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Silvia Lawrence’s Norwegian Favorites

Travel blogger Silvia Lawrence, with 70,000 followers on Instagram and 10,000 daily readers on her blog Heart My Backpack lists her favorite places in Norway.

7 places to stay in Norway

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Old-style luxury

At the stylish former trading post Støtt Brygge in Helgeland you can stay in the charming bakery, the fisherman’s cabin with eiderdown quilts and chandeliers or in the old storehouse – all are more luxurious than they sound.

Støtt Brygge

Støttveien 20, Støtt

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Suite with private terrace

Live the life of the fishermen in these newly built red cabins on the water in the harbor of Svolvær in Lofoten. Want more luxury? Try the Rorby suites with private terrace.

Svinøya Rorbuer

Gunnar Bergs vei 2, Svolvær

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Watch the aurora from your bed

This turf house and arctic dome is beautifully located in Kokelv. Enjoy the arctic light through the roof and lay under the midnight sun or the northern lights.

Turf house & Arctic Dome

Kokelvdalveien 11, Kokelv

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Stay in a room made of snow

Experience a magical night in a world of ice and snow all year around. You can meet reindeer, go on a king crab safari and try a husky ride while you’re there!

SnowHotel Kirkenes

Sandnesdalen 14, Bjørnevatn

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Try life on the farm

Choose between two fully equipped old Norwegian-style houses with kitchen, bath, TV and WiFi during your stay and get a feel for what farm life is like.

Furuheim Farm

Furuheim gård, Susendal, Hattfjelldal

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Romantic on the water

Based in Senja, close to the Ånderdalen National Park, this place offers sea views, a restaurant, bar, ski-to-door access, barbecue facilities and a terrace.

Norwegian Wild /Camp Tranøybotn

Tranøyveien 2002, Vangsvik

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The perfect holiday lodge

Stay in a pine lodge by the sea and experience nature, with activities like dog sledding and shipwreck diving.

Dyrøy Holiday

Mikkelbostadveien 260, 9311 Dyrøy

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Places to eat in Norway

Historical setting

Set in a wharf from 1828, Børsen Spiseri is one of the more renowned restaurants in Lofoten and the perfect place to taste fresh stockfish from Lofoten’s unique larder.

Børsen Spiseri

Gunnar Bergs vei 2, Svolvær

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Open 6–10pm

Rebellious cuisine

Troll restaurant in Trondheim will serve you Norwegian cuisine in a rebellious way, set in an idyllic maritime setting.


Fosenkaia 4A, Trondheim

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Open Mon–Sat, 4–11pm

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Go rustic at Hov Gård

After your riding tour on the beach in Lofoten’s stunning surroundings, enjoy a local Norwegian menu in the rustic restaurant Låven at Hov Gård.

Låven at Hov Gård

Tore Hjorts vei 471, Gimsøysand

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Kitchen open daily 9am–9:30pm.

From pasture to table

With the motto “From the pasture to the table” this great eatery in Helgeland serves a local six-course menu.

Til Elise fra Marius

Nesnaveien 1083, Utskarpen

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Daily menu

Sweet hotel and restaurant in a beautiful setting on the World Heritage-listed island of Vega. The owner and chef offers a five-course menu that changes daily depending on the daily fresh local ingredients.

Vega Havhotell

Viksåsveien 34, Vega

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Family restaurant

Book in advance to enjoy this special family restaurant at Hildurs Urterarium, a place where people have met to enjoy stunning nature and great food since the Viking era.

Sagastua, Hildurs Urterarium

Tilrem 31, Brønnøysund

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Open Mon–Sun 12–12am. (Thurs-Fri open till 1am)

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