Time Stamp: September 2015
Sweet Sleeping @ ELIASSEN RORBUER
It's not that you can't, but you shouldn't go to the Lofoten Islands without staying in a Rorbuer, or traditional fisherman's cabin. It just brings the whole experience full circle.
This group of renovated cabins captured the Lofoten Islands experience for me. Simple, tasteful, and authentic. Oh, and it's here that you can experience for yourself what makes these the "magic islands."
A smattering of traditional fisherman's cabins of all different sizes, directly on the water, in Hamnoy, Norway. There's even boat rentals, and a restaurant (although the cabins do have kitchenettes)... It's like it's own little village, which in my mind makes it even better.
I stayed in a Superior 2 bedroom cabin that came with cozy blankets!
THAT VIEW THOUGH…
WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO
The options are endless. You can't move an inch without seeing something epically beautiful.
I explored Norway mid September, and was extremely lucky to be able to do my #1 activity: NORTHERN LIGHTS WATCHING. Obviously. The thing about Hamnoy is it's very dark and there is virtually no light pollution...all the better for making pretty photos of the ever elusive Northern Lights.
Hiking, kayaking, exploring til your heart's content.
Ryten Mountain hike:
Kayaking with Reine Adventure:
Watch out for sheep, seriously.
SO YOU WANNA STAY?
8390 Hamnoy, Norway