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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