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"The house by the sea" Stuvika



Vannøya is located at the far end of the ocean gap at 70 degrees north, just a short drive from Tromsø. About 750 people live on Vannøya, and many of them make their living from the fishing industry, which has been a tradition for many years.

On Vannøya, you’ll get away from the hustle and bustle of the city – already on the drive out, you’ll lower your shoulders and enjoy the beautiful coastline along Kvaløya and Ringvassøya until you reach Hansnes ferry quay.

From Tromsø Airport – Hansnes Fergekai
  • There are daily bus departures from Tromsø Airport to Hansnes ferry quay. Here you can find the bus routes, route 440 goes to the ferry quay at Hansnes.
  • You can rent a car at Tromsø Airport and drive yourself. From the airport in Tromsø, turn right onto RV 862 and continue over the bridge to Kvaløya. Take the first right onto RV 863 to Hansnes ferry quay.
  • When you arrive at Hansen’s ferry quay, select the file “Vannøy” and you will be guided aboard the ferry.
  • The ferry route to Vannøya can be found here.
Ferry to Vannøy and on to Vannavalen
  • Enjoy a pleasant ferry ride across the strait, at approx. 40 minutes.
  • If the ferry calls at Karlsøya on your trip, we recommend going out on deck to see the beautiful village on the small island.
  • There is a café on the ferry where you can buy drinks and something to eat.
  • When you arrive at Vannøya, get off the ferry and turn right towards Kristoffervalen. On the trip you will drive through the village of Vannvåg – here you will find a shop, fuel and a doctor’s office.
  • After 20 km from the ferry quay, you arrive at “Huset ved havet” in Stuvika.
  • After 23 km from the ferry quay, you’ll reach the rorbu in Vannavalen.