See northern Norway’s renowned fishing museums, admire breathtaking snow-covered mountains and visit nearby sandy beaches in and around this small town.
Find some of Norway’s most beautiful beaches just a short drive from Leknes. Brave the icy turquoise waters and relax on the immaculate white sand. View the northern lights from many locations in this charming fishing town. Historic attractions and beautiful natural areas surround the town of Leknes.
Take a scenic drive to museums focusing on the region’s fishing heritage and the lives of its local villagers. See archaeological exhibits in a nearby Viking museum. Leknes is a perfect for hiking, bird watching and other outdoor activities.
Tour one of the world’s largest Viking longhouses at the Lofotr Vikingmuseum. This historic building measures about 270 feet (80 meters) in length. The museum also features a replica of the Gokstad Ship, a historic 9th-century Viking ship. Experience a Viking feast, with locally raised lamb, wild boar and fish.
Take a short drive from the center of Leknes to Haukland Beach. This beach is regarded for its amazing natural views and its flawless sandy beaches. Hike one of many trails weaving along the area’s jagged mountain backdrop.
Find the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in the village of Å, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Leknes. This museum focuses on Lofoten fisheries and the lives of its workers throughout history. See a number of historic buildings, including an old stone bakery, a forge and a large boathouse.
Also in Å is the Stockfish Museum, which exhibits the history of Norway’s famous export product, dried fish, known as stockfish. Learn how dried fish were a vital part of everyday life in Norway.
Drive along the Lofoten National Tourist Route, a 140-mile (230-kilometer) stretch of road near the Arctic Circle. Stop at Ramberg, about 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Leknes. Admire the extraordinary views of the surrounding mountains and the beach Rambergstranda.
Leknes Airport is located in the center of the small town. Alternatively, reach Leknes about 45 miles (73 kilometers) from Svolvær Airport, Helle. Stay in accommodations ranging from small hotels to fishermen’s cottages available.
Use Leknes as a base when exploring the region’s breathtaking wilderness areas and fishing museums.