune
#6 Cabin in the ski resort Gaustablikk, Telemark
The cabin in Gaustablikk area is perfect for ski enthusiasts, but not only. The area in Gaustablikk, near the most famous mountain in southern Norway, Gaustatoppen, and the mountain town Rjukan, is worth a visit. It’s located high on the plateau, which means colder conditions than in other places. From the top of Gaustatoppen, you can see 1/6 of Norway in good weather, and Rjukan offers a lot of activities, including famous ice climbing in Norway. Don’t forget to go into the Gaustablikk sauna and take a dip in the frozen lake if you’re there in winter!
I haven’t specifically stayed in this cabin, as I stayed in another one, rented for a year (currently not available), but it was very similar. And this view!
#7 Budget red cottage in the Sunnmore Alps with a view
If you’re visiting (one of my favourite part of Norway) Sunnmøre Alps and Hjørundfjorden with the spectacular mountains rising up to 1,700 meters straight from the sea, I can recommend stopping in Sæbø. In this little town surrounded by the mountains and the fjord, stay in Hustadnes Fjordhytter. Cottages are clean and cute, they have a private terrace and you can even rent a hot tub with the mountain view. For the small 4-people cottage we paid 350 NOK. Check availability and prices here.
#8 Traditional wooden Norwegian cabin in Nesbyen
I stayed in this cabin in Norway a few years ago for New Year’s Eve. The area was full of snow and it looked like a winter fairytale. This was during our winter Norway road trip – you can find our Norway winter itinerary by clicking on the link. The cabin is located by the river and the place was very peaceful and relaxing.
Other places to stay in Norway
If you’re looking for other types of places to stay in Norway, have a look below.
- If you’re looking for a place to stay in Oslo, check out my post about the best hotels in Oslo.
- In Ålesund, I can recommend this nice apartment with sea views. I’ve stayed there for a week and visited the city and surrounding area – beautiful! Check availability and prices.
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