At the edge of a peninsula, right where the strait of Tjeldsundet separates Norway’s mainland from the grand island of Hinnøya, lies Sandtorgholmen Hotel. The hotel is surrounded by rugged mountains and, due to the strait’s strong current, an abundance of fish. In the winter, the northern lights occasionally shine down on the hotel; but now, at the height of summer, the midnight sun can make the days seem endless. Sandtorgholmen has long been a natural stop for sailors passing through Tjeldsundet. Being among Northern Norway’s oldest trading posts, its historical roots reach back at least 700 years to 1321, when it was first mentioned in writing.