Lofoten - fishing villages, gulls and beautiful scenery
Fishing has always been Lofoten's main industry, and this can be seen easily when in Lofoten. The fishing villages are close, and as the tourist flow to the Lofoten has become larger and larger also have many decided to reverse their traditional fishermen to great overnattigsteder.
Moskenes is the outermost municipality in Lofoten. Here you will find fishing villages like Oh, Tind, Sørvågen, Reine, Sakrisøy and Hamnøy. The fishing village of Å situated at the tip, and is the endpoint of Europavei 10. Between TO and Sorvagen find the fishing village of Tind located at the foot of the mountain Tindstind.
If you arrive by ferry from Bodo, it Sorvagen you will come to when the ferry docks. Also this is a fishing village which like both TO and Tind, tourism and fishing as the main industries.
Reine is the next fishing village you come to, and this is the administrative center of Moskenes municipality. Reine consists of several small islands linked by bridges.
Sakrisøy is a small island between Reine and Hamnøy. Europavei 10 goes over the island before continuing on to Hamnøy.
The numerous fishing villages in Moskenes snugly and forms small idyllic community. Fisherman Cabins are with fishing and stockfish production some of the most important industries in all these fishing villages.
Also in Flakstad municipality are fishing a key industry, and is home to one of Norway's oldest and best-preserved villages - Nusfjord. In Nusfjord has been fishing since mid 1800 century.
The bulk of the settlement in Flakstad on the outside of Lofoten, facing the ocean, including in fishing villages Ramberg and Fredvang.
In Vågan municipality you will find Svolvær, which is Lofoten's largest population center. Svolvær goat is Svolvær's characteristic and most famous mountain peak. Another mountain here is Vågakallen. According to old legends, Vågakallen was a former king in Lofoten.
Kabelvåg and Henningsvær are very famous fishing village in Vågan municipality is definitely worth a visit. Kabelvåg is the oldest fishing village in Lofoten and was previously also the largest.
Vestvågøy is Lofoten's most populous municipality, and here you will find, among other settlement Leknes. Leknes is ideally located - about the middle of Lofoten. From there it is about 65 km to both A and Svolvær. Hurtigruten in Stamsund who is also very close.
We let the pictures in the top speak for themselves and just say:
Welcome to fishing villages, gulls and beautiful scenery - Welcome to Lofoten!