Trip reference number: 144534
Trip Operator: Best Served Scandinavia
With its idyllic mountainscape and crystalline waters, the seldom-visited island of Manshausen offers endless summertime adventure coupled with designer accommodation in the form of its striking Seacabins. Take it all in on this four-day tailor-made break, which offers plenty of free time to add in your own programme of excursions, from kayaking to caving.
Day 1: Bodø
Following your flight to Bodo via Oslo, you’ll check into the Scandic Havet hotel for the night. The rest of the day is free to explore. With its backdrop of rugged peaks, Nordland’s largest town is far more than just a gateway to the Lofoten Islands. Founded as a trade centre in the early 19th century, it grew to become an bustling fishing port before being almost completely flattened by bombing raids during WWII. Following its regeneration, the architecture here is now largely uninspiring, but, with such natural beauty in its surroundings, together with the world’s densest population of sea eagles, you’ll find plenty to fill your time before heading to Manshausen.
Stay: Scandic Havet
Days 2-3: Manhausen
Spend the morning in Bodø before catching the ferry to Nordskot and an onward transfer to Manshausen. On arrival, check into your Seacabin for a two-night stay. All Scandinavian timber and floor-to-ceiling glass, three of these architect-designed huts are spread out along an old stone jetty overhanging the water, with a fourth perched on a natural ledge with views to the sea and mountains. Once you’ve settled in, the days are free to explore with optional guided and self-led excursions that range from sea kayaking and sailing to hiking, fishing and caving. End your days with a soak in the cabin’s communal hot tub and a delicious meal at Manshausen’s restaurant.
Day 4: Bodø
Return to Bodø and board a flight back to the UK, via Oslo.
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