If you need help with transfers from the airport or station in Bodo, let us know well in advance and we can advise you about the fast-boat ferries to reach the island.
Once here activities are decidedly slow paced, and it is up to you to do as much or as little as you feel you need. We can take you on trips in our beautiful archipelago to collect heart mussels, elbow mussels or scallops for the freshest seafood pasta dish.
We can arrange guides for you to climb nearly 1000m to the peak of Sandhornet for sweeping views of Nordland. We can also take you on a boat trip to the crazy beaches in Gildeskål, not to mention Nord-Fugløy with a 200 meter flying sand hill up the mountain, and eerie and beautiful natural phenomenon.
We are very happy to arrange artistic meetings with graphic artist Are Andreassen. His airy studio is just a stone’s throw from the Hideaway. AreA will create graphic prints with you, while telling you about the area he has lived in his whole life in his gentle but booming northern Norwegian accent. Coming home with your own art is also a great experience.
Many of life’s simple pleasures here do not require planning; we have sea bathing from the sauna quay, strolls to the beaches, the whole island is about 2km long. The walking and cycling path on the island is approx. two kilometers long, and is a lovely walk.The highest point on the island is only 49m above the sea (and home to an Andreasson sculpture) but the summit gives a panoramic view of the archipelago, the mountains of the mainland and the lslands of Flugloya, Landegode and Lofoten, as well as hundreds of tiny uninhabited islets.
The island is home to white tailed sea eagles which often fly past the windows of the kitchen and studio. We have snipe, cormorants, gulls, ptarmigan and eider ducks, as well as migrating songbirds. If you’re lucky you might spot the local family of otters, hunting on the tideline, or sliding down the slopes if there is any snow.
Our rowing boat can also be a beautiful way to get around the archipelago slowly.