Manshausen – Your own quiet island paradise. 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 bustling part of the old trading post, Grøtøy, established in 1698. Kayaking, diving, cycling, climbing, and hiking has now taken over as the most popular activities. Steigen represents a unique destination for such activities. Hundreds of small islands with white sandy beaches and spectacular mountains. To the north, the Lofoten islands act as a protective wall.
The building was completed in 2015. It has a conference room, with a projector and sound, designed for up to 30 people. There are 6 sleeping alcoves, a bathroom, and a separate kitchen.
Optional activities in Manshausen – Your own quiet island paradise.
Professional guides are available on request for trekking tours, climbing, kayaking or most activities. Groups or individuals.
During World War II, the Germans built one of Europe’s largest coastal fortifications at Grådusan on Engeløya. Here stood three enormous Adolf guns, which could fire across the Vestfjord. Several thousand Russian prisoners of war worked at the facility and over five hundred had to pay with their lives. Bunkers and fortifications are across the entire area. Apart from the cannons, that was removed, the plant is well preserved and the museum is open during the summer season.
There are a few different ways you can travel to Manshausen depending on where you start your journey.
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