Discover the beauty of the Lofoten Islands by visiting one of its fishing villages. Learn more about island life, as well as the nature and history of the area.
Admire the stunning scenery of the Lofoten Islands
Visit the picturesque fishing village of Henningsvær
Visit the Kaviar Factory, a local modern art gallery
Learn more about Lofoten, its nature, and its history
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
3 hours 30 minutes
Bring comfortable shoes
The Lofoten Islands are known worldwide for quaint fishing villages made up of red cabins surrounded by rugged mountains. During the guided trip from Svolvær to Stamsund, you’ll get to see more of what the islands have to offer: sheltered bays, white sandy beaches, and large, green farmland. The scenery and the special light here have attracted artists from both Norway and abroad for centuries.
We’ll stop in Henningsvær, a charming fishing village with 500 inhabitants, famous for its local football pitch nestled on a rocky outcrop in the middle of the sea. Once the most important fishing village in Lofoten in the 18th century, the harbour is now also full of charming local arts and crafts shops. Buy a handmade souvenir to commemorate your trip, or spend some time in the KaviarFactory, an international gallery for contemporary art.
KaviarFactory is considered one of the foremost exhibition venues for art in Norway. The art gallery, which opened in 2013, shows art at a high international level and has made a name internationally. The building itself is also worth a visit. The old caviar factory was completely renovated and was awarded the North Norwegian Architecture Prize in 2020. Today, the art gallery is uncompromisingly placed in the northern Norwegian landscape, where the waves wash the facade on stormy days.
At the end of the excursion, the bus will take you to Stamsund, where the ship awaits.