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TRAVEL GUIDE 2017

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LOFOTEN has been welcoming guests from near and far for hundreds of years and now it’s your turn to savour everything Lofoten has to offer. The natural history and landscape of Lofoten are truly majestic and breathtaking, and the region is a mecca for those seeking inspiring walks, canoeing, diving, climbing, surfing, skiing, and lots more besides. All you have to do is relax and have fun. We also trust that you will help us to keep our natural environment clean and beautiful, so that those who follow on after you can also enjoy the same stunning scenery. To help AUSTVÅGØY you plan your trip, we’ve put together this brochure that we hope will be useful to you. In it, we’ve brought together everything that Lofoten GIMSØY has to offer in the way of activities and experiences, ­accommodation and places to eat. You’ll find ideas for tours and family activities, and information about the Lofoten Fishery and local food, along with some handy tips for your stay. We hope you have a wonderful time, because we really want you to have a holiday to remember. Just don’t forget to sit still for a moment here and there, VESTVÅGØY and simply enjoy the inherent beauty and tranquillity of this extraordinary place.

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Welcome to Lofoten! Elisabeth Dreyer Manager Destination Lofoten

If you would like more information about Lofoten, please visit us at www.lofoten.info. You can book accommodation and activities here.

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france THIS BROCHURE IS PUBLISHED BY: Destination Lofoten AS - www.lofoten.info PO Box 210, NO-8301 Svolvær (+47) 76 06 98 00 PRODUCTION • Editing process concluded October 2016 • Print run: 117,000 copies • Languages: Norwegian, German, English and French, • Project Manager: Hege Ragni Haugerud, Destination Lofoten AS • Layout/Design: Tore Schöning Olsen, NordNorsk Reiseliv AS / Forretningstrykk AS • Translation: SDL • Printing: Stibo • Front page photo: Tomasz Furmanek - visitnorway.com

SYMBOLS Prices are ’from’ and per person in NOK, presented as ’adult/child’. If price ’0 NOK’ = self-guided visits or some activities are unpriced. Contact the venue for more information. Map reference / location Shows season / period, when product is available. Number of beds / accommodation Number of rooms /accommodation

ABOUT THE LOFOTEN GUIDE Destination Lofoten is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the information provided or for the products presented. Some information about specific offers, prices and activities in the catalogue may change. These changes may have taken place after the brochure was printed. The prices are for guidance only. As of 1 October 2016, EUR 1 was equivalent to NOK 8,98. The information in this publication may only be reproduced by third parties with the prior consent of Destination Lofoten AS. Accommodation or activities are only included in this brochure if their providers have chosen to be included.

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CONTENTS THE HISTORY OF LOFOTEN

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ARTSCAPE NORDLAND

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ART IN LOFOTEN

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CYCLING IN LOFOTEN

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GREAT TOURING SUGGESTIONS

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TIPS FOR FAMILIES

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EXPERIENCE THE ADVENTURE OF WINTER

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THE LEGENDARY LOFOTEN FISHERY

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THE TASTE OF LOFOTEN

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WHAT’S ON IN LOFOTEN

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AUSTVÅGØY AND GIMSØY

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VESTVÅGØY 30 FLAKSTADØY 35 MOSKENESØY 36 VÆRØY 39 RØST 40 NATIONAL TOURIST ROUTE THROUGH LOFOTEN

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THE LOFOTEN CODE OF CONDUCT

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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WHERE TO STAY

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TRAVEL TO LOFOTEN

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MEET THE VIKINGS BORG IN LOFOTEN was the home of one of the most powerful Viking chieftains in northern Norway. This is the site of the largest known building from the Viking Age. A full-size replica of the building has been built, which is 83 m (272 ft) long.

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TRAVEL 1000 YEARS BACK IN TIME Take in the smell of tar and an open fire. Study crafts and decorations. Film and archaeological exhibitions (audio guides in NO, GB, DE, IT, ES, FR). VIKING SHIP AND ACTIVITIES Join us on a sailing and ­rowing trip, and try your hand at archery and axe-throwing (15 Jun. – 31 Aug.) JOIN US FOR A VIKING FEAST The chieftain and his wife invites you to a Viking celebration. Good food and drink. Open fire, long-table and song and dance every evening, all year round. VIKING FESTIVAL Market, games and competitions for children and adults alike, battle re-enactment, crafts and much more. Every year in August 5 days to end.

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OPENING HOURS: lofotr.no Borg i Lofoten, NO - 8360 Bøstad

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THE HISTORY OF LOFOTEN Lofoten’s history revolves around fish. The population has always fished all year round, usually alongside running small farms. Yet it is the seasonal fishing for Norwegian cod that has been of the greatest importance. Every year from January to April, large numbers of skrei (Norwegian Arctic cod) migrate from the north to the marine areas around Lofoten in order to spawn. The fisheries that take place during these months have provided a living for the local people for centuries. In Lofoten, we have found evidence of Stone Age people who subsisted on fishing 6000 years ago. Finds have revealed that they used fishing weights and fishing hooks made from bone and horn. The area’s natural resources also formed the basis for one of Northern Norway’s largest and most powerful chieftain’s residences during the Viking Age. Borg is the site of the world’s largest longhouse, which is no less than 83 metres long. Explore the reconstructed chieftain’s house and travel more than 1000 years back in time. Lofoten’s main fish product is stockfish. The conditions in the archipelago are perfect for naturally drying fish of the very highest quality. As long ago as the year 1100, the fishing and production of stockfish was so important that it led to the development of Vágar - the first Middle Age town in Northern Norway. The spawning fish arrived in such enormous quantities that there was more than enough to go round for the population of Lofoten. As a result, fishermen from across the whole of Northern Norway flocked to Lofoten to take part in the Lofoten Fishery. They had to sail and row great distances in open boats, often traditional Nordland boats. As many as 30,000 men would arrive during the fishery season. In the fishing villages, they would hire fisherman’s cabins for accommodation, and they would also sell their catches from there too. The traditional fisherman’s cabin dates back at least 1000 years. Find out more about this in Kabelvåg, where you can visit the local squire’s residence with its fisherman’s cabins, and experience life underwater at Lofoten Aquarium. The fisherman’s cabins were hired out by the local squire. These squires had exclusive rights to trade and buy and dry fish.

Stockfish were transported to traders in Bergen, before being sold on across Europe. Stockfish has been a vital export product which has generated substantial revenues for the Norwegian economy. Thanks to the stockfish trade, the fishing villages had economic and cultural contact with the outside world. The ­Norwegian Fishing Village Museum at Å in Lofoten will give you a fascinating insight into the importance of the fishing villages, through visits to many houses in the fishing village, both with and without a guide. Don’t forget the baker’s either! Stockfish has its own museum in Å. The Norwegian Telecom Museum in Sørvågen presents the fascinating history of communication. The history of the fisherman-farmer is also worth taking in, and a visit to Skaftnes farm in particular is recommended. The unique nature and strong cultural traditions of Lofoten have attracted many artists. Over the past 150 years, Lofoten has been portrayed by artists in a huge variety of genres and there are many art galleries and craft outlets in the area. Kaare Espolin Johnsen, one of Northern Norway’s celebrated artists, chose to set up his gallery in Kabelvåg. Fish are still important in Lofoten to this day. The fishing methods, production processes and fish sales may all have changed, but the principal product remains the same: skrei/ cod and stockfish. In Lofoten, you can get close to history. You will find fisherman’s cabins and fish drying racks side by side with modern technology in modern settlements. Track down the history and prepare to be amazed by the scope of the fisheries and the importance of skrei. Welcome!

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ARTSCAPE NORDLAND Artscape Nordland is an international art collection consisting of 35 works of art placed in the landscape in 33 municipalities across Nordland, in addition to a sculpture in Troms. Lofoten has five fascinating and intriguing sculptures.

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1. THE NEST (REIRET) AT RØST The Nest is a monument to the birds. It is situated on an island where the birds nest. Location: On the bird island of Vedøy. Artist: Luciano Fabro, Italy.

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2. LAUREL LEAF (LAURBÆRBLAD) - MOSKENES

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Laurel Leaf - Moskenes marks the naturally formed “Djevlegrotten” (Devil’s Cave). Location: Between the E10 road and the sea approx. 3 km north of Hamnøy. Artist: Cristina Iglesias, Spain

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As a symbol, it is an expression of eternal legalities in a concept of time which is circular, unlike the linear concept of time we are accustomed to in the Western conceptual model. Location: Just off the road to Skjelfjord, approx. 2 km from Ramberg. Artist: Toshikatsu Endo, Japan.

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4. THE HEAD (HODET) ON VESTVÅGØY The sculpture, which stands on Eggum, changes shape and therefore also content 16 times if you walk around it. From one angle, it looks like a classic portrait, while from another angle it looks like a head turned upside down. Location: Approx.1.5 km past the village of Eggum. Artist: Markus Raetz, Switzerland.

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When you encounter the sculpture at Lyngvær, the surrounding landscape is reflected on the walls of the sculpture, and the onlooker’s position which is central. Artist: Dan Graham, USA.

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School pupils on a fish drying rack. (Ungan heng på hjell) Performance with Tori Vraanes. LIAF 2010. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

IT NEVER ENDS! - ART IN LOFOTEN Artists continue to flock to Lofoten, as does everyone who enjoys seeking out the fascinating works of these creators. It gives us all an opportunity to study up-close the works of the major international talents of the art world, as well as many other extremely professional practitioners, in an area with the country’s largest cluster of artists. The light, the magnificent natural landscape and “the people who inhabit this impoverished coast” remain as important to contemporary artists today as they have always been since the 19th century, when pictorial artists from Norway and further afield came to the archipelago to search for the perfect motif, the light and the diagonals.

and many others with their own sales outlets and galleries. You’ll also find street art, as well as other art, in the landscape. We have extremely diverse art in our urban spaces, as well as some of the best galleries in the country for contemporary art.

Today, artistic experiences in Lofoten are a mecca for many art genres. Numerous galleries present both historical and modern art. Throughout the archipelago, you will find glass-blowers, ceramic artists, jewellery artists, photographers, painters, textile artists, sculptors, film-makers

Lofoten perhaps has most to offer to those seeking to combine natural and cultural experiences.

Kristin Risan Art Educator

Spread across the year are the festivals that reflect our cultural richness: festivals of art, theatre, literature, film and music, celebrating both classical and more recent musical styles. The hunt for the light, the hunt for art never ends.

Welcome to Northern Norway’s main arena for art. Welcome to an encounter with the wild and the beautiful, that which both challenges and pleases.

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CYCLING IN LOFOTEN Lofoten is famous for its dramatic natural landscape, and it’s perfect for cycling – much of the terrain is surprisingly flat and easy.

SUGGESTED ROUTES FISKEBØL–LAUKVIK–SVOLVÆR: 68 KM

Evening bike rides, especially in the west and north of the region between late May and mid July, will also give you the chance to cycle under the midnight sun. And if you can avoid the month of July, you can enjoy your cycling holiday without most of the summer traffic. Sea birds, including sea eagles, can be seen in Lofoten all year round. The distances are relatively short: the furthest, from Fiskebøl to Å along the E10 is about 160.7 kilometres.

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There are four tunnels, totalling 2.7 kilometres in length. ­Cyclists are advised to bring waterproof and windproof clothing, good shoes, gloves, reflective vests, helmets, good lights and reflectors for the bikes and a first-aid kit.

Catch a bus or ferry to Fiskebøl. From Fiskebøl, follow the outer edge of Austvågøya to a stunningly beautiful area. ­Incredible sandy beaches and ideal hiking terrain mean that you will definitely want to take your time. In summer, you can enjoy the midnight sun at Laukvika. The route winds between moorland, lakes and fjord arms. The last part of the route is on the E10.

HENNINGSVÆR–STAMSUND: 63 KM Back to the E10 and past Lyngvær, cycle over Gimsøy Bridge with its lovely views, and stop off to walk around Gimsøy. Very few cars, lovely walking country and stunning sandy beaches make this a superb trip. In summer, enjoy the midnight sun from the north side of this island. You can also stay overnight in Hov. To get to Vestvågøy, you have to cross Sundklakkstraumen. Follow RV 815 along the southern edge, turn off onto Valbergveien, a relatively quiet, tarmacked road, and cycle on to Stamsund. For timetables and more information about our cycling routes, take a look at our website www.lofoten.info, where you can also buy ‘Hjulgleder’, the cycling handbook about Lofoten. It’s a very useful tool for anyone who wants to discover Lofoten by bicycle.

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BICYCLE HIRE IN SVOLVÆR

We have a great selection of bikes for hire with all the accessories you’ll need. We also offer panniers at NOK 40 per day and bike trailers at NOK 175 per day. 01.05 > 30.09 Lofoten Rorbuer Jektveien 10, Svolvær

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The roads can be quite busy if you travel on the E10 in high season, but there are plenty of quieter side roads to choose from. These lovely roads also allow cyclists to get close to small communities off the beaten track. You can often find yourself cycling almost completely alone in a peaceful, open landscape with stunning views wherever you look.

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FLAKSTAD – MOSKENES – VÆRØY – RØST Wake yourself up with a morning dip on Ramberg beach, then drive west along the E10. Admire the views from the Akkarvikodden viewpoint on the National Tourist Route, before heading down to Hamnøy, Sakrisøy, Reine and Å. Take your time, and enjoy the kittiwake cliffs, landscape, culture and many exciting museums in this area – not forgetting Å’s cinnamon swirls. Take the ferry from Moskenesvågen to Værøy, steeped in culture and a perfect area for hiking. Add a boat trip to your hike, and smile at the comical little puffins. If you take the ferry to Røst, you’ll soon notice that the sports hall and pub are both called Querini. Learn the dramatic story of Røst’s connection with Italy, and stare in wonder at the sheer volume of stockfish that hang on the racks each year before being exported to the Italian market. Walk to Skomvær Lighthouse, and stay overnight in Røst Bryggehotell.

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OPPLEVELSESSENTER | EXPERIENCE CENTER | ERLEBNIS-CENTER | ADVENTURE CENTER

Meet the cod! Lofoten depends on the Lofoten fishery for its livelihood. SKREI Experience Center allows you to get close to the nature, culture and history of the world’s most beautiful islands.

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TIPS FOR FAMILIES Lofoten boasts a whole host of exciting family activities. Children love to explore, discover, play and learn here. See below for a list of family-friendly activities: LOFOTEN AQUARIUM

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING (SUP)

Feeding time for the seals and otters is a real highlight at the Lofoten Aquarium, but you can also learn all about Arctic Cod and the other fish that live in the seas around Lofoten.

SUP is an activity that is becoming increasingly popular and is perfect for kids on calm summer days.

HORSE-RIDING ON ICELANDIC HORSES Horse-riding trips along Lofoten’s chalk-white beaches have become an extremely popular family activity, with ­options for both long and short excursions.

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FISHING TRIPS ”A real Lofoten cod am I, for I was born in Henningsvær...” Fishing for Lofoten cod is a must when you are in Lofoten.

GO HIKING Lofoten has a host of easy, family-friendly trails where you can explore nature among the mountains and fjords.

Travel a thousand years back in time at the Viking M ­ useum, and find out how the Vikings lived in Lofoten. Row a ­Viking ship, fire a bow and arrow, watch the blacksmith in his ­forge and eat Viking food.

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Children often find art exciting and fascinating. There are many wonderful galleries in Lofoten.

Kids love farms. Come and meet the animals, then have lunch in the farm cafe and enjoy the taste of local cheeses and herbs from the herb garden.

Anyone who likes the water will love snorkelling and observing life beneath the surface.

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Lofoten boasts a large number of incredible beaches that are perfect for play and exploration. Some of our favourites are: Bunesstranda, Rambergstranda, Hauklandstranda, Uttakleiv, Hovstranda, Rørvikstranda and Kallestranda.

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EXPERIENCE THE ADVENTURE Winter in Lofoten is the season of Arctic colours, with some great opportunities for relaxing or enjoying a more active holiday. Here are some of our best tips for the winter tourist: SEA SAFARI

Experiencing Lofoten from the sea is a must! Glide past islands and majestic mountains, and even sail through the fabled Trollfjorden fjord, which is surrounded by craggy peaks. An encounter with the mighty sea eagle will definitely leave the hairs on the back of your neck standing on end. If you’re lucky, you might even see one diving for a fish.

THE LEGENDARY LOFOTEN FISHERY

For generations, fishermen from all along this coast have participated in the world-famous Lofoten Fishery, which takes place just off the islands between February and late April. You can also join in the hunt for big Arctic Cod – your chances of catching one are excellent. Or perhaps you just want to wander round, look at the boats and soak up the atmosphere.

lodge where everything is arranged for you to enjoy a wonderful skiing holiday with other mountaineering enthusiasts. NB: Use local certified guides for the best and safest experiences in the mountains. Remember to consider the weather and the avalanche risk before setting off and when out on the mountain. www.varsom.no

PHOTOGRAPHY TRIPS

The light in the winter is very special and this, combined with the spectacular and stunningly beautiful landscape of Lofoten, makes it very attractive to photography enthusiasts. We often see fiery skies with photographers all standing in a line to capture the moment for eternity. The hunt for the Northern Lights is very popular amongst photographers too.

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The dance of the Northern Lights is a magical sight. There are many Northern Lights activities in Lofoten, and even the backdrop is spectacular. Remember to bring a tripod if you want to take photos of this phenomenon. You can see the Northern Lights from the end of August until the beginning of April. Lofoten is a focal point for summit trips on skis or snowshoes and offers everything from easy walks to challenging mountaineering. Skiing from summit to fjord is a unique experience that we recommend to everyone! Maybe the concept of Ski & Sail appeals to you? Or you can stay at a ski

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The build-up to Christmas in Lofoten is highly recommended. Take part in Christmas workshops and savour the legendary Christmas dinner and everything nature has to offer from land and sea. One of the best places to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere is Henningsvær, which is particularly inviting at this time of year thanks to its wonderful atmosphere. Take a tour through the fishing village on a blue kick-sledge and explore art, culture and relaxing Christmas shopping, all surrounded by stunning Lofoten in its winter clothing and stage-managed by the unique winter light. Celebrating Christmas and New Year in Lofoten is becoming increasingly popular and will leave you with memories that last for ever. Some other winter activities you can enjoy are: Horse riding, surfing, diving, art galleries and museums.

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THE LEGENDARY LOFOTEN FISHERY “The fisheries are, and will hopefully always remain, Norway’s most important gold mine”. So wrote the Norwegian Parliament in 1816.

Every winter, huge numbers of cod, or skrei, migrate to Lofoten from the Barents Sea in order to spawn. This has provided a living for people in the region for almost five thousand years. In other words, the Lofoten Fishery is an ancient livelihood. The fisheries eventually grew so big that they also became important for people far outside Northern Norway. In fact, over the past thousand years, the seasonal fishery has been of vital importance for the whole nation. Following the history of cod makes for a fascinating journey through Norway’s history. Sagas, legislation and court records, old accounts and regulations dating back to the 11th century all paint a clear picture. It was the cod that gave us the power and money necessary to establish the church, an administration, monarchy and government and, eventually, our own parliament. The cod made it possible to build the nation stone-by-stone.

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Without it, people would not have settled in Northern Norway. Bergen, Ålesund and Kristiansund would never have come into existence. And what about Oslo and the rest of Southern Norway? Without the cod, the Vikings would never have existed either. Their most important weapon was not the sword, spear or bow, but the skrei which the people who lived along the coast had learned to dry, in the absence of salt. It was absolutely vital not only as a commodity, but also as ships’ provisions, because in stockfish, they had a nutritious food with an unlimited expiry date which made it possible to survive long voyages to Greenland, Russia and the far south of Europe even to America, 500 years before Columbus. The first exporter of stockfish we know of was Torolf Kveldulfson. According to Egil’s saga, he travelled to ­Lofoten in 870 with his large ship, filled it with stockfish

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terpart in times gone by. Modern equipment and larger boats have enabled the inshore fleet to fish not just along the entire coast, but also out in the ocean, where large catches are taken before the cod arrive in Lofoten. The Lofoten Fishery remains an important seasonal fishery that attracts fishermen from Finnmark in the north to Mandal in the south, and is still a fascinating sight, particularly in March and early April. At this time, fish factories all along the Lofoten Wall are working at full stretch, and huge quantities of fish are hung up on drying racks. In June, the fish are taken down from the racks, sorted into eighteen different qualities and exported to many countries around the world. The biggest customer is Italy. The refrain “Viva lo stocafisso! Viva la Norvegia!” is still sung in some areas today, as it was in the past. © CH

and sailed to England, where he swapped the cargo for essential goods. The Hanseaten, who had their own fleet of warships, dominated trade across much of Northern Europe. Stockfish became one of the most important products after they became established themselves in Bergen in the late 13th century, as is apparent from the coat of arms. Stockfish takes up half of the coat of arms and even has a crown. Today, the same coat of arms adorns the Hansa Pilsener. In the 1560s, every year, around 200 boats used to sail from Northern Norway to Bergen carrying stockfish, cod liver oil and roe, which were then sold to countries across ­Europe. On average, this trade represented an annual value of 105,000 Norwegian spesidaler (the currency of Norway ­between 1816 and 1875), a sum three times greater than Norway’s state finances combined during this period. For at least a thousand years, right up until the early 20th century in fact, fishing was carried out from open boats, particularly the larger Nordland boats as well as large rowing boats. These boats were propelled either via sails or oars. By the 1920s, a high proportion of the fishing fleet used engine power, which enabled the boats to have a smaller crew on board. However, the Lofoten Fishery remained a major attraction for fishermen for many years after the Second World War. In 1860, around 24,000 men took part. The popularity of the fishery reached a peak in 1895 when 32,000 fishermen took part. Since 1990, between 2000 and 4000 fishermen have participated every year. However, the total catch has not declined. A “shark” type fishing boat today is ten times more efficient than its coun-

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THE TASTE OF LOFOTEN Don’t just experience Lofoten – taste it! The district boasts a host of restaurants serving traditional food and dishes with a modern twist, and there is always a hint of fresh seashore air and the tang of dried fish and seaweed. The sun, wind and rain that you feel on your face are what transform cod into dried fish and give them their special taste. And reminders of our vibrant culinary traditions can be seen all around you. Hardy, well-adapted plants and animals form our harvest here. Even on seemingly wild, windswept land, oases of fertile soil exist, sheltered from the cold north wind by high mountains. Bright summers make up for the short ­growing season and create unexpected success stories, such as ­carrots that are lent an exceptional flavour by the rays of the midnight sun. The quality of ”Lofoten Dried Fish” has given it the same geographical protection in Norway and Europe as champagne and Parma ham! And rightly so – Norway has been developing this trademark for a thousand years. It was the Vikings who introduced dried fish to the world, when they took it with them on their travels and bartered it for other goods. Using one of the oldest known food preservation methods in the world, our fish are still dried naturally with no additives. The head and body are dried separately, and the innards are removed before hanging the bodies on racks. The livers are used for cod-liver oil and the roe becomes Norwegian caviar. We also eat the cheeks and tongues. When winter has turned to spring, the fish are brought indoors for the dry days of June, and they are sorted by size and appearance. Throughout the winter, you can find dried fish hanging on racks, houses and boathouse walls. Everyone here enjoys it as a tasty snack, and it is ­always on hand in case of a spontaneous midsummer party!

We hope that you will enjoy the chance to taste your way through Lofoten. It doesn’t come any fresher than here on the coast. Have you never tried dried fish? After steeping, it can be prepared in a variety of different ways and is something that should not be missed. Adventurous gourmets can also try ”boknafisk” or ”hjellosing”. And Lofoten has even more to offer. Sample Lofoten lamb, which has grown up on steep, lush hillsides. Cows and goats give us meat and a variety of dairy products. Herbs grow wild and in herb gardens. And the fact that we’re north of the Arctic Circle doesn’t put off our honey bees. The midnight sun gives a special Arctic flavour to our natural products, and we are just as proud of our eggs, ice cream and chocolate as we are our pâté, herring and fish cakes made according to traditional recipes. Salmon, shellfish, whale and other fish are available on our doorstep. Fantastic fresh ingredients mean that our food tastes amazing, whether you make it yourself in a ”rorbu” or treat yourself at one of our many local restaurants. Our shops stock local food or you can buy it direct from many of our local producers. Local food is labelled with an ”L” in shops. No matter what you choose, you will get to feel, hear, see, smell and taste Lofoten! Have a great trip! #matfralofoten & #matilofoten

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Skrei and stockfish Skrei, that fantastic fish that visits Lofoten every year from January to April, swimming all the way from the Barents Sea to lay eggs and reproduce, or “spawn” as it is known in scientific circles. From January to April, the sea “boils” with skrei and the fishermen catch and deliver the freshest fish imaginable. Fresh liver and roe, and the heads are used too - in other words, a versatile raw ingredient of the very highest quality.

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Even before Christmas, we chefs are waiting for the latest news on the skrei. Are they on their way? Have they got far? How many have been seen? Tense... Impatient... But we never wait in vain. Early in the skrei season, we fill the menus with fresh skrei. It can be boiled, baked, fried, poached, cured, pickled and even served completely raw. A little later, around the turn of February/March, the first “boknafisk” (a variant of stockfish) of the year appears. The excitement is now palpable. Is it going to be a good year? We sniff, squeeze, stroke and investigate it closely. We boil and test it in the same way that a sommelier tastes and tests his wines. Nothing is left to chance. In March, the fish are hung up on the racks. They will stay there for the rest of the spring, and when May turns to June, we get ready to harvest the year’s stockfish. Once again, we stand by, ready to test the quality. During our childhood, we bashed the stockfish on a stone with the back of an axe before chewing the little pieces for an age. But it doesn’t always stay dry. The completely round stockfish is often soaked in water for several days, before being filleted and prepared for further processing. If the skrei is a fantastic ingredient,

stockfish is even better. The taste and consistency are quite different from fresh fish. And we chefs love stockfish. We can now start to create our favourite dishes. It can be heat-treated for just 20 minutes, or boiled for five hours. And the stockfish just gets better and better all the time. Seasoning that you wouldn’t consider suitable for skrei now suddenly become perfect for the softened stockfish. The taste varies from fish to fish, perhaps because of the size of the fish, but the weather is just as important - the temperature, the wind and the rain during the drying period. Even the specific location in Lofoten where the fish are dried is important too. And think, of all the places in the world, it’s right here in ­Lofoten that it’s at its very best!

Stian – A proud chef from Lofoten

Grilled marinated stockfish with Chipotle Hollandaise sauce and boiled potatoes 200g softened stockfish per person 150g Gulløye potatoes per person Salt the softened stockfish to taste. Then place the fillet in a marinade of olive oil, garlic, finely chopped lemon peel, lemon juice, whole pepper and thym e. Marinate the fish for at least 12 hour s. Remove the fish from the marinade and leave to one side to drain. Wash the Gullø ye potatoes well in lukewarm water and boil in salted water (about 100g salt for 1 litre of water) Chipotle Hollandaise 3 egg yokes 250g clarified butter 1-2 tbs mashed Chipotle Juice of half a lemon Salt Pepper Heat the clarified butter to approx. 60 C. Whip the egg yokes together over a ­ ater bath at the same temperature as w the clarified butter. Whip in the lemo n juice and the mashed Chipotle and dilut e a little at a time with the clarified ­butter. Add salt and pepper to taste. When the potatoes and sauce are ready , grill the marinated stockfish on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes on eithe r side. Serve with the boiled potatoes, ­ the Chipotle Hollandaise sauce and, for the final touch, a fresh salad.

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9.-12.3.

Lofoten International Photo Festival Lofoten

A new festival of photography based in Kabelvåg and Reine, initiated by Lofoten Folkehøgskole and Reine Centre of Arts and Culture

www.lofotenfotofestival.no

18.03.

Lofoten Skimo - The Arctic Triple Austvågøy

A ski mountaineering race over the magnificent Lofotfjell mountains with a choice of starting points for different levels of ability.

http://www.thearctictriple.no

24.-25.3.

VM i Skreifiske Svolvær

World cod fishing championships: international fishing competition in honour of that fine fish, the cod.

www.vmiskreifiske.no

28.-29.4.

Elijazzen, Lofoten jazzfestival Hamnøy

Feelgood Jazzfest at Hamnøy in Lofoten. The jazz festival will celebrate the wild and beautiful nature of Lofoten.

www.elijazzen.no

30.5.-4.6.

Stamsund internasjonale teaterfestival Stamsund

International theatre festival, held annually in Stamsund.

www.stamsund-internasjonale.no

1.-3.6.

Reine ord – literature festival Reine

The Lofoten International Literature Festival invites you to join famous international authors in Reine, Lofoten.

www.reineord.no

2.-4.6.

Codstock Henningsvær

Three days of fish and music in Henningsvær

www.codstock.no

2.-3.6.

Lofoten Ultra Trail - The Arctic Triple Lofoten

Ultra race taking in all the islands of Lofoten, from Moskenesøy to Austvågøy.

http://www.thearctictriple.no/

9.6.-11.6.

Jenter i juni Lofoten

Girls in June: hikes of varying degrees of difficulty in the impressive natural surroundings of Lofoten.

www.jenterijuni.no

22.-25.6.

Kabelvågmarkedet Kabelvåg

A traditional market with roots that go far back in time. In addition to the many stalls, you can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment.

www.facebook.com/kabelvågmarked-

23.-24.6.

Lundefestivalen Røst

Puffin Festival: a festival for everyone, with music, art, culture, history, and plenty of fun and play!

www.lundefestivalen.no

30.6.-2.7.

Laukvikdagan Laukvik

Annual family festival in Laukvik on the seaward side of Lofoten. Market, children's activities, famous local dessert table,

https://www.facebook.com/laukvikdagan/

30.6.-2.7.

Lofoten Fiskefestival Skrova

A family-friendly and active festival weekend on Skrova with fishing competition, concert, dancing and walking suitable for both young and old alike.

https://www.facebook.com/ events/560390584120707/

2.-8.7.

Ballstaddagan Ballstad

Ballstad Days: locals and visitors get together for some great days, with an entertaining programme for all ages.

www.ballstad.no

7.-9.7.

Mollafestivalen Store Molla

Molla Festival: annual festival on Store Molla, with revues, hiking, an auction and festivities.

www.storemolla.no

7.-15.7.

Værøydagene Værøy

Værøy Days: lots of activities, competitions and events for the whole family.

www.værøyfestivalen.no www.varoy.kommune.no

10.-15.7.

Lofoten internasjonale kammermusikkfest Lofoten

The festival is Northern Norway's only chamber music festival and will feature many renowned artists.

www.lofotenfestival.no

4.-5.8.

Lamholm Festival Svolvær

Two days of concerts surrounded by the sea and stunning mountains of Lofoten on Lamholmen in central Svolvær, promising a vibrant atmosphere.

www.lamholmfestivalen.no

5.8.

Fun at the beach festival Flakstadstranda

Activities on the beach and in the water, sales of snacks and miscellaneous goodies, music, competitions and fun for all!

https://www.facebook.com/goypastranda/

9.-13.08.

Vikingfestival Borg

Festival for the whole family. Market, games, competitions, theatre, camping show, concerts, courses and much more. Many activities are included in the entry fee.

www.lofotr.no

18.-19.8.

Lofoten Triathlon - The Arctic Triple Svolvær

Take part in the incredible Lofoten Triathlon in the unique surroundings of Lofoten.

http://www.thearctictriple.no/

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Høstvekka Leknes

Autumn Week Festival: entertainment and market for the whole family at Leknes.

www.vv-nf.no

1.-2.9.

Lofoten country festival Leknes

Well-established country music festival that attracts people from all over Norway. Lofoten's single biggest event.

www.lofoten-countryfestival.no

1.9.-30.9.

Lofoten international art festival Henningsvær

The exhibition will challenge the way you think about Lofoten’s recent and distant past, based on the proximity of the archipelago to the Arctic.

www.liaf.no

15.-16.9

Beer and Music festival in Lofoten Henningsvær

The beer festival of Henningsvær, which offers beer/brewing courses and plenty of excellent music.

https://www.facebook.com/ henningsvaerbeerfestival/

13.-15.10.

Matfestivalen i Lofoten Leknes

Lofoten Food Festival: a variety of local food producers show off their products in the biggest arena of its kind in Lofoten.

www.matfestivalen.net

1.-5.11.

Lumine Voice Festival of Lofoten Lofoten

Enjoy amazing concert performances showcasing and celebrating the voice.

www.luminevoicefestival.no

4.-5.11.

Lofoten gave- og håndverksmesse Leknes

Gift and craft fair: demonstrations and sale of traditional handicrafts, local food, gifts and much more in a relaxing atmosphere.

www.gavemesse.no

This pre-Christmas adventure offers galleries, arts and crafts, cosy restaurants and plenty of Christmas atmosphere!

www.facebook.com/forjulseventyret

3.11.-17.12. Førjulseventyret i Henningsvær Henningsvær 25.11.

Juleverksted at Lofotr vikingmuseum Borg

Christmas workshop at the Viking Museum; annual, traditional and popular workshop for all ages.

www.lofotr.no

2.12.

Gammeldags jul på å Å

Traditional Christmas at Å, with our favourite Christmas activities, food, market, competitions, music, etc.

www.museumnord.no/fiskevaersmuseum

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Pay less for your stay, experience more of what wonderful Lofoten has to offer. Budget hotels in the heart of Lofoten, perfect as a base for your stay in Lofoten. Quick and easy! Book online and get your check-in details sent directly to your mobile and e-mail address.

Skrovabrygga is a restaurant, café and pub serving seasonal food on the little island of Skrova in Lofoten. You get to Skrova by boat. It takes 30 minutes to get there by ferry. If you have your own boat, you can moor at our floating jetty and walk directly up the pier. www.skrovabrygga.no Tel. +47 451 98 654 E-mail: skrovabrygga@bjorback.no

We have three white fisherman’s cabins, each of which is split into two units vertically, making a total of six units. All have a private balcony with views across to the beautiful Vestfjorden, and their own terrace on the edge of the pier. The centre of Svolvær, with its snug restaurants and other amenities, is just a short stroll away.

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Svolvær’s spectacular nature will be waiting for you right outside your hotel room.

Choose between staying at the Fast Hotel Lofoten or the Fast Hotel Svolvær.

Du Verden is an elegant and popular restaurant. We focus on the informal and the rustic, surrounded by exciting architecture. We serve everything from Italian pizza and snacks to main dishes created using local ingredients. Rå:Bra Sushi on the first floor offers international dishes such as sushi and ceviche, based on fresh local ingredients. Svolvær’s best viewpoint in the inner harbour is still intact. Our outdoor seating area is the place to be for those who can never get enough of the summer. Du Verden has Svolvær’s largest and most popular outdoor seating area.

Fantastic views out across Vestfjorden

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Henningsvær Rorbuer

“ramsalt” rorbu setting in the heart of Lofoten!

Web: www.henningsvar-rorbuer.no Email: info@henningsvar-rorbuer.no

• Accommodation in rorbu cabins • Meetings and conferences • Boat and kayak rental • Fishing trips • Archipelago cruise by RIB

Booking: +47 76 06 60 00 Address: Banhammaren 53, 8312 Henningsvær

SUMMER

1. June – 31 August Departures every day at 11:30 and 14:00 July: 09:30 – 11:30 – 14:00 (extra: 16:00)

AUTUMN/WINTER/SPRING 1. September – 31 May

Departures every day at 11:30 (extra: 14:00)

PRICES: Adults NOK 795/Children NOK 600 AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER TRIPS

ALL YEAR!

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YOUR ADVENTURE PACKAGE SUPPLIER

01.01 > 31.12

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XXLofoten provides complete adventure packages for your entire trip to Lofoten, including all the planning. Just ask us – whatever, whenever, wherever in Lofoten. 500

XXLofoten AS, J.E. Paulsens gate 12, (+47) 91 65 55 00 Svolvær

post@xxlofoten.no www.xxlofoten.no

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PACKAGE COMPANIES

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LOFOTEN CHALLENGE

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XXLofoten provides team-building activities suitable for any group. We are experienced at creating a full range of programmes, from easy to adventurous and helping clients rise to our challenges. 1650

XXLofoten AS, J.E. Paulsens gate 12, (+47) 91 65 55 00 Svolvær

post@xxlofoten.no www.xxlofoten.no J8

SVINØYA RORBUER

01.01 > 31.12

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We offer complete packages for individuals, companies and groups. SVINØYA – your base for amazing adventures!

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Svinøya Rorbuer, Gunnar Bergs vei 2, (+47) 76 06 99 30 Svolvær

post@svinoya.no www.svinoya.no I10

CUSTOMISED LOFOTEN ADVENTURES

01.01 > 31.12

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Lofoten Opplevelser will help you build the perfect package to suit your needs, for conferences, team-building or other adventures. We build tours around your preferences. 600

Lofoten Opplevelser AS, Misværveien (+47) 90 58 14 75 35, Henningsvær

post@lofoten-opplevelser.no www.lofoten-opplevelser.no

GOLF

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Try golf! Perfect for anyone who’s never played golf before, families and groups of friends. Package includes a lesson on the driving range and a game on the golf course for 3 hours with instructor. 01.05 > 22.10

790

Lofoten Links, Tore Hjortsvei 389, (+47) 76 07 20 02 Gimsøysand

SVOLVÆR

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FUN GOLF – INFORMAL GOLF FOR ANYONE

frode@lofotenlinks.no www.lofotenlinks.no G8

LOFOTEN LINKS — 18 HOLES

01.05 > 22.10

450

Lofoten Links Hov, Gimsøysand

(+47) 76 07 20 02

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18-Hole golf course in spectacular setting beside the sea, facing north and the midnight sun. Second hole voted the best in Norway. Accommodation, shop and café. Packages. Midnight sun golf. Club hire. Pro.

info@lofotenlinks.no www.lofotenlinks.no

HORSE RIDING Guided horse riding trips with Icelandic horses on white beaches, Viking trails and the Lofoten mountains. From 1 hour to multi-day trips. Beginners and experienced riders welcome.

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01.01 > 31.12

650

Hov Hestegård Hov, Gimsøysand

(+47) 97 55 95 01

AUSTVÅGØY & GIMSØY

info@hovhestegard.no www.hovhestegard.no

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EXPLORE LOFOTEN ON HORSEBACK

Svolvær is the administrative centre of Vågan, with many shops, galleries and the Lofoten Kulturhus. The goat-like Svolværgeita looks down on the town, a challenge to climbers. Most of Lofoten’s accommodation is here, and it is one of the most important harbours in North Norway for maritime services.

A historic area with roots going back to the year 8000, this was the most densely populated area in North Norway in the Middle Ages because of the Lofoten fishery. All the fish were shipped from here for onward export to the continent. Lofoten’s first church was built in Kabelvåg by King Øystein, probably in 1103, and rorbu fishermen’s cabins were built around 1120. The present Vågan Church, also known as ‘Lofoten Cathedral’, was built in 1898. Kabelvåg is part of the area’s cultural history, and also has museums, galleries and an aquarium.

LAUKVIK Its beautiful location on the outer edge means that Laukvik is perfect for hiking. You can enjoy the midnight sun here in summer and the Northern Lights in winter. Visit the Polarlightcenter to learn more about these natural phenomena.

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AUSTVÅGØY & GIMSØY HENNINGSVÆR Bridges join the many islands of Henningsvær to the mainland. The Venice of Lofoten, Henningsvær has played a significant role in Lofoten’s fishing history and is still a fascinating destination with its many small craft shops, art ­gallery and pleasant atmosphere. The nearby mountains are excellent for climbing.

GIMSØY Gimsøy on the outer edge of Lofoten has fantastic views of the ocean and midnight sun. Hov is one of Lofoten’s oldest inhabited spots; treasures from the past such as Stone Age and Iron Age burial mounds and landing places may be found between the fairways and tees of the golf course.

TROLLFJORD, DIGERMULEN AND SKROVA The Trollfjord lies in the beautiful Raftsund Strait between Austvågøy and Hinnøy. At its most spectacular, the fjord narrows to a mere 70 metres wide, with high cliffs plunging straight into the sea. On the other side is Digermulen, first visited by Kaiser Wilhelm II on 21 July 1889. Further on are the islands of Skrova, with 200 or so inhabitants in a fishing village famous for its connection to the Lofoten fishery and whaling.

HIKING TRAILS HEIA, HENNINGSVÆR (200 m) Start at the head of the valley near Festvåg. Follow the path on the far right. Enjoy the wonderful views across the entire Vestfjord basin. On a warm summer’s day, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in lake Heiavannet. Return trip: 1.5 hours.

HOVEN (368 m) The walk up Hoven on Gimsøya is very enjoyable. Start at Hov. Return trip: about 2.5 hours.

AROUND STOR-KONGSVANNET (Easy) An easy round walk through a varied landscape around the largest lake in Kabelvåg-marka. Start either at Solbakken west of Kabelvåg or by Kongsmarka/Lille Kongsvann in Svolvær. 12 km, 2-3 hours. You can buy hiking maps in tourist information centres or on the website www.lofoten.info

AUSTVÅGØY & GIMSØY

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AT SEA

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01.02 > 31.10

2500

Noproblem Sportfishing (+47) 99 75 93 42 Svolvær

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EXPLORE THE TROLLFJORD AND SEA EAGLE SAFARI

Exciting RIB boat trips for the whole family to the Trollfjord, with stops to see sea eagles and beautiful beaches. Departures daily from Svolvær harbour. Duration 1h 45m.  01.01 > 31.12

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post@lofoten-explorer.no www.lofoten-explorer.no

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Lofoten Horizon Kirkegata 2, Svolvær

1095/595 (+47) 90 03 83 66

post@lofotenhorizon.no www.lofotenhorizon.no

The Trollfjord is beautiful and majestic in every season. Join us on a unique RIB boat safari to the Trollfjord, where we will encounter the mighty sea eagle in its natural environment.

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post@lofoten-rafting.no www.lofoten-rafting.no

23-Foot Dolmøy Fisker with 60 hp outboard, GPS, echo-sounder, chart plotter. Guide available on request. Life jackets included; fishing equipment for hire. Cleaning station, freezer. Price is per whole boat. 01.01 > 31.12 Lofoten Rorbuer Jektveien 10, Svolvær

post@lofoten-rorbuer.no www.lofoten-rorbuer.no

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info@henningsvar-rorbuer.no www.henningsvar-rorbuer.no I10

MIDNIGHT SUN SAFARI FROM HENNINGSVÆR

850 post@lofoten-opplevelser.no www.lofoten-opplevelser.no

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700/350 post@lofotencharterbat.no www.lofotencharterbat.no

1050/825

Lofoten Aktiv AS, Rødmyrveien 24, (+47) 99 23 11 00 Kabelvåg

post@lofoten-aktiv.no www.lofoten-aktiv.no J8

GUIDED KAYAKING

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Eagle safaris on Trollfjord and fishing trips from Svolvær Square. Fishing equipment and warm clothing on board. Fish soup served on the trip. Pre-booked groups welcome all year.

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Henningsvær Rorbuer, Banhammaren 53, (+47) 76 06 60 00 Henningsvær

01.01 > 31.12

700/300

(+47) 91 61 79 41

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ARCHIPELAGO CRUISE IN HENNINGSVÆR

Trips to Trollfjord, Risvær, Silsand and Laukvik. Duration 3–7 hours incl. transfer from Svolvær/Kabelvåg. Please contact us if you would prefer a half-day trip, kayak course, mountain trip or cycling trip.

LOFOTEN CHARTER BOAT

Lofoten Charterbåt Torget, Svolvær

info@henningsvar-rorbuer.no www.henningsvar-rorbuer.no

SEA KAYAKING DAY TRIP

Join us for Trollfjord tours daily at 10:00 and 13:30 in summer. Charter tours for groups all year. Welcome aboard!

01.06 > 01.09

Henningsvær Rorbuer AS, Banhammaren (+47) 76 06 60 00 53, Henningsvær

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Kabelvåg Turbåt og Trafikkskole (+47) 90 09 72 55 Torget, Svolvær

750

Lofoten Opplevelser AS, Misværveien (+47) 90 58 14 75 35, Henningsvær

MS TROLLTIND — FJORD TOURS

01.06 > 30.09

01.01 > 30.12

01.06 > 31.08

2200 (+47) 91 59 54 50

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Experience Lofoten in the magical light of the midnight sun. See sea eagles, seals and wildlife at night. Voted ”Best summer trip 2014” by National Geographic.

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BOAT HIRE IN SVOLVÆR

post@oykongen.no www.oykongen.no

DAILY FISHING TRIPS WITH MK KYSTEN

01.01 > 30.12

750/600

Lofoten Rafting Adventures AS Sjømannsgata 5, Svolvær (+47) 92 11 57 00

700/300

Explore the archipelago and bird life around Henningsvær close-up from a RIB. Look out for sea eagles and seals. 

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TROLLFJORD / SEA EAGLE SAFARI

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Comfortable, fast 85-passenger boat. Spacious lounges and main deck. Trollfjord tours/sea ­eagle safaris, fishing trips, ferry and charter trips all year round.

We use sea fishing rods and it’s the big fish we’re after. Departure from Henningsvær Rorbuer at 18:00. Duration 3 hours. Groups welcome, but please book in advance. 

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Join us on the 80-foot sailboat M/S Ylajali for a whale safari, sail & ski or an exotic day trip to Trollfjorden. We organise tours all year round. Welcome aboard!

post@lofotferie.no www.lofotferie.no

MS ØYKONGEN CHARTER BOAT

Lofoten Sea Service as, Rækøyveien 11, (+47) 99 57 10 58 Kabelvåg

EXPLORE LOFOTEN’S MAGICAL ARCHIPELAGO

01.01 > 31.12

1650

Rent a Boat Torggata 16, Kabelvåg (+47) 76 07 45 00

01.06 > 31.08

795/650 (+47) 97 15 22 48

We have boats with seats for 4–7 people. Price includes safe boats with life jackets, safety equipment, echo-sounder, compass and nautical chart. Boats from NOK 1650 per day.

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We welcome amateur fishermen, families and groups on our fishing trips! All equipment included. 4–6 hour trips; price per whole boat irrespective of numbers. Max. 6 people per boat.

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RENT A BOAT LOFOTEN

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FISHING IN LOFOTEN

post@rib-lofoten.com www.rib-lofoten.com

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post@xxlofoten.no www.xxlofoten.no

(+47) 90 41 64 40

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XXLofoten AS, J.E. Paulsens gate 12, (+47) 91 65 55 00 Svolvær

Rib-Lofoten Svolvær havn

750/600

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2750

01.06 > 31.12

Lofoten is a fantastic place for guided kayaking! Join us on tours between the islands to hidden sandy beaches. Sign up for tours in the summer season. Available for groups all year round. 01.01 > 31.12

690

XXLofoten AS, J.E. Paulsens gate 12, (+47) 91 65 55 00 Svolvær

post@xxlofoten.no www.xxlofoten.no

www.lofoten.info

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01.01 > 31.12

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Join an authentic Lofoten three-act seafood experience! Lofoten fishery out at sea, a cultural hike onshore, then helping the chef to prepare a dinner from what you’ve caught for the grand finale! Groups only.

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We will take you on an exciting RIB trip to the Trollfjord in the Lofoten archipelago, where we will encounter the sea eagle and other wildlife. Departures daily. Groups on request.

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SEAFOOD THEATRE

Lofoten Explorer Kirkegata 15, Svolvær

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HIGH-SPEED RIB TO TROLLFJORD


ATTRACTIONS

ATTRACTIONS

galleri-espolin@museumnord.no/galleri-espolin www.museumnord.no J9

LOFOTEN MUSEUM

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With a wing span of up to 2.5 m (98.4 inches), the sea eagle is quite a sight. Let us guide you through the archipelago where you might see seals, seabirds and sometimes whales. 01.06 > 31.08

600

Lofoten Opplevelser AS, Misværveien (+47) 90 58 14 75 35, Henningsvær

post@lofoten-opplevelser.no www.lofoten-opplevelser.no

Graphic art, watercolours and sculptures from one of the most famous artists of the 1940s. Books, art postcards, catalogues. Framing available. Close to the Hurtigruten quay.

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einbakk2@online.no www.dagfinnbakke.no

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Renowned ice artists created this year’s exhibition for all ages. Experience Northern Norway’s coastal history through crystal clear ice against a backdrop of snow and music. Includes one drink served in ice glass. 165/110

Magic Ice Fiskergata 36, Svolvær (+47) 45 41 85 35

post@magic-ice.no www.magicice.no

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LOFOTEN WAR MUSEUM

An intimate and enthralling museum, with one of the world’s largest collections of uniforms and small artefacts from World War II. Open in summer day/evening. In winter only open in evenings. 100/30

Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum Fiskergata 3, Svolvær (+47) 91 73 03 28

lofoten.krigsminnemuseum@museumnord.no www.museumnord.no/krigsminnemuseum J8

LOFOTEN WITH A GUIDE

Learn more about the Lofoten fishery, fishing villages, rorbu cabins, dried fish, cod liver oil and the Vikings. Join our Lofoten tour with a local guide, and visit the Lofotr Viking Museum and fishing village of Henningsvær! 01.01 > 31.12

1450 (+47) 92 69 90 60

post@arcticbuss.no www.arcticbuss.no

@lofoteninfo Tag your photos with #lofoteninfo

lofotmuseet@museumnord.no www.museumnord.no/lofotmuseet J9

LOFOTEN AQUARIUM — SKREI EXPERIENCE CENTRE

130/70

Lofotakvariet - SKREI Opplevelses­senter (+47) 76 07 86 65 Storvågan, Kabelvåg

lofotakvariet@museumnord.no www.museumnord.no/lofotakvariet I10

GALLERI LOFOTENS HUS/ KARL ERIK HARR MUSEUM

01.01 > 31.12

95/75/40

Lofotens Hus/Karl Erik Harr Muséet Hjellskjæret, Henningsvær (+47) 91 59 50 83

LOFOTENS HUS/ KARL ERIK HARR MUSEUM

01.01 > 31.12

post@galleri-lofoten.no www.galleri-lofoten.no

OPENING TIMES::

95/75/40

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01.02.–31.03. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00–16:00 01.04.–30.04. Open daily: 10:00–16:00 01.05.–31.05. Open daily: 10:00–19:00 01.06.–03.09. Open daily: 09:00–19:00 04.09.–24.09. Open daily: 10:00–16:00 Open by prior arrangement all year round. post@galleri-lofoten.no www.galleri-lofoten.no I10

LOFOTEN FISHERIES FILM

Black & white film about the Lofoten fisheries shown at Lofoten Arctic Hotel - Skata. Lasts 15 minutes. Excellent fishing from the quay. Ideal for young and old. Groups on request all year. 01.01 > 23.12

50/25

Lofoten Arctic Hotel - Skata Sauøya 2, Henningsvær (+47) 76 06 07 77

booking@lofotenarctichotel.no www.lofotenarctichotel.no I10

KAVIARFACTORY ART CENTRE

Internationally renowned contemporary art in an old caviar factory. Large museum shop selling exclusive goods. Open all year round. See website for the latest information. 01.01 > 31.12

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Art gallery with changing exhibitions and an art shop selling unique works created by painters and craftsmen, mainly from Northern Norway. Open all year round.

Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter (+47) 40 08 95 95 Torget, Svolvær

(+47) 76 06 97 90

Experience Frank A. Jenssen’s multimedia show, which has toured Europe with its mixture of Lofoten sounds, music and images. Two million people have seen it – now it’s your turn.

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NORTHERN NORWEGIAN ARTISTS’ CENTRE (NNKS)

01.01 > 31.12

90/40

Often described as Northern Norway’s new ­national gallery, with Norway’s biggest collection of this region’s paintings from the Golden Age, plus large exhibition of one of Norway’s most significant painters, Karl Erik Harr.

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MAGIC ICE BAR

01.01 > 31.12

Lofotmuseet Storvågan, Kabelvåg

01.02 > 30.11

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Galleri Dagfinn Bakke, Richard Withs (+47) 99 59 69 49 gate 4, Svolvær

02.01 > 15.12

Learn about fish and marine life. Norwegian fish farming demonstration, interactive exhibition on fish, aquaculture and oil/gas. Film. Café. Family-friendly. 

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DAGFINN BAKKE GALLERY, SVOLVÆR

01.01 > 31.12

Authentic 19th-century setting, with the former village owner’s residence, rorbu cabins, general store, boathouse, garden, boats. Exhibitions about Lofoten fishing, medieval Vágar and harbour development.

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SEA EAGLE AND GREY SEAL SAFARI WITH RIB

Arctic Buss Lofoten Svolvær

90/40

Galleri Espolin Storvågan 22, Kabelvåg (+47) 76 07 84 05

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post@lofoten-opplevelser.no www.lofoten-opplevelser.no

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Lofoten Opplevelser AS, Misværveien (+47) 90 58 14 75 35, Henningsvær

02.01 > 15.12

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850

The country’s biggest collection of painter Kaare Espolin Johnson’s work. Two permanent exhibition rooms, plus one for changing exhibitions. Combined Storvågan ticket: NOK 220.

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ESPOLIN GALLERY, STORVÅGAN

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After putting on drysuits, set off by RIB to the best snorkelling sites teeming with fish such as mackerel, coalfish and cod. Kelp forests, crabs, sea anemones and soft corals.

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SNORKEL IN CLEAR ARCTIC WATER

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DIVING

100/80

KaviarFactory, Henningsværvn. 13, (+47) 90 73 47 43 Henningsvær

contact@kaviarfactory.com www.kaviarfactory.com J8

VIDARS LYSE VERDEN GALLERY

Northern Lights and photographic gallery selling/displaying images by nature photographer Vidar Lysvold. Black-box with photographs of the Northern Lights gives you a feeling of standing beneath the Lights. 01.01 > 31.12

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Vidars Lyse Verden, Dreyers gate 54, (+47) 95 90 03 91 Henningsvær

lysvold@yahoo.no www.vidarlysvold.com

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Velkommen Welcome to til Scandic Scandic Svolvær Svolvær Scandic Svolvær ligger sentralt til på en Scandic Svolvær centrally locatedion its egen holme midt is i havnebassenget Svolown sentrum. island in the middle of the harbour in vær Svolvær. Et velegnet sted for opplevelser og ferie, This og is an ideal placeUnder for activities and kurs konferanser. ditt opphold holidays, as well as for courses and conhos oss kan vi tilby et mangfold av oppferences.både During we can offer a levelser nåryour det stay gjelder aktiviteter host of nature and activity-based experiog natur. Noen av tilbudene rundt oss er ences, including fishing trips, killer whale fisketur, spekkhoggersafari, havrafting og safaris, sea rafting and quiet and peacestille og rolige galleri besøk. ful visits to art galleries. IBaugen BaugenRestaurant Restaurant && Bar Bar tilbyr retter servesvidishes med vekt på lokale råvarer. Hotellets rebased on local ingredients. The hotel’s staurant ogand bar bar ligger båtformet bygg restaurant arei et located in a boatmed flott utsikt over i Svolvær shaped building with havnen a panoramic view og of den storslåtteinnaturen. du inntar et the harbour SvolværMens and the majestic fortreffelig måltid eller en drink kommer surroundings. While you are enjoying a Hurtigruten seilende mot the deg.Hurtigruten wonderful meal or drink, sails towards you.

Lamholmen Svolvær | N-8301 | (+47) 76 07 22 22 scandichotels.no/svolvaer || svolvaer@scandichotels.com scandichotels.no/svolvaer svolvaer@scandichotels.com

Lofotferie is a proud provider of accommodation at Tyskhella Rorbuer, Statsbuene and Sandvika Fjord & Sjøhuscamping. We also offer boat and cycle rental. ACCOMMODATION: We can provide the accommodation you are looking for, whether it be a traditional rorbu, seaside cottage, motor home / caravan / tent site or holiday apartment for the whole family. We can offer accommodation for 1-8 people. Prices from NOK 450.

RENT A BIKE: We rent out bikes from the reception in Kabelvåg and at Sandvika Fjord & Sjøhuscamping. Rental price: NOK 250 per day, incl. helmet and equipment.

RENT A BOAT: Silver Viking 4 people, 18-foot open boat with echo sounder Arvor 215 5 people, 22-foot boat with inboard motor, cabin, echo sounder and GPS Rodman 620 4 people, 21-foot boat with inboard motor, cabin, echo sounder and GPS Antares 7 people, 27-foot boat with inboard motor, cabin, echo sounder and GPS Prices from NOK 1000 per day + fuel / NOK 1000 for 6 hours incl. fuel

Booking +47 904 16 440

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World’s first and oldest permanent Ice Gallery and Ice Bar. A Unique attraction in Lofoten. The Ice Gallery is a wonderful arctic experience for adults and children.

Opening hours: 01.06–25.09: 12:00–22:30 • 26.09–31.05: 18:00–22:00 Fiskergate 36 - 8300 Svolvær • tel. +47 45 41 85 35

Local cuisine

www.magicice.no

Art - Woollen blankets - Sheepskin - Home textiles - Jewellery - Tea - and more

AESTHETIC PLEASURE in gifts and interior design Dramatic view Large rooms

Vestfjord Hotell Svolvær

www.vestfjordhl.no Phone 760 70870 | service@vestfjordhotell.no An excellent range of: - Footwear - Knitting yarns - Travel items - Handmade goods - Classic knitwear from Rauma

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Gallery • interior

Sentrumsgården, Svolvær - tel. +47 48 99 88 75 Mon–Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thu: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Torget 15, Svolvær - Tel. (+47) 76 07 59 20 Lofotsenteret, Leknes - Tel. (+47) 76 07 59 38

Rødsand-libris

Wide range of maps/ Lofoten guides Postcards / books / accessories & equipment / clothing Sivert Nilsens gate 26, Sentrumsgården Svolvær. Tel. +47 76 07 08 20

OPENING HOURS: 10-22 daily (mon-sun)

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VESTVÅGØY LEKNES, ALSTAD AND BALLSTAD Nestled between green meadows and mountains lies ­Leknes, Vestvågøy’s administrative centre. Leknes has a hotel, restaurants, shops, a pharmacy, bakery, workshops and more. The area around Leknes has plenty to attract walkers, surfers and paragliders. Ballstad is one of the biggest active fishing ­villages in Lofoten. Cod liver oil is still produced here and you can find the world’s biggest mural and lots of ‘rorbu’ for your fisherman’s cabin holiday.

MORTSUND, STAMSUND AND ROLVSFJORD There are many places to visit along the southern side of the island. Mortsund and Stamsund are still busy fishing villages today. The Hurtigruten stops at Stamsund on its way north and south; there are ‘rorbu’ rentals and restaurants, a ­gallery, theatre and downhill ski slope. The fishing industry and contemporary theatre are important sources of jobs in Stamsund. Valbergveien is a recommended cycle route, with many beautiful beaches, walks and places to stay.

BORG, EGGUM, UNSTAD AND SAUPSTAD The Lofotr Viking Museum is set among the fertile farmland of Borg, displaying findings from the archaeological excavations there. These findings show us how the V ­ ikings lived 1000 years ago. Agriculture is an important industry for Vestvågøy, and this is reflected in the local food producers. Not far from Borg are not one but two farms that produce their own cheeses, herbs and s­ ausages. See ‘the Head’ statue at Eggum, and climb an amazing fortress left over from the war. Join surfers from all over the world at Unstad on one of the best surfing beaches in Europe.

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HIKING TRAILS FROM UTAKLEIV - AROUND THE WALL, HAUKLAND AND OVER THE PASS BACK TO UTAKLEIV. From Utakleiv, the walk follows a good road around “the wall” towards Haukland, with the sea on one side and steep mountainsides on the other. From Haukland, you can walk over the pass on the old road to Utakleiv or choose the easier walk through the tunnel. If you decide to go through the tunnel, remember to wear a reflective vest which you’ll find in the mailboxes at both ends of the tunnel. The trail is marked and there are QR codes along the trail. These codes can be used to access videos and stories about the road and the local ­cultural history.

EGGUM Start from the fortress at Eggum and follow the road, which eventually turns into a path, to the beacon. Particularly good views of the midnight sun here. Return trip: 3 hours.

JUSTADTINDEN (738 m) Long, fairly tough hike (607 m ascent) to one of Vestvågøy’s highest peaks. Take the road at the north end of the car park at Hagskaret (131 m above sea level) and follow this to the radio mast, after which the path is clearly marked. Some ­boggy areas. Return trip: 6 hours. You can buy hiking maps in tourist information centres or on the website www.lofoten.info

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DIVING

Snorkelling is an exciting way to start your underwater adventure. Explore kelp forests, jellyfish, urchins and starfish, not to mention various species of crab and fish too.

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Want to experience untouched nature, varied coastal landscapes and a rich flora and fauna? Join us on an exciting SEA SAFARI – the perfect combination of sea and history! Incredible photo opportunities.

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Reconstruction of the largest Viking house ever found. Exhibitions, crafts, film, meals the Viking way. Sail a Viking ship, archery, axe throwing: 15 June – 15 Aug. Family-friendly!

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BEST OF LOFOTEN – RIB SAFARI

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THE LOFOTEN EXPERIENCE IN NORTHERN NORWAY

Our local guides take you on the best excursions in Lofoten, Tromsø and the North Cape!

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Arctic Guide Service AS Storeidmyra 70, Leknes (+47) 76 06 09 70 booking@lofoten-diving.com www.lofoten-diving.com

Open every evening for a Viking feast for individuals and groups (advance booking necessary). Also open for Viking feasts during the Christmas holidays.

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Lofotr Vikingmuseum, Prestegårdsveien (+47) 76 15 40 00 59, Borg

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790

lofoten-gardsysteri@online.no www.lofoten-gardsysteri.no

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME

No problem! Explore Lofoten’s underwater life with your own personal instructor. DSD programme suitable for all. Duration 3 hours. Price includes equipment hire. 

Lofoten Diving, Skarsjyveien 67, (+47) 40 05 18 52 Ballstad

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Lofoten Gårdsysteri, Saupstadveien 235, (+47) 95 08 29 58 Bøstad

FIRST TIME DIVER?

post@aalan.no www.aalan.no

ORGANIC CHEESE-MAKING FARM, FARM SHOP/CAFÉ

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Lofoten Diving, Skarsjyveien 67, (+47) 40 04 85 54 Ballstad

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Aalan gård Lauvdalen 186, Bøstad (+47) 76 08 45 34

Organic farm cheeses, sausages, kid meat and other local specialities. We serve simple food prepared using the farm’s produce. Find us on the road to Unstad. Groups on request.

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Lofoten Diving, Skarsjyveien 67, (+47) 40 04 85 54 Ballstad

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SNORKELLING FROM A BOAT — FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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Lofoten Diving, Skarsjyveien 67, (+47) 40 04 85 54 Ballstad

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vebjorg@online.no www.galleri2.no

Have an authentic, natural Lofoten experience at Aalan Farm, a working farm where we make our own cheese and herbs. Herb garden, farm shop and summer café (July). 

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See the flora and fauna of these crystalclear waters of Northern Norway. Dives are tailored to each diver’s wishes, qualifications and proficiency.

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Galleri 2 – Scott Thoe, J.M.Johansens v 20, (+47) 90 95 65 46 Stamsund

ORGANIC FARM VISITOR CENTRE

DIVING IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

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LIFE OF THE FISHERMEN-FARMERS

Genuine Lofoten history. Explore the farmhouse, boathouse, quay and cowshed. Explore the interior; learn about the area’s history since crofting times (1860–1930). Guide. Beautiful setting.  15.06 > 15.08

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Run by artists Vebjørg Hagene and Scott Thoe. Two floors of paintings, graphic art and textiles. Art activity room for children. Lectures on request. Daily 12:00–18:00.

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Fishing trip from a 47-ft fishing boat. Daily 3-hour trips. Price includes basic fishing gear, lifejackets and any fish you catch. An unforgettable experience in the beautiful Lofoten Sea.

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50/25

Skaftnes gård/Vestvågøy Museum (+47) 76 08 49 00 Skaftnes, Sennesvik

vikingmuseet@lofotr.no www.museumnord.no/skaftnes

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Welcome to a unique gift shop in Leknes

”A taste of midnight Sun”

Do you dream about exploring Lofoten or trying your luck at fishing? Hemmingodden is a perfect base for exploring everything that Lofoten has to offer, on water and on land. Stay in one of our modern fisherman’s cabins and hire one of our sturdy boats. How about exploring Ballstad during the winter skrei fishing? A fantastic experience at a time of year when there’s the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Welcome!

Our shop accepts most credit cards and currencies and you can shop here tax-free.

CONTAKT: Address: Storgata 38, N-8370 Leknes Tel. +47 76 08 13 12, post@gave.no

FISHING

Hemmingodden is an excellent base for fishing. There are good fishing locations nearby where you can fish for cod, halibut, red bream, coalfish and wolffish.

BOAT HIRE

We’ve invested in sold, high quality boats to give you the best possible experience. On request, we can also take out the “Hemmingodden Jr” or the “Marie” for those wanting a skippered fishing trip.

ACCOMMODATION

We’ve upgraded all our accommodation and can offer authentic Lofoten fisherman’s cabins fitted and equipped to a modern standard.

Visit hemmingodden.no for more information, booking, etc.

In the heart of Lofoten The BEST WESTERN Lofoten Hotell is the perfect base for exploring the whole of Lofoten, thanks to its location in Leknes and its proximity to the airport.

Oppsåttveien 10-12, 8373 Ballstad - Lofoten +47 909 62 181 booking@hemmingodden.no

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Telefon +47 76 05 44 30 Booking: www.lofotenhotell.no

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Mortsund, 8370 Leknes Tel.: +47 76 05 50 60 Web: statles-rorbusenter.no booking@statles.no

EXPLORE LOFOTEN – STAY IN A LIVE FISHING VILLAGE IN THE HEART OF THE ARCHIPELAGO  0 high-quality rorbuer (fishermen´s cabins) with 1, 2 or 3 • 7bedrooms with ensuite shower/WC. Each cabin has got a

living room with kitchenette, and some of our rorbuer have also got private balconies.

Marmælen • Restaurant and conference • Seminar Free WiFi • Bicycles •

• Boats trail • Hiking Guest marina •

WELCOME TO STATLES RORBU- OG KONFERANSESENTER!

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HIKING TRAILS

FLAKSTADØY

STORE NAPPSTIND Start by the car park at Nappskaret. Go through the gate and follow the ski drag up towards the foot of Lille Nappstind. Continue around this and turn to the right up through the valley. Turn left and cross the river at the top of the valley. Then follow the steep path up the hillside towards the ridge of Nappstind, which then flattens out towards the summit.

ANDOPEN From Napp, a charming old track leads you alongside Nappstraumen to Andopen. Return trip: 2 hours. VOLANDSTIND Start by the youth centre in Skjelfjord and follow the path up towards the shelter. Then continue on the path up the hill. Follow the path across the river, then head north up the ridge and on across to the summit of Volandstind. © HE NRIK J ØR GE NS E N

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SCHIBEVAAG ADVENTURE

The administrative centre is Ramberg, which boasts a library, warehouse, printing works, petrol station, boat workshop and car workshop. Nusfjord, with its well-preserved buildings, is Flakstad’s most famous fishing village. Just outside Ramberg is Flakstad Church – a beautiful timber church with a characteristic onion dome built around 1780.

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The natural environment is perfect for a range of activities on land or water. There are many galleries, skilled craftsmen, museums, restaurants and accommodation options here. You can even take to the Lofoten waters on one of the local fishing boats.

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Schibevaag Adventure, Skagen (+47) 92 07 17 22 Camping, Flakstad

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FISHING TRIPS WITH EXPERIENCED LOFOTEN FISHERMEN

Explore the Lofoten Sea with the MK Simar. Fishing with line, reel and rod in the best fishing spots. Midnight sun trips. Daily departures. Price includes all equipment.  05.01 > 31.12 MK Simar Mørkved, Ramberg

700/300 (+47) 97 07 21 06

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Most residents live in the five traditional fishing villages of Ramberg, Fredvang, Napp, Sund and Nusfjord.

Equipment hire and courses for wide range of watersports: surfing, SUP, kitesurfing, kayaking, bodyboards, snorkelling. Activities suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

simara@online.no www.simara.net

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SUND FISHING MUSEUM / BLACKSMITH

Small, private museum in Sund, focusing on fishing and marine engines. Watch the blacksmith make his famous cormorants. Café and sale of the smithy’s products. Facebook: Smeden i Sund. 01.06 > 15.08

90/10

Sund Fiskerimuseum, Smeden i Sund Sundveien 118, Sund (+47) 91 37 17 18

Glass-blowing Ceramics workshop Café www.glasshyttavikten.no +47 97 71 60 23

Open every day 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Vikten – 17 km (11 miles) from Leknes

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Flakstad in West Lofoten consists of Flakstad island itself and the northern part of Moskenes island.

There are many wonderful mountain walks in Flakstad. The Outtt app offers many excellent tips for walks in the Flakstad area.

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MOSKENESØY

These days, people live on the eastern side of the ­island, where there are good harbours for the fishing fleet, freighters and leisure craft. If you like walking, you can choose between the mountains and lots of tiny, traditional fishing villages.

One of Norway’s best preserved fishing villages. Thriving settlement dating from 1840 onwards. Tours of rorbu cabins. Boathouse, cod-liver oil factory, crofter’s cottage, woodshed and smithy. Traditional bakery. 01.01 > 31.12

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Norsk Fiskeværsmuseum (+47) 76 09 14 88 Å i Lofoten

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NORWEGIAN TELECOM MUSEUM

Exhibitions about the telegraph, wireless telegraph and telephone. Learn how Lofoten became so important for European telecom history. Open in summer 11:00–17:00. 20.06 > 20.08

40/20

Telemuseeet, Sørvågen (+47) 76 09 14 88 Sørvågen

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LOFOTEN DRIED FISH MUSEUM

The dried fish process from start to finish: from migration to the dinner table. Told in several languages. Groups by reservation. Welcome!

HIKING TRAILS

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From Sørvågen, an illuminated trail runs around Sørvåg­ vannet lake. A detour up the Studalen valley extends the walk. Return trip: 1 hour.

BUNESSTRANDA From Reine, take the boat to Vindstad. Follow the road from Vindstad to the end of the fjord and across a small strip of land down to Bunesstranda. This incredible sandy beach is worth the effort! The whole trip, including the boat, takes about 4 hours. The boat can also drop you off in Forsfjord, from where you can walk to Hermanndalstind, Munkebu and Sørvågen. You can buy hiking maps in tourist information centres or on www.lofoten.info

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At 1029 metres, Hermannsdalstind is the highest peak in West Lofoten, a landscape of steep mountains and n ­ arrow coastal strips. The many mountain lakes are rich in fish, and the 3 billion year old rocks are the oldest in Europe. The western, outer edge has been uninhabited since the 1950s.

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Some of the best-known fishing villages like Hamnøy, Reine, Sørvågen and Å are in Moskenes. The landscape was formed by glaciers and natural forces and is some of Norway’s wildest and most interesting areas.


A little gem in the fantastic village of Sørvågen, surrounded by nature.

Relax and soak up the peace and quiet between sea and mountain. Boats come and go in our guest harbour, some of which may even be delivering fresh fish for the evening’s speciality. We consider it an honour to provide you with first-class service and a unique culinary experience. Try our famous stockfish, which will really get your taste buds zinging. Maren Anna wishes you a very warm welcome!

Accommodation Conferences Groups Parties Open all year 2 minutes from Moskenes ferry dock @marenanna.lofoten

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ANITAS SJØMAT AS | SAKRISØY 8390 REINE

Book your Lofoten holiday on

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VÆRØY Værøy, penultimate island in the Lofoten ­archipelago, has every possible Lofoten feature: midnight sun, white beaches, bird cliffs, and a historic but still ­active fishing village.

HIKING TRAILS NUPSNESET AND HÅHEIA

The distinctive Værøy mountains are just as steep as those in the rest of Lofoten, but much easier to climb – you can get great all-round views after a quick hike. Almost all of the jobs here are related to the seasonal fisheries – cod in winter, ­halibut and coalfish in summer, and herring in autumn. The huge sea-bird colonies on the outer side of Værøy’s Måstad peninsula used to be an essential source of food for the ­islanders. The rare Norwegian Lundehund dog comes from the village of Måstad, now abandoned but an idyllic hiking spot. There are many attractions on Værøy, like Lofoten’s oldest church, painters, c­eramics, clothes designers, antiques, deep-sea fishing and RIB boat trips.

An enjoyable, fairly tough walk takes you past the school to Marka where the road ends. From here, e ­ ither continue right up the path or road to Håheia, 400 m high, with an i­ncredible panoramic view – or continue through a gravel pit and into beautiful Sørlandshagen. There are many paths to choose between here, but they all eventually lead to Nupsneset. Tip: follow the shore back, and enjoy the lovely pebble beach.

MÅSTAD The walk from Nordlandshagen to Måstad is decidedly more strenuous. The track is marked, and with sturdy shoes and a bit of stamina you should have a wonderful time. At an easy pace the walk should take 2 to 3 hours each way. Please remember that the track might be slippery in wet weather.

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BIRD SAFARI

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Lofoten Værøy Brygge AS (+47) 92 41 14 46 Tyvnes, Værøy

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Boat trips to bird cliffs. See razorbills, guillemots and sea eagles. Discover Mostad, which has its own dog breed - Lundehunden. See spectacular nature all year round. Trip lasts 1.5 hours.

KVALNESSET Not far from the ferry port is a marked trail to Kvalness Beacon. Lush archipelago area, rich in bird life.

DID YOU KNOW... As early as the 12th century, stockfish from Lofoten was Norway’s most important export, and for centuries was the country’s most lucrative export.

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RØST Outermost in the Lofoten archipelago, about 100 km to the west of Bodø and 115 km north of the A ­ rctic Circle, we find the 365 islands, isles and skerries of Røst. The largest of them, its highest point barely 11 m above sea level, is Røstlandet.

HIKING TRAILS STEINKIRKA The Yellow Trail is the shortest, about 0.5 km long, ­leading to the ruins of the 1835 stone church, consecrated in 1839 by Bishop Kierschow. It should have held 110 ­people, but only had 78 seats. The later chancel and ­sacristy were consecrated in 1883. More information can be found on the board nearby.

Further south, the islands of Storfjellet, Vedøya, Trenyken and Hærnyken loom out of the water like giant monuments. Trenyken is the best known, with its 5000 year old cave paintings and three defiantly towering peaks. The cliffs south of Røstlandet are home to one of Europe’s biggest sea bird colonies.

ÅNNHAMMEREN About 1.5 km long, the Blue Trail leads to Ånnhammeren. Though only 10 metres high, Ånnhammeren is a natural landmark and viewpoint on the island. There is no evidence to suggest that this was a place for spirits (“ånder”), the name probably coming from the Norwegian “ørn” (eagle). There used to be eagles’ nests here, and it is still an overwhelming sight to see flocks of eagles circling the crag. The trail leads through a sheltered but flat and open area of bogs and shallow ponds. The vegetation is extremely diverse because of the huge variations in salinity.

And at the very edge of it all is Skomvær Lighthouse, N ­ orway’s most fabled, weather-lashed lighthouse. The entire population of the municipality lives on Røstlandet and a few lesser islands linked by roads and bridges. The local council offices, church, schools, kindergarten, shop and post office, restaurants, hotels, airport, and fish processing facilities are also here. Røst has inspired many famous artists, including Theodor Kittelsen K. Espolin Johnsen and Luciano Fabro, contributor to Artscape Nordland. Planes and ferries depart several times a day during the summer to Røst.

You can buy hiking maps in tourist information centres or on the website www.lofoten.info

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BIRDWATCHING ON RØST, LOFOTEN

A unique and unforgettable way to experience nature on Røst. Let us guide the excursion as we explore Røst from the sea. Daily departures.  600/300 gcharles@online.no www.lofottur.com

DID YOU KNOW... You turn cod into stockfish by hanging it on racks from February to May?

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WELCOME TO AMFI SVOLVÆR, Lofoten’s best shopping centre with no fewer than 30 shops! WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR LOFOTEN ADVENTURE: Fashion, styling, food and drinks, sports and outdoor equipment, and whatever else you might need!

AMFI SVOLVÆR

OPENING HOURS: 10:00–19:00 (16:00) GROCERY SHOP: 07:00–23:00 WWW.AMFI.NO/SVOLVAR

THON HOTEL LOFOTEN Idyllically situated in the heart of Svolvær harbour, with entrances from Svolvær Square and the Hurtigruten terminal. The hotel has 190 modern rooms and is directly connected to the Lofoten Kulturhus, Northern Norwegian Artists’ Centre and the traditional Styrhuset Pub. RESTAURANT PALEO ARCTIC Far out on the edge of the pier, you can enjoy delicious meals in the hotel’s wonderful Restaurant Paleo Arctic. The chef insists on using local ingredients and drawing on Northern Norwegian cuisine. The Paleo Arctic also serves Norway’s best hotel breakfast

(Winner of Twinings Best Breakfast 2016)

”Thon Hotel Lofoten serves one of the best hotel breakfasts in the country” Winner Twinings Best Breakfast 2016

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NATIONAL TOURIST ROUTE THROUGH LOFOTEN National Tourist Routes are specially selected driving tours through the very best scenery that Norway has to offer. The E10 through Lofoten is one such designated National Tourist Route. Fortunately, there are still roads which are not simply designed to get you from A to B as quickly as possible. National Tourist Routes are beautiful driving tours that are a little out of the ordinary. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has created these routes for you to explore. They offer spectacular viewpoints, facilities, car parking, outdoor furniture, paths and artwork. Bold innovative architecture set in magnificent landscapes is a hallmark of all the National Tourist Routes. Along the Tourist Route through Lofoten, these are some of the “attractions” you will encounter:

1. AKKARVIKODDEN (Moskenes) The rest area has granite furniture, magnificent views over the sea to the south east and a toilet building which mimics the steep mountains of the raw Lofoten landscape.

2. RAMBERGSTRANDA (Flakstad) Next to the beautiful beach surrounded by majestic mountains is a photographic viewpoint. A narrow path made from railway sleepers leads down to the beautiful beach.

3. EGGUM (Vestvågøy) Facing the ocean is a rest area in the shape of an amphitheatre, with car parking and toilet facilities.

4. TORVDALSHALSEN (Vestvågøy) This is a rest area that offers fantastic views over Vestvåg­ øya. It is surrounded by long screens and benches that provide protection against the wind and weather.

5. AUSTNESFJORDEN (Vågan) The rest area is situated south of Sildpollen, and a wooden walkway has been built that floats on the landscape. It offers fantastic views across to the stunning mountains and Sildpollneset chapel. For more information on other spectacular viewing points, service buildings and rest areas in Lofoten, visit www.nasjonaleturistveger.no

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LOFOTEN CODE OF CONDUCT Welcome to Lofoten, the world’s most beautiful islands! Please be considerate of your surroundings by following these simple guidelines. This way, you can be sure that your visit does not diminish other people’s experienc

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2 LEAVE NO TRACE. Avoid leaving traces in nature, such as cairns, tent pegs etc. Allow others to have the same great experience that you’ve had. 3

FOLLOW THE PATH AND AVOID CREATION OF NEW PATHS

4 THROW WASTE IN THE WASTE BINS. If you are in an area without bins, bring your waste with you until you can dispose of it. 5 USE PUBLIC TOILETS. If none are present, go in the ocean or dig a pit in the ground. Avoid using wet wipes, as they take a long time to decompose. 6 RESPECT PRIVATE PROPERTY. Camping closer than 150 metres from an occupied house or cabin is forbidden. You can only camp on cultivated land if you have an agreement with the land owner. 7 BE CONSIDERATE IN TRAFFIC. The roads in Lofoten are narrow, yet many use them. Keep well clear of cyclists when passing them. Be especially mindful of bicycles in tunnels. 8 BAN ON FIRES. During the summer months, there is a general ban on open fires. Use designated sites for fire, and make sure there is no risk for a forest fire. 9 RESPECT WILDLIFE. Avoid disturbing animals unnecessarily. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. 10 IN THE INTEREST OF THE ENVIRONMENT, as well as your own experience and safety, we recommend activities oranised by tour operator. You can find a list of such organisers here.

Welcome back!

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THE ORIGINAL AND LEADING SINCE 1988

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Get close to these giants of the sea in their natural element WE OFFER TRIPS ALL YEAR ROUND – CONTACT US.

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We are the only whale safari operator to offer a 100% WHALE GUARANTEE. This means that if we do not find any whales, we will offer you a new trip free of charge or give you your money back (excluding administration fee + tour approx. 10%).

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Our crew has 25 years of experience and uses boats that are specially built for whale safaris, equipped with silent-running propellers that don’t disturb the whales. Our whale centre

D E S I G N : G O D S T R E K . P H OTO : DA N I E L E Z A N O N I , T. L U N D QV I S T A N D S V E I N T. K . E L I A S S E N .

WHALE SAFARI includes a restaurant, souvenir shop, whale exhibition and more.

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Booking/info.: Hvalsafari AS, P.B. 58, N-8483 Andenes Tel.: + 47 76 11 56 00 E-mail: booking@whalesafari.no

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS Fire: 110 - Police 112 – Ambulance 113

PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFORMATION FOR NORDLAND Telephone: 177 Public transport information online: www.177nordland.no

ROADS AND TRAFFIC Dial 175 at any time for information about mountain passes, distances, and road and traffic conditions.

CURRENCY It’s best to change foreign currency into NOK before your trip. Payment cards are widely used in Norway, and most shops ­accept credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Visa and MasterCard. Foreign debit cards are not widely accepted; we recommend you use an ATM to withdraw Norwegian currency instead.

CHARGING POINT LOCATIONS Svolvær: Kiwi in Osan, Amfi kjøpesenter Leknes: Circle K

CHEMICAL TOILET DISPOSAL POINTS FOR CAMPER VANS/TOUR BUSES Vågan: Sandsletta camping, Sandvika Camping, Ørsvågvær, Lofoten turist- og rorbusenter, Ørsvågvær, Kabelvåg Feriehus og Camping, Møllnosen, Lyngvær bobilcamp Vestvågøy: Esso servicestasjon, Leknes, Hagskaret picnic (15 May - 1 Oct) Moskenes: Municipal, Reine harbour Værøy: Municipal, on the north side of Værøy

VISITORS’ MOORINGS IN LOFOTEN We have a number of visitors’ moorings in Lofoten, many of which are detailed in www.havneguiden.no.

SHOP OPENING TIMES/FOOD The shops are normally open daily except Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 (Thursday until 18:00). The shopping centre has extended opening hours. In larger towns, grocery stores are open on Sundays.

Photo: Louise Berglund

Fly with us to the very heart of Lofoten! - Choose between Leknes, Røst or Svolvær. Book at wideroe.no

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BOOK TICKETS

ONLINE BOOKING:

Departure times: Visit our website www.thn.no to find departure times for ferries and express boats. It is possible to pre-book tickets for some connections.

Express Boat: Bodø – Helgeland Bodø – Svolvær (Advance booking only)

Book tickets: Ferry connections: Visit our website www.thn.no or contact the ferry booking office on +47 908 20 700. Bodø – Moskenes Moskenes – Bodø (return) Online booking: Svolvær – Skutvik Book online at booking.torghatten-nord.no or by telephone on +47 908 20 700. Skutvik – Svolvær (return) Bodø – Værøy – Røst – Moskenes Telephone booking is open from 08:00 to 15:30, Monday to Friday.

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LOFOTEKSPRESSEN Route 23-760 Lofotekspressen has daily departures between Narvik and Å in Lofoten.

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Public transport information for Nordland At 177nordland.no you can find information on public transport including buses, express boats and ferries in Nordland. Use the travel planner or scan the QR code and download the app for free.

177nordland.no Public transport information Ruteopplysning Telephone: 177 Telefon: 177 177nordland.no

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TRAVEL TO LOFOTEN FLIGHTS TO LOFOTEN • Oslo Gardermoen – Harstad/Narvik (Evenes): www.sas.no, www.norwegian.no • Oslo Gardermoen – Bodø www.sas.no, www.norwegian.no • Oslo - Svolvær www.wideroe.no • Oslo - Leknes www.wideroe.no • Bodø – Svolvær www.wideroe.no • Bodø – Leknes www.wideroe.no • Leknes – Røst www.wideroe.no • Bodø – Røst www.wideroe.no • Bodø – Værøy www.lufttransport.no • Tromsø - Svolvær www.wideroe.no • Tromsø - Leknes www.wideroe.no

BUS 1h 40 min

FERRY CONNECTIONS

(www.177nordland.no) • Narvik-Evenes-Svolvær-Leknes-Å • Bodø-Svolvær

1h 30 min 2h 20 min

7h 50 min 7h 30 min

EXPRESS BOAT (www.thn.no) Bodø-Skrova-Svolvær

2h 20 min

3h 30 min

20 min

HURTIGRUTEN

20 min

(www.hurtigruten.no) • Bodø-Stamsund • Bodø-Svolvær • Stokmarknes-Svolvær • Stokmarknes-Stamsund

25 min 25 min 25 min

(www.sj.se, www.nsb.no) • Kiruna – Narvik • Trondheim – Bodø

50 min

60 min 25 min* 2h 15 min 4,5-5 hours 3,5-5 hours 2 hours 1,5 hours 3-3,5 hours

DISTANCES 3h 45 min 6 hours 3 hours 5h 30 min

TRAINS

1h 15 min

(www.thn.no, * www.177nordland.no) • Bognes-Lødingen • Melbu-Fiskebøl • Skutvik-Skrova-Svolvær • Bodø-Røst • Bodø-Værøy • Røst-Værøy • Værøy-Moskenes • Bodø-Moskenes

3h 20 min 9h 35 min

• Svolvær – Moskenes* – Bodø: • Svolvær – *Skutvik – Bodø: • Svolvær – Lødingen* – Bodø: • Svolvær – *Melbu – Andenes: • Svolvær – Gullesfjordbotn – Andenes: • Svolvær – Lødingen: • Svolvær – Harstad: • Svolvær – Evenes Lufthavn: • Svolvær – Narvik: • Svolvær – Kiruna: • Svolvær – Tromsø:

124 km 230 km 338 km 185 km 211 km 101 km 168 km 165 km 238 km 378 km 420 km

* Ferry connections Source: Google Maps RS U TO S OAT E L ED BU B BI IS R R O S M RT O M T E RT E I O T BU D W R I P S S A A X UA N O R R N IN U E-MAIL/TELEPHONE C A VA M B C H C H TA Q S A I C U

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Europcar Bilutleie Svolvær: Sivert Nilsens gt 43/Leknes: Verksvn 12

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(+47) 76 08 75 53

vti@online.no www.lofoten.info

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maria@investfjord.no www.lofoten.info

01.01.-31.12.

(+47) 98 01 75 64

tour-off@lofoten-info.no www.lofoten-info.no

02.05-04.09

(+47) 75 42 06 14

turistkontor@varoy.kommune.no www.lofoten.info

20.06-20.08

(+47) 76 05 05 00

postkasse@rost.kommune.no www.lofoten.info

15.06-15.08

Moskenesøy

Værøy turistinformasjon Fergeleiet og Rådhuset, Sørland

Røst turistinformasjon Rådhuset og fergeleiet, Røst

TRAVEL TO LOFOTEN

SEASON 01.01-31.12

Ramberg

Moskenes turistinformasjon

EMAIL/WEBSITE

svolvaer@europcar.no (+47) 76 07 00 00

info@lofoten.info www.lofoten.info

Leknes

Flakstad turistinformasjon

svolvar@avis.no (+47) 76 07 11 40

(+47) 76 07 05 75

Torget, Svolvær

Leknes turistinformasjon

SEASON 01.01-31.12 www.avis-lofoten.com 01.01-31.12 www.europcar.no

SCHEDULES AND TRAVEL PLANNING • Information about Lofoten: www.lofoten.info • Information about Northern Norway: www.nordnorge.com • Information about Norway: www.visitnorway.no • Hurtigruten: www.hurtigruten.no • Buses and ferries in Nordland: Tel. 177 or www.177nordland.no • Ferry schedules and tickets: Tel. (+47) 908 20 700 / www.thn.no

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