About the house
The house is located on Skåltofta within walking distance to the historic fishing village of Nyksund and with great hiking areas just outside the door. The house is fully equipped with utensils, bed sheets and towels. There are 4 bedrooms with 3 double and 1 single bed. Nyken Resort is the perfect base for nature experiences and activities in beautiful Vesterålen.
Skåltofta in Øksnes municipality is a beautiful place located at the start of the Queen’s route with a ocean view and views to the magic light you only get in Northern Norway, whether it is the midnight sun, the autumn light or the northern lights during the cold winter night.
Host Jan Helge can help you and your travel companion to find beautiful hiking areas, whether it is a peak trip, RIB trip or fishing trip in mountain lakes or on the sea. We can also help you with unforgettable Northern Lights experiences in the winter.
Frequently asked questions
How do you get to Skåltofta?
Skåltofta is located in Nyksund, the municipality of Øksnes. The closest village is Myre, with Sortland being the nearest city (located 5 miles away). From Sortland, follow road 820 all the way until the crossroad by Myre. From there on there will be road signs leading you to Nyksund. Nyken Resort is located right before you enter “fiskeværet”.
Do I have to bring anything?
The house is fully equipped for cooking and sleeping. You may bring personal requisites such as toiletries and food yourself.
How do I check in?
You will be able to check in any day after 3 pm. During that time there will be people available to deliver your keys. Other check-in opportunities is discussed through e-mail or phone.
What is there to do in the area?
The nearby area has a lot to offer in terms of beautiful nature. There are both long and short trails you can walk if you want to explore.
The house is closely located to the starting point of The Queen’s Route (an 6-8 hour day trek). The hike is named after Her Majesty Queen Sonja who walked the route in 1994.
Another alternative is the hike to Nyken “a small trip with a big view”. The hill is located right behind Nyken Resort.
“Fiskeværet” in Nyksund is also a great experience. Nyksund is an old fishing community in Øksnes. It was the closeness to the fishing grounds outside of Vesterålen that made it such an attractive fishing village. The area was abandoned around 1970, but before people left, Nyksund had 5 fishlandings, 1 filet factory, 2 stores, a post office, expedition, bakery, blacksmith, school and church.
After a while the place became fairly popular for traveling artists, tourists and photographers. The movies “After Rubicon” and “Insomnia” is partly filmed in Nyksund.
If you should wish to take a RIB-trip we can help you organize it.