Loviktunet: A nostalgic holiday in Norway
Text: Ingrid Opstad | Photos: Loviktunet
Nestled away in Vesterålen, Loviktunet offers guests the opportunity to stay in one of two historic holiday homes. This is a great place to find peace when visiting this part of northern Norway.
Loviktunet consists of two traditional Norwegian houses from the olden days. “The red house is from 1918, while the yellow one dates back to 1750. They are both old farmhouses adjoining our farm,” says owner Tor-Ivar Grav, who together with his wife welcomes guests all year round to this idyllic place.
Newly restored and renovated, the houses have kept their original charm but are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The atmosphere is homely, with a calm colour palette and vintage furniture.
Located in the small village of Lovik in Andøy, with only 13 inhabitants, Loviktunet is a quiet place where you can easily find peace. “We are close to the sea, with great views, and since there are limited lights around it is an optimal place to experience the northern lights,” Grav says. The area also offers plenty of activities such as mountain hikes, whale safari, fishing and day trips to Lofoten.
With plans for expansion, a new building is set to be completed in the summer of 2021. “We have designed a large space where cultural gatherings, conferences and courses will take place. It will be modern but still look like an old barn, with a style that matches the yellow and red house,” Grav explains. “We want it to be a nostalgic place where people come to learn old techniques and enjoy themselves together.”
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