Art and culture

Lofoten’s history and culture is long and fascinating. It stretches from the beginning of the Viking Age to more recent contemporary art. Lofoten was an important place in the Viking Age and a visit to Lofoten’s largest museum, Lofotr, enables you to travel back in time for a first-hand experience. Lofoten is also home to historic buildings including magnificent churches. Many leading artists of the present day find inspiration in Lofoten and have opened galleries here. The fascinating sculptures of Artscape Nordland are also worth experiencing.

Museums in Lofoten

The museums are a wonderful way to experience art and culture in Lofoten and really understand Lofoten’s history. The museums cover themes including the Viking Age, old traditional fishing villages, memories from the war and the history of Lofoten’s first town. Click here for an overview of the museums in Lofoten, including all the information you may need.

art in lofoten

A trip to Lofoten is also a journey in the art world. A journey in the past as well as in the present. See all galleries and craftsmen in Lofoten here.

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Churches in Lofoten

Lofoten has many distinctive church buildings with a long history. These buildings convey Lofoten’s culture and history, while often serving as a gathering point for the local population. The churches are well preserved, and the architecture alone is reason enough to pay a visit. Click below to read more about the churches, and experience these magnificent buildings and their wonderful surroundings on your Lofoten trip.

Cultural events in Lofoten

A big part of the rich art and culture scene in Lofoten is all the exciting events that take place each year. Several of these are well worth attending, including the prestigious Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) each September. You can also experience music up close. The Trevarefest music and culture festival at the former carpentry factory Trevarefabrikken in Henningsvær is a popular favourite. Click here for an overview of all cultural events in Lofoten.