Close your eyes and imagine waking up with the birds singing from the top of a tree. Your comfortable bed is surrounded by calmness found in a cosy treetop cabin perched high in a tree under the Norwegian sky.
Treetop cabins are all the rage in Norway and you can choose a gorgeous designer cabin or a cabin in a rambling building that just talks to your inner child.
You will find them amid excellent hiking and skiing terrain where the views are always breathtaking. Sometimes these take in fishing lakes where during the summer you can go canoeing. At night the starry sky is overwhelmingly beautiful and if you can rise with the sun and watch as it lights up the sky.
If this tickles your fancy check out these treetop places to stay:
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 a bathroom, kitchen and living room with a fireplace.
Trehyttene in Gjerstad
These treetop cabins are located in Gjerstad in Southern Norway, between Oslo and Kristiansand. They offer three different treehouses: Kråkeslottet (“the crow castle”), Gjøkeredet (“the cuckoo’s nest”) and Flåklypa. The surrounding area is great for family activities like fishing, hiking, and swimming, and also hosts a climbing park.
Woodnest in Odda, Hardangerfjord
Woodnest in Fjord Norway brings you the adventure of Norwegian nature without having to forgo luxury and comfort. Nestled in nature, Woodnest is a luxury treehouse experience, where each treehouse offers a heated floor, wi-fi, a small kitchenette, a bathroom, and bedroom. And a stunning view over the Hardangerfjord.
Himmelhøy in Namdalen, Trøndelag
Himmelhøy (which means “sky high” in Norwegian) is located just north of Namsos, in Namdalen, Trøndelag county. The cabins have room for six to seven people and offer two bedrooms, a 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 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.
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 the ground. Guests can enjoy many activities in the area, such as yoga, biking, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and even wolf safaris.
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 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.
More info www.visitnorway.com.