• Below are listed 8 Airbnbs in Quebec's Saguenay region that perhaps best capture the look and feel of Norway.
  • If you're lucky, you may also get a glimpse of the Northern Lights from these homes.
  • Get all the details below.

The Saguenay River is a wide waterway that connects Lac St-Jean to the Saint Lawrence River. Winding between rocky crags and rolling hills, the inlet of water forms perhaps eastern North America's most accessible fjord, "a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes," according to Merriam Webster. Indeed, to the North American eye, this region of Quebec resembles the rugged coastline of Norway, a country famous for its fjords. Saguenay is just about 5 hours from Montreal and a major destination for nature-lovers and skiers. The region is full of cozy Airbnb chalets as a result.

Below, we have selected 8 rental properties that best capture the Scandinavian feel of Saguenay.

Each of these may also offer the occasional glimpse of the Northern Lights. Though, it's important to note that views of the Aurora are no guarantee. 

You'll need to do some careful planning and wish for a little bit of luck if you want to see the lights. But these are the places to do it.

To track when and where the lights are most visible, check the American Space Weather Prediction Centre forecasts here.

Wood Cabin With A Large Deck

Price: $124/night

Guests Allowed: 4

This wood cabin with a wrap-around, elevated porch is steps away from the rocky beaches of the Saguenay River. One guest summed up their stay as such: "breathtaking view, beautiful house, everything that you needed was there, including nice hosts." 

This Airbnb also specifically showcases its view of the Northern Lights in its photos.

Check out the listing here!


Funky Chalet With Sweeping Views

Price: $94/night

Guests Allowed: 6

This cabin is part of a larger apartment complex, but guests will get the entire detached structure to themselves. What it lacks in style it makes up for in proximity to the water.

Listing photos give the illusion that the home is floating above the fjord. A staircase leads guests down to the water, where, it seems, winter activities abound!

Check out the listing here!


Chic Wooden Cabin With Giant Windows

Price: $199/night

Guests Allowed: 5

This chalet has a gorgeous, two-storey living space that opens onto a large porch where one can just see themselves wrapped up in a blanket with wine looking at that sunset sky.

Check out the listing here!


Red Farmhouse Perched On A Hill

Price: $110/night

Guests Allowed: 6

Just look at this property! Rolling hills frame a view of the river below. And there are cows! "This is an amazing place," wrote one reviewer.

"The view is more like a beautiful drawing from a greater artist. You have to spend some quality time in this wonderful place. Also, don't forget to visit the close-by village."

Check out the listing here!


Adorable Cozy Cabin With An Outdoor Stove

Price: $140/night

Guests Allowed: 4

Feel like a Scandinavian logger in this cozy abode. The bedroom features a bay window where you can stand and enjoy views of the water below. Cuddle up by the stove in the living room with a good Netflix movie.

Check out the listing here!


Rustic Chalet High Above The Fjord

Price: $155/night

Guests Allowed: 5

This place looks like it was transplanted from Norway. The sweeping view extends from the river to the cute settlement in the valley below.

Check out the listing here!


Scandinavian-Inspired Cabin That Looks Like A Fairytale Dwelling

Price: $110/night

Guests Allowed: 2

It doesn't get any more Scandinavian than this wooden chalet dubbed "Le Repaire Viking." Wood carvings in this squat cabin evoke medieval decorative elements. It even resembles the folksy settlements in Frozen's Arendelle.

Check out the listing here!


Modern Chalet On The Rocks

Price: $140/night

Guests Allowed: 4

This Airbnb sits atop a cliff that rises out of the river. Enjoy the modern amenities and comfort of cozy minimalism while looking out of the picture windows that frame the landscape.

Check out the listing here!


Enjoy your stay!

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