Welcome to
Canvas Hove

Canvas Hove is a hotel, or glamping retreat if you will.

Beautifully situated next to the ocean in southern Norway, Canvas Hove is a place to go if you want to experience nature, activities, exciting accommodation and good food. The place is a fantastic starting point for many types of activities in and by the sea.

We have accommodation in all price ranges, from your own tent to luxury yurts with copper bathtubs and glamping tents hanging from the trees.

We are a tourist destination near Arendal where outdoor activities and nature experiences are the main attraction. Hove is beautifully situated with sea, islets, reefs and forests on all sides. Here, you are in the heart of Southern Norway’s finest nature with Raet National Park as your closest neighbor. A visually beautiful place where everyone is invited to play and have fun, whether you want to eat in the restaurant, participate in the activities or spend the night.

Cuba is the name of the reception. This is also the kiosk, activity center and wellness spa. Here you can buy ice cream, drinks and sausages. You can also rent SUP boards, glass bottom canoes, sailboards, trimaran sailboats or sign up for the ongoing activities led by guides. Outside the kiosk there is a lovely sauna with sea view and wood-fired bathtubs and an ice bath.

Opening hours in summer: 08.00-22.00 (Unattended for quiet periods, contact the restaurant or call +47 37030400)

Everyone, both residents and visitors to the area can use the wellness area with sauna, hot tubs and hot showers. This costs NOK 100 per person. Book 1-1.5 hours in advance.

In the morning we serve a breakfast buffet in the kiosk “Cuba” from 9-11. Remember to make a booking on this offer. Guests participate in the grilling of eggs and bacon!

Meals and Restaurant Canvas

The Canvas restaurant has been refurbished this year and is open for lunch and dinner on weekends from 12-18, and on weekdays if you book for langer groups. We serve drinks during the evening. Here, a buffet is served with delicious light dishes and main courses – mainly from the sea.

We can accommodate 70 people inside and around 100 people in the outdoor dining area. If you want to reserve for a party or dinner, just call 370 30 400.


There is a guest dock with room for about 30 boats at the beach on Canvas Hove. It is two minutes to walk from the pier and up to the restaurant and kiosk. It is free to stay during the day, but accommodation costs NOK 250 for boat owners. The jetty here does not have electricity or fresh water.

Canvas Hove, Norway