Lofoten Islands – Hurtigruten land excursion

Fishing village on Lofoten Islands by CH, Visit Norway

Lofoten Islands – Hurtigruten land excursion: Enjoy the beautiful and diverse scenery of the Lofoten Islands on this bus tour from Svolvaer to Stamsund.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Beautiful Lofoten Islands by Shutterstock, Hurtigruten

Amazing Lofoten Islands

Beach on Lofoten Islands by Sonia Arrepia, Visit Norway

Beach on Lofoten Islands

Throughout history, Lofoten and Lofoten fishing has been crucial for Norway. The first north-Norwegian town of Vagar was established as early as the 1000’s to support this industry. From here, dried cod was sold to large parts of Europe and was responsible for the majority of the country’s export income. Today, Lofoten is associated primarily with steep mountains and picturesque fishing villages, but it is so much more. Here you find sheltered bays, white sandy beaches, fjords and large, green farmland.

The beautiful scenery, the special light and the vast fishing have attracted artists from both Norway and abroad. You will stop in Henningsvær, a charming fishing village with 500 inhabitants. In the 18th century it was the most important fishing village in Lofoten. Fishery is still important today, but the beautiful harbour is also full of charming local arts and crafts shops. You may also visit the Kaviar Factory, an international venue for contemporary art, before the bus takes you to Stamsund, where the ship awaits.

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Settlement on Lofoten Islands by Thomas Rasmus Skaug, Visit Norway

Typical Lofoten settlement

Practical information:

Duration: 3 hours 30 min
Transportation: Bus
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes
Available: April 9- August 31
Land excursion #9B

Dryfish on Lofoten Islands by Pixabay

Dryfish on Lofoten Islands

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