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Guidebook for Vestvågøy

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Guidebook for Vestvågøy

Food Scene
Nice food and cosy, and somewhat trendy/retro, atmosphere at the quay at Solsiden Brygge. https://www.facebook.com/himmeloghavn/
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Himmel og havn AS
309 Ramsvikveien
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Nice food and cosy, and somewhat trendy/retro, atmosphere at the quay at Solsiden Brygge. https://www.facebook.com/himmeloghavn/
This place offers a decent cup of coffee, wonderful cakes and tasty light lunsj. It is also the cultural centre cafe and now and the have live music and offer dinner in the evenings. Second hand furniture, redesign items, in a converted warehouse, gives the place a distinct stamp. https://www.facebook.com/sansogsamling.info/?fref=ts
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Sans Og Samling
29 Storgata
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This place offers a decent cup of coffee, wonderful cakes and tasty light lunsj. It is also the cultural centre cafe and now and the have live music and offer dinner in the evenings. Second hand furniture, redesign items, in a converted warehouse, gives the place a distinct stamp. https://www.facebook.com/sansogsamling.info/?fref=ts
The restaurant is in the authentic part of Ballstad. The owner also has a fish shop and fish restaurant in Leknes and therefore fish is a must here. From Kræmmervika you can also take the very nice walk up to Nonstinden and afterwards have well deserved beer and a meal when you return . https://www.kremmervikahavn.no/
Kræmmervika Havn
36 Kræmmervikveien
The restaurant is in the authentic part of Ballstad. The owner also has a fish shop and fish restaurant in Leknes and therefore fish is a must here. From Kræmmervika you can also take the very nice walk up to Nonstinden and afterwards have well deserved beer and a meal when you return . https://www.kremmervikahavn.no/
Kaikanten Kro og Rorbu is a very local summer cafe with somewhat odd opening hours. It is worth a visit if you find it open. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Kaikanten-Kro-og-Rorbu-504028066419722/about/?ref=page_internal
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188 Ureveien
Kaikanten Kro og Rorbu is a very local summer cafe with somewhat odd opening hours. It is worth a visit if you find it open. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Kaikanten-Kro-og-Rorbu-504028066419722/about/?ref=page_internal
At Live Lofoten (previously named Skjærbrygga) you can have a pub meal or visit the restaurant. The buling itself is in old wooden style and used to be a fish factory in the old days. It is possible to rent SUP and from here you can also go on RIB-safari
Skjaerbrygga
2 Skjæret
At Live Lofoten (previously named Skjærbrygga) you can have a pub meal or visit the restaurant. The buling itself is in old wooden style and used to be a fish factory in the old days. It is possible to rent SUP and from here you can also go on RIB-safari
Shopping
Barth Sport, this slightly remote located sports shop is really excellent. This is the best place for sports fishing equipment and for outdoor activities as hiking and randonee skiing. Prices are normally good and the staff is skilled. Here you can ask about fishing places and which regulations that apply, and how to buy licenses, if needed. When you arrive you will see that they are located in two building, on both side of the road.
Cato Barth
156 Hovdveien
Barth Sport, this slightly remote located sports shop is really excellent. This is the best place for sports fishing equipment and for outdoor activities as hiking and randonee skiing. Prices are normally good and the staff is skilled. Here you can ask about fishing places and which regulations that apply, and how to buy licenses, if needed. When you arrive you will see that they are located in two building, on both side of the road.
The shopping senter in Leknes offers a variety of shops. Here you also find the wine monopoly and the pharmacy. The grocery shops stay open until around 23.00, but other shops has earlier hours and are normally closed by 17.00 on weekdays and 14-15 on Saturdays. If you want to buy beer in the grocery shops you must do this before 20.00 on weekdays and 18.00 on Saturday. No alcohol is sold in shops on Sundays in Norway. Parking can be troublesome by the centre. It has also underground parking and a less packed parking are on the other side of E10, connected by a walking tunnel.
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Lofotsenteret
8 Storgata
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The shopping senter in Leknes offers a variety of shops. Here you also find the wine monopoly and the pharmacy. The grocery shops stay open until around 23.00, but other shops has earlier hours and are normally closed by 17.00 on weekdays and 14-15 on Saturdays. If you want to buy beer in the grocery shops you must do this before 20.00 on weekdays and 18.00 on Saturday. No alcohol is sold in shops on Sundays in Norway. Parking can be troublesome by the centre. It has also underground parking and a less packed parking are on the other side of E10, connected by a walking tunnel.
Parks & Nature
Beautiful beach that is perfect on a sunny day. Also a starting point for hiking to the mountain "Mannen". You can walk the old road around the mountain "Veggen" to Utakleiv from here. Be aware that parking can be difficult in peak season and the police has been fining illegal parking.
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Haukland Beach
200 Uttakleivveien
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Beautiful beach that is perfect on a sunny day. Also a starting point for hiking to the mountain "Mannen". You can walk the old road around the mountain "Veggen" to Utakleiv from here. Be aware that parking can be difficult in peak season and the police has been fining illegal parking.
From her you can admire the midnight sun, in summer of course, and if the weather allows. The community group has arranged with nice tables and barbecue places as well as toilets for the visitors. Please pay the voluntary fee for using the area. This beach was voted to be the most romantic beach in Europe. As you can understand, the place has very many visitors,
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Uttakleiv
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From her you can admire the midnight sun, in summer of course, and if the weather allows. The community group has arranged with nice tables and barbecue places as well as toilets for the visitors. Please pay the voluntary fee for using the area. This beach was voted to be the most romantic beach in Europe. As you can understand, the place has very many visitors,
This is an open farm which makes exceptional, and awarded, cheese. They also grow their own herbs and vegetables. The farm has a summer cafe. From here it is possible to walk the old trails over the mountains between three farms in Lauvdalen, Hellosan and Rolvsfjorden.(https://www.facebook.com/lofotenfarmtrail/). This farm also have a small activity trail that is ideal for children.
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Aalan Gård
186 Lauvdalen
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This is an open farm which makes exceptional, and awarded, cheese. They also grow their own herbs and vegetables. The farm has a summer cafe. From here it is possible to walk the old trails over the mountains between three farms in Lauvdalen, Hellosan and Rolvsfjorden.(https://www.facebook.com/lofotenfarmtrail/). This farm also have a small activity trail that is ideal for children.
Eggum is a perfect spot on a nice summer night to see the midnight sun barely touch the horizon. The surroundings are spectacular and the beach consist of large rocks, many of which are perfectly rounded by thousands of years of ice and beating of heavy sea.
Eggum picnic
Eggum is a perfect spot on a nice summer night to see the midnight sun barely touch the horizon. The surroundings are spectacular and the beach consist of large rocks, many of which are perfectly rounded by thousands of years of ice and beating of heavy sea.
Arts & Culture
Vestvågøy island was the site of a big Viking community thousand years back. The viking king at Borg had the biggest viking longhouse ever found. A replica of this building is the hart of the museum at Borg. The museum is well worth a visit and you can tak part in rowing of the viking ship on the lake. The cafe sells food of local produce and the shop sells very nice artware and souvenirs.
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Lofotr Viking Museum
59 Prestegårdsveien
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Vestvågøy island was the site of a big Viking community thousand years back. The viking king at Borg had the biggest viking longhouse ever found. A replica of this building is the hart of the museum at Borg. The museum is well worth a visit and you can tak part in rowing of the viking ship on the lake. The cafe sells food of local produce and the shop sells very nice artware and souvenirs.
Meieriet Kultursenter is the Cultural Center of Vestvågøy municipality. Here you will find the tourist information, library, cinema and also Sans og Samling cafe. The center is open until 22.00 (20.00 on Saturdays) and is a very nice place to sit down and read or work.
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27 Storgata
Meieriet Kultursenter is the Cultural Center of Vestvågøy municipality. Here you will find the tourist information, library, cinema and also Sans og Samling cafe. The center is open until 22.00 (20.00 on Saturdays) and is a very nice place to sit down and read or work.
Sareptas Hus is the farm-shop for Fagerlia Gård in Ballstad. You can buy home made, ecological marmelade and herbs/seasonings, as well as local made souvenirs. During summer local artists also have sales exhibitions here. https://www.facebook.com/SareptasHus/?fref=ts
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201 Ballstadlandet
Sareptas Hus is the farm-shop for Fagerlia Gård in Ballstad. You can buy home made, ecological marmelade and herbs/seasonings, as well as local made souvenirs. During summer local artists also have sales exhibitions here. https://www.facebook.com/SareptasHus/?fref=ts
Essentials
Where we normally do our shopping. Competitive prices and good parking.
REMA 1000 Leknes
61 Idrettsgata
Where we normally do our shopping. Competitive prices and good parking.
Hopefully you will never have to go there, but the hospital is only 13 km away.
Nordlandssykehuset Lofoten
23 Sykehusbakken
Hopefully you will never have to go there, but the hospital is only 13 km away.
Whaling has a long tradition in Lofoten. Hunting is sustainable and only a very small fraction of the very large population of minke whale is caught each season (May-August). If you go to Tangstad you can buy most tender meat and grill/fry it as you do with beef of ox, just a couple of minutes on each side. https://www.facebook.com/tangstadhvalkjott/
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2 Tangstad
Whaling has a long tradition in Lofoten. Hunting is sustainable and only a very small fraction of the very large population of minke whale is caught each season (May-August). If you go to Tangstad you can buy most tender meat and grill/fry it as you do with beef of ox, just a couple of minutes on each side. https://www.facebook.com/tangstadhvalkjott/
Getting Around
Opel, Suzuki, Izuzu and Fiat garage. HERTZ car rental
Joh Vian AS
28 Idrettsgata
Opel, Suzuki, Izuzu and Fiat garage. HERTZ car rental
Toyota garage
Nordvik Leknes
12 Verksveien
Toyota garage
Peugeot and Mazda garage
Vestlofoten Bil AS
1 Mjånesveien
Peugeot and Mazda garage
Volvo and Ford garage
Car in North Leknes
33 Idrettsgata
Volvo and Ford garage
The airport is only 9 km away. From here you can go directly to/from Bodø, Tromsø and also Oslo by Widerøe airline company (35 seat Bombardier Dash-8)
Avinor Leknes
29 Lufthavnveien
The airport is only 9 km away. From here you can go directly to/from Bodø, Tromsø and also Oslo by Widerøe airline company (35 seat Bombardier Dash-8)
This is the port for Hurtigruta. Northbound to Svolvær and southbound to Bodø
Stamsund Skipsekspedisjon AS
2 J. M. Johansens Vei
This is the port for Hurtigruta. Northbound to Svolvær and southbound to Bodø
Drinks & Nightlife
This is where people go out in the weekends for a drink and dancing to live music. During daytime you can get a pub meal, with a hint of local produce. Don't expect a culinary experience.
Banken Pøbb og Spiseri
59 Storgata
This is where people go out in the weekends for a drink and dancing to live music. During daytime you can get a pub meal, with a hint of local produce. Don't expect a culinary experience.