Kitchen on the edge of the world


Kitchen On The Edge Of The World at its heart is an extraordinary culinary adventure set above the Arctic Circle. Whilst this long weekend offers many things to divert and enrich you, our promise is that you will leave having been fed with the finest ingredients caught, picked and gathered from the abundant natural larder that surrounds us through the seasons.

We invite you to stay with us for four nights, surrounded by sea and mountains, immersed in a landscape that is both breathtaking and very present. Whatever the season here, you will reconnect with nature and its rhythms.

Each night you will be seated at the chef’s table with a handful of fellow adventurers, watching the feast unfold before you from the open kitchen as you sip on carefully created cocktails. During the day you create your perfect place, whether that’s being out in the invigorating clean air with experts in outdoor pursuits or cosying up by the fire with a book. For those who want to pack it in we will be running craft workshops so that you may return with perhaps a handmade knife or artwork. And of course… our home is celebrated for being one of the best spots for sea fishing anywhere in the world.

Hjertelig velkommen,
Ingunn and The Holmen Team


Kitchen On The Edge is a shared experience. Our 20 guests sit together with guest chefs, collaborators and family / hosts for all meals, whether in our restaurant or in the wild. Activities take place in small groups which we arrange in order for guests to experience as much as possible within our ever shifting weather patterns. Community is at the heart of Holmen and we encourage guests to interact with each other for the best possible experience.


21-25 March Lennox Hastie (fully booked)
Valentine Warner (host)
Bill Amberg (leathercraft)
Bron Taylor (conservation)
2-6 May José Pizarro
Lee John Phillips (wood carving)
Jemma Lewis (paper marbling)
9-13 May Heidi Bjerkan 
Lee John Phillips (wood carving)
Jemma Lewis (paper marbling)
26-30 Sept Jimmy Øien 
Mark Lord (print making)
Alex Pole (metal work)
3-7 Oct Henry Harris
Mark Lord (print making)
Alex Pole (metal work)
Prices start at £4900 per person
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  • Accommodation for 4 nights (cabin, suite or room)
  • Return transfers from Leknes airport*
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with min. 4 course dinners cooked by guest chefs 
  • Cocktail or wine pairings with all dinners (non-alcoholic versions offered) **
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • A cocktail demonstration
  • Artist-led workshops (eg. a knife making workshop, including a piece to take home)
  • Ocean fishing trip with a local fisherman (March) or RIB boat trip to the outer edge of the Lofoten Islands (June and September)
  • Locally-led hikes and cultural walks around Western Lofoten
  • Foraging (June and September)
  • Island picnics and bonfires

* Flights are not included but we are happy to help you find the best route to us.
** All other wines, beers and spirits not included.



  • Transfer from Leknes Airport with a member of our team
  • Welcome drinks and dinner in the restaurant


  • Norwegian breakfast
  • Fishing or foraging trip
  • Lunch in the restaurant
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Knifemaking with blacksmith 
  • Cocktail workshop before dinner
  • Dinner cooked by guest chef



  • Early morning swim
  • Norwegian breakfast
  • Animation or woodwork session
  • RIB boat trip to the outer edge of the Lofoten islands
  • Bonfire picnic lunch
  • Hot tub on the water’s edge
  • Dinner cooked by The Holmen Team



  • Norwegian breakfast
  • Mountain hike and picnic lunch
  • Guest chef cooking demonstration
  • Further craft sessions
  • Farewell feast by guest chef



  • Breakfast and depart


  • NB. Activities are entirely dependent on the weather
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We invite chefs to join us at Holmen because we regard them highly but also because they are cooks who directly respond to their surroundings. Dictated by the delicious offerings from our edible landscape and local suppliers we encourage you to ‘eat Lofoten’.

So too the artists we choose to lead workshops during your stay. They are chosen for their remarkable craft but also because they adapt to our location, whatever the season.

Who’s joining us for Kitchen On The Edge Of The World