Svolvær – at the heart of Lofoten

Lofoten Winter - Art, History, and Henningsvær

Excursion

Price from £87

Difficulty level

Level 1: Suitable for everyone.

Booking code

HRI-SVJ6A,⠀HRI-SVJ8A

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Notes

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Credit: Dan Mariner / Bodø2024
  • Visit the charming fishing village of Henningsvær

  • Experience the art and culture of Lofoten

  • Explore Lofoten and learn fascinating local history

The tour starts in Lofoten's de facto capital, Svolvær. You’ll be able to admire Svolværgeita, the 150-metre stone pinnacle of the mountain Fløyfjellet that overlooks the town. Popular with mountain climbers, this iconic mountain peak is known for its goat-like appearance, with two horns protruding from the very top.

We’ll drive past Vågan church, the largest wooden church north of Trondheim, before making our way to the fishing village of Henningsvær. We’ll drive with the sea on one side and a steep mountainside on the other. Once we’re there, see world-class art galleries, including Gallery Lofoten, which has the world’s largest collection from the 20th century, the so-called ‘Golden age of Northern Norwegian art’. After 30 minutes of driving, we’ll return to Svolvær.