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2019: Sortland and Alta is back!

We are happy to announce that HI Norway has two previously destinations, Sortland and Alta, back on our hostel map. Although, the hostels are new to our members and guests!

HI Sortland

HI Sortand Mortens Krukke is our smallest hostel with a total of 10 beds, but the hostel may have the greatest heart! Sortland's host, Morten is a talkative and friendly man who identifies himself with HI Norway's vision to promote intercultural exchange, social learning and care for the environment by making HI hostels the best, most welcoming and inspiring places for youth travelers to stay. In many ways, HI Sortland a place out of the ordinary - a place for relaxation, tranquility, joy, fellowship, growth and health. A peaceful place. A place for emotions, soul, body and heart.


You will find HI Sortland Mortens Krukke on the farm Fagerlund in Strand in Sortland. The hostel welcome guests all year. The hostel focuses on sustainability and they grow their own potatoes and herbs. Originally, the establishment was a traditional northern Norwegian farm with sheep and hens. The hostel is idyllically situated on the waterfront, and it is very popular among families, couples and small groups who want to experience Vesterålen's wonderful nature.

Sortland is the largest city in the region of Vesterålen and a natural hub for people traveling around Lofoten and Senja.

HI Alta

HI Alta opens in May in the premises of Alta Folkehøgskole, which is located the pine forest at the foot of the mountain Skoddevarre, 6 km from Alta center and 12 km from Alta airport. This seasonal hostel is open every year for 3 months from May to August.

At Skoddevarre you will find fishing lakes, climbing areas, bike paths and a great hiking area. Alta River, which is considered one of the world's best salmon rivers and which has Northern Europe's largest river canyon, Sautso, is within walking distance of the hostel. Alta is an outdoor paradise surrounded by many beautiful nature areas.