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

7 hours | Lofoten Islands (Gravdal) | G R 1 - 1 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Sund
  • Flakstad Church
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Discover the beauty of the Lofoten Islands, where glaciers and other forces of nature have sculptured granite mountains, green meadows and chalky white beaches all under the majestic glow of summer's midnight sun.

Your adventure begins at the Gravdal pier where you'll travel through the spectacular countryside and under the sea through the Nappstraumen tunnel to the western end of Flakstadøy Island. We continue towards Reine, which is one of the most idyllic and best preserved fishing villages in the Lofoten. Reine has been a commercial centre since 1743. Today tourism is important, and despite its remote location and its low population (307 inhabitants), many thousands of people visit annually. The largest weekly magazine in Norway, Allers, selected Reine as the most beautiful village in Norway in the late 1970s.

Your next destination lies just outside the tiny hamlet of Ramberg. Nestled on Flakstad Bay, the idyllic Flakstad Church was erected in 1780 on the same site as the original church in the Middle Ages. Built with woods imported from Russia, the church is an example of a cruciform design, or the shape of a cross.

Then, you'll travel to the charming fishing village of Sund for a tour of the local museum that showcases the area's fishing history. Among the exhibits of boats, tools, and utensils used by fishermen is an engaging demonstration by the museum's blacksmith. Famous for his wrought iron sculptures of Norway's cormorant, a large black and white seabird, the smithy's work is available for purchase in the gift shop.

After the museum tour, a lunch will be served in one of the historical boathouses before returning to your ship in Gravdal.

Special Notes:

Accessibility:
This tour has flat and even surfaces, though some areas may not be fully accessible (see detailed itinerary). This tour can accommodate guests who can navigate 3-5 motorcoach steps and have a collapsible mobility device.

Guests with mobility limitations or devices not covered above may contact Princess Cruises to inquire about possible options or arrangements to meet their particular needs.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to Flakstad Church

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
400
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Inside visit to Flakstad Church

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Drive to Sund Museum

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30

Visit to local blacksmith in Sund

Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Drive to Reine with visit

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:35
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to A and have lunch at a boathouse in a loal fishing village

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:35
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Steps:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:35