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About

About Dreamcatcher retreat

 

Located near the historic fishing village of Laukvik on the northern coast of the Lofoten Islands, Dreamcatcher Retreat was a traditional north Norway homestead farm where Laukvik native Johan Lind raised sheep, caught fish, and grew potatoes for many decades.

 
 

The sheep and hay barn (fjøs) has been beautifully reimagined and restored as a cozy and comfortable all-season guesthouse.

Ideal for couples, families, or small groups (5-7), the guesthouse is available by advance reservation throughout the year for short- to medium- length stays.  Upstairs we have a large room (in the former loft space) with many bed arrangement options, a cozy single bedroom, and 1-1/2 bathrooms.  Below, what used to be a winter home for sheep, is now a gallery (with the original barn floor, stalls, and door), which can be arranged with either a double bed or two singles, and a sofa bed is also available.  There is a nice entry area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a beautiful dining area with large south-facing windows overlooking a garden. 

Our rates are NOK 1200 per night for up to three guests, plus NOK 350 per night for each additional guest up to a maximum of seven guests.  Linens, towels, final cleaning, and broadband WiFi are included.

By including additional bedrooms upstairs in our main house, special arrangements are also possible for larger groups (7-12) and workshop retreats.

Enjoy our beautiful views of Lofoten's ever-changing ocean-mountain landscape - bathed in the soft glow of the arctic sun (February – October, with midnight sun May 24 to July 19) or illuminated by spectacular aurora borealis (September – March). 

 

About Your Hosts - Ellen and Will

 

Ellen Schrijvershof, a Dutch citizen whose mother is Norwegian, has lived in north Norway since 1998, and in Laukvik at Dreamcatcher Retreat since 2004.  Her life in north Norway has inspired Ellen as an artist, a gardener, and an astrologer.  In 2015 at a meditation retreat, Ellen met Will Dibrell, a native Texan and recently retired lawyer.  Together ever since, Ellen and Will have enjoyed making Dreamcatcher Retreat a reality.  They welcome visitors from all over the world.