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WMW001 - White beaches, Sea & Manshausen Island

Situated at the water's edge overlooking the spectacular scenery of the Steigen archipelago, your stay at Manshausen will bring nature's best, right to your doorstep. Conceived and developed by celebrated Arctic explorer and author Børge Ousland, the sleek and chic waterfront cabins immerses you into the striking beauty of Norway through dramatic and innovative design.

With the most amazing viewpoints and coastal photo spots in Norway, get your camera and outdoor gear ready for this short 4-day break, full of incredible adventures.

Read our favourite journalist, Barry Stone's article about staying in remote accommodation in Norway here. He travelled on an independent self-drive through Norway and Sweden with us in September, 2017.

Highlights

  • Stay in a designer waterfront island cabins close to the majestic nature
  • Sea kayaking among white sandy beaches and serene, clear water
  • Guided trek
  • Additional optional activities such as diving, rib boating and cultural sights

Inclusions

All internal ground transport
  • Sea Cabin, double share with kitchenette
  • All meals (3x dinner, 3x breakfast plus 2 lunch/lunch pack)
  • Equipment for kayak (vest+oar) and dry suit
  • Kayak guided tour (6 hours)
  • Half day guided trek
  • Transport to and/from Nordskot on arrival/departure
  • Once daily transport to Nordskot as required and coordinated with staff in advance.
  • A welcome pack  (biscuits, coffee, tea, milk or cream)
Tour Provider 50 Degrees North
Number of Days
4
Price From
AUD $3,455
Start Location
Bodø, Norway
End Location
Bodø, Norway
Age Range
Avg. 55+
Group Size
1 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Polar
Physical Rating
Easy
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
01 Jan 201931 May 2019Limited availabilityAUD $3,455
01 Jun 201931 Aug 2019Limited availabilityAUD $3,769
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Arrive Bodø and ferry to Nordskot, boat transfer to Manshausen Island

Late this afternoon, take a 1.5hr “Hurtigbåten” ferry ride along the Norwegian coast to Nordskot.

You will be met at the harbour and transferred by boat to Manshausen Island. Settle into your cabin and then proceed to dinner.

Day 2 - Sea Kayaking adventure with guide

Set among incredible islands with white sanding beaches and clear water, get ready for an amazing day of kayaking. Your guide will provide you a kayak briefing, instruction, and a tour around the area. This will include an experienced guide, single kayaks, dry suit and lunch pack to be eaten somewhere nice during the day.

Day 3 - Guided hike, museums, caving and relaxing

Take off after breakfast for a guided trek - the route can be determined by you and the guide. Return to Manshausen for warm lunch.

The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the island and cabin. You can arrange to go to Nordskot to visit the Nordskot Coastal Museum or have a drink at the Gauva Bar, open on Friday and Saturdays during summer.

Additional optional activities such as diving, fishing, rib boating, rock climbing and cultural sights can be included.

Day 4 - Depart early back to Bodø

This morning, board an early ferry back to Bodø. Alternatively, ask us about transferring to the Lofoten Islands.