Lofoten Islands (Gravdal), Norway

Gravdal is one of the largest villages in Vestvågøy and part of the Lofoten Archipelago in northern Norway. Gravdal serves as your gateway to the Lofoten Islands, the western remnants of great mountains that were worn away by glaciers. Lying entirely above the Arctic Circle, the islands' dramatic natural architecture of rocky peaks along with picturesque villages places this archipelago in a league of its own.

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Points of Interest

  • Nusfjord
  • Viking Museum at Borg
  • Sund
  • Svolvær
  • Henningsvær
  • Ballstad
  • Flakstad Church

More about Lofoten Islands (Gravdal), Norway Points of Interest

  • Nusfjord

    Lying in the heart of Lofoten, this charming open air museum is one of the most idyllic and best-preserved fishing villages in the islands.

  • Viking Museum at Borg

    First settled by a Viking chieftain in 500 A.D., the area is now an open-air museum complete with a reconstructed house and boathouse.

  • Sund

    A wonderland of rocky cliffs covered in bog plants, bright blue water, fresh air and panoramic views, the village of Sund also features a museum whose smithy creates stunning sculptures for purchase.

  • Svolvær

    With sculptures made of crystal-clear ice, the Magic Ice Bar & Gallery expresses the bond between man and nature. Before you enter, you'll be dressed in a warm coat and offered refreshments.

  • Henningsvær

    One of the region's biggest and most active fishing villages, Henningsvær boasts The Gallery Lofoten's House, a gallery of 19th- and early 20th-century Norwegian oil paintings and a slide show that captures the seasons.

  • Ballstad

    Rocky, snow-capped peaks, mountain sheep, clear blue skies and sparkling water surround this tiny hamlet on the island of Vestvågøy.

  • Flakstad Church

    Nestled by Flakstad Bay, this charming, newly repainted church dates back to the 18th century.

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Easy Lofoften Islands Drive

2 hours | Lofoten Islands (Gravdal) | G R 1 - 2 9 0
  • Ballstad

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Lofoten Islands from the comfort of your motorcoach. Your half-day narrated tour includes a visit to the fishing village of Ballstad, dotted with fishermen's rorbu cabins and a stop at Haukland Beach and Hagskaret View Point.

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Svolvaer, Henningsvær, Ice Bar & Gallery

4.5 hours | Lofoten Islands (Gravdal) | G R 1 - 3 1 5
  • Henningsvær
  • Svolvær

View the dramatic jagged peaks of the Lofoten mountain range as your tour takes in the scenic sights of Henningsvær, Lofoten's largest and most active fishing village. Visit two very unique art galleries - one full of art located in Henningsvær and one full of ice in Svolvær.

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Reine & Lofotr Viking Museum

4.5 hours | Lofoten Islands (Gravdal) | G R 1 - 2 0 5
  • Viking Museum at Borg

Take a spectacular panoramic journey around the beautiful Lofoten Islands, anchored just above the Arctic Circle, to the picturesque fishing village of Reine. Its charming colourful buildings stand in stark contrast to the Lofotr Viking Museum and the archaeological excavations dating back 1,500 years.

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Best of the Lofoten Islands: Flakstad Church, Sund & Reine

7 hours | Lofoten Islands (Gravdal) | G R 1 - 1 0 0
  • Sund
  • Flakstad Church

Travel among the majestic mountains and fishing villages of the Lofoten Islands. First, you'll drive through the undersea tunnel to the picturesque village of Reine, visit the quaint and rustic 230-year-old Flakstad Church, and then stop at the charming village of Å for lunch served in a fisherman's boathouse.

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Local Connections: Trolfjord Cruise & Local Artists of Lofoten

8 hours | Lofoten Islands (Gravdal) | G R 1 - 5 0 0

Discover serenity, beauty and abundant wildlife on a scenic cruise through the narrow entrance of the Trollfjord to the glorious landscapes beyond. Indulge in a traditional lunch in the quaint town of Svolvaer, then visit the stunning glass and ceramic artist community at Vikten and watch artisans at work.

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