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Go on a cruise around scenic Lofoten, Northern Norway

The Best of the Arctic offers you an unforgettable cruise through the legendary Troll Fjord in Northern Norway, where the Lofoten’s dramatic scenery can be seen at its very best. You start off by spending a night in an authentic “rorbu”, which is a traditional Norwegian fisherman’s cabin.  Then you will be picked up by a traditional ferry.

Website: www.thebestofthearctic.com/leisure/orcalofoten_4e.htm

 

Reine

Reine is a small village that is situated in the southern region of Lofoten. It is surrounded by jagged rock-faced mountains and as a resalt the village captivates photographers from around the world. There is also a fishery harbour, cafés and restaurants that are converted from fishing cottages that are worth visiting during your journey.

 

Lofotr Borg Viking Museum

This is a unique museum located in Borg in the Lofoten Islands. Here you can gain firsthand experience of the Viking era. It is located 55km from Svolvær on route E10, and 14km from Leknes.

Tel: +47 76 08 49 00

Fax: +47 76 08 49 10

Website: www.lofotr.no

Dagfinn Bakke's Gallery

The Dagfinn Bakke’s Gallery is a private gallery owned by the painter, illustrator and graphic artist Dagfinn Bakke. He lives and works in the Lofoten Islands, north of the Arctic Circle in northern Norway. Dagfinn Bakke has had exhibitions in a number of different countries, and his works are on display at many public art galleries, including the Norwegian National Gallery. The artwork can also be purchased.

Address: Richard Withs gt. 4, 8300 Svolvær

Tel: +47 76 07 19 98

Fax: +47 76 07 17 62

Email: dbakke@start.no

Website: www.dagfinnbakke.no

Kabelvåg

Kabelvag is the name of Lofoten’s aquarium. It makes full use of the natural environment and displays around 23 types of unusual fish and seals that live in the Arctic Ocean.

Address: Storvågan

Tel: +47 76 07 86 65

Fax: +47 76 07 89 40

Website: www.lofotakvariet.no/english.htm

The Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

The museum, was founded on July 3, 1987 by the Moskenes History and Museum Society in collaboration with the Moskenes municipal council and Mr. Sigurd Harald Ellingsen of Å. It features the life of the fishing village and the Lofoten Fishery over the past 200 years. It is a comprehensive and exciting coastal museum well worth a visit.

Address: A, Lofoten, N-8392, Sølvågen

Tel: +47 76 09 14 88

Fax: +47 76 09 15 66

Website: www.lofoten-info.no/nfmuseum

Espolin Gallery

Espolin Gallery features work of well known artist Kaare Espolin Johnson. Kaare is known for his unique and innovative artistic techniques.

Tel: +47 76 07 84 05

Fax: +47 76 07 89 85

Website: www.galleri-espolin.no

Lofoten House Gallery

Also called Galleri Lofotens Hus, showcases around 40 pieces that were painted during the golden age of Norwegian oil paintings, from the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. At the gallery you can also pay a virtual visit to Lofoten's four seasons.

Tel: +47 76 07 15 73

Fax: +47 +47 07 48 84

Website: www.lofoten-art.no/lof-hus.htm

Å

Å is located virtually in the southernmost point of Lofoten. It is also the end-point of the European roadway. Here you’ll find an atmosphere that hearkens back to the days when life revolved around the cod fishery.


North Norway Artist Centre (Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter)

The North Norway Artist Centre is an art space managed by working artists. The centre arranges around 10 exhibitions a year. You can purchase artwork from the centre.

Tel: +47 76 06 67 60

Fax: +47 76 07 00 15

Website: www.nnks.no

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