Holiday cottages in Hordaland, Norway
Holiday rentals in Norway - Hordaland
Hordaland is the third largest region in Norway and offers some of the most breath-taking scenery in the whole country. What’s wonderful about Hordaland is that you’ll be sure to find enjoyment here for the entire family. Fabulous landscapes and several very different cities across the region offer a tremendous range for planning your self-catering holiday in Norway. Hordaland contains all the wonders one can expect from nature in the land up north. It stretches from the county’s highest mountain plateau, Hardangervidda, to the magnificent western coastal area. From your holiday lettings experience one of the most unique cities, Bergen, idyllically situated between the mountains and the sea.
Walking holidays in Norway
Among the best-known hiking destinations in Norway are the impressive rock formation Preikestolen, the Trolltunga and the Torghatten. The Preikestolen stands like a huge pulpit over the Lysefjord in Rogaland. A hiking trail leads from the mountain hut Preikestolen up to the 604 meter high plateau. The charming fjords of Hordaland also provide ample opportunities for walking holidays where all the way from the east, the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda has dramatic cliff paths and to the west in Bergen, nature is characterised by waterside landscapes. In Hordaland, you can rent Norwegian accommodation near Hardanger and explore the variety of nature experiences on offer.
Landscape - Holiday lettings in Hordaland
The fjords make the Hordaland and enchanting region with a special charm. Whether you are renting holiday cottages in Norway to the east, where the Hardangervidda mountain range descends steeply down to the fjord, or starting your journey in the west by the sea estuaries or in the mountains - there are always the fjords that characterise the landscape. Many NOVASOL holiday homes in Norway are located along Hordaland's coast and on the islands there. The Hardangerfjord is the longest fjord in Hordaland and meets the Hardanger-Hochebene in the fjord and mountain village of Eidfjord. Along the fjord are villages well known for their beauty and fertile fields.
Holiday homes and apartments in Bergen - Norway
During your self-catering holiday in Norway, a visit to the historic harbour town of Bergen, where the historical origins of the trading centre are visible everywhere, is highly recommended. The seafaring tradition is over 900 years old and cannot be denied. If you want to get a very special view of the city on your family holidays, you can take a boat trip from Vågen and see the picturesque city from the water. Today there is a special effort to restore traditional half-timbered houses from the 12th century that were damaged in fires over the years and the Hanseatic district is part of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
Other activities and attractions in Bergen
Other sights to include on your self-catering holiday in Norway are definitely a ride with the mountain railway from Bergen to Oslo or with the postal ship to the North Cape. On a discovery tour in the city, you should see the Håkonshalle, an impressive building on the royal court dating back to the 13th century, the fish market, St Mary’s Church or one of the many museums. The colourful houses and the panorama of the historic harbour town can be seen not only from close by, but also from above. Take a hike to the Hausberg Floyen where you can enjoy the view of the town. These excursions promise unforgettable experiences for all and certainly represent some of the best things to do in Norway.
Where to stay in Norway – Hordaland
Hordaland is the area between mountains and the Bergenbahn. The centre is Bergen, whilst other important areas are, among others, Voss, Dale, Os and Knarvik. The western and northern part of Bergen consists of a typical coastal landscape with hundreds of small and large islands and fjords to discover on summer or winter holidays. Of particular special interest are the relatively flat villages around Voss - a place which, despite its western location, is also geared towards winter tourism. Stable winter weather and adjusted domestic climate make this possible. Visit each place for a unique take on Norwegian culture and liferstyle, for example, if you rent country cottages in Sunnhordland, you may discover the wealth of music festivals and art exhibitions on offer there.
Service – Why NOVASOL?
If you’re planning a family holiday in Norway, Hordaland is the obvious choice. In addition to its nature, there are numerous other wonderful experiences to be had all across the region. NOVASOL offers cheap holiday cottages and villas in the area and can help find exactly the right place for you. Booking your holiday cottage yourself is entirely possible. However, our online assistants are always more than happy to assist you. They can be reached at the telephone numbers in our catalogue. Some of the things you might want help with are ferry bookings, information about transporting your car, discounted listings or travel regulations in Norway. We are happy to help you resolve these questions and anything wlse to do with our product.