Sleeping in the trees? Here are Norway's most spectacular treehouses

Sleeping in the trees? Here are Norway’s most spectacular treehouses

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Growing in Norway, unusual and splendid designer cabins placed in the trees, surrounded by nature among breathtaking views. Homes ready to welcome as soon as you return to travel.

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An experience not to be missed

Unusual designer cabins placed on trees surrounded by the most unspoiled nature, with unique accommodations are now a growing trend in Norway. As soon as it is possible to travel again, it is an experience not to be missed. Choose from stunning designer cabins and rambling buildings that will make your childhood treehouse dream come true. The cabins are located in good hiking and skiing terrain, often near a fishing lake where canoeing is possible in the summer. And the views are always breathtaking.

Here you can really enjoy the silence and disconnect from everyday life

The nature experiences by the cabins are up close, personal and intense. In addition to squirrels and songbirds, you may also spot other Norwegian animals, like moose, deer, beaver and grouse. Here you can really enjoy the silence and disconnect from everyday life. The silence is only broken by the wind in the treetops, and the starry sky is overwhelmingly beautiful. So is the six o’clock morning sun. The perfect way to start your day and experience the benefits of Norwegian friluftsliv and kos

Visit Norway has gathered a sample of some great cabins that are spread all over the country

Following are some of Norway’s most spectacular tree huts. Some of them are already well known and appreciated, while others have just opened in the last two years or will open in the summer of 2021.

The Treehouse Dome in Rakkestad
Just 90 minute’s drive southwest of Oslo, at Rakkestad, in the deep forest. The unique construction of The Treehouse Dome differs from many other similar cabins, as the sleeping room is situated on a loft and with ceiling windows allowing guests to be amazed by starry nights. The house includes bathroom, kitchen and living room with fireplace.

Trehyttene in Gjerstad
are treetop cabins locarted in Gjerstad in Southern Norway, between Oslo and Kristiansand. They offer three different tree houses: Kråkeslottet (“the crow castle”), Gjøkeredet (“the cuckoo’s nest”) and Flåklypa. The surrounding area is great for family activities like fishing, hiking, swimming, and also hosts a climbing park.

Woodnest in Odda, Hardangerfjord
in Fjord Norway brings you the adventure of Norwegian nature without having to forgo luxury and comfort. Nestled in nature, Woodnest is a luxury tree house experience, where each tree house offers heated floor, wi-fi, a small kitchenette, bathroom, bedroom. And a stunning view over the Hardangerfjord.

Himmelhøy in Namdalen, Trøndelag
(which means “sky high” in Norwegian) is located just north of Namsos, in Namdalen, Trøndelag county. The cabins has room for six to seven people and offers two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and a large porch. Including in the cabin rent are canoes, rowing boats and also fishing rights in the nearby river. 

Tretopphytter Oslofjord
Tretopphytter Oslofjord
offers five cabins, all nested more than 100 metres above sea level with a spectacular view over the fjord. Each fully furnished cabin can accommodate from seven to ten people. These cabins are located just one hour south of Oslo, in the county of Vestfold.

Engeset, Sandane, Nordfjord
Engeset Tree Houses
is a new and unique accommodation offer situated in Sandane in Nordfjord. The cabins are organically built and integrated into nature. They move with the wind and birds build their nests in bird-crates in the decking. The cabins have spectacular views of the fjord and are excellent starting points for both winter and summer activities.

PAN Tretopphytter
The award winning PAN Treetop Cabins are located in Finnskogen, a two-hour drive from Oslo. The cabins can accommodate up to six people and are built eight metres above ground. Guests can enjoy many activities in the area, such as yoga, biking, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and even wolf safaris.

Hardanger Fjordtun
At Hardanger Fjordtun in Fjord Norway the guests can choose between a romantic stay in a treetop cabin or a stay in a funky panoramic cabin with space for families or groups of friends. These architect designed wooden cabins offer great sleeping and living quarters with large glass surfaces to let the nature in.

Å Auge Treetop House, Tinn, Telemark
Å auge
means “River Eye” in Norwegian and the place offers a spectacular experience in the Norwegian forest. Its location makes it easily reachable, but the place is still hidden away and 100% off the grid. In addition to the treetop house, Å Camp offers glamping, hammocks, bush baths and activities in the Norwegian wilderness.

The owners of the luxury treetop cabins at Vassfaret in Valdres (two hours from Oslo) are local enthusiasts who are passionate about the development of the local area. These genuine treetop cabins are surrounded by the forest, a waterfall, and mountains. Fosstopp has three unique wooden cabins with high standard and practical design, situated eight metres above ground and attached to pine trees.

Trekronå, Ogna, Stavanger region
These new cabins will open in summer 2021. Trekronå treetop cabins are located in Ogna, near one of the most beautiful beaches on the west coast of Norway. These three cabins are on steel legs in the middle of a small pine forest next to a golf course. Nearby you can find Holmasanden beach, which is a great place to enjoy sunny days of swimming and surfing as well as hikes all year round.


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Norway is the place to experience the magical northern lights and the midnight sun above the Arctic Circle or world-famous fjords surrounded by spectacular mountains and glaciers. In the midst of stunning scenery, travellers can enjoy local food and culture in vibrant cities like Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Tromsø. 

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Credit photo from above: Samuel Taipale, Marcus-Ek, Thor Hveem, Sindre Ellingsen.