Fodor's Expert Review Eliassen Rorbuer

Hamnøya, Nordland, 8390, Norway

The little red and yellow fishermen's huts (rorbuer) that populate the villages of Lofoten and appear on so many postcards also house many tourists in summer—these, dating back to the 19th century, sit along the coast of a tiny rocky island 48 km (30 miles) south of Leknes. Apart from the modern stainless steel appliances in the kitchens, raw wood predominates, in the walls, floors, and furniture. The rooms are also designed to combat the gusty gales powering in from the sea with thermal windows and heated floors, but bed linens need to be rented if you can't bring your own. It's also recommended to stock up on food, as shops are not always easily accessible.

PROS

  • pristine location
  • well-equipped kitchens
  • excellent base for outdoor activities

CONS

  • weather can be variable
  • price doesn't include linens
  • inconsistent Wi-Fi signal

QUICK FACTS

Rental
RomanticViews
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -45–81–48–45

HOTEL DETAILS

35 cabins
Rate Includes: No meals

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