Manshausen
Steigen, Norway

Manshausen is a world in its own. 55 acres, situated in the middle of the Grøtøya strait, only 500 meters from the small village Nordskot. With its well-protected harbour, Manshausen was in its time an important and busy part of the old trading post Grøtøy, which was established in 1698. Fish is still important, but kayaking, diving, cycling, climbing and summer and winter hiking has now taken over as the most popular activities.  Steigen represent a unique destination for such activities, with hundreds of small islands, white sandy beaches, spectacular mountains, and to the north the Loftoten islands act as a protective wal.

Here explorer and adventurer Borge Ousland built his hotel. An old -våningshus is restored and partially rebuilt. The project received four awards during Architizer A + Awards ceremony in New York, including the award for best cantilever construction. Each cottage has its own views and private zone around it. Read more here

Photo: Nadia Norskott/Bo Bedre