The Arctic Hideaway, situated on the Fleinvær islands in Norway, offers an extraordinary escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. This secluded resort consists of 10 small structures, four of which are private sleeping quarters. The remaining structures house facilities such as toilets, showers, a kitchen area, a relaxation space, and even a sauna. The island has no cars, roads, shops, or other inhabitants, creating an environment of unparalleled tranquility where guests can truly escape.
The concept of the Arctic Hideaway was to create a discreet and minimalistic hotel that exists in harmony with the surrounding nature. Its ethos is closer to an eco-village than traditional tourist accommodation, which aligns perfectly with the vision of its creators. Each sleeping pod on the island can be reserved individually, while the other structures are available for communal use. The resort can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 8 people, but it can also host groups of up to 10 guests.
The Arctic Hideaway invites guests to immerse themselves in the stunning natural landscape. Each of the elevated pods offers breathtaking views of the magnificent Norwegian scenery. Fortunate visitors may even have the chance to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights during their stay. In the absence of this natural light show, there are still opportunities to observe otters, eagles, and other native wildlife. The beauty of the sunrise here is also an unforgettable sight.
Upon arrival at the Arctic Hideaway (usually by boat, though a seaplane option is available), guests are greeted by a caretaker who ensures a seamless stay and caters to their needs on the island. The resort offers a variety of activities to enhance the experience, including tours to nearby islands, fishing trips, bird watching, shell picking, rock climbing, and even hiking to the region’s most picturesque mountain top at 990 meters.
Rates for a night at the Arctic Hideaway start from €127.
Photos © The Arctic Hideaway, Kathrine Sørgård, Fredrik Asplin, Anne Bråtveit & Martin Losvik