Welcome to Nusfjord
If you take one detour off the E10 between Svolvær and Å, make it Nusfjord, one of the loveliest villages in Norway's north. The road in here, just 6km long, is a stunning byway, hemmed in by towering bare crags. The ox-blood-red wooden buildings of Nusfjord, which feels like a hidden treasure, hug its tiny, tucked-away harbour. Many artists consider it to be the essence of Lofoten but be warned: so do tour operators and in summer it gets so crowded that parking attendants manouevre vehicles this way and that. But don't let this put you off – even with all this, it's worth every second you spend here.
It costs 50kr for adults (children under 12 free) just to walk around plus a further 50kr to see The People & The Fish, a 12-minute video about Nusfjord, past and present.