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OPENING TIMES AT TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES 2011

Svolvær. Tel: (+47) 76 06 98 07

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OPENING times AT TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES

PLACE t-info@lofoten.info

1.1.-15.5.

16.5.-5.6.

6.6.-19.6.

20.6.-7.8.

8.8.-21.8.

22.8.-31.12.

Monday - Friday

09.00-15.30

09.00-16.00

09.00-20.00

09.00-22.00

09.00-20.00

09.00-15.30

10.00-14.00

10.00-14.00

09.00-20.00

10.00-14.00

16.00-20.00

10.00-20.00

Saturday Sunday Leknes town centre. Tel: (+47) 76 08 75 53 vti@online.no

1.1.-12.6.

13.6.-14.8.

15.8.-31.12.

Monday - Friday

10.00-16.00

10.00-18.00

10.00-16.00

Saturday

12.00-16.00

Sunday

12.00-16.00

Ramberg. Tel: (+47) 76 09 31 10 / 76 05 22 01 Tel: (+47) 908 29 495 / 958 94 210 postmottak@flakstad.kommune.no

15.6.-31.8

Daily

09.00-19.00

Moskenesvågen, at the ferry port Tel: (+47) 980 17 564 tour-off@lofoten-info.no

1.3.-30.4.

2.5.-31.5.

Monday - Friday

10.00-14.00

10.00-17.00

Daily

1.6.-19.6.

20.6.-14.8.

15.8.-31.8.

10.00-17.00

09.00-19.30

10.00-17.00

1.9.-16.9. 10.00-14.00

Værøy at the ferry port and Town Hall.

Tel: (+47) 75 42 06 14 / *75 42 06 00 turistkontor@varoy.kommune.no

*1.1.-31.05

1.6.-25.8.

*26.8.-31.12

Monday - Friday

09.00-14.00

09.30-15.00

09.00-14.00

* Town Hall Røst, at the ferry port. Tel: (+47) 454 92 186 / 76 05 05 00 postkasse@rost.kommune.no

20.6.-20.8.

Daily

When the ferry calls.

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Index

Arctic Menu

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Opening times at tourist information centres

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How to get there

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One of the many temptations of Northern Norway is our food. The abundant nature provides us with the best basic ingredients in the world, and these are the main ingredients of the Arctic Menu. So are our food traditions, and the joy of creating new and exotic variations of them. We look forward to welcoming you! More information on: www.arktiskmeny.no

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Olavsrosa

Vågan

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Vestvågøy

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Olavsrosa –St. Olav’s Rose– is the hallmark of Norwegian Heritage. It points the way to extraordinary experiences that are rooted in the Norwegian heritage. It is awarded in accordance with a strict assessment based on the product’s cultural value, how this is being protected and how the product is made available to the public. More information on: www.olavsrosa.no

Flakstad

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Moskenes

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Værøy

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Røst

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Environmentally certified company Companies and businesses that are subject to an environmental analysis and found to meet the defined industrial requirements are certified as Eco-Lighthouses (Miljøfyrtårn). The EcoLighthouse is a public Norwegian certificate. The scheme is supported and recommended by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment. More information on: www.miljofyrtarn.no

Artscape Nordland

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Experience the taste of Lofoten

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Hiking trails in Lofoten

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Cycling in Lofoten

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Activites

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Highway E10 is a National Tourist Route through Lofoten.

Sights and Attractions

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Transport/Where to eat

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National Tourist Routes is a nationwide project carried out by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. The Head of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration provides the authorities and framework, and the Tourist Route Office of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration manages the project. A separate, superior review board ensures that the routes become a particular tourist attraction of high quality. Separate architectural boards ensure that the features along the routes are of a high visual quality. More information on: www.turistveg.no

Hotel/Youth hostel/Guesthouse/ Camping/Cabins for rent

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Rorbuer/Seahouse

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Events in Lofoten

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Advertisements

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Gardsmathanen – The Farm Fare Cockerel The farm fare cockerel is a seal of quality awarded to Norwegian farm fare that is based on skill, tradition and local ingredients. The symbol is used by businesses involved in the production, sale and/or serving of farm fare that are approved by the Norwegian Rural Tourism and Farm Fare Organisation (Norsk Bygdeturisme og Gardsmat). The cockerel symbolizes care and consideration, culture and adventure. Approved businesses are marked with the Farm Fare Cockerel symbol. Read more at www.nbg-nett.no

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How to get there

How to get there Til Evenes/Narvik: There are daily flights between Oslo Airport and Harstad/Narvik Airport Evenes all year round. Flight time is approx. 1.5 hours. You can also get to Narvik by train from Stockholm/Göteborg. Daily departures all year round.

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From Narvik to Lofoten (from the north): LOFAST is the new ferry-free road link between Lofoten and the mainland. The drive from Evenes to Svolvær now takes less than 2.5 hours. Motorists can follow the E10 to Lofoten. There are also daily bus services from Narvik (via Evenes) to Lofoten. The airport shuttle bus between Evenes and Svolvær takes you to and from the airport and corresponds with all arrivals and departures. Don’t forget to book in advance! Information about timetables and prices: www.denkvitebussen.no

To Bodø: There are daily flights between Oslo Airport and Bodø Airport all year round. Flight time is approx. 1.5 hours. You can also travel between Oslo, Trondheim, Fauske and Bodø by train. Daily departures all year round.

From Bodø to Lofoten (from the south): There are daily flights between Bodø and Lofoten all year round. Flight time is 20-30 minutes. Fly from Bodø to Røst, Leknes or Svolvær, between Leknes and Røst, or from Bodø to Værøy with helicopter. There are daily bus services from Bodø (via Fauske) to Svolvær all year round, with corresponding services elsewhere in Lofoten. Motorists can catch the car ferry from Bodø across to Moskenes, Værøy or Røst, or drive to Skutvik, north of Bodø, and catch the car ferry across to Skrova or Svolvær. You can also follow the E6 to Bognes and catch the ferry over to Lødingen. From there you can follow the E10 to Lofoten. There are daily express passenger boats between Bodø and Skrova/ Svolvær all year round.

Between Tromsø and Svolvær From June to August you can catch direct flights between Tromsø and Svolvær every day except Saturdays. There are also bus services between Å i Lofoten and Tromsø all year round, changing at Bjerkvik.

The Coastal Voyage Ships (Hurtigruten): North- and southbound Coastal Voyage vessels call at Stamsund and Svolvær every day, all year round.

When in Lofoten: When in Lofoten you can easily travel around by using public transport, a rental car or a bicycle. Enjoy the beautiful Reinefjorden on board the local passenger boat from Reine. In summer a walk from Vindstad in Reinefjorden to the white, sandy Bunesstranda beach is the perfect combination. The walk takes about an hour each way and is suitable for families. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy it on the beach. Then take the boat back to Reine in the afternoon. Alternatively, you can take a one hour round trip on the fjord. In the summer you can enjoy Lofoten on the boat between Ballstad and Nusfjord. Sailing along the traditional, coastal transport routes, this boat shuttle gives access to a unique and scenic view of Lofoten, and is also a pleasant alternative for those who do not wish to ride their bicycles through the Nappstraum tunnel (below sea level). The small express passenger boat between Holandshamn and Svolvær is perfect for those wishing to cycle in the Raftsundet area. The boat sails on Wednesdays only, from Holandshamn in the morning and from Svolvær in the afternoon. Outside the summer season the boat also calls at Skrova. If you want to travel on this boat, you must make a reservation in advance. In the summer you can also visit Raftsundet and the Trollfjord by travelling on the Coastal Voyage ships (Hurtigruten) between Stokmarknes and Svolvær, or on one of the scheduled boat trips from Svolvær. At the southern end of the Raftsundet strait you will find the beautiful island of Store Molla, which is perfect for cycling and hiking. Take the car ferry between Digermulen and Finnvik. At the northern end of the Raftsundet strait you can take the car ferry from Hanøy to Kaljord, or from Fiskebøl to Melbu. You can visit the island of SKROVA by catching the express passenger boat from Svolvær to Bodø, or the car ferry from Svolvær to Skutvik. You can visit the islands of VÆRØY and RØST by catching the car ferry from Moskenes or Bodø, or the plane from Bodø. New daily flights between Røst and Leknes.

Car Rental / Charter Services: A number of different means of transport are available to you, whether you are travelling alone or in a group. You can rent a car, touring coach, boat, catamaran, taxi, maxi-taxi, helicopter or plane.

FOR SCHEDULES AND TRAVEL PLANNING: Information on Lofoten: www.lofoten.info Information on Nordland: www.visitnordland.no Information on Norway: www.visitnorway.com Public transport in Norway: www.rutebok.no Public transport in Nordland: www.177nordland.com

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VESTERÅLEN DISTANCES IN KILOMETRES:

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Moskenes* - Bodø: 226 *Skutvik – Bodø: 329 Lødingen* – Bodø: 385 *Melbu – Andenes: 184 Gullesfjordbotn - Andenes: 212 Lødingen: 99,5 Harstad: 167 Evenes Airport: 175 Narvik: 238 Kiruna: 377 Tromsø: 419

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FERRY CONNECTIONS: Bognes – Lødingen 60 min Melbu - Fiskebøl 25 min Skutvik - Skrova - Svolvær 2 hours Bodø - Røst 4,5 - 5 hours Bodø - Værøy 3,5 - 5 hours Røst - Værøy 2 hours Værøy - Moskenes 1,5 hours Bodø - Moskenes 3 - 3,5 hours

FLAKSTADØY Vikten

Ramberg EXPRESS PASSENGER VESSELS (CATAMARAN), TRAVELLING TIME: Svolvær – Skrova - Bodø 3 h 30 min

Nappskaret

Rambergstranda

Fredvang Finnbyen

THE HURTIGRUTEN SHIP, TRAVELLING TIME: Bodø - Stamsund 3 h 45 min Bodø - Svolvær 6 h Stokmarknes - Svolvær 3 h Stokmarknes - Stamsund 5 h 30 min

MOSKENESØY

Nusfjord Sund Akkarvikodden

FLIGHTS TO LOFOTEN 20-50 MINUTES Bodø - Leknes Bodø - Svolvær Bodø - Røst Røst - Leknes Bodø - Værøy with helicopter Svolvær - Tromsø

Hamnøy e Reine

Moskenes

Sørvågen Å

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Moskstraumen

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VÆRØY Nordland

- National Tourist Route

Sørland Måstad

RØST Røstlandet

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Ferg e Bo dø Fer r y-F ähre

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For information on schedules and prices, please visit: www.lofoten.info

- Artscape Nordland

Reinehalsen Steffenakken


Kaljord

Melbu

Hanøy

LOFAST

AUSTVÅGØY Fiskebøl

Grunnfør

Laukvik

Gimsøy Trollfjord

Hov Eggum Unstad

Brenna

Sildpollnes Austnesfjorden

Borgvåg Torvdalshalsen

Digermulen

Limstrand

Finnvika

Gårdsvatnet

Alstad Borg

Svolvær

Lofotkatedralen

Lyngvær

Skjerpvatnet

Store Molla

Gimsøystraumen

Stor-Vågan

Vik

Kabelvåg Ørsvågvær Skrova Kalle

Rolvsfjord Storfjord

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Kabelvåg

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Hov

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Henningsvær

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Fredvang

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Fiskebøl

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Borg

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Ballstad

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Alstad

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Hattneset

Alstad Ballstad Borg Digermulen

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Fiskebøl

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Vågan

Svolvær © Geir Rune Holm

The borough of Vågan includes almost all of the island of Austvågøy, together with Gimsøy and a number of smaller islands, among them Henningsvær and Skrova. A small part of the island of Hinnøya also belongs to Vågan. Svolvær is the ”capital” of Lofoten, and an important hub for the entire region. The city is also the major gateway to Lofoten for the steadily increasing tourist traffic. Service industries are well developed, including both private and public services. The biggest newspaper in the area, Lofotposten, is published in Svolvær. There are many primary and secondary schools and several colleges of further education. In Kabelvåg, you will find the art and film college (Nordland kunst- og filmskole) as well as Lofoten Folk High School. The borough’s vibrant cultural life includes choirs and bands, revue groups and a number of other activities. The North Norwegian Artists’ Centre (Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter) is located in Svolvær, and 75% of all professional artists in Lofoten and Vesterålen live in Vågan. The Lofoten International Art Festival is arranged here every other year. A wide range of sports, an indoor sports hall, skiing slopes, floodlit ski trails, wonderful walking and touring terrain and considerable boating activity, are all part of the range of leisure activities available to the local inhabitants.

Public transport There are daily flights from Svolvær to the other air fields in the area and to the main airport in Bodø. Svolvær is daily port of call for the northbound and southbound Coastal Voyage ships (Hurtigruten). There are also express boat service to Bodø and a car ferry service to Skutvik and the E6. Vesterålen can be reached on the car ferry between Fiskebøl and Melbu. There are regular bus services to and from Svolvær, and car ferries and express boats to Skrova. A car ferry service is also in operation between Store Molla and Digermulen. LOFAST, the ferry-free road link with the mainland in the north, was opened on December 1, 2007.

Description of the Borough Svolvær: Svolvær became a transit harbour in 1918, was awarded city status on 17 May 1996, has a population today of about 4,290 people, and is one of North Norway’s most important harbours when it comes to maritime services. The crag known as Svolværgeita, ”the Svolvær Goat”, is the town’s most characteristic feature, representing a welcome challenge to climbers. The peak was climbed for the first time in 1910. The painter Gunnar Berg from Svolvær painted many pictures from Lofoten, the most famous of which, ”The Battle of Trollfjord” can be seen in the Gunnar Berg Gallery. Other art galleries include the North Norwegian Artists’ Centre, Gallery Dagfinn Bakke and Lofoten Theme Gallery. The Lofoten War Memorial Museum recounts the role of the Lofoten Islands during World War II. Unique ice sculptures are displayed at Magic Ice, adjacent to the Coastal Voyage (Hurtigruten) docks. Svolvær represents the exciting atmosphere of a bustling harbour, a small town and an artists’ environment all at once. Storvågan: Historical area with roots dating back to the year 900. In the

Middle Ages this was the most densely populated area in Northern Norway due to the Lofoten fisheries. From Storvågan, all fish was transported out of the region for further export to the continent. Today, Storvågan is the location of the Lofoten Museum, the Lofoten Aquarium and Gallery Espolin Johnson, all of which are excellent attractions.

referred to as “Lofoten Cathedral” can also be found in Kabelvåg. It was built in 1898 and can accommodate up to 1200 people. The village square is the heart of Kabelvåg and helps create a pleasant atmosphere around the harbour. Visit the gallery of artists Thor Erdal and Inger Anne Nyaas near the town square.

Henningsvær: Dubbed the “The Venice of Lofoten”, Henningsvær is one of the archipelago’s most important fishing villages, and has a population of about 470 people. Lofoten House Gallery (Galleri Lofotens Hus) is a popular tourist attraction there. In addition to paintings by Karl Erik Harr, it houses a collection of paintings by other well-known 19th and 20th century Nordland artists. There is also an exhibition of photographs taken in Lofoten at around the turn of the 19th century by the well-known photographer, Wilse. In Henningsvær there are also a number of interesting workshops and sales outlets for glassware and ceramics as well as a candlemaker’s workshop in the Engelskmannsbrygga (Englishman’s Hamlet). Skrova: With its wonderful sandy beaches this island is a pearl in the Vestfjord, and is also known for the best views of the Lofoten Wall. Skrova has the least rainfall in the entire region, and the longest hours of sunshine. It also offers the most unique facilities in Lofoten when it comes to photography. Furthermore, Skrova offers art galleries, overnight accommodations, places to eat, sea fishing and good walking country. From Mount Skrovafjellet, 282 metres asl, there are superb views of Hamarøy, Landegode, the Lofoten Wall and all the way to Værøy. With its population of around 230, Skrova has been a centre for fisheries and whaling for many decades. This authentic fishing village offers visitors the chance to relax in peaceful surroundings. Daily connections to Skutvik, Bodø and Svolvær. The community of Skrova and the surrounding islands are well worth a visit. Digermulen and Raftsundet: The community of Digermulen, with the Keiservarden peak, is situated by the entrance to the Raftsundet strait. There are organized trips from Svolvær to these beautiful natural surroundings, and to the Trollfjord, several times a day during the summer. Turn off the E10 near Fiskebøl. This is also an excellent area for cycling. Laukvik is situated on the north-western coast of Lofoten and offers

fantastic views of the ocean and the midnight sun. About 430 people live there, and the main sources of income are fishing and agriculture. A range of accommodation is available there, and the surrounding area is a good starting point for walks to places like Mount Matmora. In Laukvik you will also find a small museum, the Northern Lights centre “Polarlightcenter” and the art gallery ”Galleri Magica”.

Gimsøy - Hov is an area on the north-western coast of Lofoten offering

fantastic views of the ocean and the midnight sun. Hov is one of the oldest inhabited places in the Lofoten Islands, and as such contains a wealth of ancient monuments including burial mounds and landing places for boats that date back as early as the Stone Age and Iron Age. Lofoten Golf Links has been established in the same spectacular setting . At present, it is a 9-hole course situated right on the seashore.

Kabelvåg: This was the most important fishing village in Lofoten during

the last century. Kabelvåg forms part of the borough’s cultural history reserve and has some very interesting architecture. Today’s population is approximately 1,920 people. Around the year 1103, King Øystein had Lofoten’s first church built in Kabelvåg. Later, in around 1120, he also had “rorbu” cabins built for the fishermen. A commemorative statue of him can be seen on the heights overlooking Kabelvåg town centre. Vågan Church,

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© Kjell Ove Storvik

© Geir Rune Holm

© Fabrice Milochau 2005 France

Area: 477 km2 Population: 8.957 Centre of Municipal Administration: Svolvær Telephone: +47 75 42 00 00 www.vagan.kommune.no

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© www.knutmarka.no

© Fabrice Milochau 2005 France

© Terje Rakke Nordic Life


Vestvågøy Haukland © Terje Rakke/Lofoten Vinter

Vestvågøy offers fantastic countryside for hiking. The landscape between the tall, jagged peaks stretches out to form a wide valley. Vestvågøy is one of North Norway’s most important agricultural areas. The local school system is well-developed ranging from primary school level to colleges of further education. Additionally, the Lofoten Studie- og Høyskolesenter offers distance learning courses in Leknes. There is a wealth of cultural activity in the borough including the Teater NOR theatre group, the Nordland Puppet Theatre, Eilertsen & Granados Theatre Company, Lofotr Viking Museum, Galleri 2, artist’s studios, the Kunstkvarteret artists’ centre, a rallycross circuit, the school of culture, the “Drivhuset” youth club, the school brass band, choirs, folk dance groups, and a number of sports clubs. There are also swimming pools and sports halls, a central stadium, an alpine skiing facility, in addition to illuminated ski trails and first class rambling terrain, providing the opportunity of activity all year round.

Communications There are daily flights between Leknes, Svolvær and Bodø. The Coastal Voyage ships (Hurtigruten) call at Stamsund every day. There is also a car ferry between Moskenes and Bodø in the south, and a ferry-free road link (E10) with the mainland in the north.

Trade and Industry Fishing and agriculture are the main industries in the borough. The trawler company Nordland Havfiske and Aker Seafoods are based in Stamsund. A national survey has confirmed that the best lamb in the country comes from Lofoten. North Norway’s biggest private abattoir is situated in the borough. Other important trades include service/commerce and tourism. The fishing fleet also contributes towards employment in the maritime engineering industry.

An artist’s studio and “Galleri 2” are situated approx. 100 m from the Hurtigrute docks. Every June the Stamsund International Theatre Festival is arranged here.

Vik/Haukland/Uttakleiv: Marvellous white beaches. Excellent spots to see the Midnight Sun, and popular places for outings among both local residents and tourists. Unstad: A mountain viewpoint and photo spot. The houses here are grouped together as they would have been in the Middle Ages. Great hiking trails and scope for hillwalking. A tunnel leading to the village was opened in autumn 1995. Excellent conditions for surfers. Borg: “Lofotr Viking Museum”. The biggest Viking Age chieftain’s

homestead in Scandinavia has been excavated at Borg. A full-scale replica of the chieftain’s house has been reconstructed. If you have time, you can go down to the bay and take a look at the Viking ships and the boathouse replica. The King’s Stone, signed during the royal couple’s visit to North Norway in summer 1992, is also found there. Borge Church, inaugurated in 1987, is located in the near vicinity and can accommodate 700 people. The church is often used for concerts and is known for its distinctive architecture and excellent acoustics.

Eggum: The houses here are grouped together as they would have been

in the Middle Ages, and are attractively situated at the foot of precipitous mountains. Beautiful pebble beach. Midnight Sun viewpoint . “Borga”, the fortification built of stone during WW II, was one of the first German radar stations in northern Europe. Good starting point for hiking.

Mortsund: An active fishing village with several fish factories. The most modern cod-liver oil factory in North Norway. Salmon farming. Trail to Mount Middagstinden. Abundant bird life.

Description of the Borough Leknes: The region’s major centre of trade and commerce, and the centre of municipal administration. Population of about 2,650 people. Welldeveloped services, including hotels, cafés, restaurants, auto repair shops, specialist shops, pharmacies, bakeries, cinema, library and swimming pool. The newspaper “Lofot-Tidende” is published here twice a week.

Ballstad: Approx. 1,100 inhabitants. One of the largest fishing villages in Lofoten. Here you will find a cod-liver oil factory, a boatyard decorated with the world’s largest mural, an art gallery, cafés, restaurants, and several places where you can hire fishermen’s cabins (rorbu cabins) for overnight accommodation. Ballstad was one of the first communities to provide what we today call rorbu cabin holidays. Gravdal: Approx. 1,600 inhabitants. One of the largest towns in Vestvågøy. Lofoten Hospital and Vestvågøy Residential Home are located here, together with a branch of Vest-Lofoten College of Further Education. Buksnes Church, built in dragon style in 1905, is well worth a visit.

Holsøyene: The inner Buksnesfjord area holds a wealth of ancient cultural

monuments, including the remains of boathouses from the late Iron Age and burial sites from the early Iron Age. Farthest to the north here we find Hol, a parish since the Middle Ages with a church that dates back to 1806. Among the five prehistoric boathouse sites found in the area, we find one which is no less than 43 metres in length. It is Norway’s biggest boathouse site and has most likely housed a so-called “Leidang” ship. There are altogether about 80 burial mounds here, some of which have proven to be of ancient Sámi origin.

Vestvågøy Museum: At the Fygle branch of the museum, there is a fine collection of approx. 2,000 exhibits. At Skaftnes (Sennesvik), the collection further consists of a farm house from 1860, a quayside warehouse, a large boathouse and a forge. There are also traces of Stone Age settlement at Sversvika.

Stamsund: Approx. 1,500 inhabitants. One of the most important fishing

villages in west Lofoten. Daily port of call for the Hurtigrute ships. Stamsund Sports Club’s undertakings include the running of Lofoten’s best alpine skiing facility.

Area: 422 km2 Population: 10.702 Centre of Municipal Administration: Leknes Telephone: +47 76 05 60 00 www.vestvagoy.kommune.no

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Flakstad

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The borough of Flakstad consists of the island of Flakstadøy and the northern part of Moskenesøy. The origin of the borough’s name, Flakstad, is unclear, and may be derived from the word “flag”, meaning “cliff”. An older name for the island was “Vargfot”, meaning “wolf’s paw”.

Ramberg: The centre of municipal administration is located by a wonderful white sandy beach facing the Norwegian Sea. Just outside the village we find the beautiful Flakstad Church, built of wood in 1780, with its characteristic onion-shaped dome. The altarpiece is older than the church, and the pulpit was painted by the master painter from Bergen, Godtfred Ezechiel.

The E10, also known as “King Olav V’s Road”, passes through Flakstad on its way to Å. Most of the people in Flakstad live along the far side of Lofoten, facing the ocean, in fishing villages such as Ramberg and Fredvang.

Nusfjord: Flakstad’s most famous fishing village. During European Architecture Conservation Year in 1975, Nusfjord was chosen as one of three pilot projects for the preservation of traditional construction methods in Norway. Here you will find an agglomeration of fishermen’s cabins (rorbu), some of which are inhabited by fishermen during the winter season and used by tourists in the summer. Michele Sarno’s silversmith’s workshop “Krismar Sølvsmie” is also found here.

Overlooking the Vestfjord we find Sund, Skjelfjord, Nesland and Nusfjord. The largest shore zone and farmland areas in Flakstad are found at Fredvang, on the northern tip of Moskenesøy Island, at Vareid and in the area around Flakstad Church. The local tourist information centre is situated in the village of Ramberg. The borough is divided into two by the rapid Sundstraumen strait, which is narrowest at Strømsnes, where the distance between the islands of Moskenesøy and Flakstadøy is just enough for two fishing vessels to pass one another. At the municipal centre of Ramberg, there is a library, a supermarket, a petrol station and a garage. Furthermore, the borough offers good schools and services. There are places to eat in Ramberg that are open all year round, and in the summer there are also places to eat at Fredvang, Sund, Vikten and in Nusfjord.

Public transport The distance from Ramberg to the nearest airport at Leknes is 33 km. Stamsund, the nearest port of call for the Coastal Voyage ships (Hurtigruten) is 49 km away. There are car ferries to Bodø, Værøy and Røst from Moskenes, which is about 30 km from Ramberg.

Trade and Industry Fishing and agriculture are the main sources of income in the borough. Fish is landed at Fredvang, Nusfjord, Napp, Ramberg and Sund. At Vikten, Ramberg and Sund, there are also well-established arts and crafts centres. The Blacksmith in Sund, probably has the largest number of visitors, together with the glassblower’s workshop at Vikten. With between 20,000 and 30,000 visitors during the summer, these are among Lofoten’s most popular attractions.

Description of the Borough There are remnants of Stone Age settlement in Flakstad. Nusfjord and Sund have been referred to as fishing villages in documents dating back to the 16th century. The Church and the King were major landowners, but during the 19th century most of the King’s land was sold to private parties, and the system involving landowners (squires) in the fishing villages came into existence. When this system crumbled, new, modern fishing villages emerged.

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Vikten:Here you will find the glassblower’s cabin and Åse’s ceramics tower, both popular tourist attractions where handmade products are sold. There is a pebble beach there facing the open sea. Napp: A modern fishing village. The Flakstadstien trail starts here, a signposted footpath leading from Napp, past Storbåthallaren cave, a well-known Stone Age settlement, to the abandoned farming and fishing hamlet of Østre Nesland. Sund: Old fishing hamlet. There is a fisheries museum there with a separate section for boat engines that can be started. Home of the Blacksmith in Sund, famous for his handmade cormorants. Østre Nesland: An abandoned fishing and farming community with well preserved production buildings: a farm mill, cookhouse, boathouse, salmon smokehouse etc. On the way to Nesland you will pass Skjelfjord, which was a port of refuge for British warships after the Battle of Narvik in 1940. Fredvang: This fishing village, situated on the northern part of the island of Moskenesøy, is the point of departure for hiking trails leading to the far side of the island (Yttersida). In the area around Fredvang there are picnic spots, cabins for daytime hikers, and the village association’s cabin with overnight accommodation facilities. The ”Draugen Festival” takes place here in July. Mølnarodden: Easy access to hiking trails near Solbjørnvatnet lake.

Area: 180 km2 Population: 1.438 Centre of Municipal Administration: Ramberg Telephone: +47 76 05 22 01 www.flakstad.kommune.no

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The borough of Moskenes covers the southern part of the island of Moskenesøy, where the landscape has been sculpted by glaciers and other elemental forces that have turned it into one of the wildest and most fascinating spots in Norway. Mount Hermannsdalstind, with an altitude of 1029 metres, is the highest mountain in Western Lofoten. There is a large number of mountain lakes to fish in. The landscape is characterised by sheer mountains and a narrow shoreline, and has some of the oldest rocks in Europe, approximately 3 billion years old. There was settlement on the far side of the island, overlooking the mighty ocean, up until the 1950s. Today, settlement is concentrated on the inner coast, where there are good harbour conditions for the fishing fleet, cargo vessels and pleasure boats. Services in the borough are well-developed and include grocery shops, a bank, post office services, kiosks, restaurants, cafés and a petrol station. There is also a primary and secondary school. There are many cultural activities in Moskenes, including a music and a culture school, a library, art galleries, and numerous societies and organizations.

building that previously housed Reine School. The artist Eva Harr now has her own gallery there, and Frank A Jenssen’s well-known multimedia show is also screened at the centre.

Public transport There are car ferries to Bodø, Værøy and Røst. The E10 connects Moskenes with the central and eastern parts of Lofoten. There are regular bus services to Leknes, Stamsund and Svolvær. Distance to the nearest airport, Leknes: 55 km. Distance to the nearest port of call for the Coastal Voyage ships, Stamsund: 70 km.

At the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å, you can gain insight into the activities of a genuine, traditional fishing village. For 200 years, the museum’s buildings have served their own different purposes in the old village. In the boathouse, cod-liver oil factory, forge, bakery and fishermen’s cabin (rorbua), visitors can learn about the Lofoten fishery, stockfish and cod-liver oil production, as well as local beliefs and superstitions about the sea monster “Draugen” and the Maelstrom. The forge and the bakery are in operation throughout the summer. The museum also produces and sells its own cod-liver oil. Not far away we also find Lofoten Stockfish Museum, dedicated to the history of the production and sale of Norway’s oldest export commodity, dried fish. With the help of extensive exhibitions, guided tours and video films in several languages, visitors can learn all about this historic industry.

Trade and Industry Fisheries have been, and still are, essential for habitation in Moskenes. Moskenes is one of the most fisheries dependent boroughs in Norway. In recent years, however, tourism has gained increasing importance. Description of the Borough In Moskenes, the fishing villages appear one after the other like pearls on a string. In places like Hamnøy, Sakrisøy, Reine, Moskenes, Sørvågen, Tind and Å, much can be learnt about everyday life in a fishing village. You can also follow the example of many visitors, and rent a fisherman’s cabin (rorbu), spending your holiday in an authentic and lively environment. Moskenes Island has plenty to offer those seeking an encounter with the elements. A boat trip by way of the Maelstrom, characterized as one of the fiercest - and possibly the most dangerous - ocean currents in the world, brings us to the far side of Lofoten. Here we find traces of settlement dating thousands of years back in time. The gigantic Kollhellaren Cave in Refsvika is a coastal cavern with approximately 3,000 year old cave paintings. There are organised boat trips and fishing trips in the Maelstrom in summer, together with visits to the cave in Refsvika, in the company of authorised guides. Fishing boat trips are also available, providing insight into the professional life of the fishermen: ”Fisherman for a day”. Back on the inner coast, you might want to take a trip on the Reinefjord. There is a scheduled boat service from Reine to one of Norway’s most beautiful fjords, where you can have a pleasant walk when you go ashore. In the centre of Reine you will find a fresh fish shop. In 2007, a new culture centre was opened in the

Area: 118.6 km2 Population: 1.128 Centre of Municipal Administration: Reine Telephone: +47 76 05 31 00 www.moskenes.kommune.no

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Moskenes Council’s contribution to “Artscape Nordland”, the sculpture “Laurel leaves in Moskenes”, by Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias, is situated in Akkarvika near Hamnøy. Not far from the former mansion in Moskenes there is also a sculpture in memory of Tennes-Kaspara, the last person to be beheaded in Moskenes. Gallery Krysset, a private art gallery, and the Norwegian Telecom Museum, are located in Sørvågen. Moskenes is known for its fantastic walking country, both in the mountains and in any of the small, long-established fishing villages. A two hour hike from Sørvågen, along a signposted and marked rambler’s trail, will lead you to the Lofoten Mountain Touring Association’s ramblers’ cabin, “Munkebu” (DNT).

On the island of Sakrisøya, we find Dagmar’s Doll and Toy Museum - a place for the whole family, and the first of its kind in Norway, opened in 1992. There is a second-hand shop there, too. On the other side of the road is Anita’s Sjømatbutikk (Anita’s Seafood Shop), selling a wide range of fresh, smoked and dried fish. In Reine you will find the Norwegian Whalers’ Museum. Reine has always been an important centre for Norwegian minke whaling. At the museum you can learn about the minke whale, how the catch is conducted and lots more about this exciting, but endangered aspect of Norwegian coastal culture. Historical events 1906: Northern Europe’s first wireless telegraph station was opened in Sørvågen. The Norwegian Telecom Museum has been established in Sørvågen to present the unique history of local telecommunications. 1928: Northern Europe’s first radio telephony station was opened in Sørvågen. As part of a broadcasting experiment, the service at Moskenes Church was transmitted to a radio receiver on 12 February 1929. 1941: The Reine Raid is carried out by Norwegian and British commandos. 1963: King Olav opens the Lofoten Road. The King goes ashore at Å and lays down a commemorative plaque at Hamnøy. 1992: ”King Olav’s Road”, the E10 from Å to the national border.

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Værøy

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Værøy, the penultimate island in the Lofoten archipelago, has every feature typical of Lofoten all in one place: midnight sun, white sandy beaches, seabird colonies, and an historic but still active fishing village. The Værøy mountains differ from those in the rest of Lofoten. Although just as steep, they are easier to ascend, offering wonderful views in all directions after little more than a brisk walk. To the east and south of the mountains lies Sørland, the island’s municipal centre. On the northern side of the island are Old Værøy Church and the Vicarage. The midnight sun, from 30 May to 13 July, can be seen at its best out there where the path to Måstad begins. Over 80 % of jobs in Værøy have some connection with the fisheries. In Lofoten, cod is caught in winter, Greenland halibut and saithe in summer, and herring in autumn. The climate on Værøy, with its mild winters and cool summers, is perfect for producing stockfish (dried fish). Italy and Spain are the most important markets for this product, and as a result of this trade down through the centuries, Værøy has been twinned with Venice. The per capita value of fish exports from Værøy is approximately NOK 650,000.

Attractions In the old days, the great cliffside seabird colonies on the far side of Værøy’s Måstad peninsula were an important and necessary food resource for the islanders. 150 people used to live in Måstad, but with no roads and poor harbour facilities, the settlement was eventually abandoned. Going ashore at Måstad is frequently combined with fishing trips or an expedition by boat to the seabird colonies. It is also possible to get there on foot. Puffins were hunted using specially trained “lundehund” or puffin dogs. All the remaining puffin dogs in Norway can trace their roots back to Måstad on Værøy. In the days when there was a bounty on eagles, the birds were caught by the islanders using only their bare hands. Lying concealed in mountain hides, the hunters would lure the eagles with bait and then catch them alive. A beautiful and unusual sandy beach, Punn Sanden (only accessible by boat) with caves containing paintings that are over 3,000 years old. Mollbakken in Nordland is a large pebble beach at the old sea level. A large number of finds from the Viking age have been made here.

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The trip from Moskenes to Værøy takes you across one of the world’s fiercest ocean currents, the Maelstrom, which inspired both Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne in their writings. Church with its black, onion-shaped dome, is the oldest church in Lofoten, built in about 1740 and moved to Værøy in 1799. The carved alabaster altarpiece figures are English and date back to about 1430.

Activities Visitors to Værøy will find a range of activities for their enjoyment, some of which are seasonal. In the summer, weather permitting, trips to the seabird colonies and fishing grounds are arranged. The area around Værøy is perfect for kayaking and diving, and the mountain walking trails offer wonderful scenic views.

Transport The world’s northernmost helicopter service runs twice daily between Værøy and Bodø. Car ferry service: Bodø– Moskenes– Værøy- Røst.

Art and Culture Cultural life is rich in Værøy, and includes the largest male voice choir in the Lofoten Islands. In July, the Værøy Festival and Værøydagene festival are due to be arranged with activities for young and old. The Norwegian Puffin Dog Club (Norsk lundehundklubb) convenes every four years at the dogs’ place of origin. Værøy is an exciting meeting place for a variety of artistic and cultural offerings. The island has inspired many artists over the years, including the famous Norwegian painter, Theodor Kittelsen. There are several art galleries and sales outlets on the island. Karl Erik Harr painted the altar piece in the new church. For those who want to go shopping, Værøy can boast of local chocolate production and clothes design. Traditional fare like hjellosing (cured cod), salted and cured saithe or whale meat casserole, is a gastronomical must.

Accommodation Værøy offers a variety of overnight accommodations, including rorbu cabins, camping cabins, quayside rooms and a motel.

Services In Sørland there are shops with cash machines and post office services, a bank, petrol station, fish landing facility, garage, cafés, a pub, municipal administration offices, a library, a doctor’s surgery and a health visitor.

Area: 17,5 km2 Population: 758 Centre of Municipal Administration: Sørland Telephone: +47 75 42 06 00 www.varoy.kommune.no

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Røst © Solveig Helland

Outermost in the Lofoten archipelago, about 100 km to the west of Bodø and 115 km to the north of the Arctic Circle, we find Røst with its 365 islands, isles and skerries. The largest of them, it’s highest point barely 12 m above sea level, is Røstlandet. Further south, the islands of Storfjellet, Vedøya, Trenyken and Hærnyken loom like gigantic monuments in the water. The entire population of the municipality is found on Røstlandet and a couple of lesser islands to which it is connected by roads. Here, too, we find the municipal administration offices, church, primary and secondary school, kindergarten, shops with post office facilities, restaurants, hotels, airport, and fisheries warehouses.

Trade and Industry The sea and the Gulf Stream shape the climate on Røst. Mild winters and cool summers coupled with relentless winds make the climate ideal for the production of the island’s most important export commodity, stockfish. From January to April large amounts of cod are brought ashore and hung out on fish racks, to be processed by the weather and turned into first class products. Røst is more dependent on fish than most other municipalities in the country, not many of which produce export articles for larger sums per inhabitant than Røst.

Public Transport There are daily flights between Bodø and Røst with corresponding transport to and from Bodø and Leknes. There is also a car ferry to Bodø, Værøy and Moskenes. The direct crossing from Bodø to Røst takes about 4 hours on the ferry and 20 minutes by air.

Description of the Borough The scenery on Røstlandet, covered as it is by flat pastures, marshes and innumerable lakes and ponds, contrasts sharply with the towering, steep bird cliffs that rise out of the sea towards the southwest. Nowhere else in Norway will you find as many nesting sea birds as on these islands.

The Church Ruins The church itself was consecrated in May 1839 by bishop Kierschow. It was constructed along lines laid down by architect Lindstow as the standard for country churches, but is presumed to have been the only one of its kind to be built of stone, as protection against

Area: 11 km2 Population: 618 Centre of Municipal Administration: Røstlandet Telephone: + 47 76 05 05 00 www.rost.kommune.no

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storms. It was in use until 1900, when it was considered too small and was demolished the year after by Royal decree.

Art/Culture/History Røst, and in particular Skomvær Lighthouse, the final outpost overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, has long been a source of inspiration and a favoured destination among artists and writers. The clergyman-poet Petter Dass described Røst in his poems, and Thorolf Holmboe wrote “The Cormorants of Røst.” The Legend of the cormorants of Utrøst and the fairy tale world that according to tradition is to be found out at sea off Skomvær Lighthouse, is also well known. Pictorial artist Theodor Kittelsen lived at Skomvær Lighthouse for almost two years in the late 1880’s, publishing his accounts in the form of both drawings and writings. Karl Erik Harr has also illustrated the fairy tale of “The Cormorants of Utrøst” and his illustrations are on permanent display at Røst School. Many of famous Norwegian artist Kaare Espolin Johnson’s best known motifs are from Røst.

Pietro Querini Querini was a Venetian nobleman, shipwrecked in the North Sea during the early winter of 1431, while on a voyage from Crete to Flanders. One of the lifeboats with survivors from the wreck drifted ashore on the uninhabited island of Sandøy, just off Røst. The survivors were found in a very poor state of health in January 1432. They stayed on till spring, and then left on ships carrying stockfish. The Italians’ narratives of conditions on Røst at the time is one of the most important accounts we have about the lives of ordinary people in Northern Norway during the Middle Ages. A monument to commemorate Querini and his companions was unveiled on Sandøy on 10 July 1932.

Bird Nesting Colonies The steep and towering islands southwest of the populated island of Røstlandet, are ”home” for the largest number of nesting birds across Norway, - with approximately a quarter of the country’s seabird population. A survey made in 1992 shows a population of 2.5 million adult birds. During the summer, there are daily boat trips to the nesting colonies. On the island of Vedøya, you can see the remnants of early settlement, showing that the island was probably an old fishing and hunting station. Bird lovers and scientists, both at home and abroad, regularly visit these ornithologically important islands. Moreover, a book about the birds of Røst has been published in Norwegian, English, German and French.

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Artscape Nordland

Artscape Nordland

Røst

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The underlying idea of this project is that a work of art, by its presence creates a place of its own. The sculpture also visualizes its surroundings, thus giving the place a new dimension. Artscape Nordland has also given rise to a wideranging and important debate on contemporary art in the region. See: http://skulpturlandskap.no/

RØST Title: The Nest. The height of the column fragments 25 cm, diameter 85 cm, the diameter of the eggs 25 cm. Artist: Luciano Fabro, Italy. Luciano Fabro says that the sculpture The Nest is a monument made for birds. The site of the sculpture on an island where migrating birds nest creates this meaning. The forms of the sculpture are derived both from nature and from culture. The eggs mark the beginning of a life, while the classical forms of the columns tell of bygone splendors. Location: The bird island Vedøya.

MOSKENES Title: Laurel Leaves - Moskenes. Two aluminium wall reliefs 273 x 266 and 312 x 266 cm. Artist: Cristina Iglesias, Spain. Laurel Leaves - Moskenes is a re-marking of a natural site, an entrance to the naturally formed Devil´s Churn. The artist has placed a relief wall on both sides of the entrance, thus wishing to signify its mystery and its value. The recreation of the site as a work of art is about the human will to make things beautiful. The idea of beauty here is derived from the patterns of nature, the shapes and forms that by repetition form «a landscape within a landscape» as the artist has said, or, one could add, «a patterned field within the fields of vegetation». Location: Between the E10 and the fiord, 2 km north of Hamnøy.

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FLAKSTAD Title: Epitaph.Material: Natural rocks. Height: 5 m Diameter: 8.5 m. Shape: Cylindrical Artist: Toshikatsu Endo, Japan. Endo often uses the circle as a basis for his sculptures. As a symbol, it expresses eternal and inherent orderliness in a concept of time that is circular as opposed to the linear conception of time that we are used to in the western wayof thinking. Location: Just off the road to Skjelfjord, approx. 2 km from Ramberg.

VESTVÅGØY Title: Head. Iron and granite. Height 178 cm. Artist: Markus Raetz, Switzerland. Markus Raetz’s art is about seeing, about how we observe the things around us.We are shown surprices, and reminded that they can be experienced even in other situations in our life, if we pay attention. The sculpture on Eggum changes its form - and thus also its content 16 times as the viewer walks around the sculpture. From one viewing angle, it looks like a classical portrait, and from another the head is seen upside down. Location: About 2 km beyond the village Eggum.

VÅGAN Untitled. Glass and steel. Height: 2,5 m. Artist: Dan Graham, USA. What role does the onlooker play in his encounter with the work of modern art? Graham’s solution to this question explicitly involves the actual sculptural structure itself. In his pavilions, with their walls of glass and mirrors, the onlooker becomes aware of both his physical position and the relationship between this and the sculptur’s transparent and reflective walls, while simuntaneously seeing himself in the same environment as that which surrounds the work of art itself. Location: At E10 near the old ferry-quai at Lyngvær.

www.artscape.no Lofoten – Enjoy Nature at its best! We would like you and your children to enjoy your next stay in Lofoten just as much as you did this one! By following a few simple guidelines, you will help us to achieve this goal. • Make use of the natural resources without damaging or polluting them. Avoid using motor vehicles whenever possible. You will be far closer to Nature on foot, on a bike or in a boat! Please note that certain places may be overtly subject to wear and tear – even though Lofoten is green and luxuriant, the natural surroundings are vulnerable and growth conditions are often only marginal. Please do not drive on the grass! If you are camping in a tent, caravan or mobile home, we kindly request that you stay at the proper camp sites.

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• The Right of Way allows you to move freely through open countryside, but you must show consideration to plants and animals, and especially to nesting birds. If you suspect that any kind of environmental crimes are being committed, please do not hesitate to report this to the local tourist information centre, the police or any other relevant body! • Choose environmentally friendly merchandise and overnight accommodations that focus on the environment. • We recommend you to visit some of our many natural and cultural attractions. By learning about Lofoten you will enrich yourself, and your knowledge will lead to a better understanding of the state of resources and the local way of life. • We thank you for your help and consideration, and wish you welcome back to Lofoten!

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Experience the taste of Lofoten

Experience the taste of Lofoten

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When in Lofoten, the taste of the region will never be far away. You will find it well-prepared at one of the many restaurants on your trip, and you will recognize it from a walk along the shore or quayside. The smell of stockfish, seaweed and the seashore itself will stimulate your senses. The wind, the sun and the rain in your face are the same elements that give taste to and conserve the cod, turning it into stockfish. What you see around you is a landscape characterized by a vibrant and traditional culinary culture. You see quaysides, fisherman’s cabins, fish racks, farms and pastures from shore to mountaintop. What we can harvest here comes from robust and well adjusted plants and animals. The sea is a pantry that has sustained people all along the coast and created distinctive culinary traditions all over the world. On land the windswept climate has left its mark on the vegetation, but Lofoten too has its oases of fertile soil between the high mountains, sheltered from the cold north wind. The bright summer and constant humidity compensate for short seasons of growth, creating unexpected opportunities like our big, juicy carrots that have gathered sustenance from the sun 24 hours a day. Because of its excellent quality, “Stockfish from Lofoten” is a geographically protected name in Norway, in the same league as champagne and Parma ham - a trademark under development for over a thousand years. It was the Vikings who introduced stockfish to the Europeans. They took the dried fish with them on their travels to Europe and bartered fish for other wares. The fish drying process is conducted in exactly the same way today, completely naturally with no additives. It is one of the oldest food preservation methods known. The head and the body are dried separately, and before they are hung on the fish racks, the innards are removed, including the liver and roes. The liver is used in the manufacture of codliver oil, while the roes are used in Norwegian caviar. From the head you can eat both the tongue and the cheeks. After two or three months on the racks, the fish have dried enough to be taken indoors. After the stockfish has been taken inside it is sorted by size and appearance. Stockfish has created close relationships between people and a culture open to visitors, to whom we proudly offer our local dishes. Stockfish may also be found hanging on boathouse walls, and at people’s homes where it is used as a snack for young and old and as the reason for spontaneous get-togethers on midsummer nights.

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We hope you will take the opportunity of tasting your way through Lofoten. The greenest of grass that grows on the steep mountainsides makes for fit and fine lamb, known as Lofoten Lamb. Cows and goats yield both meat and dairy produce. Herbs are gathered in the wild and from herb gardens. Bees provide honey even though Lofoten is north of the Arctic Circle. The midnight sun helps bring about a special Arctic taste to the produce we gather from nature. We also have proud producers of eggs, ice cream and chocolate here. We can offer herring, pâtés and fish cakes made from traditional recipes. We find salmon and other species of fish, shellfish and whale meat right on our doorstep - fantastic, fresh ingredients for excellent culinary experiences which you can either prepare yourself in your fisherman’s cabin (rorbu), or enjoy at one of the many restaurants that work together with the local food companies. You will find local food on the shelves of our shops or you can drop in at one of our many, friendly food producer’s. Whichever way you decide, you will feel, hear, see, smell or taste Lofoten. We wish you a pleasant trip, and a taste of Lofoten. The Food and Aquavit Trail Lofoten offers the country’s first Food and Aquavit Trail. Here, you can try out dishes made from local ingredients and become familiar with the different kinds of Norwegian aquavit. All of this tastefully put together by the region’s accomplished chefs. Our friendly and accommodating hosts will be able to tell you a good, tall story from Lofoten as well as the facts about the food you are served. The restaurants are found along the route you will be taking through Lofoten. Fancy an encounter with the local culinary culture? Would you like to meet many local food producers at the same time? You will find them at our local food festivals, where they sell their produce in a bustling market atmosphere. We welcome you to Lofoten International Food Festival, Lofoten International Stockfish Festival, The Lofoten Food Festival – Naturligvis (Naturally), and the Lofoten Gifts and Handicrafts Fair.

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HIKING TRAILS IN LOFOTEN

Hiking trails in Lofoten Hiking trails in Lofoten promote all kinds of activities and wonderful experiences in varied and exciting country. Some trails are marked with cairns, others are unmarked. Most tourist information centres sell hiking maps, and are able to offer you more detailed information: Lofoten Turlag, postboks 90, 8370 Leknes, www.lofoten-turlag.no

IMPORTANT! Please be careful even when following marked and well-trodden paths through seemingly safe terrain. There will always be steep drops close by. Remember to take with you a hiking map, suitable clothing/footwear and sufficient food. Show consideration for the environment! We ask visitors to help us take care of Lofoten’s attractive, but vulnerable natural surroundings (flora and fauna, etc.)

RØST There are three alternative hiking trails in Røst, depending on how good a walker you are. The trails are marked with the colours blue, yellow and red. Alt. 1 – The Yellow Trail is the shortest, approx. 0.5 km long. The trail leads to the ruins of the old stone church from 1825, which was inaugurated on May 5th 1839 by Bishop Kierschow. It is said to have accommodated 110 people, but only had 78 seats. The chancel and sacristy were added later and inaugurated in 1883. Further information about the church can be found on the information board near the church. Alt. 2 – The Blue Trail is approx.1.5 km long and leads to Ånnhammeren. With an altitude of 10 metres above sea level, Ånnhammeren is a natural landmark and viewpoint on the island of Røst. There is no evidence to suggest that this has been a spiritual place (ånder=spirit). The name is most probably a derivative of the Norwegian word for eagle (ørn). In former times there were eagle’s nests here, and it is still an overwhelming experience to see flocks of eagles circling the crag. The trail leads through a flat and open area of marshland and shallow ponds that is sheltered from the sea. The vegetation there is extremely diverse due to the substantial variation in salinity found within such a small area.

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Alt. 3: From Napp, a charming old track leads you along the maelstrom Nappstraumen to Andopen. You should allow for 1 hour each way.

Alt 3 – The Red Trail is approx. 3.5 km long and leads to Øran and Ystøran. The area consists of De Geer moraines that form a large system of lagoons. There are also a number of shallow beaches there and a teeming abundance of bird life. A wide variety of birds nest in this area. Those walking to Øran and Ystøran should be aware of the tide, as parts of the trail are flooded at high water. This trail also leads through the area where one of the earliest churches in Røst was situated. Finds made at this location date the church prior to 1536. Further information can be found on a nearby information board. Maps of these three alternative trails are available at the Tourist Office, the Town Hall and the various overnight accommodations and places to eat.

Alt. 4: Approx. 300 metres south of the old school in Nusfjord, there is a cairned path leading to Nesland. This is a more demanding walk that takes about 4 hours there and back. Approx 200m before you reach Østre Nesland, you may see several large potholes near the shore. Nesland has the only watermill found in Lofoten.

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Alt. 2: Departure from «Borga» at Eggum along the road, which eventually turns into a mere path, to the beacon; 1,5 hours so far. This area is well suited for watching the Midnight Sun.

Alt. 1: An enjoyable and not very exerting walk would take you past the school to Marka where the tarred road ends. From here, you continue through a gravel pit and to a lovely stretch along the shore which is called Sørlandshagen. Here you can choose between several tracks, all of which lead to the promontory Nupneset. The walk from the gravel pit to Nupneset takes about an hour. You might follow the shore on your way back; there is a fantastic pebble beach inside the inlet.

VESTVÅGØY Alt. 1: At Ballstad you start at Kræmmervika/the breakwater and follow a track along the shore to the southern tip of Vestvågøy: Brurstolen. Allow for 1 hour so far. Then you continue along Nappstraumen to the ruins at South Græna and North Græna. This takes about 2 hours. Return by the same route.

Alt. 3: You start at Vikjord, walking along the northern side of the water, and onwards up a glen to Urdtjernet. You need about an hour to reach this point at 100 m above sea-level.

Alt. 2: The walk from Nordlandshagen to Måstad is decidedly more exerting. The track is blazed, 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 rainy weather.

Alt. 4: Start from the road to the youth hostel in Stamsund, walk about 300 m and take the Ringveien about 400 m - and then towards right by the sign; we follow the path. Further towards Ørntuva and up to the Heah - big cairn and a magnifican view towards Henningsvær, Skrova, Ure and Vestfjorden. This is 380 m above sea level. This is an easygoing and well marked path.Walking time about 3 hours.

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Alt. 1: Along an illuminated trail around the lake Sørvågvannet, starting at Sørvågen; a pleasant walk of about one hour’s duration. If you would like a longer walk, try taking a detour up to the Studalen valley. Alt. 2: A moderate walk, marked with cairns and starting from the main road near the Gallery Krysset in Sørvågen.Walk up to Studalsvannet lake, continue up to lake Tridalsvann and Fjerdalsvann. From there proceed up to Djupfjordheia moor and Munkebu cabin. Allow approx. 5 hours for the trip to Munkebu cabin and back. Alt. 3: From Ramsvika, you can climb up to the viewpoint on Mount Reinebringen. This is an excellent trail, but very steep and there are also some patches of loose gravel on the way, so it may be a bit slippery. Be careful! Allow approx. 2 hours to the top and back. Alt. 4: To get to Vindstad you take the fjord route from Reine. From Vindstad there is a road to the bottom of the fjord, crossing an isthmus 75 m above sea-level, and down to Bunes. This fabulous sandy beach is well worth your effort. The entire trip (including the boat ride) takes 4 hours. It is possible to have the boat stop so that you can go ashore in the Forsfjord. From there it is possible to go to Mount Hermannsdalstind, Munkebu cabin and Sørvågen.

FLAKSTAD Alt. 1: On Moskenes Island there is plenty to do for those who prefer less exerting pastime. You might drive out to Fredvang, continuing from there to Yttersand, where you leave the car and walk about half an hour along the shore to Mulstøa. Or you could drive in the opposite direction, to the end of the road in Selfjorden, where you walk on a lovely path down the fjord.

Alt. 1: A fine walk from Gimsøya takes you up to Hoven. Start at Hov and you will reach the top in half an hour or an hour, depending on what shape you are in. Alt. 2: On Austvågøy, you drive to the end of the road at Brenna.Passing a barn on the same side as the shore, you will find the path that continues to Sundlandsfjorden. From here, continue walking as far as you want to. Excellent area from which to watch the Midnight Sun. Alt. 3: Drive towards Henningsvær and stop just before the dump in Djupfjorden. Continue on the path along the fjord to a lake. Secluded bathing beach at the far end of the lake. Allow for at least an hour on your way to the beach. Alt. 4: Leave Highway E10 at the Esso service station in Osan, Svolvær. Turn second left and follow the gravelled road towards the pistol range. At the bend in the road just before you reach the radio mast, turn right and follow the trail that climbs steeply up to Tjeldbergtind peak. A fairly demanding hike in steep terrain. Approx. 1.5 – 2 hours there and back to the service station. Alt. 5: Follow the gravelled road from Svolvær to the north of the Lille and Store Kongsvatn lakes. There is a power station at the end of the road. The path to Kabelvåg begins there and follows the shoreline most of the way. Go back the same way, or follow the gravelled road to Kabelvåg. Easy walk through even terrain. From Svolvær town centre to Kabelvåg town centre, approx. 3 hours’ walk.

Alt. 2: This is somewhat more strenuous. The walk takes you from Torsfjorden to Kvalvika on the outer side (about 1 hour each way).

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CYCLING IN THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS

Cycling in the Lofoten Islands

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If you plan to cycle on the main E10 route through the Lofoten Islands, it is advisable to take particular care owing to periodically heavy traffic and narrow stretches of road. In the summer months especially, it can be wise to choose an alternative route where possible. With clothing suited to the conditions and good equipment, Lofoten can be comfortably enjoyed not just in the busiest weeks of summer. Lofoten is in general easy cycling country, with the highest point approximately 130 metres above sea level and the lowest approximately 130 metres below sea level. We recommend taking a cycle with good tyres. Although the E10 is tarred the entire way, there are innumerable fantastic little side roads that are unmade or gravelled. Remember to bring waterproof and windproof clothing and good shoes, as well as gloves, reflector vest, safety helmet, plenty of lights and reflectors on your cycle, and a first aid kit. The inhabitants of Lofoten are fond of people – so be sure to contact those you meet along the road if you have any queries or need help! The midnight sun is visible in the areas on the western and northern side of Lofoten from the end of May to mid-July. Seabirds, including the sea eagle, can be seen along Lofoten’s entire coastline – all year round.

Digermulen-Fiskebøl: 43 km

Raftsundet is a wonderful area for cycling, with its quiet country roads and relatively little traffic for large parts of the route. Excellent walking country! Combine your tour with the high-speed boat service from Svolvær to Holandshamn on some days of the week or the ferry from Digermulen to Finnvik, staying at Store Molla. On the road from Raftsundbrua to Fiskebøl there are three tunnels: the Myrland tunnel (1910 metres), the Falkfjord tunnel (500 metres) and the subsea Sløverfjord tunnel (3340 metres). The Sløverfjord tunnel has a steep descent and ascent, but is light, offers good visibility and has a powerful ventilation system.

Ballstad–Nusfjord: 29 km

Fiskebøl-Laukvik-Svolvær: 68 km

Nusfjord–Å: 51 km

From Fiskebøl the route runs along the outer side of the island of Austvågøya and into a stretch of beautiful coastline. Fine sandy beaches and excellent walking country are guaranteed to make you want to take your time exploring this route. In summer, you can enjoy the midnight sun in Laukvik. The landscape varies between marshy areas, lakes and the arms of fjords. Large sections of the route are unmade roads with little traffic. The last part of the route goes on the E10.

Svolvær–Henningsvær: 26 km

Separate walking and cycling path westwards through Kabelvåg to Ørsnes. From Ørsnes you will need to cycle on the E10 through the Rørvik-skar tunnel, which is 745 metres long. At Rørvik bathing beach, take the road to Henningsvær. This area, from Svolvær to Kabelvåg and Henningsvær, offers many attractions, including art galleries, museums, charming restaurants and cafés, and plenty of activities.

Henningsvær–Stamsund: 63 km

Returning to the E10, past Lyngvær you can cross the bridge at Gimsøybrua (views of Bø in Vesterålen). Take time to explore the island of Gimsøy: little traffic, unmade roads, wonderful walking country and long, white, sandy beaches combine to make this a delightful tour. In summer, you can enjoy the midnight sun from the northern side of the island. There is also overnight accommodation at Hov. Continuing to the island of Vestvågøy, you will need to cross the water at Sundklakkstraumen. Follow the RV 815 route on the southern side, before turning off at the Valbergveien road and continue cycling to Stamsund. Valbergveien has a firm surface and relatively little traffic.

Stamsund–Ballstad: 27 km

From Stamsund the road climbs over Hagskaret (approx. 100 metres above sea level) before descending to Fygle. Alternatively, you can take the road via Finnstad/Sennesvik. Take a pleasant detour to the active fishing village of Mortsund. Leknes is the administrative centre of Vestvågøy Municipality. Take the route north again and visit the Lofotr Viking Museum at Borg (follow the E10 north for 14 km). Unstad and Eggum are also worth seeing, and here the midnight sun is visible in summer. Both places are excellent for getting to by bike. Returning to Leknes, continue to Ballstad, a working fishing village offering restaurants, cafés and a range of activities.

Special service offering cycle transport by boat from Ballstad to Nusfjord over Nappstraumen in the summer months. Or you can cycle out to the E10 again and continue westwards through the subsea tunnel (1780 metres) to the island of Flakstadøy. Note there is a steep descent and ascent. A visit to Vikten (midnight sun in summer) is recommended when cycling on the E10 between the Nappstraumen tunnel and the turn-off to Nusfjord. Dramatically beautiful countryside and idyllic sandy beaches will make you want to stop along the way. Ride out onto the E10 again and continue westwards. Nesland, Ramberg, Fredvang/Selfjorden and Sund are all places that should be seen. Ramberg and Fredvang also offer views of the midnight sun in summer. Carry on cycling across a number of islands connected by bridges. Idyllic fishing villages line the coast of the island of Moskenes like a string of pearls. There is a lot to see, experience and enjoy on Moskenes. Take time out to enjoy a boat trip from Reine and into the Reinefjord – perhaps combined with a walk from Vindstad and over to Bunesstranda. Allow plenty of time! The E10 is narrow and winding along large stretches of this road.

Værøy: 22 km

The island of Værøy, with its 22 km of roads, offers fine opportunities for enjoying the magnificent scenery. Good walking trails on both the north and south sides of Værøy. You will also find a range of activities, attractions, cafés and galleries here. The midnight sun is visible from the north side of the island. The characteristic puffin can be seen here from early May until early August. Many other species of seabird and sea eagles can be seen all year round. The roads are tarred almost the entire way and have relatively little traffic.

Røst: 12 km

The people of Røst live on the island of Røstlandet, which has 12 km of roads. The highest point on Røstlandet is only 12 metres, which makes getting about quite easy. The midnight sun can be seen from all over the island. The ruins of the stone church from 1839 are worth a visit. A boat trip between the islands of Røst is virtually obligatory! Here, too, you can experience teeming bird life all year round, including puffins from early May to early August. At the very extremity of the Lofoten Islands shines the lighthouse at Skomvær Fyr. For more information, tips and advice, we recommend the following websites: Lofoten Sykkelklubb (cycling club): www.lofotensk.no Syklistenes Landsforening (national association of cyclists):

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Activities

Activities XXLofoten XXLofoten has consolidated its position as Lofoten’s most versatile provider of meaningful activities and adventures for the corporate market and groups of adventurous people. Here are some of the things you can take part in: sea kayaking, fishing from on board our own fishing boat (using nets, longlines, handlines, pots), the preparation of your catch, hillwalking and mountaineering, a variety of package concepts regarding mastering and team building, RIB safaris, “expeditions” including camping in the wild, and culture workshops. Are you looking for one particular activity or suggestions for an overall package? We have the skills and capacity required to provide a wide variety of options, ranging from small management parties to congress size groups. Essential key elements include hospitality, safety, quality assurance and a reliable network of proficient associates. In short, we help ensure that your stay is as promised, and is at least as you, our guests, expected it to be. Tel: (+47) 916 55 500 Post@xxlofoten.no www.xxlofoten.no Whale Safari Andenes The educational aspect is of central importance to whale safaris in Andenes. We have been organising whale safaris combining learning, adventure and research in one complete package in Andenes since 1988. Whale safaris are arranged every day from May to September. Trips normally last 2-5 hours and include guided tours of the Whale Centre, a guided boat trip out to the whale grounds, a bite to eat on board and a certificate. We also offer a whale guarantee. Boat trips are subject to weather conditions. Welcome to the experience of a lifetime. Andenes is 100 km from Sortland and 210 km from Svolvær. Tel: (+47) 76 11 56 00 Fax: (+47) 76 11 56 10 booking@whalesafari.no www.whalesafari.com Lofoten Charterbåt Our boats accommodate 30 to 50 passengers. The company offers cruises in the Lofoten Islands, fishing trips and chartered tours in the county of Nordland on request. All our skippers have over 30 years of experience at sea. A helping of fish soup is included in the price. Summer: Trips to the Trollfjord every day at 10.30 and 11.00. Adults NOK 450, children NOK 200. Daily fishing trips at 4 pm. Adults NOK 500, children NOK 200. February, March, April: Fishing trips every Friday at 10 am. All departures from Svolvær Town Square. Fishing tackle and warm clothing available on board. Tel: (+47) 916 17 941 Fax: (+47) 76 07 28 46 post@lofotencharterbat.no www.lofotencharterbat.no Northern Alpine Guides We offer custom rock climbing and alpine adventures in the endless summer days of Lofoten. Join us for a classic climb on Svolværgeita, Presten, Stetind, or a custom course/ guided trip. We are a family run company based out of Kabelvåg with certified mountain guides offering year around climbing and ski adventures. Winter and spring we offer unique guided ski tours for all skill levels either based off the islands or from a boat. Our trips are customized for individuals and groups of all sizes. Climb and ski sea to summit with Northern Alpine Guides. Tel: (+47) 942 49 110 or (+47) 452 02 917 seth@alpineguides.no www.alpineguides.no Lofoten Golf Links – Visit Norway’s most famous golf course A beautifully laid out golf course in magnificient scenic surroundings. Midnight sun golfing, white-tailed eagles, white sandy beaches, and lots more make for a magical golfing experience. Midnight sun golfing is possible from mid May to late July. In the autumn you can combine your golfing with an experience of the Northern Lights. Our redesigned golf links opened in 2010. 9 holes, par 35 and 2578 metres from the yellow tee. Corporate golfing and events. Golfing fun for groups of beginners and experienced golfers. Overnight accommodation available at the golf course with a unique view of the midnight sun or the Northern Lights. Rooms, apartments and cabins. Fully licensed restaurant with a great view. We offer packages including a reasonable green fee, hire of golf clubs and overnight accommodation. Golf shop, golf pro, hire of golfing sets and golf cars. Accommodations and restaurant open to everyone, not just golfers. Tel: (47) 76072002 post@lofotengolf.no www.lofotengolf.no / www.golfallnightlong.com 68° Lofoten 68° Lofoten offers complete packages including adventures, local fare, activities and overnight accommodation. Our products are available summer and winter to individual holidaymakers, businesses and goups. We can custom-make your Lofoten event, everything from creative planning, personal follow-up to implementation. We have many years of experience with groups from at home and abroad, and have a wide-ranging network of associates in Lofoten that will ensure an educational, successful and memorable event. Our focus is on hospitality, professional associates and unique adventures. 68° Lofoten is owned by Lofoten Golf Links. Read more at www.68lofoten.no Tel: (47) 76072002 post@lofotengolf.no

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Fancy fishing in the waters of Lofoten? Join us on board the M/K “Josberg” and we will take you to the best fishing spots on the far side of the Lofoten archipelago. We are full-time professional fishermen with a new, modern 50 foot fishing vessel. In the period from 1 July to 31 August we will take you on a 3-4 hour fishing trip departing from Napp, at 10 am or 3 pm, Monday to Friday. Other dates can also be arranged. Feel the excitement of deep-sea fishing and enjoy the wild and wonderful scenery here in Lofoten. We know the best fishing spots on the far side of the islands and can guarantee you a catch. After the fish is gutted we can help you fillet it. We also welcome groups booked in advance. Bring warm, windproof clothing, it can be cold out at sea. And don’t forget your camera! M/K ”Josberg” Tel: (+47) 975 96 608 / 913 40 728 annarbang@hotmail.com / remifre@gmail.com www.lofotfiske.com Lofoten Opplevelser (Lofoten Adventure) Good local knowledge and over 15 years of experience provide us with the necessary expertise to tailor fantastic adventures in conjunction with, for instance, courses and conferences. Join us on an Orca Wildlife Safari. If conditions are right, the adventurous among you may even like to try snorkelling among killer whales between November 1 and January 15. We also offer sea eagle safaris, snorkelling in crystal clear arctic waters and deep-sea rafting/RIB safaris. Dry suits and ABC equipment are provided on snorkelling trips, warm survival suits on other trips. Season: all year round. Office in Henningsvær. Tel: (+47) 76 07 50 01 Fax: (+47) 76 07 50 23 post@lofoten-opplevelser.no www.lofoten-opplevelser.no Arctic Whale Tours Arctic Whale Tours AS (Ltd.) organises daily whale safaris combined with birdwatching and seal safaris from Stø in Vesterålen. A complete nature experience. Accompanying you on the trips are qualified and serviceminded guides. We give you our whale guarantee. Start at Stø, 50 km northwest of Sortland, and drive for approx. 50 minutes in the direction of Myre. Tel: (+47) 76 13 43 00 / (+47) 473 84 621 booking@arcticwhaletours.com www.arcticwhaletours.com Northern Lights Base Camp – see the magical lights! Hov is one of the best places to observe the Northern Lights and Arctic light conditions in Lofoten. We offer overnight accommodation, a café, adventures and activities, together with tales and myths about the Northern Lights. Package offers. Season: 15 October to 1 April Location: Lofoten Golf Links, Hov, Gimsøy Telephone + 47 76072002 post@northernlightsbasecamp.com www.northernlightsbasecamp.com Rent A Bike Would you like to go cycling in Lofoten? We rent out quality bicycles in Svolvær, Kabelvåg and all the way out at Å. Season: April to October Bicycles available from: Svolvær (Svinøya) Tel: (+47) 760 69930 Kabelvåg (Lofotferie) Tel: (+47) 760 74500 Sandvika (Sandvika fjord og sjøhuscamping) Tel: (+47) 760 78145 Å (Å rorbuer & Bryggerestuarant) Tel: (+47) 760 91121 www.visitlofoten.as M/F “Gamle Lofotferga” & M/S “Alba” The old Lofoten ferry, “Gamle Lofotferga”, is Lofoten’s most charming vintage vessel and cultural monument and can accommodate 85 guests. The “Alba” is our comfortable catamaran with a spacious main deck and panorama lounge with room for 100 guests. Course and conference groups, coach parties, and clubs and societies are our target groups. We offer trips to the legendary Trollfjord, coastal cruises and fishing trips, whitetailed eagles and bird life, nature and food experiences. Chartered tours also available to and from Lofoten and elsewhere in the county of Nordland. Fully licensed with approved kitchen. Office: Kaiveien 19, 8310 Kabelvåg Tel: (+47) 918 31 419 – 915 97 211 post@lofotferga.no www.lofotferga.no Lofoten Sightseeing We supply your adventures with pleasure, knowledge and service. Explore Lofoten together with us. Thousands of islands, precipitous mountains and vibrant fishing villages, fishermen’s cabins (rorbu) and the Lofoten Fishery. Nobody who has been to Lofoten leaves the islands unmoved. History and every day life is inculcated in the natural surroundings and culture that you will experience here. Allow yourself to be fascinated. We will show you some of the gems … it’s up to you to take care of the memories. Please do not hesitate to contact us for offers, suggested itineraries and chartered tours between Evenes Airport and Lofoten. For groups and VIP groups of up to 16 persons. Tel: (+47) 918 31 419 – 915 97 211 Office: Kaiveien 19, 8310 Kabelvåg. lofoten@bybus.no www.bybus.no

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Rent A Boat Lofoten See beautiful Lofoten from the sea. Take your family and friends on a boat trip and enjoy the peace and quiet. We also custom-make packages for the corporate market. We have all classes of boats with room for 2-8 people. Rental includes a safe boat with life vests, safety equipment, echo sounder, compass and sea charts. Tel: (+47) 760 74500 www.rentaboat.no The Fishing Boat “Iversen Jr.” Fishing trips available in the Vestfjord on board the 47 foot M/V “Iversen Jr.” Skipper Børge Iversen has 30 years of experience as a professional fi sherman. Daily departures at 2 pm between June 15 and August 15. Duration: approx. 3 hours. Prices when minimum of 4 passengers: NOK 450 for adults and 200 for children. Hire of fi shing tackle included in price. Ask for overnight accommodation offers. Location: Sjøstrand Rorbuer, Ballstad. On-board mobile: (+47) 909 26 056 Tel: (+47) 76 08 84 95 Fax: (+47) 76 08 84 72 post@rorbuer.info www.rorbuer.info “The Green Boats” Let your own body be the motive force. “The Green Boats” involve environmentally friendly activities in rowing boats for anyone wishing to experience the invigorating and natural coastline with the opportunity of fi shing, watching birds at close quarters, or simply enjoying peace and quiet and a view of the fantastic archipelago. This is the perfect activity for families with children who like to explore life on the shore, go treasure hunting on isles and skerries, study life in the sea with a water glass or bathe in the innumerable inlets between the promontories. In order to make the experience complete it is possible to spend the night in a lavvo (Sámi tent) out on one of the islands. All equipment including safety vests, sea charts, fi shing tackle, water glasses, etc. included in hire price. Parking for camper vans. Small gallery in the boathouse. You will find us in Skokkelvika, near Valberg in Vestvågøy. Hire rate per boat (3-4 persons) from NOK 250,Tel: (+47) 922 31 323 y-larsen@online.no Rib-Lofoten Boat rental. RIBs with or without a skipper. See Lofoten’s fantastic island world as skipper of your ”own” boat, or together with an experienced skipper/guide. Cruising between the isles and skerries, fishing trips, the Trollfjorden, killer whales, wave riding on the Vestfjord. Fully equipped 6.5 m RIBs with 115 hp outboard motors, together with a 29 foot Revenger RIB with 2x225 hp outboard motor Operative all year round. Offi ce in Svolvær. Tel: (+47) 908 81 382 / (+47) 975 30 220 post@rib-lofoten.com www.rib-lofoten.com Lofotfjord Lofotfjord specialises in adventure trips and chartered tours in the Vestfjord. Sea eagle safaris, Trollfjord tours and fi shing trips in the summer. Our boats visit the Trollfjord at the same time as the Coastal Voyage ships. Chartered tours with meal included available on request. Spacious vessels, both inside and out on deck. Accessible for the disabled and prams. Our vessels can accommodate from 11 to 70 passengers. Season all year round. Office in Svolvær. Tel: (+47) 993 03 999 Fax: (+47) 76 07 09 31 post@lofotfjord.com www.lofotfjord.com MS Trolltind The MS “Trolltind” offers chartered tours, fishing trips and tours of the Trollfjord. Carries up to 38 passengers. Scheduled daily Trollfjord tours from Svolvær between 10 June and 1 September at 10 am and 1.30 pm. Trips last approx. 3 hours. Chartered tours and fishing trips available all year round by prior arrangement at Svolvær Town Square. Tel: (+47) 900 97 255/76 07 83 89 Fax: (+47) 76 07 46 20 kabelvag-turbat@norway.online.no www.lofoten-charterboat.no Lofoten Explorer Lofoten Explorer offers adventure tours for individuals and groups along Lofoten’s spectacular coastline in large RIBs (Zodiacs). Snorkelling in crystal clear Arctic waters equipped with a dry suit and ABC gear together with trips to the Trollfjord in summer. In autumn we arrange killer whale safaris. During the Lofoten Fishery we will take you out to the fi shing grounds where you will see, learn about, and experience the professional fi shing fl eet at close quarters. All scheduled trips leave from Svolvær harbour. For groups, we offer tailor-made chartered tours all over Lofoten. Lofoten Explorer has over 10 years of experience in Lofoten. Our main vessel is 36 foot long. Lofoten Explorer will take you to where the mountains meet the sea. Welcome aboard! Tel (+47) 971 52 248 post@lofoten-explorer.no www.lofoten-explorer.no

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Lofoten Bicycle and Car Hire Cycling through Lofoten is probably the best way in which to experience the archipelago. Quality bicycles, bags and trailers for hire. Package tours with overnight accommodation, guiding and activities. 4-7 day trips. Season: May – September. Bicycles supplied at Svolvær town square, Leknes Tourist Information and the Moskenes Ferry. Car hire from Leknes. Overnight accommodation offers. Tel: (+47) 996 91 420 erik@skarstein.com www.erik.skarstein.com The M/V “Hellsegga” Based on long-standing traditions as fishermen, we offer fishing and adventure trips from Å to the area around the infamous Moskstraumen, one of the world’s strongest tidal currents. We believe in passing on our knowledge at a personal level through close contact with our guests. Main season from June 1 to August 31. Daily departures at 11.00, otherwise by prior arrangement. Tel. (+47) 977 56 021 mortnil@online.no www.hellvaag.no

Activities

Activities

Organisers/Complete suppliers Svinøya Rorbuer – Base Camp Lofoten Complete supplier of overnight accommodation, food and drink, events, adventures and activities in Lofoten. We offer complete packages for individual travellers, and the corporate and group markets. With over 16 years of experience in the travel industry, you the customer can feel certain that we will provide you with the best solutions for your stay in Lofoten. This means content, good stories, action and knowledge. A world class adventure and a memory for the rest of your life. Out on the coast, north of the Arctic Circle, the weather is extremely changeable. With the help of our local staff and their know-how, network and experience, we will make sure that you, together with us, will tackle the Arctic weather, and have a doable and educational adventure whatever the conditions. Svinøya Rorbuer has the necessary liability insurance and quality assured associates. Member of the RGF travel guarantee fund. Tel: (+47) 76 06 99 30 Fax: (+47) 76 07 48 98 post@svinoya.no www.svinoya.no Arctic Guide Service Guiding all year round in Norwegian, English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Finnish and a number of other languages. For the most part we offer programmes for shipping companies (cruise liners and Hurtigrute ships) and tour operators/ travel organisers, but also offer assistance to other groups and individuals in conjunction with their visits to Lofoten and North Norway. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a complete package including overnight accommodation, meals and adventure trips by bus, boat or on foot. Offices in Leknes, Tromsø and the North Cape. Tel: (+47) 76 06 09 70 Fax: (+47) 76 08 64 67 lofoten@arcticguideservice.no www.arcticguideservice.no

Shopping in Lofoten Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst (Gifts and Applied Art) Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst offers not only Lofoten’s biggest selection of souvenirs, but also a glimpse of the history of Lofoten. Admission free. Local handicrafts and applied art, clothing, jewellery, postcards and pictures. All credit cards and currencies accepted. Tax-free shopping. Whatever the weather, it is always cosy inside this shop. We serve coffee and cakes around our fireplace. We also have a web shop. Open: all year round. Location: Storgata 38, 8370 Leknes. Tel: (+47) 76 08 13 12 Fax: (+47) 76 08 16 80 post@gave.no www.gave.no

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The Glass Cabin in Vikten The Glass Cabin (Glasshytta) in Vikten is a natural stop for those interested in delightful glass art and unique architecture. In incredible surroundings we have been producing hand-crafted glass art and ceramics for several decades. This, combined with a visit to our pleasant summer café will make your trip to Vikten an unforgettable experience. We wish you and your family a warm welcome. Open from 1 June – 31 August. Otherwise by request and advance booking. Tel: (+47) 977 16 023 tangrand@hotmail.com

The Norwegian Telecom Museum, Sørvågen Based on the theme “Cod, telegraph and telephone”. This unusual museum, with exhibits of land-line telegraphy, -wireless telegraphy and radio telephony, shows why Lofoten was such an important part of Norwegian and European telecom history – and how both Marconi and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany were linked to the establishment of the first fixed wireless telegraphy system in Northern Europe. Tel: (+47) 76 09 14 88 Fax: (+47) 76 09 15 66 nfmuseum@lofoten-info.no www.lofoten-info.no/nfmuseum Date 20/6-20/8

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Lofotr Viking Museum, Borg Impressive reconstruction of the biggest Viking Age building ever found. Here, you can gain insight into the life of the last chieftain of Borg, Olaf Tvennumbruni, and his people. Guided tours of the longhouse include the banquet hall, dwelling and exhibitions. Wild boar, horses and Viking sheep graze in the grounds. Replicas of Viking ships, blacksmith’s and boathouse. During the summer you can take part in activities like rowing a Viking ship, archery and axe-throwing. Recommended for families. Allow at least 90 minutes. The Lofotr Viking Festival will be arranged on 3-7 August 2011. Location: on the E10, 15 km from Leknes and 56 km from Svolvær.

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Lofoten Tørrfiskmuseum/Lofoten Stockfish Museum In the westernmost part of Lofoten, at Å, you will find a charming museum with focus on stockfish and the production of it as it has been conducted for over 1,000 years. Guided tours in several languages. Open all summer and on request. Welcome to a fascinating and inspiring museum. Tel: (+47) 76 09 12 11 / (+47) 911 50 560 info@lofotenferie.com www.lofotenferie.com

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Dagmar’s Museum of Dolls and Toys, Sakrisøy The museum opened in 1992 as the first ever of its kind in Norway. A cosy private museum exhibiting around 2,500 dolls and toys from the period 1860-1965. A quirky second hand shop on the first floor also sells coffee and Norwegian waffles. This place really speaks to your heart! Recommended for the entire family, big and small boys included! Location: By Highway E10, between Reine and Hamnøy. Tel: (+47) 900 35 419 / (+47) 76 09 21 43 sakrisoy@lofoten-info.no www.lofoten.ws Date 21/5-20/6 21/6-15/8 16/8-31/8

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Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter (North Norwegian Artists’ Centre), Svolvær The Artist’s Centre gallery displays varying exhibitions of contemporary art and handicrafts. The shop offers a wide range of art and handicrafts together with books, posters, postcards and catalogues. The Centre is run by the North Norwegian artists associations. Location: Svolvær town square, next-door to the tourist information centre. Tel: (+47) 76 06 67 70 Fax: (+47) 76 07 00 15 post@nnks.no www.nnks.no Date 17/6 -31/8 Rest of the year:

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Aalan Gård, Lauvdalen (Aalan Farm) Organic farm with farm shop and cheese made from goat’s and cow’s milk, together with herb production. The farm and herb garden are open to visitors. Marked walking trails, description and maps available from the farm. Farm tours by appointment. Recommended for families with children. Location: approx. 20 kilometres from Leknes in the direction of Svolvær. Turn off the E10 at the Shell service station at Sletteng (Bøstad). Follow the signposts for “Aalan Gård” to our farm shop. Tel: (+47) 76 08 45 34 / (+47) 977 11 184 Fax: (+47) 76 08 45 34 butikk@aalan.no www.aalan.no Date 1/1-31/12

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Museum Nord - Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, Å Open all year round, the museum displays life and work in the fishing village of Å and the Lofoten Fishery over the past 250 years. Boats, tackle and stockfish. Cod-liver oil factory, bakery (1844) with summer sale of cinnamon rolls ... Blacksmith’s. The home of the fisherman and his family. The rorbu cabin. The fishing boat “Glimt” where you can also spend the night. The Ghost of the Sea. Historical garden. Scheduled guided tours and family activities during the summer. Two souvenir and gift shops, with internet. Welcome! Tel: (+47) 76 09 14 88 Fax: (+47) 76 09 15 66 nfmuseum@lofoten-info.no www.lofoten-info.no/nfmuseum Date 1/1-14/6 15/6-25/8 26/8-10/12

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Galleri Dagfinn Bakke, Svolvær (Dagfinn Bakke Gallery) The gallery is owned by the artist Dagfinn Bakke. The gallery hosts continuous exhibitions with watercolours, sculptures and graphics by well-known Norwegian artists. Sale of works. Framing. Location: Svolvær town centre, near the Hurtigruten docks. Tel: (+47) 76 07 19 98 Fax: (+47) 76 07 17 62 einbakk2@online.no www.dagfinnbakke.no

Lofoten Gårdsysteri, Saupstad / (Lofoten Farm Dairy), Saupstad Lofoten Gårdsysteri (farm dairy) is located by the beautiful Steinfjorden on the far side of Lofoten. White goat’s cheese, kid meat and seasonal berries are among the organic specialities of the farm. Tours of the farm and/or cheese factory by appointment, with tasting sessions if desired. Food also served by appointment. Recommended for families with children. Location: Turn off the E10 at Liland (Bøstad) and follow the signpost towards Unstad. Tel: (+47) 76 08 96 31 / (+47) 952 77 106 lofoten-gardsysteri@online.no www.lofoten-gardsysteri.no

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Sund Fiskerimuseum, Sund Active museum environment where they run old boat engines. The Blacksmith of Sund is renowned for his elegant forged steel cormorants. These are available for purchase on site in various shapes and sizes. The museum kiosk and cafe are open during the summer. Recommended for families. Tel: (+47) 76 09 36 29 Tor-vegard@sundfiskerimuseum.no www.sundfiskerimuseum.no www.smedenisund.no

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Sights and Attractions

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Lofoten Aquarium, Storvågan At the Lofoten Aquarium you can experience our exciting underwater world, with its fish and marine animals from Lofoten and the coast of North Norway. You will find a seal pond there, too, with Loffe and his friends, and an otter pond that is very popular among visitors. There is also a big fish aquarium with Arctic cod, a cinema screening films from Lofoten, a café, souvenirs, a viewing platform and an exhibition entitled “The Art of Co-existence.” Recommended for families. Tel: (+47) 76 07 86 65 Fax: (+47) 76 07 89 40 post@lofotakvariet.no www.lofotakvariet.no Date 1/2-30/4 1/5-31/5 1/6-31/8 1/9-30/11

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V: NOK 100, B (3-15): NOK 50, H/S/G o/20: NOK 70, F (2v+3b): NOK 280 Multi-ticket Storvågan: NOK 180. B (3-15): NOK 80 Magic ice, Svolvær Sculptures and installations crafted in ice, dramatically illuminated and accompanied by music and images, tell the story of nature, traditions and the lives of the fishermen in this abundant archipelago. The atmosphere at Magic Ice has to be experienced from the inside. New in summer 2011: The bar will be open from 22.00 to 01.00 every night. Good music, light shows and refreshing drinks served in glasses hand-moulded in ice await you in a magical atmosphere. Tel: (+47) 76 07 40 11 Fax: (+47) 76 07 40 12 post@magicice.no www.magicice.no Gallery and Ice Bar Date 15/6-25/8 26/8-14/6

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Lofoten House Gallery/Gallery Harr, Henningsvær Norway’s biggest collection of North Norwegian paintings from the Golden Age. Over 100 unique works of art by, amongst others, Ulving, Holmboe, Juul, and Sinding. Major exhibition of paintings by Karl Erik Harr, one of Norway’s most celebrated pictorial artists. See Frank A Jenssen’s multimedia masterpiece consisting of sounds from nature, music and images from Lofoten. The programme has been seen by over a million people and has been screened all over Europe. Screenings every hour, on the hour, from May 10 to September 5. Tel: (+47) 76 07 15 73 / (+47) 915 95 083 post@galleri-lofoten.no www.galleri-lofoten.no Date 10/3-10/4 11/4-9/5 10/5-14/6 15/6-20/8 21/8-4/9

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Open by prior arrangement all year round. We are also part of the Christmas Fair in Henningsvær V: NOK 75. B(under 16): NOK 35. H: NOK 60, G of over 15: NOK 60. Multimedia show, screened every hour, on the hour during opening times: May 10 – September 5.

Vestvågøy Museum, Fygle and Skaftnes The old school at Fygle, approx. 2 km from Leknes on the road to Stamsund, now houses a collection of exhibits related to school history from around the turn of the last century. The rorbu cabin in the grounds provides us with an insight into the everyday life of the fisherman. The fisherman-farmer’s farm at Skaftnes is located in idyllic surroundings 2 km from Ure. The buildings consist of a farmhouse with authentic furnishings, a wharf and fish landing station and an old country shop, together with a large boathouse with a collection of Nordland-type boats, and a blacksmith’s complete with authentic equipment. Recommended for families. Date Fygle 15/6 – 15/8 Skaftnes 15/6 – 15/8

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Location: Fygle, approx. 2 km from Leknes on the way to Stamsund. Skaftnes, approx .2 km from Ure and 8 km from Leknes. Tel: (+47) 76 08 49 00 Fax: (+47) 76 08 49 10 vikingmuseet@lofotr.no www.lofotr.no/norsk/avdelinger/fygle.htm www.lofotr.no/norsk/avdelinger/skaftnes.htm A branch of Museum Nord. V: 40, B/H/S: 20, G: 35 Open all year round by prior arrangement.

Galleri Espolin, Storvågan (Espolin Gallery) Norway’s largest collection of the works of the artist Kaare Espolin Johnson (1907-1994). The cultural history of the region is conveyed in an unforgettable way. Two permanent exhibition halls and one for changing exhibitions. Video room, Espolin room and art shop. Tel: (+47) 76 07 84 05 Fax: (+47) 76 07 89 85 post@galleri-espolin.no www.galleri-espolin.no Date 2/1-28/2 1/3-30/4 1/5-30/5 1/6-15/8 16/8-31/8 1/9-31/10 1/11-21/12

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Attractions

Museum Nord – Lofoten Museum, Storvågan The museum is built around an old farm in a fishing village. The main building dates back to 1815 and contains several exhibitions. In the museum area there is a boathouse with high-bowed sailing boats from northern Norway (Nordlandsbåter), old fishermen’s huts and objects from prehistoric times and the Middle Ages. Guided tours by appointment. Recommended for families with children. Tel: (+47) 76 06 97 90 Fax: (+47) 76 06 97 99 lofotmuseet@museumnord.no www.lofotmuseet.no Dato 1-5 6 7 3/1-30/4 9-15 # # 1/5-31/5* 9-15 11-15 11-15 1/6-14/8 10-18 10-18 10-18 15/8-31/8 9-15 11-15 11-15 1/9-30/9 9-15 # 11-15 1/10-16/12 9-15 # # Open on request all year round. *: Closed 17 May and Easter V: NOK 65. B (3-15): NOK 25. H/S: NOK 50, G o/20: NOK 50. Multiticket Storvågan: V: NOK 180. B (3-15): NOK 80. Guided tours on request. Reine Centre of Arts and Culture / Gallery Eva Harr Referred to by many as the most beautiful place in Norway, Reine, in the westernmost part of Lofoten, is also the setting for Gallery Eva Harr. On recently restored and redesigned premises in what was once Reine School, the artist exhibits about 40 of her main works, including 20 oil paintings and a similar number of lithographs. This year’s summer guests, Terje Langaas and Ellen Lenvik present sales exhibitions in their respective fields of pictorial art and textiles. Frank A Jenssen’s multimedia show ”Whales & Eagles” is screened every hour, on the hour. Sale of art and souvenirs. Lofoten International Festival of Literature, Reine Ord, will take place here on 2-5 June 2011. Tel: (+47) 76 09 10 10 / (+47) 99 03 80 68. info@reinekultursenter.no www.reinekultursenter.no Opening times: 23 May – 1 September: 10.30-18.00. Open on request from September to mid May. Adults: NOK 65, Seniors/Students/Groups: 55, B: Free Engelskmannbrygga (Englishman’s Wharf), Henningsvær The wharf was built by an English company in about 1900. Today, it provides homes and workshops for three arts and crafts businesses: Glasshytta Henningsvær AS, the potter Cecilie Haaland, and Tringa AS (photographer John Stenersen). Arts and crafts centre and sales outlet. Demonstration of glassblowing and pottery production by appointment. Tel: (+47) 76 07 52 85 / (+47) 76 07 22 12 Fax: (+47) 76 07 87 88 jostener@online.no, cechaal@online.no www.engelskmannsbrygga.no Date 30/4-9/6 10/6-14/8 15/8-15/9 05/11-18/12

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* Closed on Mondays ** Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays Free admission during opening times. After hours visits by groups on request. Glass blowing and ceramics production on request. The Norwegian Whaler’s Museum, 8390 Reine i Lofoten How long has Norwegian whaling been going on? Is Norwegian whaling legal? How big are today’s whaling vessels? Is the minke whale an endangered species? How is the hunt carried out? What is the whale meat used for? Who are the whalers anyway? Find answers to all of these questions and lots more at the Norwegian Whalers’ Museum. The Norwegian Whaler’s Museum is situated in Reine i Lofoten, one of Norway’s major small-type whaling communities. The museum presents most aspects of Norwegian minke whaling, with primary focus on the whaler himself. The museum uses authentic artefacts and whaling equipment, together with AV-presentations to provide visitors with an insight into this important, exciting and endangered part of Norwegian coastal culture. The museum also includes a mini-cinema screening films about minke whaling. Tel. (+47) 41790724 www.kvalfangermuseet.no post@kvalfangermuseet.no Open mid June to late August or by prior arrangement. Adults NOK 50, seniors/students NOK 40, children NOK 30

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RENT A CAR

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Svolvær and Leknes

Avis Bilutleie

76 07 11 40

76 07 75 99

www.avis.no

svolvar@avis.no

Svolvær

Hertz, Svolvær Bilutleie

76 07 07 20

www.hertz.no

Hertz.svolvaer@hertz.no

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Lofoten Rent a car

476 43 560

www.rentacar-lofoten.com

lofotenrentacar@gmail.com

Arctic Buss Lofoten

926 99 060

www.arcticbuss.no

post@arcticbuss.no

Lofoten Sightseeing

918 31 419 76 07 92 00

www.bybus.no

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Lofoten Kabelvåg

927 71 484

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Restaurant Kjøkkenet

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Børsen Spiseri

76 06 99 31

76 07 48 98

www.svinoya.no

post@svinoya.no

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Restaurant Bojer

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76 04 90 49

www.thonhotels.no/lofoten

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www.nyvagar.no

booking@nyvagar.no

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www.henningsvaer.no

booking@henningsvaer.no

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www.fiskekrogen.net

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Lofoten Golf Links

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76 07 20 03

www.lofotengolf.no

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76 08 64 44

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Himmel og Havn

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www.himmeloghavn.blogspot.com

post@ninabeyer.no

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www.kremmervika.no

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76 05 44 31

www.lofotenhotell.no

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Ramberg Gjestegård

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76 09 30 20

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76 06 90 00 76 06 90 01

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476 70 100 76 07 09 09

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76 09 35 00 76 09 31 40

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Sjøstrand Rorbuer & Fisk post@rorbuer.info

76 08 84 95 / 481 13 565

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76 08 64 33 / 970 61 201

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76 07 71 57 / 477 55 813 76 07 71 57

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76 07 81 45 76 07 88 13

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Kårøy 8064 Røst

Kårøy Rorbucamping booking@karoy.no

76 09 62 38

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Sjøstrand Rorbuer & Fisk post@rorbuer.info

76 08 84 95 / 481 13 565

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404 63 333

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76 05 50 60 76 08 71 11

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Skjæret 8340 Stamsund

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76 05 46 00 76 05 46 01

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Mærvoll 8360 Bøstad

Joh. L. Unstad Sjøhus funlofoten@yahoo.no

76 08 54 27

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Fiskekrogen Henningsvær post@fiskekrogen.net

76 07 46 52 76 07 46 55

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Banhammeren 53 8312 Henningsvær

Henningsvær Rorbuer info@henningsvar-rorbuer.no

76 06 60 00 / 906 74 174 76 06 60 01

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Hellandsgata 79 8312 Henningsvær

Johs. H. Giæver post@giaever-rorbuer.no

76 07 47 19 76 07 49 00

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Storvåganvn 22 8310 Kabelvåg

Nyvågar Rorbuhotell booking@nyvagar.no

76 06 97 00 76 06 97 01

Vikabakken 23 8310 Kabelvåg

Lofoten Rorbuferie post@lofotferie.no

76 07 45 00 76 07 88 13

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Tyskhella post@lofotferie.no

76 07 45 00 76 07 88 13

Gunnar Bergs vei 2 8300 Svolvær

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Lamholmen 8300 Svolvær

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76 09 12 11 / 911 50 560 76 09 11 14

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Sakrisøy Rorbuer sakrisoy@lofoten.ws

76 09 21 43 / 900 35 419

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Eliassen Rorbuer rorbuer@online.no

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Events in 2011

W h a t ’s o n i n L o f o t e n i n 2 0 11 ?

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10-13 February: Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival, winter

www.lofotenfestival.no Featuring the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra,. Arve Tellefsen (violin), Knut Erik Sundquist (bass), Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)

25.-26. March The World Cod Fishing Championships, Svolvær

www.vmiskreifiske.info Lofoten is beautiful in March and April. The sun begins to warm us and the clear air provides magnificent views of the archipelago. This is an international fishing festival in honour of the cod that come to Lofoten every year. www.lofoteventyret.no

29 April-1 May: Elijazzen, Lofoten Jazz Festival

www.elijazzen.no The only jazz festival in Lofoten is being arranged for the third time at Eliassen Rorbuer in Hamnøy. The Jazz Festival is a tribute to the wild and wonderful Lofoten countryside, to the culture and to the commitment, energy and spontaneous creativity we all get from simply being there. www.rorbuer.no

24-28 May. Stamsund International Theatre Festival

www.stamsund-internasjonale.no Uncompromising and exciting dramatic art for all people of all age groups. Trade congress for North Norwegian dramatic art.

2-5 June: Reine Ord – Literature festival

Norway’s wildest, wettest and most wonderful literature festival will be arranged for the second time with events in Svolvær, Leknes, Ramberg and Reine. You can experience some of our most prominent culture providers in conversations about their own works and authorship. For complete programme, please visit www.reineord.no

9-12 June: Moskenes Ragno Festival – a festival of culture in honour of the stockfish www.ragno-festival.com The festival is arranged around the date of the traditional “fish fetching day”, which was June 12. This was the day when the stockfish, in accordance with long-standing traditions, was divided among the fishermen who came back to Lofoten to fetch their catch and transport it to Bergen; and the day when representatives of the church and the king took their share, too. Fantastic food, with a natural emphasis on stockfish, excellent concerts, nature adventures, competitions – for young and old, visitor and resident alike.

10- 12 June. Codstock, Henningsvær

www.codstock.com All round festival of music and culture in a unique fishing village. The predominant musical genre here is rock and blues.

June 24-26. The Puffin Festival, Røst

www.lundefestivalen.no The Puffin Festival is a culture and nature festival where participants are given an update on the state of seabird stocks. It is also a family event for young and old with a concoction of performers and artists from near and far who create a positive experience and festivities. Welcome to happy festival days in Røst. See the mountains of Moskenes in a new and different way.

8-9 July: Værøy Festival

July 11-16: Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival

www.lofotenfestival.com The festival’s basic idea is to bring together a group of internationally renowned musicians to give chamber music concerts in a relaxed atmosphere, with the spectacular Lofoten surroundings as their setting. The concerts are spread across the entire archipelago. Leif Ove Andsnes, Håvard Gimse, Tos Espen Aspaas, Pavel Haas Quartet, Gould Piano Trio.

3-7 August Viking Festival, Borg

www.lofotr.no The thought may have struck you: What would it have been like to wander around among Vikings at Borg over 1000 years ago? The sound of men preparing weapons and ship for the voyage south, the smell of food and the sound of the scald as he composes a new song in honour of the chieftain.

1- 4 September. Lofoten Country Music Festival, Leknes

www.lofoten-countryfestival.no Leknes is the place for country music lovers. Bring along your cowboy hat and boots and get down on the dance floor. The festival rounds off the “Høstvekka” autumn festival week – a whole week of activities and events.

© www.stamsund-internasjonale.no

24-25 September: “NaturligVis” Food Festival, Leknes

Lofoten has a great deal to offer when it comes to good food, and the festival allows you to see, experience and taste some of it. In addition, you may learn something about how the food is prepared, and perhaps even try your hand at it yourself. There will also be entertainment, activities, competitions and lots, lots more.

From November 1: Pre-Christmas Adventures in Henningsvær

www.forjulseventyret.no The blue daylight of Advent, the Northern Lights, a good storm … Whatever the conditions, the fishing village of Henningsvær will tempt you with unique pre-Christmas offerings from about November 1 until December 20. Christmas shopping in peaceful surroundings, tasty culinary adventures, and perhaps a visit to Lofoten Seafood Theatre? Christmas parties, a well-deserved break at a cosy café … A wide range of activities will be on offer: make your own Christmas candles, paint Christmas trimmings or try your hand at glass-blowing. Buy your Christmas presents in peace and quiet from our skilled handicraftsmen and get into the Christmas spirit… Guaranteed shopping mall free.

© Jan Ottar Olufsen, www.codstock.com

© Jan Ottar Olufsen, www.codstock.com

5 .-6 November. ”Lofoten Gave og Håndverksmesse” in Lofothallen, Leknes

The farmer’s fair with the sale of good food and traditional handicrafts from Lofoten. Many activities for the whole family.

3 December. Christmas in the Old Days in Å

www.lofoten-info.no/nfmuseum Christmas preparations at the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in the time-honoured fishing village of Å. Bakery, cod-liver oil production, storytelling, Christmas fair.

MS Symra © DVGL Lofoten

31 December. New Year Celebrations in the Viking Way, Borg

www.lofotr.no Lofotr Viking Museum invites you to a New Year banquet. Arrival at the chieftain’s house by horse and sleigh, weather permitting. Guided tour. Activities in the chieftain’s house, rounding off with a proper Viking feast.

Entertainment for young and old this weekend with, amongst other things, competitions, daytime activities on Saturday, and family entertainment. Read more at www.værøyfestivaler.no

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We offer unique adventure tours based on in-depth local knowledge and service with a smile - let us arrange your adventure. Come and experience North Norwegian nature with us - thousands of islands, soaring mountains, thriving fishing communities, traditional fishermen’s cabins (rorbuer) and the famous Lofoten cod fishing season (lofotfiske). No one who visits North Norway leaves without a hamper full of amazing memories. History and time are etched into the nature and culture experienced here. Visit North Norway and be entranced!

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WE CAN SHOW YOU SOME OF NORWAY’S BEST KEPT SECRETS... BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO KEEP THEM TO YOURSELVES!

“Gamle Lofotferga” is a cultural shrine and Lofoten’s charming veteran boat with capacity for up to 85 guests. “Alba” is a comfortable catamaran with a large main deck and panorama lounge for 100 guests. Target groups include corporate clients, course and conference groups, coach parties, clubs and societies. We offer tours to the fabled Trollfjorden, fishing trips through coastal skerries, white-tailed eagle and birdlife safaris, and nature-based and culinary adventures. Charter flights to/from Lofoten and Nordland.

Tel: +47 45 83 27 00 E-mail: post@lofotferga.no

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THE VIKINGS IN LOFOTEN HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU FOR A THOUSAND YEARS

tad ship). If the weather is good, you can take a rowing trip with the skipper of the Viking ship. On the way down to the boathouse, you will pass a smithy from the Iron Age. There are always plenty of activities for young and old in the museum grounds. A Viking Festival will be held between 3-7 August 2011, featuring a market and a variety of activities and games for the public. The activities include archery, axe throwing, concerts, theatre performances, talks, dancing and music, plus rowing trips on the Viking ship, of course. In June 2011, the new film about the Viking chieftain Olaf Tvennumbruni will be premiered. The film will be shown in a new building that also houses a new exhibition.

‘A day at the Lofotr Viking Museum is a day to remember.’ Lofotr Viking Museum, Prestegårdsveien 59, N-8360 Bøstad. Tel.: (+47) 76 08 49 00 Fax: (+47) 76 08 49 10 E-mail: vikingmuseet@lofotr.no www.lofotr.no Open every day from 1 May to 15 September. Lofotr Viking Museum is part of Museum Nord.

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GOD STREK

AT BORG IN LOFOTEN, stands the largest Viking-era building ever found in Norway and Europe! The 83-metre long house is the central element in an exhibition that reconstructs life in the North of Norway during the Viking Age. Olaf Tvennumbruni, one of the most powerful Viking chieftains in Northern Norway, ruled here with his wife Åshild over 1,000 years ago. The museum is unique. You can watch demonstrations of craft techniques used by people in the Viking Age. You can visit exhibitions featuring unique finds from the excavations at Borg. Outdoors, you will see animals such as wild boars, horses and wild sheep. Take a walk down to the boathouse where there is a full-size replica of a genuine Viking ship (the Goks-


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Original rorbu cabins Svinøya Rorbuer is a Lofoten islands-based full

                

                   We offer you the best of accommodation types in Lofoten. Our main facilities are located in an authentic and living environment in the picturesque Svinøya area in Svolvær. Like a miniature of the Lofoten islands themselves. Walking distance to the city centre of Svolvær.

Vesterøen rorbu suites

We also offer 3 rorbu suites in KabelvĂĽg with housekeeping facilities, beautifully situated in a child-friendly environment within walking distance to the city centre of KabelvĂĽg.

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Gunnar Bergs vei 2, N-8300 SvolvĂŚr Tel: +47 76 06 99 30

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HOTEL IN SVOLVÆR

The hotel is centrally located in Svolvær city, on the outermost wharfside where the legendary Hurtigruten –or Coastal Express - cruise ship docks, and with the best view in town of both sea and mountains. All rooms have cable-TV with a wide choice of channels, there’s free high-speed wireless internet access all over the hotel, as well as a computer with internet access in the lobby. We can customize your stay to suit your requirements. Free parking for our guests.

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Fiskergata 46, N-8300 Svolvær Tel: +47 76 07 08 70

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Lofoten Summer Hotel offers reasonable accommodation in Svolvær city centre. The hotel has 48 rooms of good standard. Breakfast is included and we also serve dinner in the restaurant. Free internet access and parking for our guests. For more information, please visit:: www.visitlofoten.as

Sivert Nilsensgt. 21, N-8300 Svolvær Tel: +47 76 07 65 00 lofotensummerhotel@visitlofoten.as www.visitlofoten.as

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who’d like a cottage or a sea house, as well as to those who come bringing a camping trailer, camper or motor home or a tent. Lofotferie can also offer a wide range of activities and adventures and experiences. Please read more about us at:: www.lofotferie.no

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Sandvika Fjord- og Sjøhuscamping - Tel: +47 76 07 81 45 Tyskhella Rorbuferie - Tel: +47 76 07 45 00 Lofoten Rorbuferie - Tel: +47 76 07 45 00 post@lofotferie.no - www.lofotferie.no

    


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in Norway. All the old wooden buildings are listed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historical Interest. Located at the very end of European highway 10, Ă… is by many considered as the most beautiful part of Lofoten.You experience an impressive panorama here. With the spectacular Lofotveggen mountains towering in the background, you have a view across the sea to the Norwegian mainland, the Vestfjorden fjord and the Moskstraumen tidal current. Please read more about Ă… Rorbuer at: www.visitlofoten.as

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like to participate in guided excursions in the wilds. Naturally, you will also be welcome to our premises to ask for hiking tips, inquire about the weather report or to have a chat about outdoors activities even if you’re not participating in a guided excursion, and wanting to go off on your own. Please read more about Lofoten Outdoor at: www.lofotenoutdoor.no

Guided kayaking excursions Guided mountaineering excursions Guided mountain peak treks Introductory course in mountain climbing

Wet short course in kayaking

Kayak and equipment rental

Sales of leisure goods and leisure wear

Lofoten Outdoor AS Tel: +47 93069207 post@lofotenoutdoor.no www.lofotenoutdoor.no

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With a bike you can get to places that you normally can’t access by car. Rentabike Lofoten can provide you with modern and safe off-road bikes in SvolvÌr, Kabelvüg and at Å. If you want to rent several bicycles at the same time, it would be advisable to telephone beforehand.



         


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Storvågan for the whole family

NYVÅGAR RORBUHOTELL Eat well and enjoy your stay. Bright and pleasant fishermen’s cabins (rorbu) of comfortable standard for the modern guest. Café and restaurant with a rustic atmosphere amid sea and sheer mountains. Bright conference rooms with an excellent view will help stimulate new ways of thinking. Our own quay offers many different possibilities. Young and old alike enjoy their stay at Nyvågar Rorbu Hotel.

LOFOTAKVARIET Experience the Lofoten Sea’s fascinating underwater world at the Lofoten Aquarium. You will find cute, ugly, big, small and strange fish and marine animals here. Say hello to Loffe the Seal and Ottar the Otter, see real Norwegian Atlantic cod, watch a film at our cinema, buy your souvenirs here, or just have a cup of coffee and enjoy the view.

LOFOTAKVARIET

Tel. +47 76 06 97 00 - booking@nyvagar.no www.nyvagar.no

Tel. +47 76 07 86 65 - post@lofotakvariet.no www.lofotakvariet.no

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NYVÅGAR RORBUHOTELL

MUSEUM NORD - LOFOTMUSEET Feel the aura of history in an authentic atmosphere from the 1800s. The landlord’s residence and garden, the country store, the fisherman’s cabins and the boathouse with its traditional Nordland-style boats. Coastal history is reborn via AV-shows and exhibitions about the Lofoten Fishery, the fishing ports and trade fairs. MUSEUM NORD - LOFOTMUSEET Tel. +47 76 06 97 90 - lofotmuseet@museumnord.no www.lofotmuseet.no

GALLERI ESPOLIN Be moved by the artist Kaare Espolin Johnson’s powerfull expression as he depicts the region’s dramatic history and the coastal people’s life and fate. Gallery Espolin houses a true chieftain of Norwegian art. Art store, film, drawing room for children.

GALLERI ESPOLIN Tel. +47 76 07 84 05 - post@galleri-espolin.no www.galleri-espolin.no

www.storvagan.no. Storvågan in Kabelvåg, Lofoten. Open all year.

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The hotel is the perfect base for exploring the fantastic scenery in the area around Lofoten. Restaurant Bojer overlooks the Svolvær waterfront on the town square and emphasises fresh local ingredients such as skrei (large cod), dried cod, fresh fish from local fishermen, whale, local cheeses and Lofoten lamb. There is open air dining during the summer months.

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Thon Hotel Lofoten opened in March 2009, and is connected directly to Lofoten Culture Centre. The hotel is situated on the waterfront at Svolvær, next to Norwegian Coastal Voyage quay. All of Svolvær’s attractions are within walking distance.

Styrhuset Pub is the city‘s traditional and informal meeting place. Here will meet on everything from fishermen to politicians and business people.

Thon Hotel Lofoten Torget, 8300 Svolvær Tlf: +47 76 04 90 00 Faks: +47 76 04 90 49 lofoten.resepsjon@thonhotels.no Midnight sun: approx. 27 May – 17 July Polar night: approx. 6 December – 6 January Weather forecasts and climate information: www.met.no (Norwegian and English) www.yr.no (Norwegian and English) As the entire region´s joint promotional body, Destination Lofoten is responsible for the following: • International and national marketing, promotion and sales. • Co-ordinating existing traveltradeproducts in the area, and product development. • Co-operation with international tour operators. • The production of promotional material. • Representing Lofoten at trade fairs and shows. • Developing a joint profile and Lofoten as a destination. • Co-ordinated product information. • Official tourist information. • Taking care of the hospitality- and information duties on behalf of the municipalities of the Lofoten islands. Destination Lofoten AS P.O.Box 210 NO-8301 Svolvær Tel.: +47 76 06 98 00 Fax.: +47 76 07 30 01 E-mail: lofoten@lofoten.info www.lofoten.info

INFO-GUIDE FOR LOFOTEN 2011 Publisher: Destination Lofoten AS Also published in French, German, Italian, Norwegian and Spanish. For free distribution abroad. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission or subsequent alterations. Graphic design: Remi Johansen Production: Remix Media, Værøy Print: Aktietrykkeriet a.s © Destination Lofoten

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