How to get to Manshausen:

Take the ferry from Bodø city centre to Nordskot. We will arrange for you to be picked up by our boat from Nordskot and transported the short distance to Manshausen.

It is also possible to drive from Bodø to Nordskot, estimated travel time by car is 3,5 hours.

How to get to Bodø:
There are several airlines that will transport you to Bodø airport. We recommend the following airlines; Norwegian, SAS and Widerøe.

From Bodø Airport to Bodø City Centre
From the airport to the ferry terminal there is a 15 minutes walk. The ferry terminal is located in the city centre, next to Hotel Havet.

Express boat to Nordskot                                        

The fast boat (not a ferry, only passengers) 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.

Travel time Bodø to Nordskot or back is about 1,5 hour. Almost 2 hour from/to Svolvær, Lofoten.

2020 fastboat schedules

– Monday through Saturday departures from the ferry terminal is at 18:00, except Sunday when departure from Bodø to Manshausen is at 19:00
– Departures from Nordskot to Bodø (boat coming from Svolvær) is every day at 07:55, except Saturdays at 09:50 and Sundays at 14:35.

Extra summer departure (June-July-August)

Monday to Friday only,  boat leaving Bodø at 11:25am, arrives Nordskot 12:50, and back from Nordskot  towards Bodø at 14:40, arrives 16:05 (this boat does not go all the way to Svolvær)

Extra boat to Helnessund and private pick up.

To Helnessund there is an extra ferry departure on Tuesdays (departs Bodø at 11:25, arrives Helnessund at 12:30,  and Fridays (15:00 to 16:05) and pickup by car or boat in Helnessund can be agreed.

Arrival by car

If you’re driving your own car, or renting a car from Bodø, the estimated driving time is 3,5 hours. Follow road E6 from Bodø towards Narvik via Fauske. Follow Riksvei 835 from Tømmerneset, and keep left through the 8.2km long Steigen-tunnel. Follow signs towards Helnessund, but keep right at Fylkesvei 635 to Nordskot. Keep on the road until it ends by the quay. You will be picked up with boat from the quay at Nordskot.

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
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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.

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