When the question is “Where can I have holiday accommodation facing the sea”, the best answer is usually: “choose one of Helgeland’s many rorbu cabins”. There is something special and deeply soothing about staying right on the water and waking up to the salty scent of the sea and the sound of surf and seabirds. Perhaps you have kayaks or a boat moored at the nearby dock, ready for a new day’s adventures – and a hot tub in which you can soothe your muscles and relax in the evening? It doesn’t get any better!

One of the best things about having a rorbu cabin for your holiday base is that you live comfortably, but feel in contact with the scenery that’s right outside your door, while you are also surrounded by Helgeland’s proud, thriving coastal culture. The traditional fishermen’s cabins (rorbu) and the wharfside buildings come in many forms and sizes. Some are old and carefully refurbished to maintain their authentic feel, while others are newly built. You can find intimate, charming rorbu that are just right for you and your partner, and larger living quarters that will accommodate your family or quite a few friends.

Træna Arctic Fishing

Selvær, the second-biggest island of the Træna archipelago, is a quiet and cosy fishing community. Like the rest of Træna, it faces the open sea and lies far from the mainland. Here, you can stay in a modern quayside holiday apartment, and experience scenic Helgeland at its best. You will find excellent fishing, literally thousands of islets and skerries, amazing birdlife, and skies that glow late into the summer nights.

Norwegian Aquaculture Centre – Rorbu cabins by the sea

When you travel the scenic Helgeland coast, you are at the heart of one of Norway’s most important industries: aquaculture. And the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre is right on the water at Toftsundet, in the middle of the country’s salmon farming industry. Here you can observe every phase of the salmon’s life up close. A gangway takes you to the centre’s salmon pens. Nearby are the rorbu, the traditional fishermen’s cabins, as well as a building that houses a historic exhibition and the centre’s restaurant.

Dønna Rorbuer Bøteriet – A charming restaurant and accommodation

Dønna Rorbuer Bøteriet, situated on the quay in beautiful surroundings on the island of Dønna, offers good dining in charming surroundings, accommodation and guided boat trips.

Bolga Brygge – Sleep to the soothing sound of waves

Bolga Brygge offers comfortable accommodation and good dining. Guest can enjoy fishing, kayaking the sheltered waters nearby, and hiking up a mountain that offers an amazing panorama of a large section of Helgeland.

Kvarøy Sjøhus – A holiday stay in rorbu cabin

When you choose a holiday stay in a modern rorbu cabin at Kvarøy Sjøhus, you have the most beautiful destination on the Helgeland coast within easy reach. A boat or kayak opens up wonderful opportunities for adventure.

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