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Nordlysveien 134 | Kroettoeya, Harstad, Harstad 9427, Norway
+47 77 09 00 00
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Peaceful island

I travelled to Harstad by Hurtigruten and eventually arrived on the island on a sunny morning by... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Zurich, Switzerland
Paradise for nature lovers

We stayed at Valhall for 2 nights in March and were thrilled with the beautiful scenery and... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
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Valhall is an adventure centre on Krottoy in the municipality of Harstad just outside Harstad. Here you will be able to experience nature up-close in the most northerly habited archipelago, a natural pearl with sandy white beaches and a total of 365 islands. Krottoy was once part of Tore Hund’s kingdom. Here are ancient viking monuments. The island is lush and can boast a variety of plants, animals and birds. From the top of the island, you can get a 360-degree panoramic view. Here you can also quickly find the best fishing grounds. You can hire a fishing boat and try your luck at fishing. A boat trip onboard a rigid inflatable boat (RiB) in this archipelago is a fantastic experience with many birds and animals (white-tailed eagle safari). Here is a local family of seals, and you can visit the birdrock on Helloy with over 6000 nesting birds. Steinavaer further out in Andfjorden is a group of islands once populated by 127 people in the early 1900s. Here are traces of old habitation, and we can take you on a guided tour telling stories about what life was like. The archipelago is ideal for canoeing and diving in clean and clear water. Krottoy is a great place to see the Northern Lights in all its glory without the disturbing ground lights. From the top of Krottoykollen there is a full 360-degree panoramic view of the sky and free sight in the direction of the North Pole.
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“orcas” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Nordlysveien 134 | Kroettoeya, Harstad, Harstad 9427, Norway
+47 77 09 00 00
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

I travelled to Harstad by Hurtigruten and eventually arrived on the island on a sunny morning by boat. Walking to the hotel, I realized that there is actually no sound other than the waves from the ocean and the chirping of some birds. I was...More

Thank rethab0
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Valhall for 2 nights in March and were thrilled with the beautiful scenery and experienced brisk weather and changeable conditions on the fjords. Our hosts are passionate about nature and local history and provided a wonderful opportunity to participate in many of...More

Thank Ira1966
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I spent a week here as part of a large group snorkelling with orca. The rooms are well kept and have everything you need, the food is brilliant (coming from a fussy eater) and home cooked for every meal. There is a common area with...More

Thank Noweia
Reviewed 7 February 2016

I spent one week at Valhall, swimming with orcas, humpback whales and fin whales! The wildlife is amazing and the warmth of Ellen and Einar's hospitality was a wonderful. Would love to return.

1  Thank Matt S
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Easy to book, and with regular ferry routes from Harstad it was no problem getting to beautiful Krøttøya And Vallall. This trip in january 2016 was for 3 days, with one day of Whale safari. This was for a full day, and we really got...More

1  Thank Magne B
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Valhall is the perfect getaway..beautiful scenery all around, great marine wildlife, Northern lights,and excellent hospitality by Einar and Ellen. The food is fabulous - all home-cooked and hits the spot after a day on the sea with the whales.(not to be missed!) A perfect chill...More

1  Thank CarlyCroft_11
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This place is quite simply a gem! Not only were we to experience the most exciting and special encounters with various types of whale and the Northern Lights, but this hotel is simply fantastic. It's simplicity is its most special feature. Rooms are exceptionally clean...More

Thank diana1967187069
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

A beautiful, comfortable residence in a breath taking location! Our hosts took great care of us, taking us out on the boat, where we got up close to orcas, and humpbacks! The food here is possibly the best I've ever had! Everything is home made...More

Thank Le Claire V
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Valhall is placed in an unbelievable beautiful nature. Excellent locally made food, with local ingredients. Beautiful beaches. You get really close to the wildlife, and can see whales and eagles. Not much disturbing light, so both the midnight sun in the summer, and the northern...More

Thank Lene H
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Krøtøy island is magical. So incredible surroundings. Valhall Center is really the Elegance of the Artic. It's so good prepared for make your stay in unforgettable. All is pretty furnished. Ellen and Einar take care of each one detail as if you belong to their...More

1  Thank Elisur H
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15 June 2016|
Response from CarlyCroft_11 | Reviewed this property |
The hotel is called Valhall on the island of Krottoy. You should go- it's lovely !