The Arctic Hideaway is a place where you could rent a sleeping room and get access to a multi functional series of houses. We wanted to create the worlds most beautiful working space, but it seems that we also have created a very nice village to rest and reset.
We have build 4 sleeping houses, where you can book up to 8 persons comfortably, but 10 is also great if you come as a group. Our sleeping houses, or pods have beds and beds only, and they are organized like this:• Two of the houses have standard double beds• Two of the houses have small double bunk beds• The tower house NJALLA has a daybed• The hunter´s cave on the sauna pier has one single bed• It is also possible to add more beds by booking a mooring berth.
Please book enough sleeping houses to accommodate your party. This is your private space. The rest of the hideaway is shared with other guests and our resident caretakers. If you’d like to have the whole place to yourself contact us for pricing.
As long we speak about THE ART OF DOING NOTHING and SIMPLICITY AT ITS FINEST, we believe better places exist if you long for action. We are not a monastery, it just so happens that the island is free of built up entertainment. If this certain lack of stimuli leads you to heavy drinking then you may encounter problems.. As sudden changeable weather can lead to slippery staircases that lead you from one building to another. This is also the reason that makes unsuitable for people with impaired mobility, for which apologies are offered.
Pack wool. Even in the summer. Pack for wind and pack for rain. And pack a pair of shorts for the sauna. Then you have packed perfectly. The beds will be ready for you when you arrive, we have towels for you, we have wood for the sauna.
Yes, you can bring your dog. We have only one sleeping box dedicated this purpose, and need to ask for a cleaning fee. See also that your beloved animal could stay alone while you eat, as we have to say no to dogs in the kitchen house. Please bring your leash.
We have built ten houses; four houses are for sleeping (duvets & pillows,) one is a bath house (toilets & shower) one is meant for cooking & eating (kitchen table, gas & induction), one is a chill-out zone/open studio house (cosy chairs, stereo & NU1 piano), one is a wood fired sauna and changing room (wood stove), another is meant for outdoor cooking (gas & fire place), and finally, the last one is tour iconic Tower House, a hang out zone with a daybed.
Here on the island there are no shops, and no cars. Here there is no stress and no dangerous animals.
If you wish, we can lead you into a state of total relaxation. If you desire, however, a more energetic experience then we may offer you an array of activities that keep in mind the methods of The Hideaway. For instance; tours can be made to our neighbouring islands, fishing tours, bird watching, shell picking, rock climbing, star-gazing, astronomy tours and even hiking to the most beautiful mountain top in the area, reaching 990 meters high. It is important, however, that we know your wishes as soon as possible before your arrival to arrange such excursions.
Northern lights begin as early as late august. When they occur, the conditions are extremely nice. Storms typically begin in November. The landscape cleanses itself with help from rain and heavy wind. This is the nicest way to feel alive! Alternative lights season from late November to mid January. No sun, but amazing stars, moons, planets, satellites and aurora. From late May to early August there is little to no darkness. Twenty four hours of sunlight shows you the variety of the sun, light, and weather patterns possible on this delicate arctic island. There is never a dull day.
These wonderful people make sure that everything is running as smoothly as possible from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. They are here to give guidance on the facilities, and to guide you as to how to live in and around our ten house village for the duration of your time on the island. The caretakers act as a liaison between you and the local people, environment, and activities. Please find time to chat with them and enrich your stay through the information and discussions you will have.
If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please send us an e-mail and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.