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Do you need some nature in the Arctic Norway?

Sea Gulls at the bird cliff in Ekkerøy
51 reviews
Sea Gulls at the bird cliff in Ekkerøy
The former chapel at Ekkerøy has now 2 apartments.
Diningroom in Sea Apartment.
Bathroom in Sea apartment. One is with washing machine for clothes,
Sleeping room with 2 singel beds in Sea Apartment at Ekkerøy.
Kitchen are very well equipped.
One of the sleeping room in the first floor.
Old furnitures make it cosy in the Sea apartment.
Very close to sea and good winters from February/March in Varanger.
Sea Apartment at Ekkerøy in North-Norway.
Its good conditions for birding in Varanger
Stormy weather at Ekkerøy
Cross country skiing in Varanger - with view to the sea!
Ekkerøy with the special nature
Endless roads in white landscape. Its normally easy to drive on the open winter-roads in Varanger.
Reindeer - as you often can see by the roads!
Ekkerøy - a place for relaxing holidays
The bird cliffs at Ekkerøy in March
Nice to enjoy the Varanger peninsula
Puffins at Hornøya - 45 minutes driving from Ekkerøy
The Stellers Eider - over all in Varanger and close to Ekkerøy!
View from the cliffs at Ekkerøy
Northern Light over Varanger where you can stay at Ekkerøy Holiday House. Photo:Roy H. Friskilæ
Varanger - special nature and few people!
Here you can stay! Northern light above Ekkerøy Holiday House in Varanger!
The birdlife in Varanger is special
Puffins at amazing Hornøya - 45 minutes driving from Ekkerøy
Claudberry in Varanger
Hornøya - beside Vardø - 45 minutes driving from Ekkerøy
Relaxing time at Ekkerøy
Reindeer - all over!
The kittiwakes comes in March and leave in August. Its about 30 000 of them at Ekkerøy.
One of the two beaches at Ekkerøy
Ingjerd Tjelle is running Ekkerøy Holiday House. She try to give you good memories from Varanger.
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Vadso, Vadso Municipality, Finnmark, Northern Norway
In case you need some nature - we can give you some experiences in the arctic zone in North-Norway. Ekkerøy Holidayhouse is sertified as an ecotourism-business and its a perfect place of residence for bird-watching and hiking.

Ekkerøy Holidayhouse rents out renovated Sea apartments and are excellent night stops as they are close to the arctic sea, the well-known bird mountain and bird-life in general in the area.

Ekkerøy is a beauty spot in northern Norway (Europe) and is situated in Varanger in eastern Finnmark. The peninsula Ekkerøy has a perfect location to the unique bird-life in Varanger. In addition to Pasvik, Ekkerøy has the richest diversity of birds in Norway as a whole.

The accommodation Ekkerøy Holidayhouse offers is based on do-it-yourself housekeeping with a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, sitting-room, bedrooms and you...
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About the Owner, Ingjerd T
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 55 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 51 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #FKN4287936
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Excellent - based on 51 reviews
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Oslo, Norway
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Visited Ekkerøy Feriehus on a study trip for Up Norway, and was warmly welcomed by host Ingjerd who shared some of her extensive knowledge about the island’s witchcraft history and rich bird life. Stayed in one of the new bird view apartment; very comfortable and an enjoyable direct view towards the sea and bird mountain. One night is not enough....

Abingdon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 15 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Ekkerøy is the centre for all birding in the Varanger area and the Holiday House the perfect base for exploring the area. We stayed 5 days in 'Emilie', a beautifully restored, warm, spacious and well-equipped traditional house, only a few hundred meters from the Ekkerøy bird cliffs and stunning scenery all around. Ingjerd was our welcoming hostess and she runs...

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Thanks Aulikki for a very nice review!


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Lengede, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Nice and excellent apartment with all comfort you need! Location is simply perfect for bird watching on Ekkeroy and along the cost line of Varanger. The apartment Unfortunately 3 days was too short and especially this year too early (still a lot of snow on the landscape) to do all what I planned before. For sure I/we will come again...

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Thanks for a very nice review and welcome back!! Best regards from Ingjerd


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  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    2 Fulls
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R 1 701
R 1 701
R 11 950
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  • Contract fee: R 176 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Some of the flats are situated by the beaches at Ekkerøy. From the sauna - heathen by wood - its only 50 meters to the Arctic sea where you can take a swimming trip if you like to be a viking! Its also a very rich birdlife on of the beach. The view from Sea Apartments is marvelous and you can follow the special light in Varanger from the day starts, and to the evening. In the summer time you have the midnight sun, and in the wintertime you can see the Northern Light - Aurora Borealis.
The Sea Apartments are very cosy and made with love. The furnitures are mainly from 1950-60, but the beds good and modern. You have all the equipments on the kitchen for making your own food.
Getting around
Ekkerøy is a perfect place for just hiking close to the sea, and look for all the birds in the birdcolony. Its marked hiking-trails around this half island.
If you like to go for a longer trip we will reccomend to use a car to come around.

You can for example drive to Vardø - 45 minutes away - and there you can see the amazing witchcraft memorial 'Steilneset' . Its a memorial of the 92 witches that was burned in Vardø in the 1600´s. Here you also find some interesting street-art and of course the bird-island 'Hornøya' where you can see a lots of arctic birds and huge amount of them.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Kiby Airport: 13.0 km
Ferry: Vadso Harbour: 14.0 km
You can fly from Oslo to Kirkenes, it takes approx 2 hours. Then you can rent a car at Kirkenes Airport and drive around 2,5 hours to Ekkerøy.
You can also take small plane from Kirkenes to Vadsø. It takes about 10 minutes, and you can then rent a car at Vadsø Airport.
From this airport its only 10 minutes driving to Ekkerøy.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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