If you follow along on my social media you know that Joel and I went to Norway in September. We were there for about 10 days and our first stop was in the Lofoten Islands. For 4 nights we stayed at the Eliassen Rorbuer in Hamnøy and it was the most amazing location and experience.
Norway is the most incredible place that I have ever been to. I wasn’t expecting to be so taken by it. Everywhere you look you will be taken away by the sights. The Eliassen Rorbuer is a resort with traditional fishermen cabins and they are all very cute and cozy. I am sure you recognize the little red cabins. The photos of them are quite famous. We had the most wonderful stay and would go back in a heartbeat.
Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands is a quiet, little area that’s full of little red and yellow cabins. It is so peaceful there. We rented a boat from the Eliassen Rorbuer and spent one morning boating around and looking at the whole area from the water. The mountains are so unique and rise steeply in this area.
We were there in early September and the temperature was VERY chilly. This area is in northern Norway and in the Arctic. Layers were definitely needed as the wind off the water makes it really cold. Early morning and the evenings were the coldest.
The cabin we were in had two bedrooms and it was in the cottages that are located near the waterfront and have view of the harbour. We could literally walk out our door and hop on a boat. It may have been cold outside but it was super cozy and warm inside the cabin. It was so nice to come back to after a day of hiking and time spent on the boat.
The cabins also had a kitchen, so most of the trip we made our own food. This made it a lot easier to edit photos and nap and just really enjoy are time in the area without having to find some place to eat. We stocked up on food in Leknes were our flight to the area landed. I will have a separate post on the trip itinerary.
My friend Joel Schat came along with me and helped to document the trip. His photos and video are always amazing and I am so lucky to have a friend that is so crazy talented. Follow him on Instagram and YouTube. ?
We had the best time boating in Lofoten. The water was calm and no one else was out on the water. The boats are a great way to view the area as everything is pretty far away in northern Norway. You definitely will want a rental car if you go to this area.
Here is a video I posted on Instagram in case you missed it. 🙂 Hit PLAY TO WATCH!
We were lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis when we were there. This was my first time to see the northern lights and I almost cried at how beautiful it was. I just watched and I felt my heart melting it was so full. They were out most nights around 2 in the morning, so we stayed up really late to view them but oh my gosh aren’t they beautiful!!!! So worth the lack of sleep.
Here is another video that I posted on Instagram. I could watch the aurora continuously! Hit PLAY TO WATCH!
There are many hikes to do in the Lofoten area. Offersøykammen is about 1 hour away from the Eliassen Rorbuer and it only took 30 minutes to get to the top. We went around sunset and the view was beautiful.
One morning we got up early to do the Reinebringen hike, but found it closed after we made it part way up. Here is a clip that Joel posted on his instragram. Hit PLAY TO WATCH!
The Haukland Vestvagoy hike is also in the area and it takes just under an hour. The view is completely breathtaking. It looks like you are above a tropical beach because of the blue green colour of the Norwegian Sea.
I have more Norway posts coming soon. Thanks for following along!
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