Highlights of Lofoten
This excursion takes you to see Kabelvåg, one of Lofoten’s most important historic fishing villages, amid a stunning backdrop of sea and mountains.
Enjoy views of Lofoten’s spectacular landscapes throughout the tour.
Visit Kabelvåg, a small, charming fishing village
See the exhibitions in the Galleri Espolin and Lofoten Museum in Kabelvåg.
Admire the beautiful Vågan church, also known as the Lofoten Cathedral
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
2 hours, 40 min
Starting in Stamsund, this excursion will take you on a tour of Kabelvåg, one of Lofoten’s oldest fishing villages. Our first stop is Torvdalshalsen, a rest stop with gorgeous views across the fjord. We’ll continue on to Kabelvåg, where the commercial fishing industry began in Lofoten more than 1,000 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 learn about local fishing history.
Kabelvåg’s origins may stretch back to the medieval town Vågar. In the center of the village, you will find the main building, which dates back to 1815, and 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.