Number of holiday houses in Norway 2010-2020

The number of holiday houses in Norway grew from 2010 to 2020. By the end of this period, it peaked at almost 438 thousand cottages. Most holiday houses were in the Norwegian county Innlandet as the number amounted to around 85.4 thousand in 2020. Close to it was the number of holiday houses in Viken, reaching almost 85 thousand.


In the same time period, the number of holiday houses in Oppland increased constantly. The county is part of the Norwegian inland, having hot summers and cold winters and includes Norway’s two highest mountains Galdhøpiggen and Glittertind. In 2009, there were around 44 thousand holiday houses in the county. This figure grew by over six thousand houses in the following ten years.  


    Trøndelag is the central part of Norway and the second largest county. In 1804, it was spilt into the two counties Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag and in 2018, they were reunited. In 2009, there were roughly 28.6 thousand holiday houses in Sør-Trøndelag and about 15.4 thousand houses in Nord-Trøndelag. In general, the holiday house number grew from approximately 44 thousand in 2009 to almost 50 thousand in 2019 in Trøndelag.

Number of holiday houses in Norway from 2010 to 2020

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2020

Special properties

as of January 1 of each year

Supplementary notes

Buildings with more than one housing unit are counted as one building.

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