Experience Lofotens history, under water life and get to know the artist Espolin – all in one place!

Just a short walk from Kabelvåg or 10 min drive from Svolvær, you will find three unique attractions that combine history, art and adventure for young and old, no matter the weather.

With a combination ticket, you can immerse yourself in the nature, culture, and history of Lofoten. When you’re ready for a meal, Nyvågar Rorbuhotel nearby serves delicious lunch and dinner made with local ingredients.

The Lofoten museum

The Lofoten Museum is situated in an idyllic spot by the water’s edge, on the site of the medieval town of Vágar. Photo by kjell ove storvik.

The impressive manor house was completed in 1815, when Caspar Lorch was the owner of the fishing village.

Here he traded and exported fish, as well as renting out cabins to many of those who came to join the Lofoten fisheries in the harsh winter season. Discover the contrast between life in the manor house and the authentic «rorbu»-cabins and see an impressive collection of traditional wooden boats.


Experience fish and fascinating sea creatures from the WATERS SURROUNDING LOFOTEN. Photo by hallvard kolltveit.

Get to know the life that moves beneath the surface and hides in the deep – from crustaceans to sea cucumbers and a special aquarium for skrei – or Northeast Arctic cod. 

The undisputed highlight of the day is the feeding of the seals and otters! Explore a new exhibition about vibrant cold-water corals and learn more about aquaculture. Café with a sea view. Family friendly!

The Lofoten landscape has inspired many artists, but few are held in such high regard as Kaare Espolin Johnson. Photo by aurora stenersen.

The Espolin Gallery houses a chieftain in Norwegian art. Let yourself be moved by the expressive power of the artist Kaare Espolin Johnson (1907–1994), as he visualizes the dramatic history and struggles of the fishermen.

With his characteristic technique Kaare Espolin Johnson portrayed the life of the coastal people and illustrated many books, including ‘The Last Viking’ (Den siste viking). See an impressive art collection and watch a film in which Espolin talks about his own work. Gift shop with locally produced handicrafts.