The Stave Hot Pools, located just 14 miles outside of Andoya, are a relaxing spa retreat on the coast of northwestern Norway. Overlooking the ocean, these thermal tubs are warmed up to 38℃/100.4℉ and provide the ultimate scenery while you melt away the stresses of life.
Set near a mountain called Måntinden, close to the beach, Stave is open year-round regardless of the weather. Reservations for the pools are strongly recommended ahead of time, especially in the evenings when the sessions book up quickly.
In the summer, the long days make for dreamy-lit skies in the evenings, while the brisk winter nights can bring views of northern lights while soaking. The property is open 24 hours, but family prices for soaking are available before 2 pm.
Also located on the property is a beach sauna crafted from Norwegian pine, and everything inside it is hand-made. A big window offers sights of the beach and the Arctic Ocean.
Guests can enjoy the toasty 80℃/176℉-degree steam emitted with the help of dampening local volcanic rock, then refresh in the cold seawater. Much like the hot pools, the sauna is also very busy, and it’s wise to reserve ahead of time and at least three hours if it’s same-day.
More Outdoor Activites
Before or after a soak in the hot pools, take part in sea kayaking, paddle boarding, or surfboarding in the brisk ocean water. Equipment is available to rent right from the Stave facility. During the summer, experience Norway’s ocean wildlife from an entirely new perspective on one of their safari adventures.
The Puffin Safari offers chances to see thousands of wild puffins, eagles, and other arctic birds at once. The Whale Safari in Andenes runs every day from May to September and showcases whales in their native environment and even more sea life.
Lodging and Camping
Specific accommodations are offered by season.
There are more options for camping and glamping at Stave in the warm months with long daylight hours. The types of structured lodging include:
- Three beach apartments – equipped with WiFi, a full or mini kitchen, private bathrooms, and fantastic sunset views.
- Five budget apartments – suited for two to four people, hostel-style beds, great views.
- Låven Apartment – the most extensive apartment accommodation that fits six people and was renovated in 2022.
- Four cabins – most of these lodges are for two people, and one fits three. They are set up with a small heater, stove, and refrigerator.
- Northern Lights House – lodging facing the ocean that fits six people and offers excellent sky views to watch the northern lights.
Tents and caravan vehicles can stay the night on a campsite at the beach. Another site faces the mountains, but both have easy access to the entire property. Add-on equipment like barbeques and shower tokens can be purchased in addition to the overnight fee.
Kids ages six and under are free of charge. Camping vehicles/RVs pay a little more to book a spot and can choose between sites with or without electricity.
Since Norway gets very cold in the winter months, which also come with long days of darkness, camping is less prevalent. This means that there are fewer options available for overnight stays. During the cold season, lodging options include:
- Northern Lights House – comfortable for six people, facing the ocean and has lovely spaces for watching the northern lights.
- Three beach apartments – all come with private bathrooms, WiFi, a kitchen, and sunset views.
The events room is open year-round and ideal for work meetings, ice breakers, social gatherings, or family get-togethers.
Address: Stavedalsveien 521, 8489 Nordmela, Andoya, Norway
Phone: +47 926 01 257
Hours: 24 hours