The Famous Red Cabin – Eliassen Rorbuer

You may already know the famous red through my various posts on instagram (@bizarrejourneys). Not to upset you but I have a confession to make. That lonely small cabin is not occupied by an interesting and solitude lover writer working on her/his magnificent latest piece – the cabin is part of Eliassen Rorbuer renting out cabins to Lofoten visitors.

These cabins are called “rorbuer” in Norwegian and actually means a fisherman’s hut. There are still numerous rorbuers on the islands being used in accordance with their original purpose but the use of these cabins for tourism is also very common and I think it is the best option on the islans. My favourite one among all of those rorbuer facilities is Eliassen Rorbuer that I used twice. Eliassen’s accommodation prices are slightly cheaper (you can rent out a cabin to host 3-4 people per USD 120/night) than the rest and it is located on the most beautiful and picturesque region in Lofoten Islands – Hamnoy.

Eliassen is home to 34 cabins differing in size (2-6 people capacity). While some of the cabins have double beds, bunk beds are more common. Except for the basic two people cabins, most of the cabins have their own kitchens attached to a comfortable sitting area. Having your own kitchen is a big plus in Norway as dining out is very expensive – minimum USD 25-30 per plate). The cabins reflect the simple Scandinavian design approach which I really like. Wi-fi works perfectly (even when I last stayed there in February 2017 during a very stormy week). In case you have any questions or problems related to your cabin, someone will show up to help you within minutes with a smiley face. There is also a restaurant within the complex, Krambua Restaurant run by a Swedish chef and his Italian wife (there are very limited numbers of restaurants in Moskenes area) – if we can set aside the expensiveness for a moment, I highly recommend the fish  stew of Krambua.

There is a bus stop right outside of Eliassen and this makes your life quite easy if you are also relying on public transportation like me. There is also a market which is about 35 minutes walking distance from Eliassen (beautiful views along the road) and not more than a 5 minutes on wheels. If it was not very apparent already – I should note that Eliassen is my favourite place in Lofoten and cannot recommend it highly enough for your trip to Lofoten.