Lofoten Winter - Art, Aquarium, and Henningsvær

See history, marine life, and timeless art in SKREI, and soak up the fishing village atmosphere of Henningsvær.

  • Visit the charming fishing village of Henningsvær
  • Experience the art and culture of Lofoten
  • Explore Lofoten and learn fascinating local history
  • Season

    Autumn, Winter, Spring (1 October - 30 April)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    3 hours 30 minutes

  • Min. passengers

    10

  • Max. passengers

    160

  • Booking code

    HRI-SVJ12B

  • From

    129 €

The tour starts in Lofoten's de facto capital, Svolvær. You’ll be able to admire Svolværgeita, the 150-metre stone pinnacle of the mountain Fløyfjellet that overlooks the town. Popular with mountain climbers, this iconic mountain peak is known for its goat-like appearance, with two horns protruding from the very top. 

We’ll drive past Vågan church, the largest wooden church north of Trondheim, before reaching SKREI Heritage Centre, which includes the Lofoten Museum, Gallery Espolin, and the Lofoten Aquarium. The Lofoten Museum gives insight into how fishermen and landowners here lived throughout history, while the gallery is filled with local artist Kaare Espolin Johnson's beautiful portraits of the Lofoten people. The aquarium is home to a variety of local marine life, including seals and otters, and of course the cod or "skrei", that gave the centre its name. 

On our way to the fishing village of Henningsvær, we’ll drive with the sea on one side and a steep mountainside on the other. Once we’re there, you’ll see world-class art galleries, including Gallery Lofoten, which has the world's largest collection from the 20th century, the so-called "Golden age of North-Norwegian art". After 30 minutes of driving, we’ll return to Svolvær.