Experience one unique building in Lofoten

Lighthouse hosted by Martin

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 1 bath
Self check-in
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Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.
Free cancellation for 48 hours.

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What was once an oil tank, we have transformed into a modern three-storey residence. The oil tank is located on the island of Skrova, about 30 min ferry ride from the town Svolvær in Lofoten. With its 200 permanent residents, the island is a rare gem to be experienced.

The space
Hull is an island in Vågan municipality, a little south of Svolvær in Lofoten. The island is one of the last genuine fishing weather in Norway with its approximately 220 inhabitants. There is a shop with mail and bank, its own fish reception, restaurant, school and several galleries. A separate course center for photographers from Denmark and abroad called Fotobryggan. Hull's location in Vestfjorden means that there are far more sunny hours here, and less rainfall than in the rest of Lofoten. In summer, the island offers great hiking terrain, and in winter, you can go skiing on the light trail. There are several marked nature trails - including up to the island's highest point of 280 m above sea level. Here you have a fantastic view of the lofotvägg, Hamarøy and Ofoten. You can also lie on chalky white beaches and soak in a blue-green sea. There are good fishing spots all around the island and a boat can be rented. Great opportunities to see sea eagle. Autumn and winter provide an opportunity to experience rush weather, darkness, northern lights and the very special light that occurs when the sun returns around January 6. In other words, the hull can offer a variety of activities and amazing nature experiences, while being ideal for those seeking peace and quiet.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washer
Patio or balcony
Refrigerator
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

7 nights in Vågan

Dec 28, 2022 - Jan 4, 2023

4.95 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Vågan, Nordland, Norway

Hosted by Martin

  1. Joined in January 2015
  • 22 Reviews
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Through many years as a cinematographer, I have been so lucky to have traveled a lot, also in Northern Norway. Our northern countryside has always been fascinated by me and I have long had a dream of swimming with orcas in the Tyssfjord. A dream that also made on December 30, 2006, as a birthday present from my girlfriend Agnete, and my daughter Frida. The scenery, the nature experiences,
and the people have given me last “man.“ Summer 2007, Agnete and I were at Skrova in connection with Agnete as a style photographer going to have a photo exhibition at the Gallery Photography Bridge in Skrova, and we had visited the island on several occasions. We did not go with any concrete plans to get us somewhere in Lofoten, although occasionally we looked a little extra long for some old houses. Then I sat there on the jetty on a summer evening with my good friend Ole Bjørn Johnsen, and talked about a couple of the houses on Skrova that were for sale. Ole Bjørn thought it was all a hopeless dream, and said ironic lightly: “Also, can you please create a cabin out of that oil tank at high altitudes?“ There was nothing more talking about cabins that night. I'm sure Ole Bjørn wasn't quite surprised when he learned at a later date that I had taken the challenge.
Through many years as a cinematographer, I have been so lucky to have traveled a lot, also in Northern Norway. Our northern countryside has always been fascinated by me and I have…
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House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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