This tour, which visits the last two islands connected by road, shows that when it comes to landscape, each island very much has its own character. On Flakstad you follow the outer coast, where the sea stretches unbroken all the way to the polar ice. You pass a charming 18th century church and a long 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! Continuing south, the mountains become ever more striking as you head, to the island of Moskenes. Here, 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. At the former, you can gain 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 how it becomes stockfish. If museums are not your thing, there is plenty to explore in Å, 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.
6 hours from Leknes
1st September - 15th May
Please refer to Price list
Extra: Transportation, Entrance Nusfjord, museums