Leknes

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Leknes showing a lake or waterhole, a small town or village and mountains

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.

Scandic Leknes Lofoten
Scandic Leknes Lofoten
3.5 out of 5
Lillevollveien 15, Vestvågøy
The price is Rs9,084 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
Situated in Leknes (and vicinity), this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Hauklandstranda, Lofotr Viking Museum and Uttakleivstranda. Hurtigruten Ferry Terminal ...
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"LOCATION Convenient location - located within walking distance to restaurants, supermarkets and the airport. Central to many areas in the Lofoten Islands - if you are self-driving many of the main sites are within a 30 minute radius. ROOM The room was very clean and comfortable. The size was enough ..."

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

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Villa Leknes Lofoten
Villa Leknes Lofoten
3 out of 5
Storgata 115, Vestvågøy
Situated in Leknes (and vicinity), this guesthouse is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Hauklandstranda and within 9 miles (15 km) of Uttakleivstranda and Lofotr Viking Museum. ...
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Bruunsgaard Leknes Lofoten
Bruunsgaard Leknes Lofoten
3.5 out of 5
Storgata 131, Vestvågøy
Situated in Leknes (and vicinity), this holiday home is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Hauklandstranda and within 9 miles (15 km) of Uttakleivstranda and Lofotr Viking ...
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Bruunsgaard Leknes Lofoten
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Tobiasbrygga
Tobiasbrygga
3.5 out of 5
Hellandsgata 11, Vagan, Nordland
The price is Rs12,338 per night from 12 Oct to 12 Oct
Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Henningsvaer Bridge, and within 12 mi (20 km) of The Lofoten Museum and Espolin Gallery. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (83 reviews)
"We stayed in Svolværgeita apartment which was lovely. The kitchen had everything we might need, and the private terrace was perfect for enjoying the evening sun. There was even a grill on the terrace which we didn’t use though as it seemed like it hadn’t been cleaned in a while and we didn’t find ..."

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

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Bruunsgaard Leknes Lofoten
Bruunsgaard Leknes Lofoten
3.5 out of 5
Storgata 131, Vestvågøy
Situated in Leknes (and vicinity), this holiday home is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Hauklandstranda and within 9 miles (15 km) of Uttakleivstranda and Lofotr Viking ...
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Kræmmervika Havn
Kræmmervika Havn
2.5 out of 5
36 Kræmmervikveien, Vestvågøy, Nordland
Situated by the sea, this cottage is within 16 miles (25 km) of Hauklandstranda, Uttakleivstranda and Lofotr Viking Museum. Hurtigruten Ferry Terminal Stamsund ...
4/5Very Good! (12 reviews)
"Fin overnattingsplass med gode kokemuligheter. Hyggelig betjening og mulighet for å booke badstu. Veldig fint opphold!"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2021

Kræmmervika Havn
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