A stunning Norwegian island is on sale for just $3.25mn

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Norwegian island Ulvsnes is priced at $3.25 million

Have you ever dreamed of packing your bags and flying to a remote place somewhere? Well, now you can buy an attractive island to have all to yourself and fulfill your dream.

A massive island in the middle of Norway is gone in the market, positioned amid an idyllic south fjord in the west of the Scandinavian country.

Ulvsnes Island, nestled in the Sorfjorden fjord, is 23 acres of woods, pathways and meadows, with a 20,000 square foot home, as well as 29 other smaller buildings including a boathouse and barns.

The island which includes a private wharf, football pitch, hiking trails and several bathing spots doesn’t come cheap and is priced at $3.25 million.

To reach the island, one has to take a short boat ride from Vaksdal, a village on the mainland which is about a 45-minute drive from the city of Bergen.

The Ulvsnes which is also known as The island of Ulvsnesøy was once home to a boarding school for misbehaving boys, which was opened in 1881 and later in 1982 it was turned into a low-security prison.

While housing the boarding school, the island gained the nickname Devil’s Island, although it now looks rather heavenly.

In recent years, the island was privately sold and the owner turned it into a functioning farm and built outhouses, workshops and garages across the island.

“The island has recently had horses, sheep, alpacas, pigs and poultry as well as several greenhouses for organic food production. Ulvsnes Island has spectacular 360 degrees views of the fjords and mountains can be enjoyed from all around the island – there aren’t many views that can rival this,” as per the luxury goods seller James Edition, which is listing Ulvsnes.

The island is marketed as a potential investment for hotel resorts, but could also be snapped up by anyone just wishing to get away from it all.