Lofoten is an archipelago located at 67th and 68th latitude, west of the sea north of the Polar circle. The islands consist of Austvågøya, Gimsøy, Vestvågøya, Flakstadøya, Moskenesøya, Værøy and Røst.
The district consists of the six municipalities Vågan, Vestvågøy, Flakstad, Moskenes, Værøy and Røst, as well as those parts of Hadsel located on Austvågøy, with a total of 24 000 inhabitants.
Between the mainland and Lofotveggen lies the Vestfjord. Lofoten is known for a spectacular nature with mountains and peaks, the great sea, coves, beaches and vast unspoilt countryside.
Å is a time-honoured fishing village steeped in tradition and characterised by fisherman’s cabins and quayside warehouses. The village is situated on the island of Moskenesøy in the borough of Moskenes, and is the terminal point of the E10 road.
Henningsvær, the place God had built without the help of surveyors and architects. Welcome to Norway’s most famous and distinctive fishing village, by many referred to as the Venice of the North.
Kabelvåg is the oldest fishing village in Lofoten and with the help of written sources, we can trace the Lofoten Fishery there 1000 years back in time.
Reine is one of Lofoten’s best known fishing villages and is the centre of municipal administration in the borough of Moskenes.
Sørvågen is a vibrant fishing village in the borough of Moskenes.
Stamsund is one of the biggest fishing villages in Lofoten.
Svolvær is the centre of municipal administration in the borough of Vågan, which includes the islands of Gimsøy and Austvågøy.