Manshausen Island resort Est. 2015

Mannshausen, Steigen, Norway

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Manshausen is a 55 acres island just across the fjord from Lofoten.
In the old days the island was a part of a trading post that officially opened in 1690. Its long history is mainly due to the protected harbour and good fishing grounds in the Vestfjord area. The main house and the stone piers are remains from that historical era.
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Views
Coastline
Mountains
Ocean
Style
Casual
Modern
Nautical
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Manshausen is a 55 acres island just across the fjord from Lofoten. In the old days the island was a part of a trading post that officially opened in 1690. Its long history is mainly due to the protected harbour and good fishing grounds in the Vestfjord area. The main house and the stone piers are remains from that historical era.
 
The nature around Manshausen is stunning - protected islands, islets, beaches, high mountains, midnight sun in the summer and northern light in the winter. Here you can do activities like kayaking, diving, climbing, trekking, caving, sailing, fishing etc.
 
Three years ago we decided to share this pristine and little visited place of northern Norway with others (Steigen got road-connection with the rest of Norway as late as 1990). Through friends I got in contact with architect Snorre Stinessen who was known for his modern style and interacting architecture with nature. After two years of planning we finalized a design where the idea is to be as close to nature as possible and at the same time be comfortable, protected and warm inside. Visitors we have had this summer confirm that we have succeeded. With big glass windows to the sea and mountains, and the huts overhanging the sea, you have a feeling of being outside at the same time as you are inside.
 
So far we have build 4 sea cabins, with two bedrooms in each, and have planned a few more. In addition we have upgraded the main house from the 1800 rds with an open kitchen downstairs and on the second floor with large glass windows and an “expedition library” consisting of National Geographic Magazines and other travel literature in the bookshelf. Furniture here is from the Italian brand Cassina and the Norwegian brand Fjordfiesta, while the kitchen is from the Italian brand Varenna. The main house can seat up to 30 people.
 
To be able to serve the conference market we also build a new conference room that can take up to 30 people, with some additional beds in sleeping alcoves on the second floor. We also have an older more basic hut on the island with a couple of beds. When we need more beds (for courses and conferences) we hire fishing or old whaling vessels with (pretty basic but rustic) cabins. They moor alongside the big stone pier on Manshausen and add the flexibility we need at this stage to accommodate larger groups.
 
On and around Manshausen our guests can do activities for all levels, from easy strolls on the nearby islands, to spectacular traverses up in the mountains. A lot of people just want to relax, we have two hot tubs, and also a private beach and activities for kids. Also a protected salt-water pool has just been completed, with a sauna, (building in progress) for 2016.
 
Our customers have so far been a mix of more or less everything. From architect lowers to families on a normal school holiday and conference guests. Couples enjoy the privacy and view from the cabins or participate in activities like kayaking, fishing, snorkelling or trekking.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $120 to $200

Additional Charges

Minimum room block is 1700 USD, this entitles to exclusivity of the whole Island.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
25
Buffet
25
Standing
25
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2015
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
4 deluxe design cottages, ideal capacity 2 person, maximum 4-5
6 sleeping alcoves, shared bathrooms
Classic wahling boats used as sleeping rooms
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Other
Yes
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Stay in a Luxury Island Hut Off Norway's Epic Coastline
Jake Kilroy
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No. 27001
VENUE:
Manshausen Island resort
LOCATION:
Nordland
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
55 Acre Island Getaway
Luxury Overwater Huts
Architectural Marvel
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

When it comes to “Heaven on Earth,” people tend to think small. It’s easy to consider joy in recent, local experiences—a friend’s backyard, a community garden, a nice day at the beach. But if you and your friends or family have ever been in the same room when a photo or video of Norway pops up, it’s as if everyone is seeing Earth for the first time. It’s a mumbling of wows and sincere promises of future trips, yet given how untouched the green hillsides and blue waters are, it’s hard to believe there’s ever been a single person in Norway. But you can go there. You can actually visit Heaven on Earth. Better yet, you have the opportunity to spend your birthday beneath the Midnight Sun or the Northern Lights, all in a stylish space that gives you all the comfort and activity you could possibly want.

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is the gorgeous 55-acre island that is Manshausen—or the seaside cabins that make up Manshausen Island Resort to be exact. We’re talking magnificent and contemporary luxury huts that have floor-to-ceiling window walls to ensure that you wake up and go to sleep with the Norwegian sea and mountains in full view.

 

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