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Review 1402: Novasol, Fritun
1bed/bath apartment on farm near Strynn, Norway
June 2002, 1 week
The apartment is in the basement of a farmer's house overlooking two fjords. It is surrounded by mountains and there is a waterfall nearby. The mountains have glaciers on them. We loved the area and hated to leave. We were there in June so we had long summer days. Exquisite.
There are no facilities that one can walk to. The nearest shops are about 10 kms away in the village of Olden. They had everything that we needed. We did not sample any of the restaurants in the area that I can recall.
The apartment was in wonderful condition and was very peaceful except for the waterfall! This was the only apartment that the owners had. This is an active farm and is located on a hillside. The apartment was single story.
There was a lovely sitting area where we could sit surrounded by flowers and magnificent scenery.
The furniture was in excellent shape and was comfortable. The apartment was very clean. There is a dining table with four chairs and a sofa and at least one easy chair.
The full size bed was fine. The bedroom was not large and we had to go up a couple of steps to get in and out of the bedroom and we risked bumping our head, if we weren't careful.
The bathroom was a very nice size. There is a shower stall with plenty of hot water.
The kitchen wasn't large but it was fine. I believe, the appliances were full size. The cookware and the dishes were fine, too. I enjoyed cooking in the kitchen as there is a window looking out over the beautiful scenery. It was fine kitchen for two people or even more.
Problems or Bonuses
We were surprised to be so far up on a hill but we were happy with that.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Novasol is a fine agency. I only dealt with them via the Internet. The place was well reflected by the ad on the internet. I used this company to book facilities in Sweden and Denmark. My only complaint is having to get up so early on Saturday morning to clean the place. I figure I'm on vacation and I don't want to clean the place I have rented but that is my only complaint.
The directions we recieved from Novasol were perfect. We had no trouble finding our apartment. We dealt with the owner once we arrived at the facility.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I would stay in this rental in a heartbeat and I would recommend it to anybody searching for a place to stay in Norway. Oh, so, beautiful.
Things to do in this area
There is so much to do in the area. The apartment is located in the same valley as the Briksdal glacier and one can ride in a carriage drawn by Norwegian Fjord horses to the snout of the glacier. We went horsebackriding and rode Norwegian Fjord horses. That was a kick. Got the information at the tourist office in Strynn. We hiked. We drove to Geiranger and rode the ferry back. We hiked to a couple glacier snouts. We read books. We skiied at a ski resort that only opens up for a couple of weeks in June.
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