|Most expensive month:||August|
|Average price in Fauske:||£133/night|
|Cheapest price found:||£124/night|
|Most expensive day:||Friday|
Fauske is a picturesque town on Norway’s Arctic Highway. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and set on the banks of Skjerstad Fjord, it’s a great base for exploring the Nordland region. Step back in time at open-air folk museums and discover the dramatic landscapes of Sjunkhatten National Park.
The open-air Salten Museum enjoys a picturesque waterfront setting and is dotted with historic buildings. Stroll around the museum and admire the traditional folk buildings, then enjoy a picnic in the tree-shaded grounds. A short drive away is the excellent Saltdal Folk Museum, where many of the historic buildings feature grass-covered roofs. The café serves delicious “mosbromlefse” Norwegian flatbread topped with cream, syrup and melted goat cheese.
Fauske is a launchpad to Sjunkhatten National Park, where you can discover a rugged landscape of saw-tooth peaks, shimmering glaciers and cobalt-blue fjords. The Nordland National Park Visitor Centre offers information on hiking trails, scenic driving routes and other activities in the park. Winter snowfall transforms Sjunkhatten National Park into one of Norway’s top cross-country skiing areas.
After a day exploring Sjunkhatten National Park, return to Fauske for dinner and drinks at a cosy tavern. Try local dishes like dried Atlantic cod and reindeer steaks. For dessert, indulge in traditional Norwegian tart flavoured with almonds and cardamom.
Fauske is famous for its beautiful, rose-coloured marble. In the capital, the handsome Oslo Rådhus building was built from Norwegian Rose Marble quarried in Fauske. You can also admire the local stone at the United Nations Headquarters building in New York City.
Fauske is compact and easy to get around on foot. The town is a one-hour drive from Bodo and 45 minutes by train, while Bodo Airport is a one-hour drive away. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore Nordland and visit attractions along the Arctic Highway at your own pace.
Han Sylte Heimen, rated with a score of 8.7 from 64 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Fauske. Other top stays include Scandic Fauske, with an average rating of 7.2 from 860 reviewers.