Stamsund – the essence of Lofoten - Svolvær – at the heart of Lofoten

Highlights of Lofoten


Price from £117

Difficulty level

Level 1: Suitable for everyone.

Booking code



2 hours 40 min


Read practical information below

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  • Enjoy views of Lofoten’s spectacular landscapes throughout the tour

  • Visit Kabelvåg, a small, charming fishing village

  • See the exhibitions of Galleri Espolin and Lofoten Museum in Kabelvåg

  • Admire a beautiful Vågan church, also known as the Lofoten Cathedral, as we pass by

Starting in Stamsund, this excursion will take you on a tour of Kabelvåg, one of Lofoten’s oldest fishing villages. Our first stop though is Torvdalshalsen, a rest stop with a gorgeous view across the fjord. We’ll continue on to Kabelvåg, where the commercial part of the Lofoten fishing industry started, more than 1000 years ago.

Here, we’ll visit Galleri Espolin, which has the largest collection of the work of beloved artist Kaare Espolin Johnson. Close to the gallery lies the Lofoten Museum, where you can find out about local fishing history.

Kabelvåg may have started as the medieval town Vågar. In the centre of the village, you’ll find the main building dates back to 1815, along with Vågan Church, also known as the Lofoten Cathedral. The church was built in 1898 in the Gothic Revival style; and is one of Norway’s largest churches.

Practical information

  • Disembarking port: Stamsund

  • Embarking port: Svolvær

  • Available period:  4 Apr - 31 Aug

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Meals: N/A

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing 

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