Stay at Rorbuer Lofoten – A Blend of tradition and comfort

Nestled at the stunning beauty of Norway’s Lofoten Islands, Holmen Lofoten Hotel invites you into a haven of harmonious contrast, where modern comfort meets age-old tradition. Our unique fisherman’s cabins, Rorbuer in Norwegian, are the ideal choice for travellers seeking both luxury and the authentic charm of Norwegian cultural heritage.

What makes these Rorbuer in Lofoten so appealing?

Let’s journey back in time to understand the roots of this distinctive accommodation.

Rorbuer Lofoten

Around 900 AD, tales of abundant fishery in the waters around the Lofoten Islands drew people from all along the Norwegian coast. The waves brought them here, and the plentiful catch kept them year after year. To accommodate these adventurers, King Øistein in the 1100s ordered the construction of the first Rorbuer . Over the centuries, despite the modernization of fishing boats and some fishermen choosing to sleep onboard, these traditional cabins held fast; a testament to the enduring legacy of the Lofoten fishery.

Fast forward to the present, these historic Rorbuer are not just dwellings anymore; they are a cherished part of Norway’s cultural heritage, inviting guests from all over the world to partake in an experience that is as rich in history as in luxury.

Exclusive accommodation with tradition and comfort

At Holmen Lofoten, we have managed to keep this traditional essence intact while providing all the conveniences of the modern world. Our cozy, restored Rorbu cabins seamlessly combine rustic interiors with contemporary comforts, thus, offering a tranquil haven in the heart of nature.

You’ll be stepping into rooms meticulously designed to embody the simplicity and warmth of a fisherman’s cabin, yet fitted with modern amenities. Plush beds, roomy baths, and a welcoming ambience await you after a day exploring the stunning Arctic Circle. Simplicity and sophistication coexist, creating a serene, culturally rich experience that is uniquely Lofoten.

Nestled between towering mountains and the endless ocean, our hotel doesn’t just offer a comfortable stay; it invites you to immerse yourself in breathtaking nature. You can gaze at the spellbinding Northern Lights from your cabin window, or venture out for a closer encounter. Whether you choose to explore the wild landscapes, soak in the tranquillity, or engage in invigorating outdoor activities, Holmen Lofoten will leave an imprint on your heart.

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Unique culinary experience

Moreover, our acclaimed culinary event, “Kitchen On The Edge Of The World,” invites you to dine at the world’s most incredible dining table. Located literally “on the edge” of the Arctic Circle, you’ll be treated to dishes crafted using locally sourced fresh ingredients while soaking in panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and the distant murmuring of the waves.

“Craggy peaks, crystal clear rivers, endless skies. A foodie experience which promises to take travellers ‘back to nature’ in this remote and enchanting destination”


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Our Rorbuer in Lofoten offers a unique experience, born from the historic fisherman’s lifestyle of ancient times, now enhanced with modern-day comfort and culminating in an unforgettable luxury stay. Come, and discover a quietly opulent escape amidst nature’s grandeur, where every moment brings you closer to the heart of Norway’s breathtaking Arctic Circle.

For all bookings and inquiries, please contact us at +47 934 42 301 or

Indulge in the comfort and tradition of the Rorbuer, soak in the tranquil beauty of Lofoten, and fall in love with Norway, all over again at the Holmen Lofoten.