Set in a fjord on a remote island high in the Norwegian Arctic, this boutique lodge offers an ideal combination of beauty, cosiness and adventure. It’s all brought to life by your hosts, Svein and Aud, who’ll not only dazzle you with their charm but also tell stories of their adventures north of the Arctic Circle.
With stays here on a full-board basis, food plays an important role in life at the lodge. But it’s far more than just fuel for days in the wilderness. Expect delicious and well-thought-out menus, which showcase the very finest in local, seasonal produce. Expect the likes of Arctic char, smoked reindeer and lamb from the Lyngen Alps. And, it’s all served in a truly delightful setting – a restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, which frame sweeping views of the fjord and mountains.
Rooms are comfortable while not scrimping on style. Patterned wallpaper, springy cushions and judicious lighting invite cosy relaxation as en-suite bathrooms feature contemporary tiling and walk-in showers. Suites, meanwhile, add in the likes of underfloor heating and panoramic views of the fjord.
No matter whether you visit in summer or winter, a stay here is all about exploring and experiencing the great outdoors. During the colder months, snowmobiling, husky sledding and snowshoeing steal the headlines, while in the skies overhead, the Northern Lights swirl with regular abandon. And, in the frigid waters of the fjord, humpback whales, orcas and minke whales are frequent visitors between October and mid-January. Then, in summer, enjoy everything from fjord cruises to riverboat safaris, all under the Midnight Sun.