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Unique Places to Stay

Northern Norway offers accommodation that is a little out of the ordinary. Trading posts, lighthouses, fish factories, fishermen's cabins and log cabins; you couldn’t be anywhere other than Northern Norway. These types of accommodation are not for everyone, but for the right person it is an unforgettable experience. 

Rabothytta - Norway's coolest cabin

Rabothytta is probably the DNT (Norwegian Trekking Association) cabin with the boldest architectural lines, which it needs if it's to compete with the landscape of the Okstind  Read more

Lyngen North — Aurora observatory for two

Romantic experiences with your loved one may take many different forms. Sitting under the starry night sky in a glass igloo nestled between the fjord and the surrounding mount  Read more

Storjord Hotel: Norway’s smallest hotel

Norway's smallest hotel consists of just four rooms and a little privy chamber, and is a delightful wooden building dating from the 1920s. The next time visi  Read more

Fru Haugans Hotel — Northern Norway's oldest hotel

The story of Northern Norway's oldest hotel, Fru Haugans Hotel in Mosjøen, has everything from murder with arsenic to strong, capable women.  Read more

Kjerringøy Brygge, the summer adventure near Bodø

Spend a weekend at the Kjerringøy Bryggehotell (Wharf Hotel) and experience Norway’s best-preserved seaside trading post, strongly evocative of the late 19th century.  Read more

Tranøy Lighthouse – 360-degree Vestfjord panorama

A visit to a lighthouse is like sitting in the royal box in a theatre; one has by far the best view. The repertoire at Tranøy Lighthouse spans everything from the light...  Read more

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel - Alta

Once you have made the choice to travel all the way to Northern Norway, you may as well go the whole distance: put on your woollen underwear and hat, creep into your sleeping  Read more

Nyksund has turned off the lights

The fishing village of Nyksund in the Vesterålen Islands was abandoned in the 1960s, and since then the place has been generally dark in winter. But the darkness is a great...  Read more

Rorbu Cabin Holidays

Imagine waking up on a sunny and clear morning. You walk out barefoot and drink some coffee. A sea eagle soars majestically above the turquoise sea. Small fish dart through th  Read more


The tiny island community of Støtt, with 35 inhabitants, offers gourmet food in historic surroundings, and accommodation in old beds under down duvets. Støtt has always been...  Read more

Manshausen: Steigen's natural beauty from a cabin

The view and the landscape are the most important features of Børge Ousland's sea cabins in Steigen. It's up to you to decide whether you need anything else.  Read more

Wilderness design

Sven Engholm in Karasjok has a closer relationship to his cabins than most hosts — he actually built them himself. You can't stay in many places that are as original as...  Read more

Nusfjord – a pearl in red and ochre

Which fishing village is the prettiest? A definite contender has to be Nusfjord on Flakstadøya Island, with its red and ochre buildings nestled beneath the mighty Lofoten...  Read more

House at the Outer Edge

In a sheltered bay at the very edge of the open ocean in Bø in Vesterålen is the House at the Outer Edge. Here you can sign up for a breakneck programme of activities....  Read more

Litløy Lighthouse — an island all to yourself

If you stay on your own island in the outer Vesterålen archipelago, with your own lighthouse, you'll have plenty of time to relax and reflect — unless you are hit by a...  Read more
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