No way around it, visiting Norway is expensive. From gas to food to hotels, you’ll be in a constant state of sticker shock. One way to save a little cash is by camping or caravanning in the great outdoors; another is to rent cabins and cook your own meals. (Most come with fully equipped kitchens, or at least kitchenettes.)
Eliassen Rorbuer is located on the tiny isle of Hamnoy, which is part of the far-faraway Lofoten archipelago. When we say faraway, we mean it—it’s 186 miles north of the Arctic circle. The resort has 35 traditional one- and two-bedroom fishermen’s cabins, each with an outdoor patio and unobstructed views of the wild and breathtaking scenery.
This is an adventurer’s paradise. Diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, surfing, mountaineering, deep-sea rafting, boogie boarding, and stand-up paddle boarding are all popular activities. Boats and bikes are available to rent from the resort. Or, you can just curl up with a cup of coffee and a good book and wait for the Northern Lights to reveal themselves.
Cabin prices vary by size and season. The rate for a standard one-bedroom in low season is NOK 790 per night (about $95 USD). For a deluxe two-bedroom cottage in high season, you’re looking at NOK 1990 per night ($239). Bed linens, towels, and a “final cleaning” fee cost extra.
Hamnoy, Reine, Lofoten Islands, Moskenes, Norway; +45814845, firstname.lastname@example.org.