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Looking for your dream home in Norway?
Discover the definitive selection of the country's best modern and historic houses, luxury log cabins and mountiain chalets
Norway is globally known for its high living standards. The country has been continuously ranked as the best place to live according to the annual United Nations Human Development Reports. It’s no wonder Norway’s real estate attracts great attention from affluent foreign buyers.
In this article, we give you an overview of the best locations to buy a house in Norway, from well-known spots like Oslo, Bergen, Haugesund, Alesund, Tromso or Geilo to the towns of Northern Norway.
Real Estate in the Western Coast: Bergen, Flam, Alesund, Olden, Haugesund, Stavanger, Trondheim
Welcome to the home of the fjord. Bergen is the most well-known and sought-after location but the towns of Haugesund and Stavanger located 100-150 km (60-90 mi) south of Bergen can offer equally beautiful views and attractive housing choices.
Alesund (a beautiful city surrounded by the fjords) and Trondheim (Norway's capital of technology) are situated 400 km (250 mi) and 700 km (430 mi) north of Bergen. These are While, Flam and Olden are small towns in proximity to Bergen and Alesund with more beneficial property prices.
Property in Norwegian Mountains: Geilo, Hemsedal, Trysil, Lillehammer, Hafjell
Norwegian mountains (also known as “the Scandinavian Alps”) offer world-class ski resorts but can also be an excellent year-round outdoor playground for all ages with its fine dining restaurants, spas and wellness facilities. Mountain cottages and chalets are the most popular choices amongst European buyers.
Property in Southern Norway: Kristiansand
The Norwegian sunshine coast sees extreme temperatures, where the highest summer temperatures reach 25-30°C (75-85°F) in July but can drop as low as -15°C (5°F) in January. Foreigners buy villas and farm houses in the region to have a perfect starting point for outdoor adventures such as boating, hiking, fishing, swimming in the summer and skiing or skating in the winter months.
Buying a house in Eastern Norway: Oslo, Drammen
Eastern Norway is the most populated part of the country with Oslo and Drammen as well-known destinations for tourists and foreign real estate buyers alike. The real estate market offers a diverse property choice including traditional red-painted homes, English style homes, modern villas, and historic old town properties.
Buying a house in Northern Norway: Tromso, Bodo
This region is popular among buyers in the quest for adventures and the “living in nature” lifestyle. Country homes and log cabins in the area perfectly fit into the strikingly beautiful, one-of-a-kind scenery of the Arctic Circle.