A stay in the land of the midnight sun
TEXT: JULIE LINDEN | PHOTOS © GARSNES BRYGGE
Combining striking nature, high-quality meals and stunning midnight sun experiences, Garsnes Brygge offers a wealth of opportunities to revel in Norwegian delights.
The welcoming hotel and cabin complex is located in Sagfjord in the Salangen municipality, northern Norway, an oasis of idyllic surroundings and calm spaces equally suitable for a relaxing retreat or an active getaway. “We’re quite central, even though we’re also tucked away,” explains owner Andreas Utstøl, adding: “We’re now quite a well-known area – both nationally and internationally. People come to us for several reasons: the location, the facilities and the food. We’re on the southern side of the fjord, where we also get the midnight sun.”
Garsnes Brygge started up nearly 13 years ago, and today, the cabins can accommodate a total of 40 guests, in addition to the camping area. Here, visitors may park their caravans and mobile homes with excellent proximity to, and view of, the beach. Nearby sights and activities include the popular Polar Park in Bardu and sign-posted hiking trails. Guests may also take full advantage of local amenities, which include the possibility of renting fishing gear and boats.
At the end of a long hike or excursion, Garsnes Brygge boasts a high-quality restaurant with seasonal, locally sourced meals. “We have an excellent head chef who has been with us for many years, cooking up fresh seafood and other dishes. The menu reflects seasonal offerings, bringing our guests only the freshest of foods,” concludes Utstøl.