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Many visitors make their acquaintance with Lofoten on Austvågøy, the northernmost island in the archipelago. It's a pretty place with some fascinating attractions, but it's more appealing as a gateway to the archipelago than as a destination in its own right.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Austvågøy.