Sleeping in Norway
Like Switzerland, traveling in Norway is expensive.  Airbnb and other websites work for cities and larger towns, but if you want to drive Norway's country roads and see sights not often visited by Americans, you should consider campgrounds that offer charming cabins.  We rented one like this in Rjukan--where the WWII Norwegian resistance sabotaged the factory that produced heavy water for the Nazi atomic bomb--for $44/night.  

Cabins in Rjukan, $44/night
Cabins in Rjukan, $44/night

Rjukan is in the famous Telemark region of central Norway. Our comfortable cabin cost us just $44/night. (See "Villages in Norway" for sights in Rjukan.)

Our cabin "Jegerbu"
Our cabin "Jegerbu"

Our old log cabin sleeps three with a small kitchenette and dining table.

Larger cabins
Larger cabins

Most campgrounds provide larger cabins for families and groups.

Cabins in Rjukan, $44/night
Cabins in Rjukan, $44/night

Rjukan is in the famous Telemark region of central Norway. Our comfortable cabin cost us just $44/night. (See "Villages in Norway" for sights in Rjukan.)

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Our cabin in Fagernes, $58/night
Our cabin in Fagernes, $58/night

Fagnernes is NW of Oslo in central Norway and is an excellent stopping point on a drive from Oslo to Sognefjord, and other fjords, north of Bergen. Notice the cleaning supplies on the porch. You are expected to leave your cabin clean when you leave.

Our red cabin
Our red cabin

Small but comfortable

Campground in Fagerness
Campground in Fagerness

As with most campgrounds in Norway, this one offers different size cabins.

Our cabin in Fagernes, $58/night
Our cabin in Fagernes, $58/night

Fagnernes is NW of Oslo in central Norway and is an excellent stopping point on a drive from Oslo to Sognefjord, and other fjords, north of Bergen. Notice the cleaning supplies on the porch. You are expected to leave your cabin clean when you leave.

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Cozy cabin on the coast, $57/night
Cozy cabin on the coast, $57/night

Haraldshaugen campground is just outside the coastal city of Haugesund, which is between Bergen and Stavanger.

Basic cabin
Basic cabin

This basic cabin had a bunk bed and a hotplate.

Larger cabins for families an groups
Larger cabins for families an groups

If you are traveling with a family or group, larger cabins are exceptionally economical. At this campground, a six-person cabin with kitchen and private bath is $121/night, and without a private bath, it is $95/night.

Cozy cabin on the coast, $57/night
Cozy cabin on the coast, $57/night

Haraldshaugen campground is just outside the coastal city of Haugesund, which is between Bergen and Stavanger.

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You can find these cabins and more at these websites, all of them are in English.
   Norcamp is a site that lists Norwegian campgrounds with cabins.  It is easy to use, and we recommend using the map to locate cabins along Norway's country roads.
   Norcamp lists the Rjukan and Haraldshaugen camp cabins featured above.  Also, we recommend that you consider visiting the Geiranger fjord, considered the most beautiful fjord in Norway. The Stadheimfossen campground, just one of many in the area, offers an ideal location next to a waterfall.  A four-person cabin costs $51/night low-season or $57/night high-season.
   The Sognefjord is within easy striking distance from Bergen.  It has a website to find accommodations and attractions. The Djuvik campground provides four-person cabins for $46/night low-season and $51/night high-season.