Abandoned Fishing Hamlets and Farms
A number of smaller fishing hamlets and farms were abandoned between the early and mid 1900's owing to difficult harbour conditions and no possibility of road links.
You can visit several of these places by enroling on one of the many organized boat trips. (See Adventure Tours by Boat)
- Ånstad and Tuv
Fishing hamlet, based on the use of the Nordland-type sailing and rowing boats, and located on the south coast of Moskenesøy island between Å and Lofotodden Point. Ånstad was abandoned in 1949 and has splendid stone landing places that were built in 1910. Tuv was abandoned in 1923.
- Refsvika and Hell
On the southernmost point of the island of Moskenesøya.On a summer's day in 1950, the people of Refsvika and Hell on the shores of the Maelstrom, dismantled their houses and moved them to Å and Sørvågen. Today we can only see the remains of the foundations where they stood, together with dry stone walls and gardens. What forced them to move, in spite of thier financial and social well-being? You will find the answer by participating in Trip 1.
On the outer coast of the island of Moskenesøya, abandoned in 1950.
- Bunes and Horseide
On the outer coast of the island of Moskenesøya, abandoned in 1944 and 1948, respectively.
On the outer coast of the island of Moskenesøya, abandoned in 1938.
- Stokkvik N. og Mulstøa
On the northernmost point of the island of Moskenesøy, Stokkvik was abandoned in 1931 and Mulstøa in 1949.
Abandoned fishing station and farm on the shore of the Nappstraumen strait, on the inner coast of the island of Flakstadøy.
Back to the Contents
Copyright: Lofoten Tourist Enterprises