Spectacular Norwegian nature and self-catering
Visit Norway and experience the fjords, midnight sun and waterfalls and have a holiday that you will always remember. By renting accommodation in Norway, you ensure the flexibility you require to dictate your own adventure and to explore the magnificent landscape at your own pace - whether on a hiking holiday, rafting or simply sitting back and enjoying the view.
Holiday lettings with a view of the Fjords
The Norwegian fjords and their surroundings are known for their beauty. The combination of steep, green mountains with high waterfalls and deep, turquoise fjords is unique. It is impossible to describe such a landscape - it must be experienced when you take a self-catering holiday in Norway! Western Norway is especially known for its beautiful fjords, the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord. Both of them are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As the water comes from the sea, the fjords contain saltwater, meaning successful fishing holidays are likely to return a bounty of cod, salmon and halibut. However, Tyrifjorden is not really a fjord but rather Norway's fifth largest lake.
Some of the largest glaciers of Europe can be found in Norway. There are thousands of them, and there are guided tours which are amazing experiences! If you are up for it, you can also explore the crevasses - an unforgettable experience! Most of the glaciers are in southern Norway. North of Bergen and the Sognefjord, you will find Jostedalsbreen which is the largest glacier in continental Europe. The Norwegian Museum in Fjærland is an award-winning interactive museum. Here you can learn about snow, ice and glaciers. You can also perform your own experiments and see Ivo Caprino’s film about the Jostedal Glacier. Folgefonna is Norway's third largest glacier. Easily accessible by road, sea or air from your holiday homes in Norway, the glacier offers a magnificent view of the fjords and mountains. It hosts the country’s longest glacier lift (110 metres long, 250 metres height difference), and the easy slopes are pleasant for summer skiing. Accompanied by qualified guides, you can also enjoy glacier climbing, walking on the ice and cross-country skiing.
Midnight sun, polar nights and aurora
Northern Norway offer the midnight sun, polar nights and the aurora. These are all connected with the geographic location. The midnight sun is a phenomenon occurring in latitudes north and nearby to the south of the Arctic Circle and south and nearby to the north of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. You can experience the phenomenon just a two hour drive from Bodø. Given fair weather, the sun is visible for a continuous 24 hours. The polar night is the night lasting more than 24 hours, usually inside the polar circles. The aurora is frequently visible over Lofoten near Tromsø and Finnmark. Auroras are natural light displays in the sky, usually observed at night.
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Aurora Borealis is a unique phenomenon which has fascinated human beings for centuries. Aristotle, Plinius (Pliny) the Elder and the prophet Ezekiel all describe different phenomena which make you think of the northern lights. Previously, the Aurora Borealis was connected to mysteries and superstition and was seen as an omen of war and misfortune. Today, it is known that Aurora Borealis occurs when large quantities of electric particles (electrons) approach the earth at high speed along the magnetic field and collide with the upper layers of the atmosphere. The northern lights are normally characterized by a greenish-yellow colour, but red and blue colours may also appear. The northern lights take many forms and movements. The electric particles give rise to impetuous squalls, creating arcs, draperies and rays.
On rare occasions the northern lights can be seen almost anywhere on the earth. However, the most frequent occurrences belong to the polar regions, or more precisely to a belt around the magnetic pole (2,500 km from the pole). As a result, northern Norway is a perfect destination for people who wish to see the phenomenon. The coast of Troms and Finnmark has the greatest frequency of northern lights in Norway. Aurora Borealis can also be seen in Iceland, northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland and the northern coast of Sibiria.The northern lights are most intense in October, February and March between 22.00 and midnight. The phenomenon can also be seen on the southern hemisphere where it is called Aurora Australis.
Service - Why NOVASOL?
Stay in one of NOVASOL's holiday cottages in Norway and get the perfect opportunity to explore those unique events or sights in Norway. Holidays are an important event. It is when you get to relax, spend quality time with your family and friends, and restore and boost your mental and physical energy. The best way to start your holiday is to rent a NOVASOL holiday home. You can find inspiration here and a wide range of Norwegian accommodation. At NOVASOL we specialize in keeping our promises. We guarantee to deliver the holiday home you booked. Which is why our 40 years in business has everything to do with the customer service we provide, and the holiday homes we supply in Norway, and the rest of Europe.