Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Vestvågøy

Lofotr Viking Museum

In 1981 at Borg, near the centre of Vestvågøy, a farmer's plough hit the ruins of the 83m-long dwelling of a powerful Viking chieftain, the largest building of its era ever discovered in Scandinavia. The resulting m…
Top Choice Gallery in Flakstad

Glasshytta

A 4km side trip signposted from the E10 at Vareid, north of Flakstad, brings you to Vikten and the showpiece gallery of the glass-blowing Tangrand family. Watch the glass-blowing as it happens and browse the stunnin…
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 Museum in Å

Norsk Fiskeværsmuseum

This museum takes in 14 of Å's 19th-century boathouses, storehouses, fishing cottages, farmhouses and commercial buildings. Highlights (pick up a pamphlet in English at reception) include Europe's oldest cod-liver-o…
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 Henningsvær

Engelskmannsbrygga

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.
Museum in Å

Lofoten Tørrfiskmuseum

The Lofoten Stockfish Museum is housed in a former fish warehouse. You'll be bowled over by Steinar Larsen, its enthusiastic, polyglot owner, who meets and greets every visitor. This personal collection, a passionat…
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

Lofotmuseet

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…