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Leknes
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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.

Finnvika Lodges
Finnvika Lodges
3 out of 5
Buøyveien 4, Vestvågøy, Nordland
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Situated by the ocean, this cabin is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Hurtigruten Ferry Terminal Stamsund and within 20 mi (32 km) of Uttakleivstranda and Lofotr Viking ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
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"Flott og moderne sjøbu med alt man trenger! Ikke TV, men det savnet vi heller ikke. Gangavstand til matbutikk, restaurant og utleiefirma for vannaktiviteter."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

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Scandic Leknes Lofoten
Scandic Leknes Lofoten
3.5 out of 5
Lillevollveien 15, Vestvågøy
The price is $123 per night from May 21 to May 21
Situated in Leknes, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Hauklandstranda and within 9 mi (15 km) of Uttakleivstranda and Lofotr Viking Museum. Hurtigruten Ferry ...
3.8/5Good! (376 reviews)
Great option for stay in Leknes
"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 Mar 27, 2020

Scandic Leknes Lofoten
Live Lofoten Fisherman's Cabins
Live Lofoten Fisherman's Cabins
3 out of 5
Steineveien 17, Vestvågøy
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The price is $282 per night from May 12 to May 12
Situated in Vestvågøy, this cabin is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Hurtigruten Ferry Terminal Stamsund and 17.1 mi (27.6 km) from Lofotr Viking Museum.
3.8/5Good! (32 reviews)
This will be my choice if I visit Lofoten again .
"We had a great stay at a reasonable price, nice convenient cabins with a frocery store and restaurant nearby."

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Live Lofoten Fisherman's Cabins
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Tjeldsundbrua Maritime
Tjeldsundbrua Maritime
3 out of 5
Tjeldsundbrua 214, Skanland
The price is $339 per night from May 20 to May 20
Situated in Skanland, this beach cabin is within 16 mi (25 km) of Evenes Church, Evenesvika, and Evenestangen WWII Battery. The Troll's Church and Gangsastoppen ...
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
"smukt sted og nem at komme til. husk det ligger lige under en bro."

Reviewed on May 26, 2019

Tjeldsundbrua Maritime
Tjeldsundbrua Camping
Tjeldsundbrua Camping
2 out of 5
Kvitnes 116, Skanland
The price is $80 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Situated in Skanland, this beach campground is within 16 mi (25 km) of Evenes Church, Evenesvika, and Evenestangen WWII Battery. The Troll's Church and Gangsastoppen ...
3.5/5Good! (17 reviews)
"We ended up staying in a shipping container converted into a room. It was quite small and cramped. The windows were not equipped for wind, and there was constant banging on our windows all night. The place was somewhat hard to find - inadequate instructions. Finally, the place itself feels quite ..."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2019

Tjeldsundbrua Camping
Ribo Apartment ABC Husen B4
Ribo Apartment ABC Husen B4
Riksgransen, Norrbotten County
Situated in Riksgransen, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Riksgransen Ski Area and within 20 mi (32 km) of Bjorkliden Fjallby Ski Resort and Björkliden ...
Ribo Apartment ABC Husen B4
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Good jumping off point to see Lofoten, quiet and easy to get around

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