Svolvær – at the heart of Lofoten

Lofoten Scenery and Henningsvær


Price from $175

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code



2 hours 30 minutes


Read practical information below

  • Admire the extraordinary summer scenery in the Lofoten archipelago

  • Enjoy the charm of an authentic fishing villages on one of the islands

  • Wander through local areas on foot

  • Explore Lofoten and learn fascinating local history.

The tour starts in Lofoten’s unofficial capital, Svolvær. From here, you can see Svolværgeita, the stone pinnacle of the mountain Fløyfjellet that is almost 500 feet high. 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 take a scenic drive to Henningsvær, passing Vågan church, the largest wooden church north of Trondheim. As we get closer to our destination, we’ll be driving with the coast on one side and a steep mountainside on the other. Keep your camera ready to capture photos of the stunning summer scenery.

Once we reach Henningsvær, you’ll have the chance to explore world-class art galleries, including Gallery Lofoten. This gallery has the world’s largest collection of North Norwegian paintings from the 20th century, the so-called ‘Golden Age of North Norwegian art’.

On our way back to Svolvær, we’ll stop off at SKREI Heritage Center, which includes the Lofoten Museum, Gallery Espolin, and the Lofoten Aquarium. At the Lofoten Museum, you can learn about how local fishermen and landowners lived throughout history. Then we will head to the gallery to admire unique portraits of Lofoten’s people. Check out the aquarium to see a variety of local marine life, including seals, otters, and of course, skrei, the cod that gives the center its name.