An Idyllic Fjord Side Summer Retreat in Norway

Today the weather gods have delivered horizontal snow mixed with rain here in Southern Sweden. Typically, we're still on our bikes, but it wasn't that fun getting to my studio I can tell you (I'm still thawing out!). But the light has returned, and that's what gives us hope spring is just around the corner. And after spring comes the wonderful Scandinavian summer. And with that in mind, I thought we could all dream about this idyllic summer retreat in Norway today! Captured by Norwegian brand Slettvoll as part of their spring-summer campaign, the fjord side cottage will have you dreaming of days on the water's edge under the midnight sun! 

The property has two separate buildings as far as I can see - a guest house (pictured top) and a main house - where the interior pictures were taken. With a setting like this, I'd be perfectly happy to wake up in either one - how about you? 

Sidenote: how beautiful is the outdoor furniture pictured above? You can find more info about it here

It's not always warm enough in the evenings to sit outside (when we were sailing last summer on Sweden's west coast, the temperatures varied between 12 and 15 degrees celsius (around the mid 50s Fahrenheit) for several weeks! BRRRR!) - but I wouldn't mind, if I had a view like this. 

I love how a bench with built-in storage doubles up as seating at the table. 

The calm, white interior decor is earthy and pared back, allowing the view to take centre-stage. 

Pretty much all the furniture in the picture is from Slettvoll - more info here


Could you imagine spending lazy summer days here? 

Actually, scrap that, I'd happily spend a week there right now,  snow, rain, gale and all! 

In an ode to all things Norwegian today, here are some other tours I love: 

Oh, how I miss this incredible country! I still dream about my trip to Hardanger in 2019 with Skandinavisk  and dream about returning with my family! 

Have you ever been to Norway? If so, I'd love to hear about your trip! 


Photography courtesy of Slettvoll - found via Planet Deco with thanks. 

PS This post is not sponsored, I just felt inspired by the pictures, and thought you might be too! 


  1. I would love to know which type of wood that is, on the exterior.

  2. We had planned to fly from Canada to Norway last summer, then COVID changed that. We'll book again when we're able to travel.

  3. I had the immense fortune of going to Norway for a month when I was 15. Thirty-eight years later I can recall every single detail of it in my mind. What I ate, the people I met, the stores we shopped, the 850 years old farmhouse I slept in, and all the sights, sounds, and the landscape that almost escapes words. We were based out of Oslo and via trains and planes we worked our way up to Honningsvåg, the Land of the Midnight Sun. We flew in a tiny plane that only sat 6 people and we saw herds of reindeer as we skimmed the tundra to our destination. It was otherworldly there - snowfall in July, 24 hours of daylight. After, we took a cruise ship down through the Lofeton Islands and stopped at every tiny town and fishing village. To this day I have a shelf on my bookcase where I keep all my little treasures I purchased along the way. When I left that country a tiny piece of my soul stayed behind. I cannot tell you how much I long to go back.


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