How to get to Manshausen.

The fast ferry “Hurtigbåten” goes from Bodø to Nordskot every day, it takes 1,5 hours from Bodø to Nordskot.

It takes 15 minutes to walk from the airport to the ferry terminal, situated in Bodø centre, close to the largest (white) building in Bodø, the “Havet” hotel.

  • From Bodø: Monday to Thursday, and Saturday the ferry leaves 1715 from the hurtigbåt terminal.
  • From Bodø: Friday it leaves 1800
  • From Bodø: Sunday it leaves 2030
  • This schedules are valid until end of January 2019, new ones coming soon


  • To Bodø: Return from Nordskot to Bodø is every day 0820, except Sundays when it leaves at 18:00
  • Buy tickets and see the schedule here

To Helnessund there is an extra ferry departure per day and pickup by car or boat in Helnessund can be agreed. Helnessund is also the destination if you have rented a car at Steigen Oljeservice. From there it is about 50 minutes ( 45 km ) drive to Nordskot.

Estimated time driving from Bodø is 3.5 hours. Follow E6 from Bodo to Narvik via Fauske. At Tømmerneset follow highway 835 to the left through the 8.2 km long Steigen tunnel. Follow the signs to Helnessund, but turn right on road 635 to Nordskot (just before Leinesfjord). Follow the road until it stops, park close to the marina. You will be picked up by boat from Manshausen.

Map of route from Bodø:

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On Nordskot there is a small supermarket (Ninas grocery), which has most of the food you need, gasoline, and also some fishing equipment and other essentials. In addition, the Association “Kysten” have made ​​a great coastal museum at Nordskot. The “Gauva Bar” is open every Friday and Saturday during the summer season, with a wonderful mix of visitors and locals.

Nordskot Coastal Museum

Nearest post office, bank , cafes and other shops are either Leinesfjord or Helnessund. What is faster depends on using car or boat.

We have small boats on Manshausen, that are only to be used back and forth to the store and walks on land. Bring cell phone if you need to be picked up at Nordskot.