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Lofoten, Norway

6-12th August 2024

A weeklong arctic adventure filled with:

Learning new bodypainting techniques

Playful hula hooping

Movement meditations in nature

New international friendships

Arctic swimming

Healthy meals

We welcome you to connect body and mind 

in a unique creative environment, led by

two adventurous and playful women.

Let´s create colorful memories together!

ARCTIC Bodypainting Retreat is in top 10 of the best European activity breaks with a spirit of adventure -




A unique journey into the essence and secrets of the Lofoten Islands, through colorful experiences, movement, hula-hoop,

body and soul expression in wild nature.

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One of the oldest art forms in the world. You will learn the basics of body-art , experience it in different techniques of camouflage, abstract, UV, special effects and face-painting.

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Hula Hoop

- or hoop dance is a playful way of learning your body of new movements. In a class you will get an intro to hoop dance, learn new tricks and put them together as a sequence. A playful way of challenging your body and brain.

Lofoten Adventures

For you to get the best experience of Lofoten, there will be adventures both on land and arctic swimming in the sea. The hikes we will take have spectacular views from the start at sea level and up to the 600-1000 meters. We will choose hikes to fit all levels. You may also use one of our SUP for a paddle around the area and get a glimpse of the magical islands from the sea.

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Moments with new people

- create colorful memories, by opening up and sharing life adventures, experiences and precious moments.

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 Movement & Meditation

- Throughout the week we will be       doing movement and meditation exercises to land in the space and prepare the body and mind for the daily activities. Elisabeth will share a mix between breathwork, listening and movement meditation, from her broad experience as an performance artist.

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Show Night 

2024 Kabelvåg 10 th August ( inkl. in retreat participant pass)

Hula-hoop , bodypainting live performances + DJ

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With your backpack filled with new friendship, inspiration and memories for life we end our experience together with a colorful and playful party.

About the
retreat creators


Healthy Meals

we will open up ourselves to happy and healthy meals, that will give us joy and energy. Experiencing more sustainable ways of eating, supporting local grown food - vegan and vegetarian dishes served 3 times a day.


At the edge of the World

Imagine you traveling to the edge of the world. A string of Islands out in the ocean. Alpine peaks rising from sea level. Never-ending days where the sky is changing from blue, to grey, to pink, orange and burning red. We call this place the magic islands. Come and get inspired by it at the arctic BODYpainting reTREAT.



Vilija is your teacher in bodyart and the connection to your inner nature. She is a 2 times world bodypainting champion, and the only artist that does bodyart in the arctic. Her work focuses on human rights and environment, especially in the Arctic region, because it is the most affected by climate change.
Vilija believes that change happens from within, by taking daily choices, doing smaller and bigger actions. In this unique retreat
her goal is to inspire you with a colorful arctic experience.
Fall in love with nature, art, yourself and life even more.
Disconnect to connect again!

Elisabeth is your local guide and hoop dance instructor. She has lived in Lofoten for 9 years and will share her love and knowledge about the islands of Lofoten with you. During the week she will lead meditations, breathwork and movement practices for you to feel comfortable in your body and skin. Elisabeth has held several Hoop n Hike retreats, and loves to combine movement with nature hikes. As an experienced spaceholder, and with her local knowledge you can ask her anything and she
will make sure your arctic bodypaint experience will be an
unforgettable event in your life.



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Monday 5th

Lofoten welcomes you

Arrival day

Check in from 5 pm

Retreat schedule 

5-12th August 2024

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Tuesday 6 th

A warm welcome

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Wednesday 7 th

Moving through dreams


08.00-09.00 am


Hike & camouflage bodypainting demonstration

9.30am - 3.00 pm



Golden hour with outdoor dinner

6.30-23.30 pm

Welcome to the retreat

1.00 - 3.00 pm



3.30 - 5.30 pm


Lectures and retreat presentation in camping area indoor

6.00 -7.30 pm

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Thursday 8th 



09.30 -10.30 am


Camouflage Bodypainting outdoors, warmup with Malgoshia

11.00 -


1-2 pm



7.30 - 8.30pm


Friday 9 th

Hoop n Hike



08.30 - 09.00 am



12.20 - 1 pm


Hoop n Hike

9.30 am - 5 pm


5.30pm - 7 pm


Sauna 8.00 - 9.30pm


Saturday 10th 

Enjoy, Explore & Celebrate


08.00-10.30 am


This day is for you to

enjoy and explore

on your own





Hoop disco & DJ


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Sunday 11th



09.30 - 10.30 am


Road trip

11.00 - 12.00 am

Bodypainting time and

hula hoop warm up

12.00 am till 5.00 pm


1.00-1.35 pm


Packing time

6.00-7.00 pm


Farewell dinner

Share and reflect

7.00 - 10 pm

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Monday 12 th 

Fill your backpack with colorful memories

Breakfast, Hugs and Kisses

08.00 - 10.00

Retreat Base Camp in Sandvika/ Skårungen
Kabelvåg, Lofoten

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We found the perfect place for your best Arctic Bodypainting Retreat, next to the beach with an inspiring view of the Norwegian Sea surrounded by mountains and a little forest. This place will allow us to create, share, eat, relax, have adventures and colorful experiences together.

Sandvika camping and Skårungen lodge are two locations located right next to each other. This makes up for a variety of accommodation options, for you to find something that suits your budget and needs.  It ranges from simple small cottages, to larger cabins, hotel-rooms  and even glamping. All the accommodations are located in the mids of the beautiful surroundings you only find in Lofoten. 


In addition to each ones preferred housing, wether you choose to stay alone or share with 1 or 3 others, we will also have our creative, movement and meeting place in a big indoor room.  Breakfast we will eat in the café/restaurant at Skårungen, and lunch/dinner will be served in various places (both outdoor and indoor) depending on that days schedule.   Each cabin also has an own kitchen available for your own needs.  


Relax the Arctic way 

After a day filled with creative and adventurous activities we will  have the possibility to let our bodies relax at the spa which includes hot tub, a sauna, an outdoor hot shower, and of course take dip in the arctic ocean, rest in a fancy hammock, a grass area and a beautiful wooden deck. Common facilities (showers & bathroom) in the main building are also included. It's a great place to get together just relax and enjoy.


Accommodation options

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Traditional red house

option 1 A

Apartment for 4 people.

2 bedrooms where each room has two single beds. The apartment has a bathroom with a shower and a cozy livingroom with a kitchen.  

price from - 2395 € EURO 1 person ( in shared room with for 2 people.)

- single room from 2795€

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Traditional red cabin

option 1 B

Single or shared room with 2 single beds, kitchen/living room, and bathroom with shower. 2800 EURO 1 person.2180 EURO for each person if 2



option 1 C

For 1 or 2 people. Located at next door site Skårungen. Queen-size bed, fireplace, lounge chair, and sanitary facilities nearby.
3220 EURO 1 person (availability is limited, be fast)

2610 EURO for each person if shared with 2.

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option 1 D

This is located at the next-door site Skårungen, and is a room with a view.
3095 EURO 1 person (Availability is limited, be fast)

2545 EURO for each person if shared with 2.

Accommodation options

The retreat costs

The Arctic Bodypainting Retreat  all included total costs is  2395€ - standard shared accommodation costs 5 -12th Aug, meals, transfer, model, materials and administrative fee included.

Professional artist  and retreat loyal  participants from previous year gets a 10 % discount.

The offered housing for this price is the shared 4-person traditional red cabin/apartment ( 2 bedrooms - 2 people in each bedroom, it has a living room,  bathroom, and its own kitchen).  If you want a more luxurious option you can choose to stay in a private cabin, a hotel room or try out glamping (extra fees will apply).

In this intimate and unique retreat we only offer 8 places, to make sure everyone is seen, and get the best retreat possible.

To reserve your spot we offer different payment options. 

You can pay all upfront, or make a payment plan where you divide your costs in 2 or 3 part pay times.

The  5% administration fee is added to an invoice, note that bodypainting colors, some other materials, model fees, extra nights to stay costs extra.

Your Arctic Bodypaint retreat ticket is reserved as soon as we have received your first or full payment. 

For any questions don´t hesitate  to contact us!

tel. +46 738495128 

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