Frequently asked questions
How far ahead can I book a Hot Pool?
Are the Hot pools open in the winter?
YES! We have ONE Hot pool open during the winter.
The pool is on the roof
Has ocean view
Maximum capacity of the pool is between 6-8 people
Do I need to stay at Stave Camping to book the Hot pool?
No! Anyone visting or staying in ANDØYA can book the Hot pool.
What do I need to bring with me when I use the Hot Pool?
1. Swimming suit
What is the maximum capacity of a hot pool?
We have 6 Hot Pools
Is the Hot Pool private?
Yes, it is a private pool.
Are the Hot pools natural hot springs?
Essentially they are electric heated hottubs.
Do I have to have a shower before the Hot pool?
Yes, it is mandatory. We provide the essential facilities to make that possible.
Can I smoke or eat in the Hot Pool?
Can I have a drink in the Hot pool?
Yes, you can have any type of drink.
How is the Sauna heated?
The Sauna is heated electrically and can go up to 75 degrees. Normally takes a couple of hours to warm up.
Where is Sauna located?
By the beach., 60 meters to the ocean and 80 meters from reception.
Is shower included with the Sauna?
Yes, we give you a shower token / 5 min hot water
Do I have to be a costumer to use the Sauna?
No, anyone visiting or living in Andøya can book the Sauna
What is the maximum capacity of the Sauna?
The maximum capacity is 8-10 people.
If I swim in the sea, is there a shower so I can wash the salt off before I can go back in the sauna?
Yes, There is a shower on the side of the Sauna. The temperature of the shower is powered by the solar energy.
Is the Sauna private?
Yes, it is private
Is the Sauna open in the winter?
Yes, it is open in the winter.
What are the minimum days in booking Northern Lights house ?
One day is the minimum. You can get in touch with us or you book the house with us online.
Do I have the Hot pool or Sauna included if I stay at Stave ?
The Hot pool & Sauna are a service that can be added to the experience of your accommodation. It has a seperate price structure.
How likely am I to see Northern lights?
The truth is that we simply cannot say.
How cold could it get on the Andøya island in the winter?
The winter can be quite cold, but not as cold as the Northpole.
Do I have sheets and towels icluded?
Yes, the sheets and towels are included.
What other activities can I do during the winter.
- Yoga retreat with Irene
Northern lights hikes
Skiing - Country skiing
Do Cabins have toilet and shower?
The Cabins do not have private toilet and shower. They have all the bassic essentials with simple standard. For the Cabins you use the Public facilities on site. Shower Tokens can be purchased at the reception (20kr/5 min hot water).
How long in advance can I book an accommodation ?
Anytime from January after the winter season you can plan your trip with us. Bare in mind that a deposit will be requested to ensure the booking.
Do Budget Apartments have private toilet and shower?
Nr 1 & 6 have private toilet and shower.
Do I have sheets and towels included?
Most people bring their own sheets and towels.
Do I have a ocean view for Beach apartment?
Yes, the apartments are with ocean view and have their own wooden private veranda.
Do I have private toilet and shower in the Beach Apartment?
Yes, all the Beach Apartments have private toilet and shower.
What is a Beach Apartment?
These type of apartments are self contained units, typically consist of one room which serves as the living, dining, and bedroom with separate room for the bathroom.
What is a Cabin?
"its a small wooden shelter or house in a wild or remote area." These are simple standard cabins.
The Budget Apartment consist of?
These apartments typically consist of one room which serves as the living, dining, and bedroom.
Child friendly Campsite.
How far in advance do I need to book a space for a tent?
Can I use electricity for tents?
In the summer season (July-August), electricity for tents it's not an option.
What services do you provide for people using tents?
A small room for Wifi zone or reading books.
Shower tokens can be purchaced with 20 kr for 5 minutes hot water
BBQ equipment rental
The landcape is immense and beautiful, there are plenty of hikes and costal trails around Stave Camping.
Hot pool (Starting price 500kr/2 people)
Beach Sauna (Starting price 400kr/2 people)
Bike Rental (300kr/per bike /whole day)
Kayaking (400kr/per kayak/whole day)
Advice for a good trip here
This is perhaps the most important advice we can give. You are adventuring north into the arctic, so pack accordingly! The south of Norway around Oslo and Lillehammer has summer temperatures similar to northern Europe. However here in the islands it is much more common with beautiful days between 10 and 15 degrees, with an ocean breeze, and in the evenings a bit chillier.
You will want to be outside a lot, perhaps up in the mountains during the day and enjoying the midnight sun on the beach. Our personal favorite clothing choice during the summer are lightweight, ventilated snowboard pants. Perfect for being out at midnight on the beach, and great to have in your day pack during a mountain trip.
A good all-weather gortex jacket with some fleece to wear underneath is also a good idea, and a warm hat. Some good warm socks. It might sound like a bit much, but you will be happy as a clam when you are toasty warm and can enjoy the beautiful arctic nature - no matter what the weather!
Mountain and coastal walking
The walking around Stave is quite spectacular. If you want to enjoy secret beaches and spectacular ocean views, plan on a few hikes while you are at Stave. Our staff will be happy to recommend a walking route that fits your desires and abilities.
Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots. Much better than running shoes, and necessary on many of the walks.
Walking sticks. Very good to have on the steeper trails. They telescope down to fit in your luggage and weigh almost nothing – so bring them : -)
A good day pack. You will want to carry some extra clothes, food, water etc.
Most of our guests plan on doing a whale safari while on the island.
Make sure you have warm & windproof clothing
The trip is weather dependent – both ocean conditions and weather can change the safari schedule. So if you have more than one day on the island you have a much better chance of getting out on Safari.
If you are not booking your safari in advance, start watching http://www.yr.no/sted/Norge/Nordland/And%C3%B8y/Stave/langtidsvarsel.html about 7 days in advance and try to book the morning / afternoon / evening with the least wind.
Of all the different conditions that influence Whale Safari, low wind is the most important.
Whale Safari can take anywhere from 4 to 10 hours, depending on how long it takes to find Moby
Stave has a special micro climate. When much of the island is cold and foggy, the coastal area at Stave is very often sunny. The sun shines 24 hours throughout the summer season. "Midnight sun"
Stores & Food
If coming from the south, the last chance for a large store is in Sortland (90 km).
Stave Beach is one of them, which runs from Stave Camping all the way to the beginning of Stave Village.( 25 min walk/return)
Hot Pools and Beach Sauna
A safari tour or a hike can be physically demanding. A hot pool or a Beach Sauna helps to relax and losen the worked muscles,. These are a nordic outdoor comodity that you can enjoy. ( Summer & Winter)
From the south:
When you ross oer the ridge onto our island, look for the large ron Nasjonalturisteg (National Tourist Road) sign. This takes you over to the west coast, up through Nordmela and directly to Stave.
From the North:
Drive south from Andenes and follow the road down the west coast through Bleik. Stave is 10 km further on.
By Bus: use the search function at www.177nordland.no to plan your route. Bus 2x day past Stave, but not on Sundays.
Andenes –Gryllefjord ferry
No reservations possible. Be early and put your car in line.
Puffins are here until about the 2nd week of august. Trips go every day from Bleik, no reservations required.
Fishing is not so good right at Stave because the Ocean is shallow. However there is good fishing elsewhere on the island. Just ask one of the staff and we can show you on a map.
Do you have gray water station?
We don't have a station for it, you can find it in Andenes.
Do you have a station for black water?
Do I need to reserve for a spot?
There is no need for a reservation, just drop by, we should have plenty of space.
How do I park my camper?
If by the seaside - Driver seat facing the ocean.
Do you have water supply ?
When do I ckeck out?
Check out time is at 12:00
Can I book/reserve a spot in advance for my camper?
There is no need for a reservation, just drop by. We have plenty of space.