Prior checks in at Holmen Lofoten

“In Lofoten, a fishing town on the Norwegian archipelago with 1,000 residents, a family-run hotel and restaurant on an islet of converted fisherman’s cabins embodies the ethos of living off the land. With a food program that invites innovative guest chefs, blacksmiths, artisans, and cocktail makers, Holmen is a warm hub of sustainable luxury in the fabled Arctic Circle.” – Conor Burke

We had the pleasure of welcoming Conor from Prior a while back who has written about his experience with us. Check out the lovely feature here.

“For those who appreciate more rustic charm— and don’t mind sleeping in single beds— the fishermen’s huts offer a uniquely Norwegian experience. They’re updated takes on the original cabins, with wooden bunk beds painted mint green, trimmed in a homey flannel fabric. There’s even rings hanging from the ceiling where fishermen would stretch after a back-breaking day at the sea.”

As much as Lofoten is about experiencing the land, it’s also about sacking out in front of a fireplace at the hotel, and then refueling with a five-course meal. All of the ingredients come from the island, whether it’s fish fresh-caught from the bay or quail from local farms. A highlight is the Kitchen on the Edge of the World program that invites visiting chefs, cocktail makers, artisans, and guest artists to create menus using locally-sourced ingredients.