Fishermen's cabin (Rorbu)
About the home
Our rorbu is built around 1890, but later refurbished. The old charm is still here, as well as the tiny beds under the ceiling where the fishermen slept. The refurbished bedrooms however, have new comfortable double beds and the bathroom is adapted to modern day standards.
In order to keep the original feel of the rorbu, the cabin does not have a lot of extra amenities as you might excpect in modern homes. However, the cabin has cooking facilities for 6 people, and has a fridge with a small freezer as well as two electrical burners. The beds are brand new and with comfortable mattresses. The bathroom has a shower and a water closet and was refurbished around 1990.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Minimum stay is 3 nights. Bed linen and towels are mandatory and provided at a charge of NOK 100,- per set per stay. Deposit of NOK 1000,- per stay is refunded upon departure and when the cabin is in the same order as it was upon beginning of rental period.
The North Norway region
Lofoten is located between the 68th and 69th parallels placing it just north of the Arctic Circle in North Norway. It is well known in Norway and abroad for its natural beauty. The principal islands, running from north to south, are the southern tip of Hinnøya., southern 60 % (approx.) of Austvågøy, then Gimsøy, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøya, and Moskenesøya, which is the island that our cabin is located on. Further to the south are the small and isolated islands of Værøy and Røst. The total land in the Lofoten islands area amounts to 1,227 km². The location is not marked correctly on the large map of Norway, and is further north than the pin on the right hand side.
The Lofoten / Tind area
The cabin is located in the small fishing village of Tind, and you can still today see the fishing boats docking in the harbour in front of the rorbu. Here are some suggestions to what you can do while you are visiting Tind.
- Walk 15 minutes to Å and join an organized fishing trip to add fresh fish to your dinner menu.
- Take a moderate hike up to a nearby peak, where the view of Lofoten is spectacular. This inspiring view has even led to a marriage proposal.
- Take a leisurely 15 minute walk to the local restaurant and enjoy a pint after your adventures. The restaurant serves locally caught seafood from a deliciously simple menu.
- If you are more adventureous, there are many peaks in the area you can explore,with various difficulty levels.
- There are 3 museums within walking distance from the rorbu. If you want to explore further, you can bike, drive or take the bus to many other museums and galleries. Here is an example of some of the museums in on the island Moskenes. The Lofoten Stockfish Museum, The Norwegian Telecom Musuem, The cod liver oil factory at Å, The Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, Dagmar’s museum of Dolls and Toys and The Norwegian Whaler’s Museum.
- You can also enquire with the local adventure companies, that offer diving tours, sea rafting tours, climbing, kayaking, hiking and biking tours to name some.
In sum, Tind and Lofoten is the ideal place for visitors looking for adventure or cultural heritage and relaxing experience alike.
How to get there
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There are several ways of reaching our cabin in Lofoten, and unless you are planning on driving your own car, we will briefly explain some options here and further details are available on our webpage www.lofotrorbu.com
1) The cheapest: Fly Bodø and take the ferry accross to Moskenes (4 km from Tind) (check airfares at www.norwegian.no or www.sas.no, the ferry timetable is found at www.thn.no)
2) The fastest: Fly to Leknes and rent a car or take the bus to Tind (check www.wideroe.no)
3) The scenic: Fly to Harstad/Narvik Evenes and rent a car or take the bus to Tind (check airfares at www.norwegian.no or www.sas.no, the bus can be found here www.boreal.no or follow link on www.lofotrorbu.com to the exact bus schedule)
Activities near Lofoten
26 Aug 2012
One of the greater moment of our Norway trip.
The Rubru has nice bedromms and a spacious living room with nice genuine old bed fisherman wood bed has decoration. The weather was great so we... more
20 Apr 2012
I ventured to Lofoten last year with a couple of friends on a guys trip. We found this rorbu in Tind and didn't want to leave. It's located in a quiet and very scenic bay that takes you back in time to the way life once was in Norway.
The cabin is very comfortable and decorated with local artifacts from the fishing village. I was pleased to see the beds & linens were new and very comfortable. We found the picnic bench outside to be the perfect place for breakfast or afternoon beers. A swim can also be done from the dock, for those who need a good chill.
We liked having parking next to the cabin but didn't really move the car once we got to the cabin. There are great mountain treks, a small grocery story and a restaurant with very tasty seafood within short to medium walking distances.
Since the weather changes so quickly, it's reassuring to know you have a comfortable cabin with all the amenities should you want to stay inside for a while. I will be back!
19 Apr 2012
This is the best of Lofoten if you are looking for a place that is genuine, relaxed and picturesque. The cabins are old and traditional, but modern inside, built on a pier directly on the sea. You can sit in front of the entrance and enjoy your morning coffee, afternoon tea or evening wine while you are fishing cod or crabs for dinner! The cabins are placed in a tiny bay, with the view to the open sea, small fishing boats going in and out (and you might get a fish or two from them, if you are out of fishing luck) and racks of dry cod (funny smell.. and lots of seagulls that adds to the charm!).
Just behind the cabins you have the tall Lofoten mountains with lots of opportunities for great trekking. And a short car/bike and then boat ride away you get to some of the most spectacular beaches in the north.
The village of Tind is very small and charming. An evening stroll away you can visit the local restaurant/bar/hang-out Maren Anna, where you can have a Lofoten coffee (with lots of booze..) with the locals. And eat local delicacies. You are also in walking distance to the more busy and touristy village of Å, which has a wonderful bakery amongst other offers.
I have been to Tind three times already with partner and friends, and I will definitely come back to this amazing place ;o)
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Off season||31 May 13||15 Jun 13||£ 669||£ 159||-||3 Nights|
|Peak season||15 Jun 13||25 Aug 13||£ 949||£ 190||-||3 Nights|
|Off season||25 Aug 13||1 Jan 14||£ 669||£ 159||-||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Off season||31 May 13||15 Jun 13||£ 910||£ 212||-||3 Nights|
|Peak season||15 Jun 13||25 Aug 13||£ 1039||£ 239||-||3 Nights|
|Off season||25 Aug 13||1 Jan 14||£ 910||£ 212||-||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
These prices are calculated from NOK as at April 2nd, 2012. For specific pricing for your stay, you can visit our webpage www.lofotrorbu.com, or contact us.
A set of bed linen with towels are mandatory and paid for upon arrival at NOK 100 (EUR 14) per person per stay. Also, upon arrival you are requested to pay a NOK 1000,00 deposit, which will be refunded at the end of your stay when the cabin is left in the same order as when you arrived.Enquire now
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