10 Things to Do in Kabelvag That You Shouldn't Miss

December 25, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Discover the best top things to do in Kabelvag, Norway including Lofoten Aktiv, Lofoten Museum, The Lofoten Aquarium, Kabelvag Church, Rorvikstranda Beach, Gallery Espolin, Galleri lille Kabelvag, Lofoten Glass AS, Rundt & Rundt, Northern Alpine Guides.

1. Lofoten Aktiv

The Square | Pb 136, Kabelvag 8300, Norway
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Lofoten Aktiv

Lofoten Aktiv provides you with the best local experiences and activities at Lofoten Islands. Our guided activities are all muscle powered and environment friendly like: skiing, snowshoeing, watching Aurora Borealis and making snow caves during our wintertime. The rest of the year we do seakayak, bicycling, hiking, ocean surfkayaking, bird watching, whale watching, Aurora Borealis watching and photo thematic trips. Lofoten Aktiv runs seakayak and surfkayak courses for all levels in NPF, EPP and BCU. All our courses and tours encourage environment friendly behaviour according to "Certified Ecotourism Norway" and "Leave No Trace" programs.

Reviewed By binibuffy - Bengaluru, India

We visited Lofoten, Svolvær in first week of Mar 2017 and it looked ravishingly beautiful in its snow clad blankets... With the sun striking gently on them it looked like calendar pictures or windows wallpapers or Disney animations.. I never thought they were real but...MoreThank you for your feedback :) "Hunting the Northern Light" is an interesting job to have. Sometimes we are lucky too! Lofoten have a great advantage because of the high Mountains and the not so large Islands. Looking forward to seeing you again :)

2. Lofoten Museum

Storvagan, Kabelvag 8310, Norway +47 76 06 97 90
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4 based on 46 reviews

Lofoten Museum

Experience the history of the Lofoten Fishery at one of the best preserved squires in Lofoten. On the site of the medieval town of Vågar (now called Storvågan / SKREI Experience Center) you'll find the stately 1815 main building, authentic fishermen's cabins, and boathouses featuring Nordland boats. The museum also offers picture-games and Exhibitions on the Lofoten fisheries, ports and coastal Lighthouses, traditional crafts and a beautiful garden with historic perennials.

Reviewed By SueandDominiqueH - Brittany, France

As with other museums we visited in Lofoten, we were really disappointed by the lack of explanations/information. A number of interesting exhibits, but we would like to have learned more about their purpose and their history. We also expected to find info on the history/geology...MoreThank you so much for your review! We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by our historical Exhibitions about Lofoten, we work continually to improve our Exhibitions and will certainly take your suggestions into consideration. Best regards, Lena

3. The Lofoten Aquarium

Storvagan, Kabelvag 8310, Norway +47 76 07 86 65
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4 based on 78 reviews

The Lofoten Aquarium

At the aquarium you can learn about the Lofoten cod - or Skrei: Skrei is the name of the east Atlantic cod that migrate from the Barents Sea to Lofoten every winter to spawn. Check out the skrei aquarium room when visiting us. Within our tanks, you can also study most other species of fish, crustaceans and marine animals found in the waters around Lofoten. One of the highlights of your visit will be feeding the seals and otters, who live in outdoor pools near the Aquarium entrance. The Lofoten Aquarium additionally features photo- and art-exhibitions and films, a souvenir shop, and a cafe where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and excellent views.

Reviewed By Kristin M - Dallas

The Lofoten Aquarium is part of the Skrei (COD) Experience, a three venue location also including a history and art museum. I highly recommend buying the ticket that gets you into all three. They are all great. Overall, this aquarium was really well done. Everything there had English signage. Much better than the history museum. There is an outdoor exhibit with seals and otters and I hugely recommend seeing either the 12pm or 4pm feeding time for them or else you won't see the otters. I read earlier reviews that at feeding time there was nothing in English, be we saw the 4pm feeding and there was some English speaking fish exhibits weren't huge, but mostly it seemed like the fish were in the right size Aquariums for the types of fish and that the fish all looked in good health. Only the brown trout looked a little unwell, but I have experience working in zoological settings and sometimes animals feel sick when you manage large numbers of animals. Definitely go outside and check out the salmon aquaculture information and go upstairs to the fishing and oil exhibit. Very interesting. All in all, it is completely worth your time to do a visit to this aquarium and the two museums if you are in the Lofoten area and interested in learning about the culture and history of the area.

4. Kabelvag Church

Kabelvag, Norway
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3.5 based on 70 reviews

Kabelvag Church

Reviewed By KrisD_pl - Warsaw, Poland

This church is also known as Lofoten Cathedral. We stopped there on our way through Lofoten Islands and wanted to take a look inside. However I found the entrance price way too high (more than 30 NOK if I remember well) so we decided only to admire it from the outside. Nice structure from late 19th century. Cannot comment on the interior but other reviews suggest it's not special.

5. Rorvikstranda Beach

E10, Kabelvag 8310, Norway
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Rorvikstranda Beach

Reviewed By Sara A - Nordland, Norway

This is a great spot for spending time with family, and there's some nice camping spots nearby. During tourist season it can be a bit crowded, but it's usually not a problem. The water is rather chilly but the location is lovely. Nice spot for barbecue.

Storvagan, Kabelvag 8310, Norway +47 76 07 84 05
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4 based on 13 reviews

Gallery Espolin

Gallery Espolin houses a master of Norwegian art. Immerse yourself in artist Kaare Espolin Johnson's expressive power and explore the region's dramatic history, and the life and destiny of coastal peoples. Wander around the beautiful halls and rooms filled with Espolin's work. The gallery also features a fine art shop, a film, and Exhibitions by guest artists.

Reviewed By Alan C - Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom

Espolin Johnson was a painter who produced quite unique paintings depicting the olden days of the harsh life of fishermen in the north of Norway His style of etching produces an ethereal result which quite cleverly personifies the old times There is the opportunity to...MoreThank you so much for your kind review! We're so happy that you enjoyed the Espolin Gallery, the film and our grand piano decorated by the artist himself. Best regards, Lena

7. Galleri lille Kabelvag

Torggata 19 | Kabelvåg torg, Kabelvag 8310, Norway +47 416 53 207
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Galleri lille Kabelvag

Galleri lille Kabelvåg located by the square in the historic fishing village Kabelvåg have more than 600m2 of exhibition space. Part of the gallery is an art and object-collection and work of the artists Inger Anne Nyaas and Thor Erdahl who are the founders of the gallery. Additionally is there a broad program through the year of shifting Exhibitions, Concerts and lectures.

Reviewed By Kristin R

Interessant og morsomt sted å besøke!
Stadig nye utstillinger med dyktige kunstnere, ofte med tilknytning til landsdelen. I tillegg fine presentasjoner av arbeidene til Thor Erdahl og Inger Anne Nyaas, de som eier og driver dette galleriet.
Rosinen i pølsa er likevel Galleri Motbakke, en fantastisk presentasjon av eiernes private kunstsamling, samt istallasjoner, museumsgjenstander og raritetssamlinger.
Et sted å være, lenge!

8. Lofoten Glass AS

Steinveien 15, Kabelvag 8310, Norway +47 938 78 472
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Lofoten Glass AS

Art gallery and glassblowing studio with beautiful glass made in the heart of Lofoten.

Reviewed By Gunn F

I had a superb time with Cathinka, and I made my own necklace! Maybe not suitable fore sales, but it was fun to make my own glass pearls. The owners were patient, and thorough in their explanations. I highly recommend it, and the effect is...MoreThank you, I am glad you had a great time with us.

9. Rundt & Rundt

Torggata 10, Kabelvag 8310, Norway +47 958 99 723
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5 based on 1 reviews

Rundt & Rundt

An ecofriendly gift shop with an open studio, where you will meet the artist Sylvia Henriksen. She works with recycled textiles in forms of jewellery, accessories and interior products. You will also find a selection of local food products as well as skin care made by hand.

Reviewed By Jorninge - Mosjoen, Norway

En veldig hyggelig kunsthåndverks butikk med mange spennende kunsthåndverk laget av gjenbrukt materiale. En butikk det virkelig er verdt å besøke. Her finnes gaver til deg selv og gaver det gir menig å gi bort. Så mange ting som også passer som bedriftsgsver. Gjenbruk og ypperlig kunsthåndverk gir mening

10. Northern Alpine Guides

Kalleveien 21, Kabelvag 8310, Norway
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Northern Alpine Guides

Reviewed By Michaela82320 - Frankfurt, Germany

Completely unreliable tour provider. We had pre-booked a climb more than 2 weeks prior arriving at Lofoten, and reconfirmed 2 days prior the trip via SMS. None of this was requested by Northern Alpine guides, we only did do so to ensure we can take the climb. However, the office provided us with an incorrect meeting point. While we waited at the office the guide took of without checking or calling us. 15 minutes after the planned starting time the guide could not be reached any more, thus we could not catch up. An alternative trip in the evening was not offered and it was also not possible to start the trip the next morning an hour or two earlier to allow us to reach our flight. We had to miss out on a climb we were very much looking forward to as Norther Alpine Guides is unable to provide clients with a correct meeting point and unwilling to make any effort to correct a mistake at their end. They basically ruined our day.

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