Top things to do

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 Seafood in Henningsvær

Fiskekrogen

This dockside restaurant – a favourite of the Norwegian royal family – is Henningsvær's culinary claim to fame. Try, in particular, the outstanding fish soup (198kr), but there's everything else on the menu from fis…
Top Choice Cafe in Sakrisøy

Anitas Sjømat

Part delicatessen and part waterside cafe, this fab place sells all sorts of stockfish snacks, Kong Oskar sardines and dishes such as uncommonly good fish soup, fish cakes, fresh shrimp and fish burgers – our favour…
Top Choice Norwegian in Vestvågøy

Rebecca's

This glorious little cafe along the coast road is a treasure. A lovely wooden dining hall, terrific local cooking with an emphasis on home cooking (dishes include fish specialities and whale) and the feeling of bein…
Top Choice Norwegian in Svolvær

Børsen

Located at the Svinøya complex, this is one of the town's top tables. A former fish house, it was called the 'stock exchange' after the bench outside, where the town's old geezers would gather to debate. In its dini…
Top Choice Norwegian in Hamnøy

Krambua

Under new management since 2015, this fabulous restaurant inhabits an 1882 building and Noemi and Mikael Björkman serve up a seasonal menu with the freshest fish imaginable. Try the smoked shrimp or cod tongues for …
Top Choice Bakery in Å

Bakeri

In a building that dates from 1844 and whose stone oven dates from the same year, this atmospheric bakery is the essence of Å. It turns out fresh bread every day, plus a small number of other pastries, among which i…
Top Choice Norwegian in Ramberg

Ramberg Gjestegård Restaurant

Ramberg Gjestegård's justifiably popular Arctic Menu restaurant does mainly fish dishes and, if you're lucky, its own splendid Flakstad Menu (cod, cured roast lamb and rhubarb compote for dessert). It also offers ch…
Top Choice Norwegian in Kabelvåg

Lorchstua Restaurant

The acclaimed Lorchstua restaurant, run by Nyvågar Rorbuhotell, serves primarily local specialities with a subtle twist, such as baked fillet of halibut in a cod brandade. The atmosphere is formal and the food excel…