With sparkling fjords lacing its coastline and soaring mountains dotting its interior, Norway could rightfully claim to be one of the world's most beautiful countries. A progressive society, thriving cultural scene, and free camping in most areas make Norway a great place to visit.
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4.5 based on 459 reviews
There is a place on Earth where the Sun never sets, the Northern lights never cease to amaze, and the landscape changes constantly, the wind never stops blowing and the people always smile. These are the Lofoten. Eliassen Rorbuer is a holiday resort with fishermen’s cabins, enjoying the longest tradition in the tourist industry in Lofoten. We offer accommodation in a traditional fishermen’s cabin camp, in the most beautiful western part of the Lofoten Islands. It is situated on the tiny island of Hamnøy in Western Lofoten, the Moskenes municipality. The island is the last one in the archipelago to have the road link. Currently the Lofoten Islands are mainly associated with fishing, which takes place from January to April, alongside the entire archipelago. All of our cabins are new renovated and got a new floor, kitchen, bathroom and furnishings. Welcome to refreshed Eliassen Rorbuer!
Our room was with direct view to the fjord and mountains- excellent - but there is no direct acces from the room to the terrasse. The rorbuer room is fine for two people - but I would not stay a family of four. The bedroom is small and one side direct to the wall, so you have to crawl over. In stead we used the bed in the livingroom which is wallhanged - that leaves very little space to walk around. The bathroom is huge and nice and there are kitchen - but NO coffefacilities - unless you bring your own - how many tourists from abroad do that? When we booked we were asked if we would like to have breakfast - yes please - and though I didn't got a confirmation - three days before we arrived I got another message about breakfast. As we arrived just to find out that the rorbuer did not serve breakfast at the restaurant at that time of the year ( end august) . The place was fully booked and the restaurant was open - come on. So back to the supermarked -5 minutes down the road - and buy some fruit, bread and coffee. Now we have instant coffee for the next travel. AT least the rorbuer could have these small coffeepots they have in every hotel- if not for free - they can sell it. Disappointing. The rorbuer Wass the most expensive place in our trip -but they should take a look at Norsk Havbrugscenter - and see how they do things. I will not recommend this place - there are better options in the area.
4 based on 214 reviews
Anker Brygge consists of highly comfortable rorbu suites spectacularly situated on its own little island named Lamholmen in the middle of Svolvær harbour. The resort is connected to Svolvær city central with a bridge and we have free parking outside on our own parking lot. Living at Anker Brygge you are within a 200 meters range from the Town Square, Hurtigruten and small shops and galleries. All suites are traditionally built and fully equipped for today`s standard – making your stay with us nice and comfortable. From all of our rooms/rorbuer you have an amazing view to the sea and mountains surrounding our world famous islands. On the outside quay of your cabin/rorbu you can enjoy your morning coffee or you might try to catch your own fish? At Anker Brygge we also offer a solid and traditional meal at our highly recommended Gourmet Restaurant named “Kjøkkenet” . Lamholmen has been inhabitated since the early 1800`s. There were several fish-companies, fish treatment factories, a barrel factory and "rorbuer", barns and houses on the island. The fish products from Lamholmen was mainly exported abroad to Italy, Spain, Portugal and Brazil. Today you can feel the atmosphere from the old days in all of our rooms. You still get the feeling of the era when life was rough and fishermen came to Lofoten by oars and sails in their small fishing boats from places all over this nations long coastline.
We loved this accommodation for its space, location, peace & quiet, excellent breakfast, really nice staff. By far our number 1 favourite accommodation on our 14-day trip throughout Norway. We would love to return some day.
4 based on 143 reviews
You find our hotel resort in the heart of the Lofoten Islands, in picturesque Mortsund harbor. In a place where fishermen once spent the season in rorbuer built at the water’s edge you will treat yourself to a truly authentic Lofoten experience. Our cabins offer up to three bedrooms and feature ensuite bathrooms and kitchenettes. Ask for a private balcony. You can catch your meal right at your doorsteps or book dinner at our restaurant. Mt. Middagstinden waits for you to enjoy the sensational view over our bay. Leknes airport is within reach, and so is the Hurtigruten stop at Stamsund harbor (20 minutes each). Popular destinations on the Vestvågøy island – such as the Haukland and Unstad beaches, Mt. Skottinden or the Viking Museum are just a stone’s throw away.
Statles Rorbuer are newly built flats, basically, with a great location around 20 mins drive from Leknes. Great area for hiking, fishing and the general Lofoten experience. We had a great rorbu with outdoor seating, two bedrooms, two baths and a living room with a kitchen section. A bit surprising that they only provide 4 glasses, 4 plates etc - means you will need to do dishes or run the dishwasher if you stay more than one night. But everything was clean and check-in fast.
4 based on 9 reviews
Rondetunes is an outdoor paradise in a unique mountain area at Rondane Nationalpark with outdoor enthusiasts as host. The Danish-owned outdoor center is set back from traffic and noise, in a small grove of pine and birch forest, with deers in the garden. Guests can stay in cozy and simple cabins or in own tent or camper next to the large campfire hut. In the main building there is an equipment shop and a café. The shop sells fishing and touring map of the area. Rondetunet is an excellent base for mountain hikes. Park at Rondetunet and get guidens to mountain tours that suit you. There is opportunity for mountain tours, canoe tours, bike tours, fishing and photography, as well as hunting in the fall. In winter there is 60 km of cross-country trails and unlimited amount of mountain to cross. We rent both cross-country skis, backcountry skies, snowshoeing and polka.
Perfect stay in the heart of rondane. Nice rooms, good service and everything you need for a stay in Rondane. Nearby all local attractions you want, fishing, boat, hiking etc. They also provide trips you can book.
5 based on 2 reviews
Veldig hyggelig sted. Ved bredden av Tana. Vi fikk en varm velkomst av en jente som var oppvokst med stedet. Nydelig middag - jegergryte og finnbiff. Deilig frokost med egg og alt man kan ønske seg. Flott hytte med all komfort. Vi fikk med oss kaffe vi kunne brygge selv til kvelden til våre medbragte nyplukkede multer. Dette kunne ikke ha vært bedre. Kvelden ble kronet med en flott svart rein med digert svart gevir som travet forbi stuevinduet i solnedgangen før den forsvant opp i åsen. Vi gleder oss allerede til neste besøk!
4.5 based on 224 reviews
Nyvagar Rorbuhotell is idyllically located at the Lofoten Sea, in the historically important area called Storvagan. Here we have comfortable and spacious fishing huts with hotel standard, and a restaurant in squire style. Bright meeting rooms with large windows provide an unobstructed view of the magnificent scenery outside. We serve fantastic food based on local ingredients and have a legendary aquavit attic. Nyvagar has charging station for Tesla and electric cars.There is something like smell of salt water in the morning, clear blue air and the opportunity to make your own cup of coffee in your own kitchen before breakfast, pushing up the patio door, and just put your feet on a morning warmth woodbread. One morning in Rorbua before the job conference, the holiday or a big event. In Lofoten, the fishing huts have given shelter to local fishermen and visitors who have caught fish at sea for more than a thousand years. You will become a part of this tradition. True, the standard has been upgraded quite a lot since then, but still. We have 30 fishing huts, each with four beds divided into two bedrooms. That means 60 persons in single rooms and 120 persons in double rooms. The fishing huts are 50 square meters over two levels, and their standard is like in hotel suites. All fishing huts have a private bathroom with toilet and shower, living room with dining area for 6 persons. The kitchen is equipped and has a cooker, kettle and fridge. Bedding, wireless internet, cleaning and towels are included.
This hotel has a beautiful location. That’s about all it has going for it. The staff is surly and the food is pretty horrible. Instead of a guest-centric attitude, their attitude seems to be “this is how it is, too bad”. Examples include: - kicking us out of the sauna because guests who are skiers are only allowed to use it from 4-6pm - refusing to put the local version of Nutella they have at breakfast out for waffles, despite multiple guest requests. Apparently because people would like it too much and they would “be going through loads of it”. Truly astonishing. - scolding guests for drinking cans of beer (in lieu of paying the exorbitant prices at the lodge) - hot tub only open two days a week. Water is filthy and lukewarm The food is tasteless and of low quality with no variety. Cod and boiled potatoes for dinner, the same yogurt and muesli for breakfast every day. So much so that we twice elected to leave and pay for expensive meals in Svolvaer just to avoid eating another dinner here. I can’t imagine coming here as a couple since the rooms are tiny and basic - glad I was here with some ski buddies as my wife would have insisted we leave based on the unfriendly attitude and poor food.
5 based on 38 reviews
A getaway on the edge of it all! Manshausen is a unique hotel comprised of a collection of buildings on an island off the coast of Northern Norway. Set on 55 acres, there are 7 seacabins that have dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that extend over the water, while the main house accommodates the kitchen, dining area, and library.
My wife and I recently spent some time here and HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking for a place where you can relax, have some incredible adventures and eat some of the best food you’ll ever have! The staff on the island are some of the nicest, most accommodating people we have ever met. We stayed here as part of our two week honeymoon in Norway and I wish we would’ve stayed on the island longer. The cabins and island are beyond beautiful and there are no shortage of activists to do. We absolutely plan on visiting again!
5 based on 20 reviews
At Trehyttene you can live and sleep in the tree tops. If you love nature, you will enjoy it here. Here you can enjoy the view and a cup of coffee while the birds entertain you. We have two cabins for rent: "the Crow -castle" and "the Cuckoo's nest" The " Crow -castle " is a cottage with running water and electricity . The lodge itself is founded on the ground, while the terrace hanging in the trees. You will also find many activities for children outside. The cottage is located near a lake where you can use a boat and go fishing. There is a beach and in summer you can swim. "the Cuckoo's Nest " hangs safely in four pine trees and has beautiful views of the forest. There is nothing that interferes, and you can really enjoy nature. You heat up the cabin with a wood stove and you can cook on the gas stove or out on the fire on the terrace. You can stay eight people in both our cabins. It is very important to us that our guests enjoy , so we will gladly help you with what you need.
Very nice cabins especially the new water floating cabin. We had great time and everything was just perfect. The owners are very friendly. We made a mistake with the booking but the owners were very understandable and flexible. I recommend this place very much.
5 based on 13 reviews
Hi, Welcome to Venabu Hytter. We are located in the middle of Norway, in the wide open mountain area close to Rondane national park. The location is ideal for XC skiing in winter and hiking in all directions during the summer. Venabu Hytter is situated close to Venabu Fjellhotell. The unique location allows you to combine a self-catering cabin with the option of meals in the hotel. The cabins are built in 8 inch logs and have turf roofs. Underfloor heating and tiled bathroom are standard as well as a mini kitchen. Some of the cabins have full kitchen, dishwasher etc. The cabins are well equipped and include fridge, cooking facilities & tableware. The bedrooms all have duvets & pillows. Firewood is included. Car-free area. In the winter it is 100m to car parking. Short distance to well stocked supermarket, cafe & church. Radio og cable TV. Dogs are allowed in Ovstebu & Heimbu. The other two cabins are designed to be OK for allergy sufferers. Nearest railway station is Ringebu (18km) The hotel can arrange transportation. The cabins are in different sizes and is well suited for singles, couples, small and big families. Ideal for a group or family with children and grandchildren to celebrate a jubileum.
First time in Norway - very impressed with the whole set-up. Rooms basic, but clean, comfortable & reasonably spacious. Food excellent & plentiful, with tea & coffee always freely available: booze very expensive, though. Service efficient & friendly. West wing better - heated bathroom floors. Skiing from hotel with knowledgeable & experienced guides - hard work for beginners, but most enjoyable: no need for other entertainment!
4 based on 16 reviews
Room was great, very clean, easy drive to everything we wanted to get to. The views from our cabin were just lovely! Excellent shower very hot water and a good size. We had to pay extra for bed linen and towels and at the end of our stay ( which was only two nights) we had to clean the room or be charged extra. This seems the norm for this type of accomodation and didn't bother us.
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