Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Harstad, Norway - Updated 2024

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Norway is famed for its landscapes of mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Hosting evergreen woods and historic sites, this Scandinavian country is a deep place for discovery. Harstad, located on Norway’s largest island Hinnøya, is a charming town full of experiences and life. The traveller will have options to fish, hike, and of course, enjoy the northern lights. After a meaningful day of travel, you’ll need to find rest for the upcoming schedules ahead, so here is a list of the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Harstad for your every relief.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 15, 2024.

1. A double room in a charming house (from USD 31)

Cosy is synonymous with this accommodation tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood of Harstad. Ideal for anyone who is looking for a snug place to retire for the night, this accommodation is especially suitable for families travelling with young children. Guests have full access to the house that comes complete with a fully-equipped kitchen including amenities like a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and kettle. Furnished with a fireplace and ample space, wireless internet and a cable tv are also available for your entertainment. Surrounded by numerous bus stops and grocery stores in the vicinity, this accommodation is only a 30-minute walk from the city centre and other attractions.

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Harstad, Troms, Norway
4.58 km (2.9 mi) from Trondenes Church
203 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
for a late sleeper as i am the do-it-yourself breakfast freely from the fridge is a perfect solution
the room was very lovely and nice and i liked making my coffee for the breakfeast in your kitchen
the bed was absolutely amazing -- really had a nice night of rest
the bed in our room was very nice and comfortable
nice room with good beds and all that you ned for a good night sleep
very clean comfortable room and bath
everything was clean and well prepared when i arrived
everything was very clean and the room was exactly as shown in the photo
clean bathroom and well-equipped shared kitchen
the bed is really comfortable and the bathroom is clean
siri & jørn were nice hosts
cosy and confortable room the host was helpful about his expérience of lofoten
siri & jørn were great hosts
great hosts and a wonderful stay thank you both very much
friendly persons cosy home easygoing feeling
it’s a nice walk from the citycenter
siri and jorns place is very nicely located in harstad
a charming hostess and a lovely accommodation great location would definitely stay again
i would absolutely recommend it also the location of the house is good
because of the long distance in norway and the beautiful places you are able to see
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2. A cozy abode in the neighbourhood (from USD 40)

This old, endearing house in Seljestad, a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood, makes for the perfect abode to return from a busy, travelling day. Located just 1,5 km from the centre of town, it is convenient enough to travel to in the day, but also quiet enough from the noise and crowds to retire into the night. Surrounded by lush nature and the wistful woods, bikes are available for guests to experience the area or to travel to the city’s nearby attractions. Complete with your basic amenities including the kitchen, toiletries, washer, dryer, heater and wi-fi, the house further meets your expectations with family-friendly amenities with children’s books and toys, children’s dinnerware and even a travel crib.

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Harstad, Troms, Norway
3.99 km (2.5 mi) from Trondenes Church
201 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in villa 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and amenities were up to par and really comfortable
breakfast included is a nice plus
i enjoyed having breakfast with her
her house design brought me to the 60-70 decades and helped me to feel very comfortable
also great was the breakfast
the room was clean and nicely decorated
the place was very clean
the house is beautiful very clean and decorated wonderfully
home is clean and warm with all necessities
the house is beautiful and clean and the bed was so comfortable i slept 10 hours straight
lovely home with lovely host highly recommend annelise's home
a wonderful host who offered very good advice around the area
annelise & her husband were great hosts
annelise is a perfect host
i can highly recommend this host
the location is perfect and the city is within walking distance
the location is a little bit outside the city centre (15 mins walk) but it's a nice walk
great location clean and very stylish plus the included breakfast we definitely felt like home highly recommend it
its a lovely place with so much detail
the place is in the heart of harstad and i had a very comfortable homey stay
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3. A 17th century cottage (from USD 139)

With a history dating back to 1673, this cottage is alive with tradition, history and the warmth of a family. Hosting guests for 10 generations, this 17th-century cottage is well-furnished with a kitchenette, wireless internet and TV. The space is also generous with a bathroom with toilet, 2 bedrooms in the attic and a living room with a dining table. In the yard, there is also a restaurant and café that is opened daily in the summer and on Sundays throughout the year. Guests also have a unique access to a 9-hole golf course located around the farm.

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Harstad, Troms, Norway
3.4 km (2.2 mi) from Trondenes Church
84 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our little cottage was very comfortable well furnished with all necessary amenities
everything was great apart from the mostly unusable wifi
the apartment as well as frederik (and his father) were even nicer than expected
charming old building with the cozy and intimate atmosphere you would expect from a place like this
very clean and tidy comfortable beds nice bathroom
house was clean and there was everything you need
the place of living - stabbura - is cozy clean well-equipped and spacious
excellent host and excellent place
host is very friendly and helpful
kristian is a wonderful host he was very hospitable and caring
kristian is a really good host and we enjoyed our stay
kristian is a friendly informative host
really good location for the airport
great location out of town in a very cute cottage
the house is not exactly close to downtown but the location offers good hikes
fantastic place to stay close to the town
close by mountains to climb but could also drive to other excellent places
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4. Spacious for two (from USD 32)

If you are looking for some ample space in your abode, Odd’s rental is the one for you. Featuring a big kitchen, a private living room and an eating area, the accommodation also includes 1 parking spot with free parking on its premises. Other amenities also include toiletries, heating, air conditioning, a washer, dryer, wi-fi and tv. On top of that extensive list, breakfast is also available. Located near bus-stops and the city centre, public transport is a convenience and takes only 10 minutes to reach the centre of Harstad.

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Harstad, Troms, Norway
7.52 km (4.7 mi) from Trondenes Church
109 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice big room kind host and good breakfast fast wifi
the room was nice and the bed comfortable
room is exactly like in the picture
everything is very clean and cozy
the house is amazing clean and beautiful
the room is big clean and well equipped
nice very clean place to stay in a quiet residential area
the house is very nice and clean
odd is a great and kind host
awesome place and odd is an awesome host
the apartment is bright and inviting as is the host
odd was very helpfull and great host
odd is a friendly and thoughtful host and we enjoyed our time with him
very nice place close to harstad
great location as a starting point for exploring vesterålen
thank you very very much good location if you land in evenes airport
i had interesting conversations with him and can only recommend this place
i’ll recommend this place for staying
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5. Loft room for a steal

Costing only $42 a night, this space is ideal for the traveller on a budget. Featuring a single bed, it can be extended to the ground level for a stay of two people. The loft is simple and clean and guests will have access to their room, internet, a shared kitchen and bath, the veranda, dining and living areas and washroom as well as laundry amenities. The loft also includes family-friendly amenities and pets are allowed. Breakfast is complimentary and served in true Norwegian fashion. Overlooking the natural landscapes and quaint views of the neighbourhood, a stay at this accommodation is definitely a steal.

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Harstad, Troms, Norway
2.58 km (1.6 mi) from Trondenes Church
17 reviews  
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a warm and cozy loft with and a good breakfast and a house that felt like home
a clean and well maintained home
really lovely hosts and a wonderful house :)
a perfectly charming and hospitable host
house with great views the hosts were amazing very cozy and friendly happy atmosphere
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6. A 2-room apartment in the centre of Harstad

Conveniently located near the centre of Harstad, this 2-room apartment is also fully-equipped with everything you might need during your stay. Featuring family-friendly amenities and a laptop-friendly workspace, the abode comes with wireless internet, cable tv, a kitchen, heater and washer. Fully furnished, complete with an overlooking view of Harstad, this accommodation is ideal to host 2 guests for a span of convenient days.

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2.89 km (1.8 mi) from Trondenes Church
20 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Guests

7. Beautifully placed gem in the North

Parked at the tip of Gausvikøya, guests will be treated to everyday panoramic views across Tjeldsundet. This homely abode comes with access to the basic essentials of a kitchen, tv and gaming console. Equipped with additional amenities like the built-in hot tub outside of the house, luxury can be bought at just an extra fee. Featuring a host that is determined for the traveller to live the full Norwegian experience, he is ready to cook up a homemade Norwegian menu for guests just for an extra fee, rent you fishing boats with fishing gears that can be utilised near the site, and recommend you nature hikes around the neighbourhood. However, on days you want to be a homebody and stay in the house, you can sit on the balcony and wait for the northern lights to appear!

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Gausvik, Troms, Norway
23.81 km (14.8 mi) from Trondenes Church
185 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
modern amenities and nice modern kitchen as well
amazing view from the attic apartment with a nice deck for sunny days
absolutely perfect the views are stunning the apartment lovely with all amenities and jahn and ann-hilda were amazing hosts
cozy apartment with beautiful views
the living room has an amazing view of the water
the place was very clean modern and comfortable
it is clean and comfortable with all the essentials too
the place is beautiful and very clean
the apartment is clean and has everything you need
beautiful clean and cozy apartment with an amazing view
host was so welcoming and accommodating
hosts were super helpful
jahn was a wonderful host and made us feel welcome
the hosts were so hospitable and friendly
host is very friendly and helpful
the location of this airbnb house is awesome
beautiful place in an amazing location
the location on the peninsula is truly special
lovely comfortable apartment in a beautiful location
the house is great and the location is amazing
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8. Perfect for 1-3 travellers

Furnished with a pop of colours with its green cushions and curtains, this abode definitely makes an impression with the modern traveller carrying taste for interiors and design. With a space ideal for a travelling group of 1-3 people, 4 at the maximum, this accommodation is well-equipped with conveniences like a washing machine with a tumble dryer, a refrigerator, cooking plates, an oven, wi-fi and a 50” LCD screen where you can stream your Netflix and chill. There is even a guitar for the musically inclined or the random song-writer. Located just opposite a pub across the street, this abode is also easily accessible to Harstad’s many attractions.

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Harstad, Troms, Norway
2.26 km (1.5 mi) from Trondenes Church
86 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was clean had working wi-fi & everything was as advertised
very clean place and everything was hassle-free
andreas is a great host making you feel at home and is very helpful and friendly
andreas was a really great host
andreas was an excellent host and very friendly man
andreas was a very kind host starting with a nice check in caring via sms all the time through
andreas was a very nice and helpful host
great apartment with good location we can recommend to everyone
location is great and the flat is cosy and practical
nice place close to city senter
great communication easy check in and central location
the location was good for us and although the apartment can sleep four it may be a little tight
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9. A room with a view

Overlooking the quaint city of Harstad, this comfortable abode is an interpretation of slow living. Nestled within the peacefulness of the town with quiet traffic and small crowds, the accommodation is also adjacent to wilderness and trails leading up to the mountain. The city bustling with its shopping malls, boutiques, cafes and restaurants is also easily accessible. Visit during winter to find a warm, restful abode that comes fully equipped with heated flooring and an open fire among other amenities like a kitchen, tv and wireless internet, as well as an unrivalled view to a snow-capped Aurora Borealis.

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Harstad, Troms, Norway
3.96 km (2.5 mi) from Trondenes Church
35 reviews  
Private room in house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a warm and comfortable stay there
espen keeps his house clean and tidy
the host espen was friendle and made us feel like at home
jesper is a nice host he even took us to the ferry terminal
espen is a very polite and helpful host
wonderful stay essen was a fantastic host and made us feel so welcome
espen was very welcoming and helpful
great location /fine house splendid view
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10. Convenient, pleasant and homely

This is the perfect place to watch the northern lights from the comfort of a home. Located in the safe neighbourhood of Harstad, this accommodation features the convenience of wireless internet, heating and toiletries. Guests will have access to a bed, a toilet and a private bath. Access to the common areas which include the sauna and tv are also readily available for guests to enjoy. The closest grocery shop is only a 5-minute walk away, and many nature trails ideal for running, walking and hiking are also in the vicinity.

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Harstad, Troms, Norway
3.06 km (2.0 mi) from Trondenes Church
55 reviews  
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you'll find a nice room with a incredible view over the city and surrounding
from your bed a amazing mountain view and a great helpful host
the house is incredibly clean and full of interesting antiques
gunnar was an incredible host the accomidation was as promised clean and tidy with nothing to complain about
great house clean and gunnar is a great host
gunner in a great host
welcoming hosts and helpful with travel tips
gunnar was a superb host and we loved the time at his house
gunnar has been a great host quick response funny kind and helpful
gunnar really is an excellent host
great location fantastic house beautiful panoramic view
very nice time at gunnar's place
its in possible to not like this place can strongly recommend
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An abode for your every hobby

A selection that draws from your every hobby – be it hiking or fishing, this list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Harstad is a guaranteed start to a great holiday in Norway. Let us know which one of this amazing accommodations you chose!

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