Emelie house

“This was a guest house we wanted to pick up and take home. After receiving a warm welcome, we got to the house and it took our breath away. A beautiful, traditional wooden cottage on Ekkeroy island, a stones throw from the sea and looking out onto a colony of 30 000 kittiwakes”

This was written by one of our guests who stayed in the historical Emelie house from 1947. She is one of many who were impressed by this house that Ekkerøy Feriehus rent out.

Inside the Emelie house you will find furniture from the 1950/60s, but it is also equipped with modern utilities in both the bathroom and kitchen. Some call it the “grandmother house”, and while walking from room to room, you might spare Emelie a thought. The woman who lived there until 1963 did not have running water nor electricity. The mother of five, who abstained from alcohol, burned peat the whole week to keep warm, and every Sunday she sat down with her hymnal while listening to the religious service on the radio.

From the Emelie house you have a great view over the bird mountain from the second floor of the house. The house contains three bedrooms with five beds in total, a kitchen, bathroom, an extra living room upstairs with an additional kitchen. It is perfect for a group of friends, a family or a couple.

Number bedsSleeping roomsExtra Sleeping sofaSizeFloors
Emelie house53No1202
Price from

3890 NOK
(two nights)