Austvågøy attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Svolvær

Foto Galleri

Stunning photos of the Lofoten Islands in all their brooding glory, most of them for sale, are the work of photographer Anders Finsland. It's worth stopping by even if you don't plan to buy.
Top Choice Sculpture in Svolvær

Magic Ice

Housed appropriately in what was once a fish-freezing plant, this is the ultimate place to chill out (perhaps with something to warm the spirit). The 500-sq-metre space is filled with huge ice sculptures, illustrati…
Gallery in Kabelvåg

Lofoten Glass

Given the view, it's little wonder owner Cathinka Mæhlum was inspired to set up a workshop and gallery beside Kabelvåg's pretty harbour. Drop in to admire her elegant, modern glassware, jewellery and ornaments and t…
Gallery in Henningsvær


Here at 'Englishman's Wharf' is the open studio and gallery of three talented local artists: potter Cecilie Haaland, wildlife photographer and guide John Stenersen and glass-blower Mette Paalgard, with whom you can …
Gallery in Henningsvær

Kaviar Factory

This fabulous art gallery inhabits an arresting, restored 1950s factory with a changing cast of cutting-edge temporary art exhibitions. The design shop at the entrance is also very cool.
Aquarium in Kabelvåg

Lofoten Aquarium

If you want to learn all about the deep, cold waters that surround Lofoten, then this aquarium is a good place to start. There are various exhibits relating to the skrei – the species of east Atlantic cod that migra…
Museum in Kabelvåg


The islands' major folk museum is on the site of what can be considered the first town in the polar region, where traces of the original rorbuer (fisher's cabins) have been excavated. The museum's main gallery was o…
Gallery in Kabelvåg

Galleri Espolin

This gallery features the haunting etchings and lithographs of one of Norway's great artists, Kaare Espolin-Johnson (1907–94). Espolin – his work all the more astounding as he was nearly blind for much of his life …
Gallery in Svolvær

Galleri Dagfinn Bakke

One of Svolvær's more interesting little private galleries, this place showcases works by local artist Dagfinn Bakke, in which the distinctive light and natural formations of Arctic Norway take centre stage, with a …
Church in Kabelvåg

Vågan Kirke

Built in 1898 and Norway's second-largest wooden church, Vågan rises above the E10 just north of Kabelvåg. Built to minister to the influx of seasonal fisherfolk, its seating capacity of 1200 far surpasses Kabelvåg'…