This tour takes you around two of the Lofoten Islands which have some of the most spectacular scenery in Norway, as well as some of the world’s richest fishing waters. Vestvagoy is the second largest island in Lofoten, where the village of Leknes is located. Your coach will take you from Vestvagoy Island through the underwater tunnel to Flakstad Island to visit Nusfjord, one of Norway’s oldest and best preserved fishing villages. Here you’ll have time for a walk around and a visit to the village store.
A short stop will be made at the Flakstad church for an outside visit – this little red church made of driftwood and built in 1780, is believed to have come from Siberia. Your next stop is at the old trading center at Sund for a visit to the blacksmith, well known for his handicrafts, especially his stylishly-crafted cormorants cast in steel. A short drive will return you back to the pier.
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Note: Most of the walking on this tour is optional. At Nusfjord, walking is on uneven ground and there is a steep staircase to enter the village store. Some buildings in Sund have high thresholds and steps.