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    4 days - Stay in designer accommodation on Norway's coast.

    With its unique location between small islands, sandy beaches and high mountains, Manshausen is one of Norway’s best adventure playgrounds. Conceived and developed by celebrated Arctic explorer and author Børge Ousland, the sleek and chic waterfront cabins immerse you into the striking beauty of Norway through dramatic and innovative design. Here you can do everything from simple walks on the nearby islands, easy kayak paddling, deep sea fishing, beachcomb along the sandy white beaches, enjoy the Northern Lights or the midnight sun from the hot tub, to more spectacular treks and activities.

    With the most amazing viewpoints and coastal photo spots in Norway, get your camera and outdoor gear ready for this short 4-day break, full of incredible adventures.

    Read our favourite journalist, Barry Stone's article about staying in remote accommodation in Norway here. He travelled on an independent self-drive through Norway and Sweden with us in September, 2017.

    Highlights include

    • Stay in a designer waterfront island cabins close to the majestic nature
    • Sea kayaking among white sandy beaches and serene, clear water
    • Guided trek
    • Additional optional activities such as diving, rib boating and cultural sights
    Day 1
    Arrive Bodø and ferry to Nordskot, boat transfer to Manshausen Island
    Day 2
    Sea Kayaking adventure with guide
    Day 3
    Guided hike, museums, caving and relaxing
    Day 4
    Depart early back to Bodø
    Start/End Place
    Bodø, Norway
    Country Visited
    4 Days
    Start Date
    Travel Style
    Travel Style
    Active and Independent
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.



    Ferry and transfers to the island.

    • Sea Cabin, double share with kitchenette
    • All meals (3x dinner, 3x breakfast plus 2 lunch/lunch pack)
    • Equipment for kayak (vest+oar) and dry suit
    • Kayak guided tour (6 hours)
    • Half day guided trek
    • Transport to and/from Nordskot on arrival/departure
    • Once daily transport to Nordskot as required and coordinated with staff in advance.
    • A welcome pack  (biscuits, coffee, tea, milk or cream)
    Not Included

    Flight tickets, any airport taxes, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.


    Day 1 - Arrive Bodø and ferry to Nordskot, boat transfer to Manshausen Island

    Late this afternoon, take a 1.5hr “Hurtigbåten” ferry ride along the Norwegian coast to Nordskot.

    You will be met at the harbour and transferred by boat to Manshausen Island. Settle into your cabin and then proceed to dinner.

    1 Dinner
    Sea Cabin at Manshausen

    Day 2 - Sea Kayaking adventure with guide

    Set among incredible islands with white sanding beaches and clear water, get ready for an amazing day of kayaking. Your guide will provide you a kayak briefing, instruction, and a tour around the area. This will include an experienced guide, single kayaks, dry suit and lunch pack to be eaten somewhere nice during the day.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Sea Cabin at Manshausen

    Day 3 - Guided hike, museums, caving and relaxing

    Take off after breakfast for a guided trek - the route can be determined by you and the guide. Return to Manshausen for warm lunch. The Nordskot Traverse is a new hiking tour which we can arrange for you.

    The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the island and cabin. You can arrange to go to Nordskot to visit the Nordskot Coastal Museum or have a drink at the Gauva Bar, open on Friday and Saturdays during summer.

    Additional optional activities such as diving, fishing, rib boating, rock climbing and cultural sights can be included.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Sea Cabin at Manshausen

    Day 4 - Depart early back to Bodø

    This morning, board an early ferry back to Bodø. Alternatively, ask us about transferring to the Lofoten Islands.

    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    2 Feb 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    2 Feb 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    EUR 2,234
    On request
    2 Feb 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    2 Feb 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    EUR 1,265
    On request
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    The fast ferry “Hurtigbåten” goes from Bodø to Nordskot every day, it takes 1,5 hours from Bodø to Nordskot.

    This tour can also be done in 3 days / 2 nights continuing with ferry to Svolvær, contact us for a quote.

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    Norway's remote architectural frontier

    Our guest journalist, Barry Stone visits four of Norway's unique design hotels on a self-drive itinerary. He shares with you the stories he collected along the way, as he drives via Fordypningsrommet, Manshausen, 29|2 Aurland and Juvet Landscape Hotel.

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