The Norwegian Hytte | A Scandinavian Dream

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

Norwegians will drive for hours

Walk across forests, rivers and mountains

To reach a place where they can be isolated, in nature, alone and peaceful.

They will hide themselves in this place without running water nor electricity

They call it “hytte”

They will buy a hytte

Rather than spending their money travelling

Staying at nice hotels

Eating in nice restaurants

I thought Norwegians were trying to save money

Because Norwegians love saving money

This has nothing to do with saving money

Owning a “hytte”

May cost millions of kroner

Renting one for Easter

Is more expensive than flying to the other side of Europe

To understand the “hytte”

You need to understand the Norwegian need to be alone


Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in Our Social Guidebooks to Norway 



By Julien S. Bourrelle

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