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 such as Å, Tind, Sørvågen, Reine, Sakrisøy and Hamnøy. The fishing village Å is located at the far end, and is the end point for Europavei 10. Between Å and Sørvågen you will find the fishing village Tind which is located at the foot of the mountain Tindstind. If you come by ferry from Bodø, it is Sørvågen you will get to when the ferry docks. This is also a fishing village which, like both Å and Tind, has tourism and fishing as the most important industries. Reine is the next fishing village you come to, and this is the administration center in Moskenes municipality. Reine consists of several small islands that are connected by bridges. Sakrisøy is a small island between Reine and Hamnøy. Europavei 10 crosses the island before continuing on to Hamnøy. The many fishing villages in Moskenes are close together and form small idyllic communities. Rorbu rental, together with fishing and stockfish production, are some of the most important industries in all these fishing villages.
Also in Flakstad municipality, fishing is a central industry, and here you will find one of Norway's oldest and best-preserved fishing villages - Nusfjord. Fishing has been practiced in Nusfjord since the middle of the 1800th century. The bulk of the buildings in Flakstad are located on the outer side of Lofoten, facing the ocean, i.a. in the 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 villages in Vågan municipality which are 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!