Our Stay at the Eliassen Rorbuer in Hamnøy

I took a trip to Norway in September for about 10 days. Our first stop was four nights at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. This is one of the best places to visit in Norway! If you travel to Norway, a stop here to experience boating and hiking in Lofoten is a bucket list must.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. This is one of the best places to visit in Norway!

As a tourist, Norway is one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been. I honestly wasn’t expecting to be so taken by it. Everywhere you look, you will be swept away by the breath-taking sights.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. This is one of the best places to visit in Norway!

Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands

If you’re looking for places to visit in Norway, you’ve got to check out this place in Hamnøy Lofoten called the Eliassen Rorbuer. It’s a resort filled with traditional fishermen cabins which are all incredibly cute and cozy inside. I’m sure you recognize these little red cabins—the photos of them are quite famous! You’ll definitely want to get your share of photographs of these unique and historical structures.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. This is one of the best places to visit in Norway!

Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands is a quiet area that’s full of those little red and yellow cabins. It is so peaceful there. We rented a boat from the Eliassen Rorbuer and spent the whole morning one day just boating around and viewing the entire area from the water. Talk about tranquil and serene! The mountains are unique in the way that they rise so steeply there. Suffice it to say that we found plenty to gaze at in enjoyment.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. This is one of the best places to visit in Norway!

We travelled there in early September, so the temperature was VERY chilly. Being that Hamnøy is in northern Norway, this means that it’s also located in the Arctic. It’s important to wear layers of clothing since the wind blows off the water, which makes it freezing. Early mornings and evenings were the among the coldest times of day.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. This is one of the best places to visit in Norway!

The Eliassen Rorbuer Cabins

Our cabin was a two-bedroom amongst the cottages located near the waterfront. These have the best view of the harbour. The location was so convenient that we could literally walk out our door and hop onto a boat!

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. This is one of the best places to visit in Norway!

The cold may have been harsh outside at times, but it was cozy and warm inside the cabin. It was so lovely to come back to after a day of hiking and boating activities all day.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. If you travel to Norway, a stop here to experience boating and hiking in Lofoten is a bucket list must.

If you’re visiting Norway, the cabins are the place to stay. They also had a kitchen, so we were able to make our own food for most of this trip. That made it a lot easier for us to be able to edit photos, take naps, and just simply enjoy our time there.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. If you travel to Norway, a stop here to experience boating and hiking in Lofoten is a bucket list must.

The kitchen also cut out the need to go searching for places to eat in the area. Therefore, we stocked up on food in Leknes, where our flight had landed. I’ll also create a separate post that goes into detail about the trip itinerary, by the way!

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. If you travel to Norway, a stop here to experience boating and hiking in Lofoten is a bucket list must.

My friend Joel Schat came along with me and helped to document the trip. His photos and video are always amazing.

You might also like Northern Norway for Tourists: Photos to Inspire a Trip to Norway, My Trip To Northern Norway or Our Stay at Hamn i Senja in Norway.

Boating in Lofoten

We had such a great time boating in Lofoten. The water was calm since no one else was out on their boats while we were there. Everything is pretty far apart in northern Norway, so the boats are certainly a nice and efficient way to soak in all the best views the area has to offer. It is one of the best places to visit in Norway if you want experiences like this.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. If you travel to Norway, a stop here to experience boating and hiking in Lofoten is a bucket list must.

How to Travel Through Norway

Speaking of which, you’ll want a rental car if you travel to Norway. It’s the easiest way to travel around from one city to the other. With how far apart the sites are—and with how beautiful the drive is, a rental car is definitely a must for Norway tourists.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. If you travel to Norway, a stop here to experience boating and hiking in Lofoten is a bucket list must.

Here is a video I posted on Instagram in case you missed it. 🙂 Hit PLAY TO WATCH!

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. If you travel to Norway, a stop here to experience boating and hiking in Lofoten is a bucket list must.

Northern Lights Norway

We were lucky enough to catch some incredible views of the Aurora Borealis while we were there. This was my first time seeing the northern lights—I wanted to cry at how beautiful they were. I felt my heart melting it was so full. I could have watched those ribbons of light move around for hours on end.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. These Norwegian fishing cabins are a must visit location in Norway.

The lights were visible most nights around two in the morning, so we often decided to stay up really late to see them. Nothing has ever been so worth staying up so late, and the resulting lack of sleep. If you’re itching to see the northern lights Norway is absolutely the place to go.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. These Norwegian fishing cabins are a must visit location in Norway.

Here is another video that I posted on Instagram. I could watch the aurora over and over again! Hit PLAY TO WATCH!

Hiking in Lofoten

There are many hikes to do in the Lofoten area. Offersøykammen is about one hour away from the Eliassen Rorbuer, and it only took 30 minutes to get to the top. We went around sunset, and the view we got to enjoy while watching the sun go down was beautiful. This is definitely one to plan if you want to go hiking in Lofoten.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. These Norwegian fishing cabins are a must visit location in Norway.

One morning we got up early to do the Reinebringen hike, but we realized the area had closed after we’d already made it part of the way up. That didn’t get in the way of getting some epic video footage, though. Here is a clip from Joel’s Instagram. Hit PLAY TO WATCH!

The Haukland Vestvagoy hike is also in the area, and it takes just under an hour to do. The view is simply breath-taking. It almost looks like you’re looking down at a tropical beach because of the blue-green colour of the Norwegian Sea.

Travel blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares about staying at the Eliassen Rorbuer at Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. These Norwegian fishing cabins are a must visit location in Norway.

One of the Best Places to visit in Norway

Overall, we had the most wonderful stay and would go back in a heartbeat. If you’re thinking of taking a travel to Norway, I’d recommend heading to Hamnøy in the Lofoten Islands. Stay in one of the famous red fisherman cabins. There, you should see the aurora borealis at least one night! You should also take a boat around to get some of the best views.

For more incredible vistas, take a hike! Check out Offersøykammen at sunset, and check out Reinebringen and Haukland Vestvagoy too. All have impressive views to offer and great choices for hiking in Lofoten. I have more Norway posts coming soon. Thanks for following along on my Norway travel blogs!

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  1. Wow, Norway looks AMAZING and t hat’s so cool you got to see the Northern Lights. My grandma is from Sweden and I hope to make it over that way someday soon– the area looks beautiful. Glad you enjoyed your trip!

    Posted 11.13.17 Reply
  2. Nicole Green wrote:

    Talk about GORGEOUS!! That shot with the green sky are stunners.

    Posted 11.13.17 Reply
  3. Bea Represa wrote:

    “Norway is the most incredible place that I have ever been to” Me too.. everything in Norway is amazing. I had been three times and I need to continue visit new places there!

    Messy Blonde | Bloglovin

    Posted 11.13.17 Reply
  4. Annaliese wrote:

    Seriously- trip of a lifetime Bella!!! You have so many memories through these photos!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    Posted 11.13.17 Reply
  5. this looks like such a dream! the video you guys did is amazing!

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  6. Mary O wrote:

    Wow! So serene! How amazing that you captured the Northern Lights too! That is something that is on my life’s bucket list. What a wonderful trip- your pictures were fantastic!

    xxx,
    Mary

    Posted 11.13.17 Reply
  7. Jenny wrote:

    Norway looks stunning! Definitely on my list of places to travel to.

    Posted 11.13.17 Reply
  8. McKennableu wrote:

    Wow! Norway is definitely on my Bucket list and your post makes me want to go even more now.

    Posted 11.13.17 Reply
  9. You go to some of the most beautiful places! I would totally stay up that late to see the northern lights. I’ve never seen them, and holy cow! What beautiful photos. I can understand why it nearly brought you to tears. I can only imagine how wonderful they are in person.

    Posted 11.13.17 Reply
  10. Norway looks so beautiful! Your pictures came out great!
    -Carine |www.rinnyandbean.com

    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
  11. Such a gorgeous place! I want to go here so bad, it’s on our list for sure!

    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
  12. Alix Maza wrote:

    Your beanie collection is on point! What a beautiful place.

    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
  13. Lily Ayala wrote:

    Oh my goodness…it looks incredible there!!

    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
  14. Jordyn Upchurch wrote:

    This looks like such an incredible trip! I love how adventurous you are 🙂

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

    Posted 11.15.17 Reply
  15. 500 Bubbles wrote:

    This is sooo gorgeous ! I love it, as well as everything on your blog <3

    Posted 11.15.17 Reply