Stave Location

50,000 Puffins. Whales cruising just off the coast. Midnight Sun. Secret beaches.  Welcome to the magic island.
Stave Camping is located on the wild and beautiful West Coast of Andøya, just minutes from the Whale Safari, the Puffin Safari, and the Andenes ferry towards Senja, Tromsø and Nordkapp.  The camping is located directly on the Arctic Ocean, right at the start of the  The Stave Coastal Trail – an Arctic coastal wilderness of secret beaches, deep blue lakes, eagles, and trout-filled lakes.

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Stave is right on the Norway’s famous Whale Route – the spectacular coastal route that connects Lofoten to Tromsø and Nordkapp by way of the Andenes – Gryllefjord ferry. The road leading to Stave is one of Norways 10 designated National Tourist roads. Click on the photo to see why.

This photo was just south of Stave -which got its name from Viking age sailors. “Stave” is the old Norwegian word for stake or spear- and the “staves” are visible from many miles out to sea.

Stave Camping is located 15 minutes south along the coast from Andenes. Coming from the south of Lofoten, we are 90 minutes north of Sortland. When you cross over the bridge onto the island, follow the brown National Tourist Road signs over to the west coast and up to Stave. The National Tourist Road is visible in the map as the smaller road running up the west side ot the island.

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To see some of the spectacular coastal landscape around Stave  – and some of the locals who live in these waters – click on the film below!


Film: “Postcard from Stave”

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