The cosiest places to be inside during an autumn storm

Keen for a weekend getaway? These cosy accommodation options are perfect for a weekend stay.

2020-09-2911:24 Kristine Solli

1. Jakobsbakken

Photo: Tom Roger Olsen

In an old mining community with magnificent 20th century buildings, you will discover Jakobsbakken. After mining operations were discontinued and Jakobsbakken had been abandoned for many years, it was reopened in original style to offer guests authentic nature-based experiences. You can stay in spacious apartments with beautiful views and enjoy recreational facilities such as sauna and fitness room.

Photo: Tom Roger Olsen

You can walk for hours in untouched nature without meeting a single person. Try activities like at dog sledding, hunting for the Northern Lights hunting or cross-country skiing on one of Northern Norway’s finest ski trails. If you would like to be accompanied by a guide on the trip or get the best tips for experiencing the Northern Lights, the hosts will gladly take you on a trip.


2. Arctic Hideaway

Photo: Martin Losvik

Out at sea west of Bodø on the island of Fleinvær, you will discover the Arctic Hideaway. With no cars or shops, this island is the perfect place for peace and tranquillity.

Photo: Kathrine Sørgård

The resort has four private houses and a bathhouse with two toilets, a sauna on the quay, a kitchen, lounge and a cloud and sea observatory inspired by a Sami storehouse. All are adapted for peace of mind and silence surrounded by beautiful nature.


3. Tranøy lighthouse

Tranøy lighthouse – a magical place of peace of mind and pleasure. Simply being here in fine weather or during a storm and experiencing the majestic mountains, the sea, the birds and Northern Lights makes a deep impression on body and soul.

Photo: Karoline O.A. Pettersen

The restaurant serves home-cooked food made from the finest local ingredients. You can do nothing at all, fish from the coastal rocks by the lighthouse, jump in the sea, watch the eider ducks, take a photo of the laundry waving in the wind with the Lofoten mountains in the background, go on a walk or ride a bike in the beautiful nature.


4. Følvika Northern Retreat

Photo: Mindaugas Karalius

In Følvika, you can find peace and quiet, recharge your batteries, enjoy delicious home-cooked food made from local ingredients and be close to nature. Stay overnight in the old barn or try glamping in the dome.

Photo: Robert Selfors

Stand beneath the bright starry sky with the Northern Lights fluttering above you or sit by the open fire and look out across the sea – it’s just as magical every time. If you get restless, there are many nice places to walk to nearby like the lake Ravikvannet and the beach Langsanden.

Følvika is dog-friendly, making it the perfect place if you want to take your fog-legged friend on holiday


5. Manshausen

Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

Manshausen får du følelsen av å være ute i naturen samtidig som du sitter lunt og varmt bak de store glassvinduene. Dette er virkelig et nydelig sted å oppholde seg innendørs i all slags vær. Og er du riktig heldig får du se nordlyset fra senga eller godstolen inne i hytta.

Photo: Steve King

You can also go fishing, paddling, snorkelling, on a climbing and hiking trip in the mountains or a white-tailed eagle safari – or just enjoy your time indoors.

Foto: Kjell Ove Storvik. Hop directly from the sauna into the small lake or relax and warm up in the hot tub.


6. Arctic cabins

Photo: Arctic Cabins

These cosy cabins are situated at the foot of the mountain, Beiarfjellet. This is the place to relax and enjoy the North Norwegian nature. Enjoy a walk in the forest, hike to the summit of Beiarfjellet, see if the fish are biting or try to spot the Northern Lights.

Photo: Arctic Cabins

There are many activities here for those who like being outdoors (and cosiness indoors). Enjoy high quality local food. If there is something you really like, remember to buy an extra one to take home with you.

7. Skogvokterboligen

Photo: Saltdal bildebank

The cosy Skogvoktergården dates from 1864 and has an idyllic location in Saltdal. The venerable building is the former forest ranger’s residence. You can relax on the sofa with a good book surrounded by nature from all angles, cook delicious food in the kitchen and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Photo: Saltdal bildebank

Trails and paths lead from the property to the beautiful Kjemåfossen waterfall, the majestic Junkerdalsura nature reserve with its distinctive and rare flora, the unique mountain Solvågtind and many exciting cultural monuments. You can fish for salmon or sea trout or go on a variety of exciting hikes.


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