Top things to do in Henningsvær

Top Choice Seafood in Henningsvær


This smart dockside restaurant – a favourite of the Norwegian royal family – is Henningsvær's culinary claim to fame. Try, in particular, the outstanding fish soup (210kr), but there's everything else on the menu fr…
Top Choice Cafe in Henningsvær

Kafé Lysstoperiet

This casual place in the heart of town is wildly (and deservedly) popular. The organic food ranges from Lofoten's best cakes and sweet treats to light meals such as soup, open sandwiches, pies, pasta salad and homem…
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.
Cafe in Henningsvær

Klatre Kafeen

With a few tables out over the water and an inviting interior dining area, this relaxed place is run by the neighbouring North Norwegian Climbing School. The food ranges from open shrimp sandwiches and couscous sala…
Norwegian in Henningsvær


Lofotomat has Arctic specialities at the forefront such as traditional codfish stew or that Lofoten classic, boknafisk (semi-dried cod) served with peas and local bacon. If that all sounds a little fishy, there's al…
Homewares in Henningsvær


An eclectic collection of casual and, in some case, stylish homewares make for a fun browse along the town's main thoroughfare. As the sign outside says, 'We are not a souvenir shop, but we sell nice things that Nor…
Food & Drink in Henningsvær


This marvellously named festival celebrates Henningsvær's fishy heritage, with three days of cooking, fishing and sea shanties. Visiting musicians liven things up considerably.
Gallery in Henningsvær

Lofotens Hus Gallery

In a former fish-processing house, this gallery displays a fine collection from what is known as the golden age of Norwegian painting, between 1870–1930, plus canvasses by contemporary Norwegian artist Karl Erik Har…