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This Retreat In Norway Is Offering A Seriously Off-The-Grid Experience

Nothing but clear thoughts and fresh air.

Have you ever dreamed of travelling somewhere beautiful to finish off a creative project? Nothing but clear thoughts, fresh air and maybe a lovely, Portugese housemaid named Aurelia that you eventually fall in love with? Wait, sorry, that’s a subplot from the 2003 film Love Actually. I digress.

If any of the above (sans Aurelia) actually appealed to you, Norway has a beautiful artist’s retreat that you should definitely consider.

Fordypningsrommet Resort is located in one of the country’s most remote regions. Accessed only by boat, the resort is 26 kilometres away form the nearest mainland of Bodø with only two departures back to civilisation per day.

Yep, you’ll certainly be getting some work done because there’s really no alternative. Unless you count ogling at the Northern Lights every night, of course.

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The impeccably designed retreat has been dubbed a “deconstructed hotel”, with the kitchen house, sauna house, wash house and four sleeping cabins all branched off into their own separate buildings.

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As part of the ‘no-stress’ environment, the island has no cars, animals or shops around to distract you. As such, you have to bring all your food along with you. But it definitely sounds worth it for the spectacular views you’re provided with.

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You can apply to stay at the retreat for one of six one-week residences throughout the year, via a collaboration with the Nordland County Council. Or you can always book a spot yourself but it won’t come cheap. One week on the island will set you back around $5,000AUD.

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Find our more info about the retreat on their website.

(All images: Fordypningsrommet/Facebook)