ACCOMMODATION IN EVERY COUNTY
you´ll find out witch County you want to visit. Find out what kind of
accommodation is available and then go localy and find out more about
Even simple accommodation such as hunting
lodges and camping chalets are of high standard. First you´ll find the place to go, then book the accommodation of your choice.
BOOKING A HOTEL
can book the accommodation directly on this site or by e-mail, post,
fax or telephone. Practically everyone in Norway speaks English, and
you will rarely encounter any difficulty. If travelling in the high
season "approximately mid June to mid August", it is advisable to book in advance. Information offices in Norway often have a reservation service.
Norway has more than a thousand campsites, so you are bound to find somewhere to stay in the area you want. The sites are classified 1 - 5 stars,
depending on the standard, facilities and activities available. There
is no standard price and rates do vary somewhat. Normally, the fixed
charge per plot is NOK 100 to NOK 350, with additional charges per person. Many campsites have cabins that can be booked in advance.
Most cabins have electricity and heating and note that you may need to bring bedding, enquire when making your booking. The cabins are classified 1 - 5 stars depending on size and standard.
Sanitary facilities for Motorhomes in Norway.
note that camping gas is not freely available in Norway. For further
information on camping in Norway visit the internet on http://www.camping.no
It is not permitted to pitch a tent or park a caravan closerthan 150
metres from a house / chalet. Also please note that there are varying
by-laws relating to Wild Camping. Remember, too, that it is forbidden
to have an open fire in forests or on open land, between 15th April and
The AA and RAC are affiliated to the AIT (Alliance Internationale de Tourisme), so their members get help in Norway from the NAF (Norges Automobilforbund) with journey planning as well as backup in case of breakdown or accident. NAF is the largest motoring organisation in Scandinavia. One of our prime objectives is to offer motorists good campsite accommodation, be in a tent, a caravan, a motor caravan or in a cabin. NAF CAMP is nationwide and based on the consumers requirments or availability, quality and service.
YOUTH AND FAMILY HOSTELS
Norway has about 70 hostels
offering a surprisingly high standard of accommodation - some hostels
are comparable to simple hotels - at a reasonable price. This makes
them ideal for young people and families on a budget. Indeed, the
association there calls itself Norwegian Youth and Family Hostels.
Most have living rooms to relax in, and the
bedrooms normally have two, four or six beds. Some bedrooms even have
their own bathrooms. Many establishments serve hot food, and breakfast
may be included in the price.
Others are self catering. All you
need to take with you is a sheet sleeping bag, or you can hire one. The
hostels are awarded one to three stars, and prices vary per night per
person for Youth Hostel Association members, depending on category and
type of room. Non-members pay a little more.
Called "hytte" in Norwegian, this type of accommodation is perfect
for those who prefer to explore one part of the country thoroughly.
Chalets come in various sizes, but normally house four to six people.
The chalets always have the basic equipment, and furnishings range from
the simply comfortable to the sumptuous, and prices vary accordingly.
you want to spend just one night in a chalet and then move on, you can
stay in one without prior reservation on a camp site - see our section
on camping above.
In the Lofoten
islands in northern Norway, you can rent a traditional former
fisherman´s cabin, called a rorbu. The fishermen used to come to Lofoten from other parts of the coast for the winter cod fishing season
from January to April, and would make these cabins their temporary
homes for the duration. Most have been modernised, and a number of them
have their own shower and toilet. Nowadays you will also find newly
built fishermen´s cabins too.
Although most rorbu´s are in the Lofoten islands,
you can rent these cabins all along the coast of Norway from north to
south. What´s important is that the cabin is by the sea shore with
excellentfishing! The local regional tourist boards will supply you
with further information.
style bed & breakfast is developing in Norway, all of a high
standard. Generally booked through the local tourist office on the day
or. You may find accommodation signs displayed along roads or directly outside houses (Rom or Husrom). In larger towns private rooms are priced from approximately from NOK 170 for a single to NOK 300 for a double.
Some accommodation is fully serviced - it is like having
a 5 star hotel all on your own! They want to create a sacred, protected
place where you can relax and enjoy the company of your family, your
friends or business partners. There is no standard price but the price
COUNTRY OR FARM HOLIDAYS
Norway is not a member state of the European Union. Norwegian farms are small
by European standards, the average size of organic farms being about 13
hectares (including several very little herb farms), which is slightly
larger than the average size of conventional Norwegian farms. Almost
all farms are run as family farms.
Many farmers have built rental chalets or made old houses into atractive holiday homes.
Others in the districts have invested in cultural experiences and
different activities in both forest and field. The farms are often
fully productive and anyone who wants to can experience daily life on a
farm at close quarters. The standard and the prices of the various
holidays on offer vary a great deal. Please contact the tourist offices
for details, or the national booking office for farm holidays on:
A facility dedicated to bodywork, wellness, and pampering. Origin of
the word attributed to either Salus per Aquam (health through water) or
from the town of Spa in Belgium. Also refers to a hot tub.
hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging, usually on a
short-term basis. Hotels often provide a number of additional guest
services such as a restaurant, a swimming pool or childcare. Some
hotels have conference services and meeting rooms and encourage groups
to hold conventions and meetings at their location.
A day spa is
a business establishment which people visit for personal care
treatments such as massages and facials. It is similar to a beauty
salon in that is is only visited for the duration of the treatment. In
contrast, a destination spa offers the same services in a hotel setting
where people reside for one or more days.
convention center, is an exhibition hall, or conference center, that
holds conventions. A large, cavernous public building with enough open
space to host public and private business and social events for the
surrounding municipal and metropolitan areas.
typically offer enough floor area to accommodate several thousand
attendees. Convention centers rent space for meetings such as: corporate conferences, industry trade shows, formal dances entertainment spectacles and concerts. Large convention centers located in resort areas also host conventions that attract additional visitors to the municipality. It is not uncommon for large resort area hotels to include a convention center.
H O T E L C H A I N S
Choice is the biggest hotelchain in the Nordic countries, divided into the Comfort, Quality, Quality Resort, Clarion Collection and Clarion brands. Which gives you something to choose from - as their name indicates. In Norway they have approximately 90 hotels spread over the whole country.
Choice Hotels are the first smokefree and ecological hotelchain in Scandinavia.
Hotels are centrally placed in more than 40 cities and larger towns and
villages, right from Kristiansand in the south of Norway, to the North
Cape on the Arctic Circle in the north, along with key destinations in
Sweden. In Norway Rica Hotels have 68 hotels.
chain is the largest in Norway´s major towns and cities, with among
others 14 hotels in Oslo City Centre and five hotels in Bergen, Thon
Hotels also has alpine hotels and hotels abroad. Thon Hotels has 65 hotels in Norway, and 4 hotels in Belgium and Holland. Choose between Thon Budget, Thon City and Thon Conference and Thon Resort.
Blu is a four star plus, club class hotel brand with key
differentiators such as the 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee and the
Yes I Can spirit of service. Rezidor Hospitality, one of the
fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, has a portfolio of
our beliefs and the decisions we make within Scandic are based on
Nordic common sense. Scandic will offer service that is accessible and
affordable to the majority. Scandic have 21 hotels in Norway. Whichever Scandic hotel you stay in, you need to know that you will get excellent quality and value for money.
BEST WESTERN HOTELS
Western is the only hotel chain in Norway where the member hotels can
keep their individuality and personal touch. In Norway Best Western is
represented by 30 hotels located around the country.
THE HISTORICAL HOTELS
Historic Hotels & Restaurants is a unique membership organisation
containing many of Norway´s most charming hotels and restaurants. The
group consists of 41 hotels and 19 restaurants which are members of the group.
First Hotels currently has 60 hotels in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. In Norway First have 11 hotels.
A second home in that we recognize people and are personal and
friendly, show consideration for individual wishes through
responsiveness and different and creative.
THE GREAT LIFE
The Great Life Company, present you with establishments that truly
offer the very best of Norway, they have let the seasons, the weather,
the character of each location and your hosts decide what should make
up the daily menu, the recreational activities, the list of events.
Inns are highly efficient, fresh and innovative, international mid
market hotels. They focus on mastering the essentials of a great hotel
experience within their class; having warm and casual service, being
spotlessly clean, easy to use and safe.
Classic Norway tailors its accommodation to include everything from transport to activities and culinary experiences so that your employees and customers can obtain maximum benefits from their stay. We can quickly draw up a draft programme based on the number of people in your party and what you would like to achieve from your stay. This is something that we do quickly and free of charge.