Nature hiking. At the far end of Svinøya in Svolvær you will find the pier, which protects the entrance to Svolvær harbor. This is a great trip to go - both summer and winter. Here you pass fish scales that are still in use. Here the cod - which is caught during the Lofoten fishing - is hung to dry.

Lofoten Islands

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
  • Direction

    Southbound direction

  • Season

    Spring, Summer

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    3 hours 30 minutes

  • Min. passengers

    14

  • Max. passengers

    252

  • Booking code

    HR-SVJ9B

  • From

    129 €

  • Notices

    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. 

Great nature experiences. The charming town of Svolvær is considered to be the gateway to Lofoten and is known for its spectacular location, its proximity to the sea, nature and unique outdoor experiences. Great nature experiences. The charming town of Svolvær is considered to be the gateway to Lofoten and is known for its spectacular location, its proximity to the sea, nature and unique outdoor experiences.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Disembarking port: Svolvær
  • Embarking port: Stamsund
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 18:50 - 22:20
  • Available period:  09 April - 31 August
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes
  • Note: The excursion may be combined with excursion 9C, Sea Eagle Safari