Eliassen Rorbuer

Location: Central Norway & Lofoten | Norway

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Eliassen Rorbuer is a stunning resort hotel on Hamnoy in the Lofoten Islands, next to the spectacular Reinefjord. This charming collection of renovated fishermen’s cabins is a great base from which to explore the beautiful scenery and also a great spot to see the Northern Lights, with crystal clear night skies in the winter.
Perfect forCouples, families and friends alike wishing to tick off one of the most scenic trips on the bucket list.
In the know
  • Perfect for sampling life in a traditional Norwegian fishing village
  • A great place to see the Northern Lights
  • Join the local fisherman for an authentic and memorable fishing experience
  • Stay in renovated fishermen’s huts
  • Chase the Northern Lights with an expert to give you the best possible experience

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Lodge
  • Setting & Views
  • Unusual

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

This quaint village of renovated fishing huts is found on the little fishing island on Hamnoy, dwarfed by the surrounding mountains and boasting some dramatic views overlooking the fjord. The mountains shelter the unspoilt beauty that is found in the untouched bays and beaches of the Lofoten Islands.

Rooms at Eliassen Rorbuer

The 35 cabins range from singular rooms to a two bedroom cottage with the best view on the island. We recommend upgrading to a superior one bedroom for couples and a waterfront deluxe cottage for families or parties larger than 2. The waterfront view isn’t one to be missed!

Food and drink

Found in the centre of the little fishing village, the comforting cuisine served up at the Krambua restaurant perfectly complements its cosy décor, and is very inviting after a day out in the cold air exploring the fjord or nearby islands. Naturally, seafood features heavily on the menu, which makes the most of fresh, seasonal ingredients.


All the equipment you could need for outdoor pursuits is available to rent at the hotel, including bikes, boats and cars.

Activities at Eliassen Rorbuer

Some of nature’s most beautiful light shows can be experienced here, with the Northern Lights in the winter and the Midnight Sun throughout the summer. This is also a great place for snorkelling, diving, bird watching and hiking, with spectacular views from on top of the nearby mountains. You can also join local fishermen on a fishing trip and learn about their ancient way of life which continues to sustain people in this remote part of the world.

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Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

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Hotel location

Driving to Elassian Rorbuer takes about 3 hours 40 minutes, including a ferry ride, from Bodo.

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