Elgsnes Gaard

Holiday House

Elgsnes has little light pollution, and is therefore excellent for those who are hunting spectacular views of Northern Lights in the dark season. And to catch the blue twilight in the dark period with a camera can also give wonderful experiences and results. The venerable old building from 1723 has been a guesthouse from 1798. After exterior renovation in the 1990s and full interior renovation in 2013, the building is brought back to 1800s grandeur with wallpapers and color scheme of that time. The kitchen is however modern and well equipped. Two bathrooms with toilet and an additional toilet are also in accordance with current standards. The house has four double and three single bedrooms, and in the two largest rooms there are space for an extra guest. Wireless internet access is available.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights are a physical phenomenon that occurs when the solar wind is stronger than normal, with large discharges winding electric charged particles into space. These are electrons and protons that form the light when they collide with gases in Earth's atmosphere. Northern Lights are located at a height of between 90 and 180 km altitude, and can be observed on the night sky in a belt around the magnetic north pole. The phenomenon shows up as undulating light that varies in form, color and strength, from dark blue to orange and red, but most of all green and yellow. Elgsnes has little light pollution, and is therefore excellent for those who are hunting spectacular views of Northern Lights in the dark season. There are several good look-out points in the area.

Krambua – The Dining Room

Krambua is a room that has existed on the farm for centuries and that has been diversely used. In 2019 we renovated the place and now we use it to serve dinners and drinks for up to 20 guests at the time.

The Boathouse

A fairlynew building on the farm that is commonly used when it comes to northern lightspotting, but also for dinners and events. It can room up to 38 dinner guestsand can be rented all year.

Elgsnes Gaard

Elgsnesveien 431, N-9402 Harstad, Norway
Telephone:
+47 952 85 414
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