Lofoten Winter – Art, History and Henningsvær
Learn about Lofoten’s history, admire timeless art in SKREI, and soak up the atmosphere in the fishing village of Henningsvær.
Visit the charming fishing village of Henningsvær.
Experience the art and culture of Lofoten
Explore Lofoten and learn fascinating local history.
Autumn, Winter, Spring (October 1–April 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 de facto capital, Svolvær. You’ll be able to admire Svolværgeita, the stone pinnacle of the mountain Fløyfjellet, overlooking the town at 492 feet. 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.