About Manshausen

Manshausen is a world in its own. 55 acres, situated in the middle of the Grøtøya strait, only 500 meters from the small village Nordskot. With its well-protected harbour, Manshausen was in its time an important and busy part of the old trading post Grøtøy, which was established in 1698. Fish is still important, but kayaking, diving, cycling, climbing and summer and winter hiking has now taken over as the most popular activities.  Steigen represent a unique destination for such activities, with hundreds of small islands, white sandy beaches, spectacular mountains, and to the north the Loftoten islands act as a protective wall.



Here you will find the latest updates of what’s happening on Manshausen.

How to get to Manshausen

Everything you need to know about how to get to Manshausen, including: Recommend airlines, ferry tickets, driving routes and more.


Practical information

Driving Routes, shops, distances and more


Food and drinks

We serve dinner / lunch for groups / companies, and contracts menu as desired

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The good old days

Grøtøya trading post was established in 1698 and was in its time the biggest trading post in Nordland.


About Børge Ousland

With solo expeditions to both the South and North Poles and solo crossings of both the Antarctic and the Arctic from coasts to coasts, Børge Ousland is established as the leading polar explorer of our time.



Our ambition is to be climate neutral within five years.

Our environmental profile is in addition to support local producers of food and as far as possible using local ingredients.

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Our suppliers and partners.