Kitchen on the edge of the world

WELCOME

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 Rasmussen and Valentine Warner

2022 

24-28 March
‘Brat in the Arctic’ with Tomos Parry
Valentine Warner (host)
Nick Strangeway (drinks)
Jim Parkyn (Aardman Animations)
Gunvor Tangrand (ceramics)

16-20 June Niklas Ekstedt
Valentine Warner (host)
Nick Strangeway (drinks)
Oliver Rampley (wildlife guide)
Lee John Phillips (wood work)

23-27 June Margot Henderson
Valentine Warner (host)
Nick Strangeway (drinks)
Oliver Rampley (wildlife guide)
Lee John Phillips (wood work)

15-19 Sept James Lowe, Lyle’s
Valentine Warner (host)
Nick Strangeway (drinks)
Alex Pole (blacksmith)
Ros ‘Her Dark Materials’ Atkinson (photographer)

22-26 Sept Richard Corrigan
Valentine Warner (host)
Nick Strangeway (drinks)
Alex Pole (blacksmith)
Ros ‘Her Dark Materials’ Atkinson (photographer)

2023 

23-27 March, 15-19 June, 22-26 June, 21-25 Sept, 28-02 Sept/Oct

Prices start at £4,250 per person
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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 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 and Valentine Warner
  • 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
  • Hot tub on the water’s edge

* Flights are not included but Holmen Lofoten offers a travel arrangement service.
** All other wines, beers and spirits not included.

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

Thursday

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


Friday

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


Saturday

  • 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 Valentine

Sunday

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

Monday

  • 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