Leknes is the biggest town in municipality of Vestvågøy.

Vestvågøy is also Lofoten's most populous area, with it's approx. 11000 inhabitants. Leknes is located geographically in the center of Lofoten, 68km west of Svolvær and about 65 km east of Å. Leknes is a trading center in Lofoten, with perhaps the biggest and best selection of retail stores in Lofoten.


Leknes is a communications hub in Lofoten. Leknes Airport is a short-circuit airport with 7 daily departures to Bodø. Leknes is the starting point for the commercial bus route in Lofoten. The harbor in Leknes is one of Northern Norway's most important and most visited ports for cruise ships, with about 70 calls per year.

The hospital in the neighboring town of Gravdal is a small but modern hospital that serves the inhabitans of Lofoten. Vestvågøy is one of Norways largest agricultural communities.


  • Residents: approx. 2800 (2016)
  • Nearest town: Gravdal (6km)
  • Nearest Airport: Leknes Airport (2km)
  • Access to Hurtigruten: Stamsund (14km)