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Unique overnight accommodation in Southern Norway

Family at Trehyttene in Gjerstad
Photo: Adam Read©Visit Sørlandet
Are you looking for an unforgettable holiday in Norway? Then you should visit these lovely, unique and very special places providing overnight accommodation in Southern Norway.

Do you dream of staying at the top of a tree?

Southern Norway offers several places where you can spend the night close to the tree crowns. What could be more exotic than staying in a treehouse? You can enjoy the bustling bird life and opportunities of spotting wild animals. Sit by the warm campfire and stare into a starry night sky free of light pollution.

Small cabins on Hidra

Small cabins are an art project that was set up at Hågåsen on Hidra outside Flekkefjord in 2013. The installation consists of two cabins, the pink "Nyperosa" (dog rose) and the blue "Havsula" (northern gannet). Here you can spend the night in the pink and blue cabins that can be used by anyone who is on a trip to Hågåsen. Here you can seek shelter from the elements, and enjoy food and drink that you have brought with you. Solveig Egeland is behind the idea and the cabins were designed by architect Arne Åmland. The architecture and the pink and blue colours stand out in the typical landscape. The cabins have become very popular, so it is important to book well in advance.

Lighthouse holiday in Southern Norway

In Southern Norway you will find many lighthouses which offer the possibility of spending the night in the home of the lighthouse keeper. The lighthouse at Lista is the only tall stone tower in the region and uncommon in the Norwegian lighthouse historical context. Lindesnes lighthouse is Norway’s southernmost mainland point. Listening to the roaring sea roar and the howling wind while you are lying safely inside is a very special feeling. Go out in the evening, look at the starry sky and enjoy Southern Norway.

Grand accommodation

In Kristiansand, a few kilometres inside Southern Norway’s smooth rock slopes, is the stately Boen Manor estate which is part of the Historic Hotels and Restaurants. In 2020, Boen Farm restored and rebuilt four historic buildings on the farm for overnight guests. The reconstruction was done in a way that safeguards the history of the buildings. After the restoration work, Boen Farm received the National Plaque for Good Conservation Work. There is also an excellent restaurant and Boen has its own salmon river for its guests.

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Yurt in The Mineral Park on Evje

Stay in a yurt just off the Otra river on Evje, where you sleep in Mongolian tents with lovely newly made beds, an oven, refrigerator and everything you need for a glamorous stay in nature. The yurts are beautifully surrounded by a beautiful park and nature. Here you will find a beach and opportunities for paddling out on the river. In the nearby Mineral Park, you can also stay in a 19th-century log house. This is a typical house from Setesdal with a very authentic Norwegian atmosphere and feel.

Adventure hotel in the mountains

The adventure hotel Eikerapen Gjestegard is located in the middle of mountainous scenery, with beautiful bathing water, hiking trails, and good opportunities for fishing. The interior style is both modern and old-fashioned. The hotel has maintained Norwegian traditions and is decorated with typical Norwegian items such as sleds, spinning wheels, old storage trunks and other beautiful objects. The new hotel opened its doors in 2017.

Glamping on the beach

Staying in a glamping tent on the beach is an excellent opportunity for wonderful nature experiences. Everything is arranged for a stay out of the ordinary. Do you want to stay in a ball tent (cocoon) up in the trees? In a boat yurt or a Mongolian luxury yurt with a copper tub? Here are some of the possibilities.

Abra Havn Pirate Village

The pirate hotel Abra Havn has been repeatedly named one of the best family hotels in the world by Tripadvisor users. The pirate village of Abra Havn is located right next to the Kristiansand Zoo, and the zoo and amusement Park are just a short walk away.

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