Relax at one of Norway's most beautiful coastal cabins
- Destination: Vesterålen
- Season: January-December
- Difficulty: Easy
- Distance: 1.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 0 meters
- Duration: 0.5-1 hours
Spend a night or a few at this idyllic DNT cabin on the shores of the Eidsfjord. In 2014, it was voted Norway’s most beautiful coastal cabin according to Ut.no. With Hellfjord in the west and the start of Jørnfjord in the east, you’ll get spectacular views of the water while adventuring in this area.
Your days may be filled with soaking up the sun or exploring the sea while using the free rowboats and canoes in the fjord. Take a refreshing dip into the sea or explore the climbing walls located behind the cottage. In the wintertime, warm up in the sauna.
The cabin was built in 1999, but documentation shows that this area has been inhabited for over 5,000 years.
The cabin is about an hour drive from Sortland. Take Vesterålsgata/Road 820 for about 40 km before turning left on Road 914. After driving about 4 km, turn left onto Road 913. You'll drive on Road 913 for about 9 km before turning left onto the gravel road that leads to the parking lot. You can follow Google Maps using "Parkering Guvåghytta" as your destination.
The cabin is about 700 meters (about 10 min) from the parking lot, and it has a well-marked trail.
Note: There are no buses that stop near Guvåghytta.
Dogs are allowed in the boathouse, Mathiasnaustet, but not the main cabin.
- 19 beds (4 sleeping places in the loft)
- Space for tents
- Woodburning stove
- 12 Watt solar-powered electricity
- Both Guvåghytta and Mathiasnaustet have full kitchens with equipment
- Indoor dry toilets
- Water pump (about 10 meters from the cabin)
- 6 canoes
- Life jackets in different sizes
- BBQ area
- Picnic table
Where to stay
There are two accommodations on the Guvåghytta (Guvåg Cabin) grounds. Guvåghytta, the main cabin has 13 beds as well as 4 places to sleep in the loft. Mathiasnaustet (Mathias Boathouse) has 6 beds. For a grand total of 19 beds and 4 sleeping places in the loft. There is also space near the BBQ area to pitch a tent.
How to access the cabin
Guvåghytta is part of the DNT cabin network. To get access to the key for opening the cabins you can visit:
XY Straume in Bø
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