On this tour, which visits the two southernmost islands connected by road, you will see that when it comes to the landscape, each island very much has its own character. The first island is Flakstad. Following the outer coast, where the sea stretches unbroken all the way to the polar ice, you pass the charming 18th century Flakstad Church. By the village of Ramberg is a 1.3 kilometre (0.8 mile) curve of pristine beach. On a sunny day, the white sand and the almost tropical colour of the water makes it hard to believe that you’re 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of the Arctic Circle! You continue south, the mountains becoming ever more striking as you go, to the island of Moskenes, where the road skirts the feet of the jagged black granite range. Above Reine is the spectacular fjord view that Time magazine voted one of the top ten views in the world.

At the very end of the main road is the tiny village of Å, home to both the Fishing Village Museum and the Stockfish Museum. The guide at the Fishing Village Museum will give you an insight into Å’s history, and the life of the fishermen in times gone by. At the Stockfish Museum, you can learn about the prize of the Lofoten Fishery, the Norwegian arctic cod, and the process that transforms it into stockfish, Lofoten’s largest export since the middle ages. If museums are not your thing, there is plenty to explore in the surrounding area, as well as a shop, café and bakery to visit.

The return journey offers a striking new vista with each curve of the road. Back on the island of Flakstad, the enchanting village of Nusfjord is considered the best-preserved fishing village in Norway. Offering historical buildings, shopping opportunities and traditional baked goods, this idyllic setting is your last stop before returning to Leknes.

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Practical information

Availability

1.September - 15.May

When

Upon request

Duration

6 hours

Price


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Activity level

Steps on and off the bus, 50 metre (55 yard) hill walk from parking area to Nusfjord village centre, stairs to Nusfjord look-out point. 100 metre (109 yard) hill walk from parking area to Å village centre.

Mobility

People with disabilities need to notify us if special transport needs are required. Such requirements will be subject to the availability of suitable transport.

Language

Upon request.

Meal

No Meal. Can be added if desired.

Included

Includes AGS guide & entrance to Nusfjord. Entry to museums in Å optional & at own expense.

Add-ons

Dress for changeable weather.

This excursion is subject to avaliability of entrance tickets on the attractions.

Bakeries & café not open in low season. Photo-stops en route.

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