Go off-the-grid on this top-rated private island that comes with its own boat!
Pirates, if you're looking for a truly unique way to escape civillisation, why not hire your very own private island in Norway to get away from it all?
Maybe you want to take a digital detox or just spend some quality time with your loved ones, either way this unique holiday will certainly be one you remember. Read on to learn more!
Welcome to Båtholmen Island in Norway. Just a two-hour drive away from Oslo, this small private island is located in the archipelago of sunny Hvaler.
Located on the island is small cabin that is around 107 ft². The cabin contains a small double bed and an additional double bed in the loft. The space is small, but it can accommodate one family of five or four adults comfortably. There is also the option of adding foldaway and floor mattresses to accommodate up to 7 guests.
There is a small privy in addition to the cabin, as well as a small side building containing a kitchen.
Before you start thinking how renting a private island is going to be totally luxe, it's not always the case. This island doesn't have running water!
However, drinking water is available from the local grocery store free of charge. Electricity comes via solar panels and you'll have access to a solar panelled USB charger that you can use to power your phone or iPad. If you want a cosy film night in bed, you'll be able to watch movies. The cabin has Wi-Fi as well, so you can still add to your Instagram feed.
There are some books, board games and candles for that cosy cabin feeling, and the kitchen is equipped with the utensils you need to make a proper home cooked meal. Outside, in the garden, there is a fire pit that doubles for a BBQ as well.
The island has small private beaches at low tide, plenty of bare rock-face. Best of all, the island comes with its own boat that you can use to explore all the local islands and inlets, including the national park of Hvaler.
Båtholmen is a great for children; they will enjoy swimming in the straight or lounging on the floating dock and boats have a strict speed limit.
The island is available to rent from £280 a night and comes with its own boat to use. If you book early, you can receive an early-bird booking discount!
What do you think, pirates? Is this your idea of paradise? Let us know in the comments!