The Lofoten Islands are known for excellent fishing, extreme nature and idyllic fishing villages. During the guided trip from Svolvær to Henningsvær and Lofotr, you view sheltered bays, white sandy beaches and large tracts of green farmland. The scenery, the special light and the fishing here have attracted artists from both Norway and abroad for centuries.
In Henningsvær we visit a gallery where the most prominent Lofoten artists are represented with paintings from the islands and the Lofoten fishing industry. There is also a multimedia show depicting the archipelago’s unique beauty and wilderness throughout the four seasons. We also visit the KaviarFactory, an international venue for contemporary art. The building, dating from the 1950s, is a well-known local landmark. From Henningsvær we go by coach to Lofotr.
At the Lofotr Viking Museum, the largest Viking building ever found has been re-created. The original Chieftain’s house was established in about 500 AD and was inhabited until around 900 AD, and the rebuilt version exhibits finds from this era. Our lunch will be served in the Viking Museum.
From Henningsvær we go by our bus to Svolvær where the ship awaits.