Holiday rentals in Norway - Oslofjord
The Incredible Oslofjord
The Oslofjord region consists of the counties Østfold, Vestfold, Oslo and Akershus. The area is characterised by the highest population density in Norway of approximately 1.7 million. Coastal cottages are perfect for swimming and sunbathing, and there are many cultural attractions and beautiful monuments. On the mainland you will find agricultural areas and dense forests. Norway is perfect for ski holidays, and winter sports. However, there are lots of wide open spaces outside the capital of Oslo to explore the rest of the year, making self-catering in Norway a year-round option. Remote villages of wooden houses nestled deep in the mountains are great places to try fishing, sailing, water-skiing, trekking, and visiting remote farmsteads.
City and countryside
Urban excitement can also be found in cosmopolitan trendy Oslo on your self-catering Norway holidays. First-rate museums, cultural attractions, bars and restaurants are in full swing here the year round. The city of Bergen is quite distinct from Oslo with its brightly-coloured waterfront houses. See Stavanger which presides over fjords, mountains and sandy beaches. You may like a holiday home that does both - rent a country cottage in Askerhus, for example, and enjoy the benefits of the peaceful fjords, whilst also being able to explore the cultural hotspots on offer in Oslo and Bergen.
Art and culture in Oslo
The towns along the fjord are wonderful tourist destinations and full of some of the best things to do in Norway. If you go to the Oslofjord, we recommend that you go on a one-day trip to the city. NOVASOL offers a large selection of Norwegian holiday cottages in the area surrounding Oslo, the Norwegian capital. Here you find many interesting sights and attractions, e.g. the Viking Ship Museum on Bygdøy, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the museum of Edvard Munch, who was a forerunner of expressionistic art. Oslo is the “green capital” of Europe. You will find out why, if you take the tram from Frognesteren to Nordmark or a boat from Oslo (Vippetangen) to one of the many islands in the Oslofjord.
History of Oslo
Oslo’s rich history is on display at the museums in town that you can discover from your holiday lettings in Norway. The Fram Museum tells the history of the Norweigian Polar explorers. The Kon-Tiki Museum has the raft that Thor Heyerdahl used to sail 4,300 miles of Pacific ocean, and the Viking Ship Museum has Viking ships. Visit Akershus Fortress a historical museum, and Norsk Folkemuseum is the about cultural history. Gamlebyen (the old town) has the remains of medieval Oslo. If the history of Norway is of less interest to the little ones, in summer, TusenFryd Amusement Park will thrill the family with rides and a water park, and the Royal Palace is open for tours.
Alternative destinations in Oslofjord
The Oslofjord is full of possibilities for holiday accommodation in Norway! On the eastern side of the fjord, you find the idyllic cities of Drøbak and Son, which are characterised by picturesque, white wooden houses. There are several galleries in Drøbak as well as a Christmas shop called Julehuset (the Christmas House). Close to Drøbak you find Oscarborg Fortress - a coastal fortress in the Oslofjord. The fortress is situated on two small islets. It played an important role during the Second World War. Fredrikstad, Halden, Moss, Tønsberg, Sandefjord, Holmestrand, Stavern and Drammen are towns which offer events such as festivals, fairs, concerts and theatre shows to enjoy during summer holidays in Norway. The narrow streets and squares have a typical Scandinavian atmosphere!
How to Get There?
There are many possibilities as to how to get to your Norway accommodation on the Oslofjord. You can either travel by car, train or ferry. Ferries and the Oslofjord Tunnel connect the eastern and western shores of the Oslofjord. The ferries make it possible to travel between Moss and Horten as well as between Sandefjord and Strømstad (Sweden). The Oslofjord Tunnel also makes it possible to travel by car between Storsand and Drøbak. There are also two airports: Oslo Gardermoen and Sandefjord Torp and you can travel from Torp to Oslo by bus, which takes two hours. Rent your holiday homes in Norway and get in touch with our call centre for help with your travel arrangements!
Service - Why NOVASOL?
NOVASOL began almost 50 years ago in a basement office in Copenhagen when its speciality was holiday rentals in Norway. Today it rents holiday homes in 29 European countries. The secret to its success is undoubtedly great customer service. Many of NOVASOLs holiday cottages in Norway come with a wide range of amenities, which you can select when you make your booking. Holiday rentals in Norway are a great idea when you want a budget holiday with the family, and when you want to relax and go at your own pace. Whether you take a holiday home with a spa, dishwasher, or panoramic view the choice is yours, and at NOVASOL you won't be disappointed.