Halibutskole Vandve offers a holiday stay where you’ll have some really great fishing opportunities. Guests who appreciate the arts and creative crafts will be pleased to know that a glassblower has a workshop nearby.
Adventures and activities
Vandve is a relatively flat island in Dønna municipality – in fact, its highest point rises only 27 metres above sea level. The seas along the scenic Helgeland coast are renowned for offering some of the best fishing in all of Norway. The waters around the island of Vandve are known to offer especially good catches of halibut, turbot and plaice, but also many other fish species.
The Halibut holiday compound offers boat rental. Its two 17-foot boats have 50-horsepower engines and come fully equipped with echo sounders, chart plotters and digital charts, as well as rescue equipment. The property also has a hut for cleaning fish, freezers, and a drying room.
However, Vandve offers far more than fishing. The island is an ideal base for kayaking on the surrounding waters, and easy hiking excursions. Vandve has a rich birdlife, and you may see wildlife such as deer, moose and otter, as well as whales that favour the nearby waters.
The glassblower’s art
Expert glassblower Olaf Hoena gladly receives visitors into his workshop. Here you can see the artist at work, as well as purchase figurines and glass objects. Olaf’s glass art is often featured at exhibitions throughout the region.
Halibut Vandve is a holiday home that previously housed the island’s old school. You can stay in bright rooms that sleep two to four people. Other rooms are well suited to one or two people. There are two shared bathrooms, each equipped with three showers.
The shared kitchen and dining room is fully equipped and has a large dining table that everyone can share. The house also has a gym with various equipment for free use.
Vandve is a place with character, perfect for a weeklong holiday stay.
You can read more about Helgeland at www.visithelgeland.com