Tel. + 47 76 06 09 20
Fax. + 47 76 06 09 26
Far against North, at the heart of Lofoten, facing the foaming shores of the Vestfjord, between fjords and mountain tops, old stone age caves and viking tombs, lies Kræmmervika, Ballstad. A fishing community which has been a safe port for fishermen during centuries. The fishermen, the heroes of the sea, who have had the ocean as their primary food chamber for generations, have come to Kremmervika from all areas of coastal Norway. With their lives at stake, they sailed, or even rowed, all the way to the islands of Lofoten in order to access the "gold of the ocean".
The fishing community of Ballstad is still very active. Nowadays however, it also provides tourists and travellers modern and comprehensive facilities. Lofoten Hostel Ballstad accomodates people thoughout the entire year, and represents a suitable starting point if you are going to explore all the beautiful things Lofoten has to offer; picturesque surroundings summer and winter, a calm Fisherman's cabin holiday, a cycling holiday, climbing, arctic surf, ocean safari or fishing. Northern lights (Aurora borealis) during the winter and the Midnight Sun during the summer.
At Lofoten Hostel Ballstad you will be able to meet all of your needs, whether it is to enjoy a mindblowing adventure holiday or to stress down, get in touch with the nature and find peace at heart. In total Lofoten Hostel Ballstad offers accommodation, restaurant, bars, conference rooms as well as a wide range of activities adjusted to the four seasons of Lofoten.
Hostel bed capacity
|Beds per room:|
|Number of rooms:||10||10||3||5|
|Opening times (daily/weekly):||Opening hours 15th of June - 15th of August: 10:00 - 22:00 Opening hours: 15th of August - 15th of June: 16:00 - 22:00|
|Opening times (over the year):||01 January - 31 December|
Street Map and Route Planning
|Bus:||Bus to Ballstad every day from Leknes, Å, Svolvær, Stamsund. Bus stop aprox.: 250 m from Hostel. More information: www.177nordland.com|
|Parking:||Good parking facilities.|
|Sea port:||he Hurtigruta corresponds with local buses from Stamsund to Ballstad. From Bodø: Northbound Hurtigrute leaves every day from Bodø to Stamsund at 3 pm. The crossing takes about 4 hours. Southbound Hurtigrute leaves from Stamsund at 7pm. Northbound Hurtigrute leaves from Stamsund at 9pm. Hurtigruten corresponds with local bus lines between Stamsund and Ballstad. Stamsund is located 27 km from Kræmmervika. By sea with ferry: From Bodø: The ferry leaves fir Moskenes several times daily. For accurate sailing hours please contact the ferry directly by calling +47 948 03 115 or the local traffic information directory at +47 177. From Skutvik: The ferry leaves for Svolvær once a day. For accurate sailing hours please contact the ferry directly by calling +47 948 03 115 or the local traffic information directory at +47 177. By car: By car you can either enjoy sailing with Hurtigruta or the local ferry, or you can choose to drive E6 and onwards throughout Vesterålen. With this new mainland connection - Lofast - it is possible to drive to Lofoten without being dependandt on boat transportation. From Evenes (Harstad/Narvik airport) it is roughly a 3 to 4-hr drive. Complete driving directions can be found at http://www.177nordland.com/ .|
|Location:||Hostel located at Ballstad, near Kremmervika. Reception near Restaurant "Havets Helter" and pub "25 mars". Reception is common with Kremmervika Rorbuer.|
|Rail:||Nearest Rail is Bodø or Narvik. www.nsb.no|
|Airport:||The easiest way to get to Lofoten Hostel Ballstad is to fly directly from Bodø to Leknes. There are several flights every day, and it's only 11 km from the airport at Leknes to Ballstad. For more information please visit: www.wideroe.no. Another option is to fly to Evenes (Harstad/Narvik airport) and then carry on by car or bus. Evenes is located somewhat 250 km fra Ballstad. Additional resources: http://www.wideroe.no/ http://www.norwegian.no/ http://www.sas.no/|
|Historical sites nearby||River/harbour/lake nearby|
|Hiking area||Restaurants nearby|
|Shopping centre/market nearby||Hostel with a difference|
|Beach at or near hostel||Mountainous/hilly area|
|Meet other travellers! Read their tips for things to do in Ballstad|
|Family rooms available||TV room|
|Groups welcome||Common room(s)|
|Cycle rental available at or near the hostel||Internet access|
|Credit card accepted||Café/Bar|
|Meals available||Individual traveller welcome|
Customer Reviews Ballstad
|27 Feb 2013 François, France||53%|
|Common rooms such as kitchen and bathroom very messy, as well as the bedroom.
Very small bedroom. My bed was shorter than me...|
|12 Feb 2013 Wojciech, Poland||100%|
|Great place and nice, friendly crew. Pozdrawiam przy okazji polską część załogi :)|
|15 Jan 2013 Emanuele, Italy||100%|
|Great hostel and friendly staff, highly recommended! In winter, this is a great place for northern lights.|
|12 Jan 2013 Alessandra, Italy||87%|
|Unica pecca la pulizia, davvero ai minimi storici. Fattore comunque trascurabile se paragonato a ciò che questo luogo ha da offrire. Siamo stati nel periodo invernale (11-13 gennaio 2013), la stanza era un pelo fredda ma il personale si è preoccupato di farci avere diverse stufette. Ballstad è un ottimo punto di partenza per diverse mete turistiche e di interesse naturalistico. . Il personale si è dimostrato molto disponibile lasciandoci la stanza anche qualche ora dopo l'effettivo check out.
|27 Aug 2012 Robert, Poland||93%|
|It was really wonderful place !!!|
|09 Aug 2012 Nigel, England & Wales||100%|
|A fabulous hostel and location. I can't recommend it enough.
|20 Jun 2012 Sujan, Finland||80%|
|Beautiful place to stay|
|03 Jun 2012 Mambelli, Italy||100%|
|beautiful location and surrounding
Staff very friendly and suberb accomodation|
|01 Jun 2012 Gaby, Spain||93%|
|Really nice place and kind people.|