Motorhome holiday in Lofoten

Motorhome holiday in Lofoten

Want to experience the world’s most beautiful island group on your terms? Then consider a holiday in a motorhome or campervan.

In this article, we want to present Lofoten as a great place to explore with a motorhome/campervan. There are considerations you should be aware of when you’re on the road, but don’t let that stop you. Lofoten welcomes you with open arms, and here you will find a unique diversity of hidden treasures and experiences.

Let’s start with some information that relates to the local population first. Lofoten is big, but the roads are small. The roads are also used daily by everyone who lives here, all year round. But don’t just hear it from us, let the children in Lofoten explain what it means to be a “responsible motorhome guest.”

Sarah og Leo explains

Be aware of which places in Lofoten are suitable for motorhomes in general (camping ban, parking bans, emptying stations, etc.). Check the map developed by Destination Lofoten, Lofoten outdoor recreation council, and Nordland county municipality here.

Rent a motorhome or campervan

Is there a place near Lofoten that rents out motorhomes/campervans?

Before you start planning your motorhome holiday in Lofoten, it may be a good idea to explore the best starting point for the trip. If you have your motorhome, that goes without saying. But if you have to rent, there are several providers.

Near Harstad/Narvik Airport (EVE), which has several direct departures both nationally and internationally, there is a campervan rental company: Wecamp. You can hire a campervan and start your trip directly from Harstad/Narvik Airport or take a bus to Bjerkvik where they are based. Read more about this here.

Rental car

Wecamp as

Suggestions and resources for your motorhome holiday

The National Scenic Route runs through Lofoten and is a great route to follow to experience as much as possible. At the same time, there are many experiences offered, good restaurants, great people, and lots of cultural experiences. Below is a list of relevant inspiration.

Four great summit tours (winter)

Four great summit tours (winter)

Skiing in the strikingly beautiful scenery, right down to snow-covered beaches is something unique. Going on a top tour in Lofoten is on many people’s wish lists. But where should you go?

It is strongly recommended to use a guide, both in terms of safety, but also for the best skiing experience. The guides know the area and the prevailing conditions and can select the most suitable tours.

If you have sufficient experience and want to go on a private trip, you will find inspiration in this article. Prepare well before the trip!

NB! Feel free to check www.varsom.no for avalanche warnings before you go on a trip.

Usually, the mountains on Austvågøya (largest island in Lofoten) are the most snow-sure. Mountains such as Småtindane, Rundfjellet, and Torskmannen are often visited. Parking can be a challenge during winter in Lofoten. The parking lot in the heart of the Austnesfjorden is therefore a true blessing, located just before you arrive in Laupstad when coming from Svolvær. From here, you can reach classics such as Kvittind, Pilan, and Saufjellet.

In good conditions, there are summit hiking opportunities also further west. On Vestvågøya, Himmeltinden stands out as a favorite, while Stornappstind is a delicious choice on Flakstadøya.

AUSTVÅGØYA

Småtindan (700 masl)

Småtindan, and more specifically Varden, are among Lofoten’s most popular top hiking destinations. It’s not without reason! The east-facing mountain side that stretches up from Kabelvågmarka towards the characteristic top arch offers playful and fun skiing. The view over the Vestfjorden is so beautiful that even local skiing heroes can shed a tear on their hundred and eleventh trip up this classic of a mountain.

Turbeskrivelse

The tour starts at Solbakken, one kilometer west of the center of Kabelvåg. There is a large car park in Mølnosveien, 200 meters from the E10.

From here, you follow the light trail for 1.5 kilometers until you reach the Ski Hut in Kabelvågmarka. Be considerate, and don’t trample the cross-country trails with your fat powder boards! At the ski lodge, the ascent up Ørntindsaksla and further up towards Varden begins.

The last section up into the gap between the two peaks is steeper than 30 degrees, and thus avalanche terrain. Show caution.

Normal descent is the same way you came up, or down Kolbeindalen. At the bottom of Kolbeindalen is landslide terrain. Be conscious of your choice of path.

Note that there is a shooting range at the bottom of Kolbeindalen, so avoid driving down if the flag is raised. That means activity on the shooting range.

Rundfjellet (803 masl.)

Five kilometers as the crow flies north of Svolvær lies Rundfjellet and spreads out like a large, friendly giant. The mountain is easy to climb from several angles, and offers great and varied descents in all directions.

Tour description

The most common way up is from Vaterfjorden, which is a 10-minute drive from Svolvær in the direction of Laupstad. Parking can be found on the left side of the E10 just after Hammerstad Camping. From the car park you walk across the bridge before you can put on your skis and start the approach towards the mountain along the northern shore of Vaterfjordpollen. If the ice is solid, you can take a shortcut across the water. At the foot of the mountain, you have to fight your way up through dense small birch forest before you reach the distinctive ridge that leads you through picturesque terrain towards today’s destination.

When the ridge flattens out, turn in a southerly direction and ascend the marked east ridge. Follow this towards the mountain, then turn around to the north and go up the last airy section towards the large stone cairn that marks the top.

Alternative ascent is from the north side via Kudalsheia. There are limited parking options here.

Rundfjellet offers descent opportunities in all directions. Drive down the same way you came or plan your hiking day according to your form, route and imagination!

VESTVÅGØYA

Himmeltind (962 masl.)

Himmeltind is Vestvågøy’s highest mountain and is a lovely top hiking destination right by the ocean. The large tempting mountainside offers 900 meters of fabulous skiing. If you find good conditions here, you can have the dream day of your life.

Tour description

Drive to Hauklandsstranda and on through the tunnel to Uttakleiv. At the first exit on the right, you will find a car park.

Follow the old road that leads over the tunnel. Continue further up Durmålsdalen and zig-zag your way up. Be aware that you are in avalanche terrain, and that you must be sure of the snow conditions before setting off. Pass the summit at 830 m and continue over the narrow ridge to the cairn on the southern peak (931 m). It is common to stop here. The higher peak to the north (962 m) is inaccessible due to a Nato radar.

The view from Himmeltind is breathtaking. You look down on the beautiful beaches at both Haukland and Uttakleiv. If you have the weather gods on your side, this is the day to take a long lunch break at the top before you tighten your ski boots and point your ski tips down towards the sea.

Take the opportunity to have a refreshing bath at Hauklandsstranda after your ski trip.

FLAKSTADØYA

Stornappstinden – (740 masl.)

Stornappstinden is located in the far northeast of Flakstadøy. Right by the Nappstraumen lies this beautiful mountain that attracts enthusiastic skiers. The road over Nappskaret gives you a small bonus of approx. 60 meters in height. In the spring, it may be just the little extra you need to be able to start skiing from the car park.

Tour description

Towards the top of the mountain, it is a bit more relaxed. Once up at the cairn, you get a nice present: A great view of the sea, mountains and beaches you’ll never forget!

You might think that it doesn’t get more magical than this. But then you realize: The descent remains!

Park at the tiny ski lift in Nappskaret, walk past this and climb up the west side of Litlnappstind. Then continue north until you reach Stornappstinden’s wide western flank. Here you can lay zigzag tracks with large turns. The terrain here is steeper than 30 degrees, which means that you are in avalanche terrain. Consider the snow cover and make safe choices.

Put on the Cruise Control and dance your way down in big, juicy turns the same way you came up.

Norways Best Travel Destination

Norways Best Travel Destination

The Norwegian travel industry has named Lofoten Norway’s best tourist destination (Grand Travel Award 2023)

The Grand Travel Award, organized by TravelNews.no, is the Norwegan travel industry’s “Oscar Awards”. Here, the industry itself chooses a number of winners in various categories for the previous year. This year, Lofoten won “tourist destination of the year”. The other nominees were Tromsø, Oslo, Bergen and Åndalsnes.

Other recognitions in Lofoten

The winner of the “2022 Sustainability Award” went to Thon Hotel Lofoten and Thon Hotel Svolvær. The prize is awarded by HSMAI Norway.

HSMAI Norway is the Norwegian branch of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International. A global organization for sales and marketing executives, representing all parts of the travel industry.

Thon Hotel Lofoten and Thon Hotel Svolvær distinguish themselves by showing efforts over a long period of time with clear goals, a variety of initiatives and future-oriented sustainable operations. Highlighted initiatives, which provides inspiration to others, are:

  • Own seawater pump
  • Own horticulture with food waste compost
  • Focus on local food
  • Promotion of local businesses
  • Free gym for all guests
  • Local experiences for employees
  • Universal design of rooms and common areas
  • Eco-Lightouse and member of Grønt Punkt

Avalanche Danger

Avalanche Danger

We love powder snow! At the same time, remember to respect the snow and its properties.

This is how you prepare for ski touring adventures in Lofoten. Be prepared to avoid being caught in an avalanche.

Steep mountainsides covered with soft powder snow accompanied by blue sky, incredible views and a playful and happy atmosphere. For those who have been bitten by the ski touring bug, little can compare with skiing down a pristine mountainside with wonderful flow. However, the snow cover can contain weak layers and the euphoria can turn into disaster in a fraction of a second. Avalanches claim lives in the Norwegian mountains every single year.

Coastal climate

The coastal climate in Lofoten means a lot of precipitation, strong winds and frequent weather changes. Consequently, skiing here is different from areas with inland mountains. Rapid changes in temperature affect the snow cover and can increase the risk of avalanches.

This involves the risk of being surprised by fog, wind, snow and rain on the mountain. Be well prepared and properly equipped.

The guide’s recommendations

We sat down with mountain guide Sjur Hauge from Northern Alpine Guides to talk about mountain safety, how to avoid avalanche accidents, and how to minimize risks when ski touring in Lofoten.

– ­How do you plan for a ski tour in Lofoten with the aim of ensuring safety in the best possible way?

– There is a recurring mantra: Choose a tour based on your skills and the conditions. It’s important to be thoroughly familiar with the avalanche problems and snow conditions in the area you are entering. Using the avalanche warnings available on Varsom.no is of the utmost importance. Study the warning carefully. You need to understand what the current avalanche problem consists of, how it has occurred and where it is expected to exist. If you don’t understand the warning, you should stay away from avalanche terrain or go on a guided ski tour.

­– ­What other factors should you consider?

– Look at the weather forecast and the group you are going on the ski tour with. What kind of ski tour is suitable for us? It’s important to take into consideration that different members of the group may have different ambitions. If you choose an option that is not in line with the skills of some of the group, it won’t be a good experience for them.

Choose tours that offer flexibility in the choice of routes rather than options where you are “locked” in steep terrain.

An area where you have a variety of directions increases the likelihood of skiing in good snow and safe snow.”

What should you do on the way to the mountain?

–You need to be observant from the moment you head outside an on the way to the mountain. Is the weather what has been forecast? Is there snow blowing from the peaks? Have there been recent avalanches? This is information that is useful when deciding whether to continue with the original plan or choose a safer option.

­– What should you do before setting off?

– Always conduct a transceiver function test before heading into potential avalanche terrain. This means checking to ensure that everyone in the group has a transceiver that can receive and send signals. You then check that everyone has a shovel and probe with them, and that they know how to assemble the probe.

– Does the size of the group matter?

– It’s easier to make good decisions when there are fewer in the group. Communication flows more easily and it’s more efficient. It’s a good idea to limit the size of the group to six and preferably four or fewer. If you have a large group, it’s smart to split it into two smaller groups.” 

­– How should you think and act during the trip up?

– It’s important to have good communication within the group and that you are together. If you make observations, say it out loud even if you think everyone sees the same thing as you. Has an avalanche been triggered on the other side of the valley, are you experiencing changes in the snow and/or has the wind turned? By saying things out loud, everyone in the group thinks about it. The goal along the way is to assess whether the conditions are as predicted, and then to decide whether to continue as planned or to change the route.

– What should you look for during the trip?

– There are three classic danger signs to be observant of:

  • Shooting cracks
  • A “whumping” sound when you walk in the snow
  • Recent avalanches

– This is nature’s way of warning you. However, it’s important to keep in mind that even if none of these signs are present, it does not necessarily mean that it’s safe.

– What is defined as avalanche terrain?

­– A slope steeper than 30 degrees as well as the runout zones are defined as avalanche terrain. Runout zone means how far the avalanche goes. This means that the avalanche can occur in steep terrain above you and affect you even if you are in gentler terrain below.

– What should you do to minimize the risk when walking in steep terrain?

– Walk more than 10 m apart to reduce the load on the snow cover. Make this a habit when walking in terrain with a slope steeper than 30 degrees. If you choose to enter avalanche terrain, you must determine why it’s safe to walk here under the prevailing conditions.

– How do you know how steep the terrain is?

– There are several ways to measure slope steepness, including with poles, slope meters (inclinometers) and apps. These are things you learn on avalanche safety courses. There are also topographic maps showing slope steepness in the Varsom app.

– When should you decide to turn around?

– You should ask the question why is it safe to walk right here today? Sometimes we don’t have a good answer to that, and this is perhaps a good enough answer that you should not be in that terrain. 

– So, there is no shame in turning around?

– Turning back is not a defeat. The mountains won’t disappear. You should not dwell on the tours you decide to turn back. There will be new chances. If you have chosen terrain that offers several options, this won’t affect your skiing experience to a great extent.

– What is a sensible skiing pattern?

– As a starting point, you ski one by one in avalanche terrain. It’s important to ski to a safe place where you can’t be caught by an avalanche if the next skier triggers one. You do this to minimize the number of people who could potentially be taken by avalanches. 

– What should you do if there is an avalanche?

– If things have gone wrong, and someone is caught in an avalanche, buddy rescue with a transceiver and probe is the lifesaving option available. This means that the group must find and dig out their buddy as quickly as possible. The statistics show that you have 15 minutes to do so. After that, the death rate rises sharply.”

­– What measures should you take to increase your competence?

­– Take an avalanche safety course and practice your skills annually with those you are going skiing with. Northern Alpine Guides arranges avalanche safety courses at all levels. We arrange open avalanche safety courses and courses customized for groups of friends.

– ­What do you learn on an avalanche course?

– Planning, how to move in the mountains, recognise warning signs and assess slope steepness, knowledge about snow and buddy rescue are classic content on an avalanche safety course. These are basic skills you need to know when you go ski touring. It’s like taking driving lessons and getting your driving licence before you drive a car.

– Besides avalanches, what other potential dangers should you consider in Lofoten?

– Since we are situated out at sea, the mountains in Lofoten are the first ones that the storm hits. Consequently, the weather changes quickly and sometimes without warning. It can be difficult for the weather forecasters to foresee. It can also get very windy here. 

– Skiing skills also play a role. Skiing in varying skiing conditions requires a certain amount of skill and requires practice. For instance, a bone fracture in the mountains in bad weather can have very serious consequences because the rescue services are often far away.

– What should you always carry in your backpack?

  • A shovel, avalanche probe and a transceiver – often referred to as an avalanche beacon
  • Warm jacket
  • Water and windproof shell garment
  • Woollen hat
  • Mittens
  • Wind sack
  • First aid kit
  • Energy reserves (snacks etc.)
  • Something to drink

I wish you a wonderful ski touring trip. Remember to use your head!

What is defined as avalanche terrain?

This means terrain with a slope steeper than 30 degrees as well as potential runout zones for avalanches.

How to avoid being caught by avalanches?

You need to stay away from avalanche terrain.

Where can you find avalanche bulletins?

On the website varsom.no you will find avalanche bulletins as well as a lot of other useful information about avalanches and ski touring. We recommend downloading the Varsom app. This app contains topographic maps showing slope steepness, which is a very useful tool for planning snow touring trips.

What is mandatory avalanche safety equipment?

A shovel, avalanche probe and a transceiver – often referred to as an avalanche beacon.

Which factors can increase the risk of avalanches?

  • Wind
  • Precipitation
  • Rapidly rising temerature/temperatures above 0 °C

These factors can make the snow cover more unstable. If you experience one or more of these, you should reconsider the chosen route.

How To Photograph The Northern Light

How To Photograph The Northern Light

Hopefully after reading the previous article you’ve checked the weather forecast and solar activity and are getting ready for a night of aurora hunting!

Getting Ready

Before leaving the light and comfort of your cabin you’ll want to make sure that both you and your camera equipment are prepared for a (possibly cold) night out.

Your basic aurora photography setup is going to be: a camera with a wide lens – 14-24mm, and fast aperture – f/2.8 or faster is best. A tripod is necessary for the long exposures required. A cable release/remote is also useful to avoid touching your camera when shooting.

It is a good idea go get familiar with your camera and tripod during the day – you don’t want to be trying to find out what buttons do what in the dark. Ideally, you will want to photograph in M (manual) mode, giving you the best control over your exposure. So you’ll need to know how to change shutter speed, aperture, and ISO on your camera – preferably without having to turn on a headlamp or other light source. 

It is also important to know how to review your photos on the camera’s lcd screen, how to zoom in on the image (important for checking sharpness), and how to view the exposure histogram.

Make sure your camera battery is fully charged and you have several spares available; during winter, the cold can greatly reduce normal battery life. Check that your memory card also has plenty of space available and take a couple spares if necessary.

Tip: If you have a large photo bag, it is often unnecessary and will become burdensome after several hours of standing around. You can put a some spare batteries, memory cards, and lens wipes in your jacket pocket and you’ll generally be good to go for the night. 

On Location

If you show up on location and the aurora are already dancing overhead, it is easy to feel overwhelmed as you rush to setup your camera and it’s possible to forget some critical setting, like focus. No matter what the sky is doing, it is always best to be slow and methodical with setting up your camera. Think of it as going over a flight-checklist like pilots do.

Focus

The first critical element is focus. You need to focus your camera at infinity. Often there are some city lights in the distance that you can use to focus on. Newer cameras might be able to do so with autofocus, while with slightly older cameras, this is best done manually; zooming in on the lcd screen to help focus on a distant light source. 

No matter which way you have focused, switch your camera/lens to manual focus, as you will not need to re-focus again.

…The next important step before you begin shooting away is to take a test image and zoom in on the lcd screen to make sure you have focused correctly! Stars or the outlines of mountains against the sky are the two best places to check if you have focused correctly. If in doubt of how sharp the image is, re-focus and try again.

Tip: Be sure to periodically check the focus of your images throughout the night. If you are frequently moving the camera around or wearing thick, it is easy to accidentally bump your camera out of focus without knowing. I suggest to always use your right hand for grabbing the camera, by the camera grip, and using your left hand to adjust the tripod. If you grab the camera with your left hand, it is much more likely you’ll touch the lens and perhaps adjust the focus accidentally.

Exposure

There is no single correct exposure for northern lights. The brightness of the aurora itself, amount of moonlight, snow or no snow, and time of night will all have an influence on your exposure. 

However, as you need to begin somewhere, a good starting point is: ISO 3200, f/2.8, 8 seconds exposure time. 

I strongly recommend shooting in M (manual) mode to give you the best control over exposure. As the aurora fluctuate in intensity and brightness, you will need to adjust shutter speed or ISO as needed.

On active nights, the brightness of the aurora can change by 2-3 or more stops of light. And this can go from being dim to bright, or bright to dim. Usually, the aurora ebb and flow in intensity throughout the night, so you’ll always be wanting to keep an eye on your exposures. 

If the aurora is somewhat faint and inactive, often times appearing as an arch across the northern sky, then longer shutter speeds of 10 or more seconds are fine, and sometimes necessary. As the aurora gets brighter, begins to move, and has more defined shapes, you will want as fast as shutter speed as your camera will allow, ideally under 4 seconds. This is to (hopefully) capture the shape and detail of the aurora, and help keep it from just turning into a green glow without much form.

Tip: Do not trust your eyes to see that you have a proper exposure on your camera’s lcd screen, as they’ll have adjusted to the darkness of the night. What might appear to be bright green northern lights on your camera’s screen while standing in the dark on an empty beach, can potentially look dull and dark once you return to the normal lighting conditions of your cabin. Always check the image’s histogram, and keep the exposure slightly away from the left so that the image is not too dark. 

Nordlys
Nordlys (Alex Conu)

Composition

The northern lights come in all shapes and sizes; everything from a low arch glowing above the northern horizon, to the entire sky filled with so much light, you simply don’t know where to look! Luckily, Lofoten´s landscape offers a wide variety of locations to photograph the northern lights however and wherever they should appear. And while there there are near endless mountains, my favourite images often come from Lofoten´s spectacular white sand beaches, many of which offer fantastic reflections of the aurora in the wet sand, creating dynamic compositions and images full of light. 

Somewhat counterintuitively, it is the smaller, slower moving aurora displays that are easier the photograph and find a nice image composition. This is mostly because they tend to remain in the same position for a longer period of time, allowing you to refine your composition. When the auroras are dancing high overhead and the coronae are raining down in chandeliers of light, it can actually become overwhelming. Sometimes this is when I simply watch and enjoy the show.

For all but the faintest auroras, the moon will have no affect on their visibility. In fact, a quarter moon or more can greatly enhance most locations by helping to illuminate the landscape. Combined with fresh snow, a full moon can allow you to greatly reduce your shutter speed or ISO, improving the quality of you images.

To help yourself compose and image, pretend the northern lights are not northern lights, but clouds. How would you look at the scene if it was simply clouds in the sky? And how would you then photograph them with the location you are at? This can help you focus on the image, and not the dancing lights overhead. Though admittedly, this is often easier in theory than in practice!

Tip: Although you cannot control when the northern lights appear, the beaches are best visited on a mid to low tide, preferably an outgoing tide. This provides the largest amounts of clean sand and the best reflections.

Working in the dark

Aurora photography is a much more active experience than normal night photography. The northern lights are often moving across the sky in regular intervals and you will accordingly be changing compositions and moving around much more frequently – all in the darkness.

I recommended above to avoid carrying your camera bag if possible. If you do however, be very cautious of putting the bad down on the beach. It is easy to lose track of time and not quite pay attention that the tide is coming in, until a wave suddenly washes across your feet – and your camera bag beside you! Always store your bag on some rocks or elsewhere far out of danger from an incoming tide. 

If other photographers are around or you are in a group, it is also important to move slowly in the darkness. It is easy to be looking at the sky and unknowingly knock over someone else’s tripod that is setup in the darkness beside you. 

Tip: Don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the northern lights as they are. No photo can come close to actually seeing the aurora dance across the sky above you in a symphony of light. It is spectacular!

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Christmas market in Lofoten

Christmas market in Lofoten

Every year, several Christmas markets are organized around Lofoten, where you can buy everything from lovely household products to more exclusive handicrafts and food. Here you will find an overview of the Christmas markets in Lofoten.

Christmas Service in Lofoten

Christmas Service in Lofoten

If you are one of those who can’t do without the traditional church service to get the Christmas atmosphere, the doors are open in Lofoten’s churches at Christmas holidays.


24.12.

Vågan

Strandlandet kirke kl 12:00

Skrova Bedehus kl 12:00

Strauman kirke kl 13:00

Sildpollnes kapell kl 14:00

Svolvær kirke kl 14:00

Henningsvær kirke kl 14:30

Vågan kirke kl 16:00

Svolvær kirke kl 16:00

Vestvågøy

Hol kirke kl 13:00

Valberg kirke kl 13:30

Knutstad kapell kl 14:00

Buksnes kirke kl 15:00

Borge kirke kl 16:00

Stamsund kirke kl 16:00

Moskenes

Reine kirke kl 14:00

25.12.

Vågan

Gimsøy kirke kl 12:00

Svolvær kirke kl 12:00

Vestvågøy

Borge kirke kl 13:00

Buksnes kirke kl 13:00

Flakstad

Flakstad kirke kl 12:00

26.12.

Vågan

Digermulen kirke kl 12:00

Vestvågøy

Stamsund kirke kl 13:00

Hol kirke kl 13:00

28.12.

Vestvågøy

Buksnes kirke kl 15:00

31.12.

Vestvågøy

Buksnes kirke kl 17:00

Flakstad

Flakstad kirke kl 16:00

1.1.

Vestvågøy

Hol kirke kl 17:00

Parking for Kvalvika og Ryten

Parking for Kvalvika og Ryten

The car park is located by the path that runs from Innersand.

You will find the car park by the path to Ryten that runs from Innersand. This is also the best arranged parking for guests going to Ryten and a good alternative to Kvalvika..

With standing in this parking lot, traffic safety is in focus, the parking lot is at the end of the road to Innersand and everyone who is going on the trail will not walk in areas where there is traffic. After you have walked the 350 meters on the prepared path, you come to the old path, follow it until you reach the first hill which is Einangen. Go to the right up over some hilly terrain. It is also possible to take a small detour where Fredvanghytta is located to take pictures of parts of Fredvang. Follow the path until you reach the path to Ryten, then you can also choose whether you go up Ryten or take the trip down to Kvalvika. The path to Kvalvika goes on the right side of the water (Forsvannet) and then down to Kvalvika. To get back to parking at Innersand, you have to take the same path back.

The parking has a reception which is staffed from approx. June 20 to August 20.

There is a public toilet with infection control rules in focus. Fresh drinking water available and washing facilities associated with this. Garbage disposal where waste can be sorted. There are several seating areas to take a break before or after the trip.

Most places in the car park are marked with a P and we hope that our guests place their car there so that for the next guest does not create challenges.

In the reception, there are charging options both inside and outside for phones, cameras, etc.

Payment options are: Cash, vipps and cards. If the reception is not staffed, please do follow the instructions at the reception. In season, coffee, snacks and souvenirs are sold. The area also has a place where children can play with play at a small playground.

Price for parking from: NOK. 100,- for cars and motorhomes, and NOK 100,- to stay overnight.

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