Lofoten Scenery and Henningsvær
Take in Lofoten’s stunning summer scenery. See history, marine life, and timeless art at SKREI Heritage Center, and soak up the atmosphere in the fishing village of Henningsvær.
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.
Spring, Summer (May 1–September 30)
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for that day’s weather.
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.