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.
There are two museums in Å, the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum and Lofoten Stockfish Museum. Until about 1950 there were a number of tiny hamlets west of Å on both sides of the Lofotodden headland. These communities were abandoned in the 1950’s after the government had offered relocation subsidies.
Just off the coast of Å we find the world’s biggest Maelstrom, renowned for providing inspiration to the authorship of E.A. Poe and Jules Verne. In Å you will also find a grocer’s shop, a bakery open during the summer, and a restaurant and bar.
- Residents: approx. 100 (2016)
- Nearest town: Sørvågen (2km)
- Nearest Airport: Leknes Airport (66km)
- Access to Hurtigruten: Stamsund 13km