Meet the people of Lofoten

Meet the people of Lofoten

This popular excursion takes you through Lofoten's beautiful scenery, where you can meet the locals in the fishing villages and settlements.
Red houses on rocky shoreline with majestic mountains in the background.

About the excursion

Departing Stamsund by bus. Optional visit to Galleri Espolin or the Lofoten Museum. Finish with orientation and an opportunity to take photos at Lofoten Cathedral. Arrive in Svolvær where you board the Havila Kystruten ship once more.

Direction: Both Directions

Disembarkation port: Stamsund

Embarkation port: Svolvær

Time: 19:00-21:50‌ 

Meal:  A hot meal served on return on the ship 

Level: 1 (Read more)

Season: Winter, ‌(04.11-03.04)‌

Min/max persons: 12-240

Booking reference: STUN1

Price: From £ 88 per person

Lofoten. Photo: Getty

The main stop is Kabelvåg, the oldest fishing village in Lofoten and previously also the largest. This is where the commercial part of Lofoten fishing started more than 1,000 years ago. 

You can visit Galleri Espolin or the Lofoten Museum. The museum is one of the best preserved landowner farms in Lofoten and provides an insight into the contrast between the fishermen's harsh living conditions and the luxurious lifestyle of the owners of the fisheries. There are also see exhibitions on Lofoten's fishing history in addition to the stately main building from 1815 with authentic fishermen's cabins and boathouses featuring the famous Nordland boats.

In Galleri Espolin, you can admire the largest collection of Kaare Espolin Johnson's art depicting the sea, fishermen's hard lives and life in Lofoten. 

Our last stop is Lofoten Cathedral. It is the largest wooden building and the largest church in northern Norway. With its special yellow colour, it towers over the landscape.

Lofotmuseet, photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

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