Norway: Staying in Airbnb’s!

I am so thrilled to share our experiences we had in Norway with Airbnb. Ever since we discovered Airbnb last year, we have been completely hooked whenever we travel!  I was so pleasantly surprised to rent a whole home for such an affordable price. Staying in an unfamiliar city, it’s refreshing to not feel like a complete tourist. Our hosts welcomed us into their homes with open arms, and I feel like we became instant friends. Is everyone who lists on Airbnb …Cool? Because it sure seems like it. Ha! They gave us local insights that we would have never known about, if we had stayed in a hotel. I loved staying in these unique spaces. 

Our first Airbnb in Notodden was so quaint and cozy. Our host Rachel immediately hugged me when we met. She walked us down to our cottage and made us laugh so hard when we asked for restaurant recommendations. We were practically in the middle of nowhere! She loaded us with tons of ideas, and thank heavens we had a kitchen. It feels so nice to have a night in, when your’e out of town. Our Airbnb in Bergen was one of my favorites. It was so central, we could walk right into town! And every inch of her space was filled with creative quirky pieces. Mari greeted us on her bicycle with her darling little boy. The second we walked through the door, I felt like I was at home. I was really missing my little Lucy at this point of the trip, so it was refreshing to be surrounded by little coats hung on the wall… etc. Mari put her cat outside (I’m allergic!) for the duration of our stay. We laughed so hard because we could see it glaring at us from the porch every time we passed by! Ha! I was excited to see that Mari kept a guest book sitting on the kitchen table. One night I sat there, smiling while reading it! I was shocked to see entries in asian languages, that book contained stories of people from all around the world! Everyone having something in common: The love to travel, and staying in this beautiful space. AirBNB brings people together, and that’s probably what I love the most.


  1. May 18, 2015 / 6:31 am

    This video is amazing!! Best one yet. I don't know anything about videography, but watching it makes me want to travel the world and do everything I can. You guys are so talented-beautiful job!!

    • May 18, 2015 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks Kristine!! You HAVE to see Norway someday!!

  2. May 18, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    this captures so many beautiful things about Norway that photos just can not. great job!!

  3. May 18, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Who sings the song you used for this video? I love the music πŸ™‚

    • May 18, 2015 / 4:28 pm

      My life, my love: Family and Friends πŸ™‚

  4. May 18, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge on Air BNB. Before knowing of this website, I was worried I wasn't going to be able to find a place in Canterbury, UK. Because of you, my honeymoon will be just extra special! Thank you, Devine's!

  5. May 18, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    This is just wonderful! Slash I have a giant crush on Norway. You're super talented in case you didn't already know πŸ˜‰

  6. May 18, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    I just love all your videos!!

    I'm hoping to book some airbnb's for our trip next month to Montreal, Maine, and Boston! Excited!

    • May 18, 2015 / 9:21 pm

      Thanks Caroline!! Montreal, Maine, and Boston!? How fun!!

  7. May 19, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Oh this is darling! I love all of your "little slice of life" style πŸ™‚ I was wondering where your red coat is from? It's darling!

    • May 19, 2015 / 5:14 pm

      Aw thank you!! I will find a link to the coat a post it ASAP. πŸ™‚

    • November 2, 2015 / 2:32 pm

      I'd love to know where you got that cute red coat from too! Thanks!

  8. May 19, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    You guys are pro! Wish you could make online course! Two beautiful, inside and out, and extremely talented people! πŸ™‚ Lots of love, x

    PS I need to see Norway asap!

  9. May 20, 2015 / 3:23 am

    you guys are true talents! so so well done.


  10. January 17, 2016 / 8:55 am

    what camera do you use to filming?

  11. January 17, 2016 / 8:55 am

    what camera did you use for filming?

  12. March 29, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    Hi !
    I'm actually in Bergen at Mari's place and saw your note on her guest book. This is so nice to see your blog and this little video you made with some images of that place. I really love your blog, it was a great idea writing the address in the book πŸ˜‰
    Cheers from Bergen πŸ™‚

  13. April 23, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    Wow, this is a beautiful video of your trip! I just discovered your site, and have been hopping around getting to know you, and watching a few other videos. I'd love to learn tips to capture video. As a still photographer, it is such a different world!

  14. September 10, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    What camera/ cameras do you use its amazing quality

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