Rolvsøya is a beautiful island at the top of the world. The island is on the coast outside Havøysund and about 70 people live here. It got a convenience store, chapell, kindergarden, primary school and accommodation.
On the west side of the island is Tufjord and on the east side is Gunnarnes. There is a road between the two places.
The island has a lot of bird, animal and plant life. You'll find wild sheeps on the mountain Valfjordnæringen in the summer, and the swamps are full of bird life. In addition the island is filled up with wild bunnies that you most likely will see on a hike here. A huge variation of plants also sprouts here in the summer. The opportunities for hunting, fishing and berry picking are huge here.
On the picture you can see Stopparfjord which is the most popular hiking destination on the island. The trip there takes about 1 hour from the main road and is marked with a path and signs. This is a great way to experience the nature the island has to offer. Rolvsøya also has several other amazing hiking trips which takes you through untouched nature. You can see hiking trips and descriptions at ut.no.
Tufjord brygge offers accommodation in charming seahouses and apartments by the sea. The area is surrounded by beautiful coastal nature. Here you get access to a floating dock, outside common areas with seating groups and barbecue. You can also rent boats and fishing equipment here. In addition, they harvest berries and herbs on the island, and produce jams, syrups and jellies.
The amazing staff at Tufjord brygge can help you with almost anything on the island - including transporation and guided trips.
Getting to Rolvsøya
There are boats going to Rolvsøya from Havøysund, Hammerfest and Alta. You can find times for the boats on Snelandia.no - fill in where you want to travel from/to and which day to find times. The harbor on Rolvsøya is named "Gunnarnes kai." From Havøysund it is possible to bring a car. There are limited spaces for cars and it is not possible to book in advance.
If you want to bring a car to Rolvsøya you'll have to drive to Havøysund and take the ferry from there.
There are limited spaces for cars and it is not possible to book in advance.
The closest airport is Hammerfest airport. From here you have to take a boat to Rolvsøya, which takes about 1,5 hours.