Apartments for rent in Norway

Find available apartments in Norway and apartment rentals in Norway on the list below. We have gathered almost all apartments for rent in Norway. So, if you want to find a flat, a studio or an apartment for rent in Norway, you have come to the right place. Find an apartment in Norway now. Good luck finding your new apartment rental in Norway. More info about apartment for rent in Norway.

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Statistics on the development of available apartments for rent in Norway over the past month

Below you can see the development of available apartments for rent in Norway over the past month. In the first column you see the date. In the second column you see the total amount of apartments for rent in Norway on the date. In the third column you see the amount of new apartments in Norway that was available for rent on the date. In the fourth column you see the amount of apartments in Norway that was rented on the date. Also see aggregate statistics on all available apartments in Norway over time, aggregate statistics on new apartments in Norway over time, aggregate statistics on rented apartments in Norway over time

Date All apartments for rent New apartments for rent Rented apartments
28. February 2024 562 31 13
27. February 2024 544 11 3
26. February 2024 536 0 19
25. February 2024 555 18 35
24. February 2024 572 15 18
23. February 2024 575 27 33
22. February 2024 581 19 24
21. February 2024 586 12 10
20. February 2024 584 31 28
19. February 2024 581 2 14
18. February 2024 593 25 35
17. February 2024 603 18 14
16. February 2024 599 30 26
15. February 2024 595 22 29
14. February 2024 602 42 24
13. February 2024 584 44 23
12. February 2024 563 0 5
11. February 2024 568 18 27
10. February 2024 577 26 0
9. February 2024 551 31 74
8. February 2024 594 56 35
7. February 2024 573 23 0
6. February 2024 550 29 20
5. February 2024 541 1 2
4. February 2024 542 4 8
3. February 2024 546 29 39
2. February 2024 556 30 33
1. February 2024 559 29 30
31. January 2024 560 26 18
30. January 2024 552 13 17
29. January 2024 556 0 0

What is an apartment?

An apartment is a private dwelling in a multi-story building. It can be a good choice to rent an apartment if you want to be close to the city and have access to public transportation. It is also a good place to live if you want to be close to other people.

It is often cheaper to live in an apartment than in a house, but it also has some downsides. For example, there are often limitations on how much you can change in your apartment. Additionally, there are often restrictions on how much noise you can make.

As a tenant in an apartment, you have the right to inhabit the apartment and use the facilities in the property such as attic space and courtyard. You are responsible for keeping the apartment in reasonable condition, and you must pay your rent on time.

Some of the most common types are 1-bedroom apartments, 2-bedroom apartments, and 3-bedroom apartments. There are also larger apartments, such as 4-bedroom apartments, 5-bedroom apartments, and even up to six-bedroom apartments or more.

What are the benefits of renting a flat or studio in Norway?

There can be several good reasons to choose a rental apartment over other types of housing. Here are some of the most important:

  • Flexibility: It is often more flexible to own than to rent an apartment, making it easier to move as needed, for example, in connection with job changes or changes in personal circumstances.
  • No maintenance costs: As a tenant, you are typically not responsible for the maintenance of the property, which can save you both time and money.
  • Economically affordable: Renting an apartment often requires a smaller upfront financial investment compared to buying a home. Moreover, you are not tied to a mortgage.
  • Access to facilities: Many apartment complexes offer access to communal facilities such as courtyards, laundry rooms, common areas, etc., which might not necessarily be economically accessible if you owned your own home.
  • Easier to move in: Rental apartments are often ready for move-in, which makes the moving process faster and less cumbersome compared to the process of buying a home.
  • Lower financial risk: As a tenant, you are protected against depreciation in the property market, as you do not own the property.
  • Simpler insurance requirements: The insurance requirements for tenants are often simpler and less costly than for homeowners.

If you are considering other types of housing, you can search for houses for rent or rooms for rent by clicking on the links.

How do you find an apartment for rent in Norway?

Finding the right apartment generally requires good research and planning.

Start by defining your priorities, requirements, and needs - where should the apartment be located, how large should it be, what is your budget for rent, etc.

Once you know what kind of apartment you want, investigate the market for available ones to access a wide range of potential options.

Once you have identified the rental apartments you are interested in, contact the landlords to arrange a viewing. View several different apartments to have a good basis for comparison. Ask questions and take notes during the viewings. When you have found the apartment that best suits your desires and needs, contact the landlord immediately so that it doesn't get rented to someone else before you.

Get more good advice on searching for an apartment to rent in our guide: How to rent an apartment – the most important steps.

Find available apartments online in Norway

You can filter your search and create automatic search agents for apartment for rent, which notify you about new available rental apartments that match your criteria. This gives you the opportunity to be one of the first to contact the landlord - thereby increasing your chances of being the one who rents the apartment.

Find cheap apartments in Norway for rent

If you are looking for an economically affordable rental apartment, it requires extra effort on your part. You need to have many options to choose from, so you can select the cheapest rental apartment and negotiate the price with the landlord. You can achieve this by contacting as many landlords as possible: housing companies and property companies, administration companies, private landlords, real estate agents who facilitate rental apartments, etc.

Inform your network that you are looking for an apartment to rent, so they can assist you with the house hunting. Share your search on social media.

Once you have received offers from many different landlords, the next step is to negotiate the rental price. By keeping several options open and considering various landlords, you increase the chances of finding one who is willing to reduce the price to fit your budget. It is important that you indicate in your application that you would be a good and stable tenant, so the landlord sees an advantage in offering you a good rental price. If he is unwilling to reduce the price, he might agree to a lower deposit.

Choose a flat for rent in a well-maintained property

Your housing standard greatly affects your living standard. So when you are looking for an available apartment to rent, keep in mind that the home should be functional and situated in a well-maintained property with a high standard.

It is essential to ensure that the property's technical facilities are in good condition, including the heating system, ventilation, and plumbing. A reliable and maintained heating system along with a functioning ventilation system are essential to ensure a comfortable indoor climate for all residents.

It is also important that you check that the service providers who take care of the property’s maintenance – e.g., caretaker and cleaning service - maintain a high standard. Reliable and efficient service is central to ensuring a clean and inviting environment in the property.

Find flats in Norway with the right size and layout

When choosing the new apartment you want to rent, it is vital that you ensure that the apartment meets both your current and future needs. The apartment should have a size and room distribution that suits your current life situation, as well as any future changes during the time you plan to live in the apartment, such as family expansion, thoughts of moving abroad, and subletting, etc.

Be aware that the layout and floor plan can have a significant impact not only on the physical space but also on your daily quality of life. The right environment can make it easier to create a home where you feel comfortable. So also consider what decorating options you want to have when you move into the apartment.

You can find more inspiration on how to decorate your apartment in our guide: Steps to furnish your apartment - Create a home that complements your lifestyle.

Use your common sense when looking for an apartment to rent

When you rent a home, it is very important that you check the landlord before you transfer money to the landlord. Always get legal help to review your lease before signing. Get an inspection of the property, check the landlord's background and get documentation of the landlord's right to rent the property before you sign or transfer money to the landlord. Most importantly: use your common sense.

We have collected a number of tips on what you should pay attention to in this guide: Check the landlord before renting a home.

Moving to a new rental apartment in Norway

When you have decided to move to a new rental apartment, you need to start organizing the actual moving process from the current residence to the new apartment. There are many things you need to keep track of during the move. We have prepared this guide, which we hope can help you: Moving to an apartment checklist.

Apartment rental

If you have available apartments that you want to rent out or an apartment you want to highlight, you can find your new tenant through Housingtarget.com, which is one of Europe's leading online platforms for renting private homes, and we are used by both property administrators, property companies, real estate agents, housing associations, and others wishing to rent out available apartments.

When you advertise your available apartment on Housingtarget.com, it is exposed to a wide segment of tenants. Our tenants range from students and recent graduates to small families and older couples looking for new homes.

If you have an available rental apartment for rent, you can always create a housing ad directly here. You can also actively search for potential tenants here. Furthermore, you are more than welcome to contact us via email at [email protected] for a quick dialogue. We are ready to assist you with good advice for your rental.

We have created a guide that describes the rental process from A-Z for you: Rent out your apartment in a few simple steps.

Nice to know when you are searching for apartment in Norway

Norway is a country located in northern Europe and a part of Scandinavia. Norway is a rather large country in terms of area, which is 385,207 sq. km, however the population is only 5,402,171 (2020 estimate). The many sq. km. not inhabited are mostly located in northern Norway which stretch as far as the middle of greenland and northern Canada in latitudes.

Here mountains the size of … and valleys with waterfalls evolving into strong rivers.

Norway is in many ways praised and famous for the marvelous geographical landscape. The altitudes are especially appreciated by many Europeans who live further south in very flat areas. They mostly travel here to hike in the summer, and ski down the mountain sides in the winter, however endless opportunities of outdoors activities are available in the Norwegian landscape, like mountain biking down the steep sides, going on adventurous trips in dog sleds across the icy fields up north, and even surfing in the ice cold waves on the many beaches. Norway covers a coastal area, so you’re always close to water. 

Some of the most common destinations in Norway are geographical sights, like Preikestolen, which is a large formation of cliffs that's almost entirely flat, and then all of a sudden descends in a 90 degree turn nearly 600 meters down. More than 300.000 tourists visit this spot every year. Other famous activities include walking on the glaciers in the north, Hiking to the large rock in between two cliffs called Kjeragbolten or whale watching.

Apart from admirable nature and wildlife, Norway is speckled with small charming villages full of wooden cabins and villas. Whole towns full of summer homes are located along the coast line, where the Norwegians gather in the warmer months to lay around all day amongst smaller rounded cliffs and splatter around in the ocean. These rock formations are unique to Norway and are incredibly fascinating.

If you prefer a more metropolitan life, some of the larger cities are ready and full of fashionable shops, cafes with delicious fresh Norwegian pastry, and museums, galleries and  restaurants en masse. The restaurants are especially worth a visit, as the Norwegians are known for their natural skill in the culinary world. 6 restaurants have been granted Michelin stars, and 44 are on the Michelin guide.

The food might come off to you as quite expensive, as on average Norwegians earn a significantly larger amount of money than other countries. As an example, the salary of a teacher in Norway is typically around 43.579 euros per year, whereas a teacher in England earns 10.000 euros less on average. A lot of the Norwegian salary goes straight to taxes however, which pays for universal healthcare, free education etc. as Norway has a very extensive and beneficial welfare system.