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Reine Rorbuer

Reine Rorbuer

The Lofoten Islands, Norway

In the heart of the village of Reine, this hotel offers a stay in a snug traditional fishing cabin in the southern reaches of the Lofoten Archipelago. The red-and-white rorbuer (cabins) stand at the edge of Reinefjord in the most remote section of the islands. Despite this, the nearby village makes it a lively option amid the bleak beauty of the Arctic Circle.

The cabins are painted a traditional red with white trim, while the interiors are primarily warm wood with comfortably rustic furniture, featuring antique fishing equipment, as well as fully equipped kitchens. Many stand over the dark water on stilts and offer a sea view.

Restaurant Gammelbua serves a seasonal menu for all three meals, with a focus on local ingredients and traditional dishes, though you’ll also find international options. The restaurant is in a well-preserved 18th-century building with an original fireplace and ocean views.

OUR OPINION:

We love the classic feel of Reine Rorbuer, as well as the lively atmosphere of authentic Norwegian fishing life thanks to the thriving village nearby. This is the most far-flung of the rorbuer stays in the Lofoten Islands and we love the feeling of standing on the edge of the world here.

OUR RATING: Medium

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Rooms

The dozens of cabins are classic rorbu, with deep red paint and white trim, many of them standing on stilts over the blue-black water. Others have private terraces with views of the nearby mountains.

Inside, you’ll find a rustic decor that features age-darkened wooden walls and floors, antique fishing gear, wooden furniture, upholstered couches, and a full kitchen.

Cabin sizes range from one to three bedrooms.

Location

Down near the southern tip of the Lofoten Archipelago, this is one of the most remote of the rorbuer stays in the islands. Despite that, it’s just an hour’s drive from Leknes Airport.

Food and drink

  • Restaurant Gammelbua serves a seasonal menu featuring both traditional and international dishes.

Families

  • Cabins with up to three bedrooms.

Facilities and activities

  • Wide range of activities available.

Accessibility

With rugged terrain and widely spread cabins, this may not be suitable for visitors with mobility issues.

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