“ the summer of 2015 we were at the home of Harry and Tilly, and enjoyed a wonderful natural environment. The house is all wood and very lovely, comfortable and with every comfort, it has a large, leafy garden. We were with their dogs, which are very good and obedient and intelligent. Des of Tranoy you can see the Lofoten islands we went to visit them, they are lovely, also went whale watching in Vesteralen, we have a very nice memory. Harry i Tilly are very friendly, gentle and kind and took good care of our home. I recommend”
Harry's reviewsAs a host (4)
“Last February I swapped houses with Harry, Tilly and their 2 children, which was a great success. Me and a friend wanted to see the northern light in wintertime. That was the reason to go to their beautiful comfortable situated house on a little island in Northern Norway. We have seen the light in Tranoy, what a unique experience. From the beginning we started with email contact, it felt very welcome how they communicated and they made it very easy to get there, with their information and details. It was very helpful and comfortable we could use their car, as you really need it, to get to shops and for sightseeing, driving around in this beautiful quite spacious nature. The house is comfortable, cosy and with a great garden, close to the sea and forest. It was great fun to take care of their dogs, they are so Sweet and playful. It was difficult to leave them again. Yes, i can really recommend the family and the beautiful place they live!! Emmie”
“Summer 2012 we swapped houses with Harry, Tilly and their 2 children. They live in a beautiful part of Norway. We came one day earlier to meet this really nice family and their 2 wonderful dogs. The moment we stepped in their house we felt at home. It's a wonderful, cosy place. It's spacious, clean and light. The garden is enormous and from their house you step immediately into nature. You have the sea and mountains, hills nearby. We specially loved the quietness of this place. Here you can still experience silence. The walks you can make in this part of Norway are endless and we heard many people say that this is the most beautiful part of Norway. Harry and Tilly know a lot about the surroundings and the walks you can make and they left several hiking books and lots of information for us. Their 2 dogs are very friendly, social and easy to take care of and fall in love with. We never thought we would like Norway this much but now we certainly want to go back. And last but not least: The family took good care of our home.”
“It was a pleasure to have an exchange with Harry en Tilly. They were a very helpful couple. The spacious home is located on the edge of a small village. They almost live in the wood. They live above the arctic circle. We enjoyed to explore the wonderful nature of their region. It is a short distance to the soothing seaside with its very clear water. There are a lot of hiking trails too, so we walked, go by bike and sometimes by car to increase our horizon. They trusted us with the dogs, although we had no experience. Of course they gave good instruction for their obedient two dogs: Spikey and Balto. We enjoyed it very much: it was a good, successful, new experience for us. Its was even possible to have a night to stay away. We were positively surprised by the weather: we often could wear shorts and take a sunbath (summer 2011).”
Where is it?
My house is located in municipality of Hamarøy, which is called 'the Pearle of Nordland' because of its beautiful nature. It is also the home of Nobel prize winning author Knut Hamsun. As of today the best way to travel is by traveling to BODØ (airport) or alternatively NARVIK/EVENES. Bodø will give you more options and I will use the same airport to travel from. That way my car will be parked at the airport, ready for you to use. The car has GPS and my home is off course listen under "Home". The journey is about 3:15 hours in the summer (But remember, we have 24 hours of daylight then so you will not be traveling in the darkness) The journey is very picturesque in itself. The road will take you from the lowlands, over mountain passes, to the highlands and back to sealevel again. Alternatively you may choose to travel from Bodø to Skutvik by "fast-ferry." This journey will take 2:15 hours and is very nice as well. The passenger ferry is comfortable, and stays near to the coastline. Some spectacular views! From Skutvik to my house is about 30:minutes. I can have my car ready for you at the small harbour there.
Because of our location the sun will not set between may and September, this is also known as the "Midnight sun".
Many possibilities for hiking and walking on marked and/or unmarked trails, both to hilltops, mountain tops as other areas. Generally speaking nature is very accessible in Hamarøy.
Fishing both at sea and on lakes.(no permits required for sea-fishing). We have Bicycles available, 1 adult-sized, 1 for a teenager or small adult and 1 small children`s bycycle. 2 road-racing bicycles.
The following link gives you lots of short videos from the municipallity Hamarøy:
Ferry to Lofoten Islands 20 km from house.
New built Hamsunsenter 10 km from house.
The Hamsun centre: http://hamsunsenteret.no/en/the-hamsun-centre
Various galleries in the area. Possible to rent canoes at local camping.
On this website you can see beautifull pictures of the area:
Spa centre (opened winter 2011) 5 km from where we live:
Owner Regina Stier, fysiotherapist, speaks Norwegian, German and English
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