SIGHTS WORTH SEEING
in Flakstad & Moskenes, Lofoten
Galleri Eva Harr,
Reine Kultursenter, Reine.
Tel. 76 09 10 10
Galleri Krysset, Sørvågen. Tel. 760 91326
Galleri Else-Maj Johansson, Tel. 406 94 150
Galleri Steinbiten, Ramberg. Tel. 76 09 23 8
Galleri Ambolten, Sund. Tel. 76 09 37 90
Galleri Skarven, Tind.
Det lille galleri, Sørvågen. Tel. 90 82 99 30/ 90 52 49
The Blacksmith's in Sund. Tel. 913 71 718. Home: 76 09 37 88. Tel./fax 76 09 32 99
- The Blacksmith's in Å.
Tel. 76 09 14 88
- The Silversmith's in Nusfjord.
Tel. 76 09 33 99 Admission free.
- The Glass Blower's Cabin, Vikten.
-Glassblowing and ceramics. Tel. 76 09 44 42
Lofotkunst and Galleri "Avkroken"
, Ramberg metals, textiles + various other materials... Admission free. Ring 76 09 32 46
Ingeborgs Keramikk, Sørvågen
Tel.: 76 09 12 29 / 913 68 331
Fax: 76 09 22 016
- Artscape Nordland
Moskenes: Relieff by the sea near Lake Hamnøy-vannet. (follow path)
Flakstad at the Skjelfjord crossroads. Large circular construction made of rocks.
Tennes-Kaspara - the last person to be decapitated in Moskenes.
Tragic story. Monument near the church.
Colonel Birger Eriksen who sank the German warship "Blucher"
on April 9, 1940. Bust near the ferry car park.
- Moskenes Church
Wooden, cruciform church built in 1819, interior from 1564.
- Reine Church
Wooden church built in1891
- Flakstad Church
Timbered cross-shaped church built in 1870. Contact: Viggo Jusnes, Tlf. 76 09 33 31.
- Glåpen Lighthouse
Sørvågen/Besselvåg. Built in 1857.
- Abandoned fishing hamlets with good landing places
Nesland, Ånstad and Straumøya
- Nesland East
Former farmers' fishing village where only small boats were used. Magnificent old landing place. The only water mill in Lofoten.
Quaint, distinctive fishing hamlet. Power station from 1907. Sawmill.
- German gun emplacements from WWII
Olenilsøy near Reine
- Abandoned fishing hamlets and farms
Ånstad, Tuv, Helle, Refsvika, Hermannsdalen, Bunes, Horseid, Kvalvika, Stokkvika N. and Mulstøa.
- Distinctive Architecture
Hamnøy, Reine, Sørvågen, Tind, Å, Sund,
Nusfjord, Nesland East.
- The Refsvikhula Cave
115 metres long, 50 metres of headroom and 3000 year old cave paintings. The Refsvikhula Cave is a listed historic monument. No admittance for unauthorized persons. Boat trips to the cave are arranged with an authorized guide, tel. 76 09 15 99.
- Storbåthallaren Cave
6000 years old stone-age settlement, near the Nappstraumen strait. Storbåthallaren Cave, with its mighty overhang, is 70 metres deep with 22 metres of headroom. This is the oldest known Stone Age settlement in Lofoten. Inside the cave there are thick layers of waste left by the Stone Age people allowing us to "read" their 5500 year history. Archaeologists found fishing tackle, spear and arrowheads, knives, axes, bone needles, potsherds and ceramics, etc. Bone remnants bear witness to a fascinating and varied diet and include the remains of many species of fish and shellfish, 16 different animals and no less than 37 species of birds. Human bones were also found. See also the book "Guide to the History of Lofoten" - also available for online purchase from our shop.
- White Pegmatite stripe and feldspar mine
Result of the collision caused by continental drift about 500 billion years ago. (Å-Moskenes) Feldspar mine in Moskenesvågen, dating back to 1903.
Hamnøy and Nesland east
- Geology Trail
- Power stations (Lighting)
Sørvågen 1905 (turbine, 1909)
Nusfjord 1907 (+ sawmill)
- The Maelstrom
One of the strongest and most renowned maelstroms in the world
The entire outer coastlines of both Moskenesøya and Flakstadøya islands consists of a number of white, sandy beaches. Click here for photos
Cliffside nesting colonies
Hamnøy. Kittiwake colony right by the roadside on Highway E10.Nusfjord. Kittiwake colony in the harbour.
Oksbåsen near Sørvågen. the
- Seal colonies
The Lofotodden headland and the Svarvan islets in the
- Eagle-catcher's hides
Hell and Fredvang
The Midnight Sun
Can be seen 27th May - 15th July, from mountain tops, Bunes, Horseid, Mulstøa, Fredvang, Ramberg, Vikten, Myrland. See Trip 1: Cave Paintings and Midnight Sun. Click here for more details of the climate and weather.
- The Northern Lights
Can be seen throughout the late autumn and winter.
Read more about the history and cilture of the islands in "Guide to the History of Lofoten" available for purchase in shops, museums and at the tourist information centre. Click here for more details of the climate and weather.