Step into a piece of history at Kvitnes Gård, where the legacy began over a century ago with Christoffer G. Ellingsen, Halvars great-great-great-grandfather bought the farm in 1855, and was reinvented to a highly renowned restaurant in 2020 by Halvar himself.
So - please meet Halvar Ellingsen, our award-winning Norwegian chef with a passion for culinary excellence.
Halvar worked at some of Norway's top restaurants and achieved national recognition, tired of Oslo he set out to create something new. With Kvitnes Gård, he has found the perfect canvas to showcase his skills. Teaming up with visionary owner Helge Mørck, Halvar's uncompromising approach to ingredients and technique has resulted in a truly unique dining experience.
Is more than just a place to eat, it's an experience.
At Kvitnes, we let nature take the lead, offering only the ripest and most flavorful produce that is hand-selected every day. The menu changes after the ingredients we harvest from our land, in the forest and at sea.
At Kvitnes, we believe in engaging all of your senses. You'll feel the warmth of the sun on your skin as you wander through our farm, breathe in the fresh scent of the countryside, and marvel at the beauty of Møysalen.
We invite you to be an active participant in this incredible experience. Try our delicious and nutritious produce, and discover just how amazing a simple carrot can taste. And when it's time to check out, you'll leave Kvitnes feeling transformed and enriched, ready to take on the world with a new perspective.
MEET OUR GUESTS
Kvitnes Gård is ideal for guests who are interested in immersing themselves in the local culture and history, and who want to feel knowledgeable and gain new insights. They value educational experiences and want to leave with a sense of having learned something new.
These guests are also interested in venturing off the beaten path to discover unspoiled nature and engage in challenging activities. They want to get up close to the local culture, the people who live there, and the animals on the farm. They prioritize sustainability and are committed to responsible travel.
In addition to these qualities, Kvitnes Gård is a great fit for guests who are seeking culinary excellence, impeccable service, romance, exclusivity, and unforgettable experiences that leave a lasting impression.
How to get to Kvitnes?
Getting to Kvitnes Gård is easy and convenient. Located in the heart of Vesterålen, Norway, there are several transportation options available to reach our idyllic farmstead:
- By car: Take the Rv 85 road and follow the signs to Hennes. Kvitnes Gård is just a short drive from there.
- By bus: Regular bus services are available from Sortland or Stokmarknes to Kvitnes. Check bus schedule here.
- By boat: Our private pier is available for those arriving by boat.
- By plane: The nearest airport is Harstad/Narvik Airport, which is just a 2-hour drive away from Kvitnes Gård. From there, you can rent a car to reach our farmstead
- Restaurant fits 30 guests
- 15 double rooms - fits 32 guests
- Seminars/Weddings/Workshops/teambuilding – up to 80 guests
- Rent the whole farm
- External accommodation available
As well as..
- Floating dock for bigger boats
- RIB tours to Trollfjord
- Wine tasting - with highly educated sommeliers
- Insight tour around the farm
- Hands-on farming
- Next-level outdoor dining
Your guests will be warmly welcomed with a pair of wool socks and shown to their room. Each room has a welcome snack and information about the farm. Between arrival and dinner, we always recommend our guests take a walk around our property to see our livestock and the crops we are growing.
The tasting menu varies from day to day, depending on what produce we have harvested. Our sommeliers prepare three beverage pairings for each evening, one of these is non-alcoholic.
After a good night's sleep, guests may wake up to the sound of a bleating sheep utside and enjoy breakfast served at their table in the restaurant.
The cost is NOK 6900 for two guests in one room, including the tasting menu and breakfast. From June to August, the cost is NOK 8000.