How to get to Manshausen.

Express boat to Nordskot                                        

The ferry terminal is situated in Bodø city centre, next to Hotel Havet. The express boat runs from Bodø to Nordskot mostly every day, then on to Svolvaer (Lofoten) and return.
Schedule changes according to the season, please make sure you choose correct dates:
– Buy tickets, and view the schedule here

January 1st until 28th February

– Monday to Thursday, and Saturday departures from the ferry terminal is 17:25.
– Friday departure Bodø to Manshausen at 18:10, and Sunday at 20:20
– Departures from Nordskot to Bodø is every day 08.15, except Sunday at 17:55

From 1st March to 31st May, and 1st September to 31st January 2020

– Monday to Saturday departures from the ferry terminal is 18:00, except Sunday, departs at 19:00
– Departures from Nordskot to Bodø is every day at 07:45, except Saturday at 09:50, and Sunday at 14:35

  From 1st June to 31st August 2019:

– Monday to Friday there are 2 daily departures from Bodø: at 11:25am and 18:00.
– Saturday departure only at 18:00 and Sunday at 19:00
–  From Nordskot to Bodø: 2 daily departures Monday to Friday at 07:45 and 14:40. Saturday only at 11:15, Sunday at 16:00

To Helnessund there is an extra ferry departure on Tuesdays and Fridays  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:

Open map in new window here:

Arrival by train

There are two (night) trains every day from Oslo to Bodø, with a stop at Trondheim , departure 16:02 with arrival at 09:16 or departure 23:06, arrival 17:32
Info and tickets on:
The last one is just enough to make the fast ferry, since the train arrives 10 minutes walk from the boat. The early train is good for the mid day ferry.
Grocery and shopping

On Nordskot there is a small supermarket (Nina’s 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.