Self-catering Norway with NOVASOL

NOVASOL is proud to offer you over 2,000 self-catering Norway accommodation options for you to choose from. Norway is the home of some fantastic examples of unspoilt natural beauty and a host of natural attractions and phenomena - including the famous midnight sun in Norway for you to enjoy during your holiday. Many of our holiday homes in Norway are set in some of the country's most spectacular scenery and should you decide to spend your holiday in our Norway accommodation you will also have the opportunity to enjoy various activities which are typical of the Norwegian culture, including; fishing, hiking, picking wild berries or simply reconnecting around a campfire.

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Discover Norwegian history from your Norway accommodation

Norway is known for being the land of the fjords and tranquil natural beauty, but this amazing country offers so much more to all who decide to visit. During your self-catering Norway holiday you will have plenty to see and do in terms of cultural experiences as well as discovering the history of Norway. Norway's earliest history dates back to around 8000B.C. and encompasses many periods and events. Norway's deeply ingrained folkloric tradition also makes it a great destination for self-catering family holidays in Scandinavia. There is no shortage of historical monuments and sites for you to visit when staying in our holiday cottages in Norway, including many from the country's Viking age.

Viking heritage in Norway - holiday homes

Norway, like much of Scandinavia, has a rich Viking heritage waiting to be uncovered during your stay in one of our holiday homes in Norway. The Viking Age in Norway lasted from about 800A.D. until about 1066A.D. and you will still find many strong reminders of this influential period of history when you choose to stay in self-catering holiday homes in Norway by NOVASOL. The Vikings were of course notoriously fearless seamen and explorers and so conducted man expeditions and trading voyages, resulting in the development of many as yet untouched areas in Norway.

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Scandinavian history - Norway accommodation

The Viking chief Harald Hårfagre united Norway as a kingdom in 872. For anyone interested in the fearsome yet fascinating Vikings then Norway is a great destination for your next self-catering holidays in Scandinavia. The Vikings introduced iron tools to the people of Norway, which improved the country's agriculture and weaponry. The Vikings led a thriving merchant trade, bringing prosperity. During this period the Vikings also colonised many parts of Europe, including Northern England, Scotland and Ireland, Isle of Man, Shetland, Orkney, the Hebrides, Faeroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland.

Norwegian history - holiday cottages in Norway

Between 1200 and 1300 A.D. Norway enjoyed a period of prosperity; with many large buildings being completed and influence in European literature and architecture growing, until around 1349 when The Black Death killed 1/3rd of the population and devastated the country as was the case in much of Europe. There are many unique and beguiling periods of Norwegian history for you to learn about during your stay in one of our holiday cottages in Norway and a great place to start would be the capital city of Oslo; home to a number of museums and monuments as well as a varied history of its own.

Holiday homes in Norway

Self-catering Norway - Oslo

Oslo is one of the fastest growing destinations for city breaks and self-catering holidays in Europe as more and more people are beginning to wake up to the endless charms of this fantastic and cosmopolitan city. Why not discover Oslo for yourself during your stay in one of NOVASOL's Norwegian holiday homes? Visit the city's great museums, such as the Viking Ship Museum or the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. One of the highlights of any cultural trip to Oslo would certainly be the Oslo City Museum, which gives a thorough insight into Norwegian culture. Alternatively, spend a day strolling beside the Arkerselva River; a popular recreation area which is also rich in Norwegian history.