8 Things to Do in Ballstad That You Shouldn't Miss

November 26, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Ballstad is a village in the municipality of Vestvågøy in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on a small island off the southwestern tip of the island of Vestvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. It is one of the largest fishing villages in Lofoten.
Restaurants in Ballstad

1. Lofoten Diving

Skarsjyveien 67, Ballstad 8373, Norway
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5 based on 46 reviews

Lofoten Diving

Lofoten Diving is Padi Dive Resort located in Ballstad. Thanks to our constant presence we have the capability to offer you a host of unforgettable underwater experiences. The dive programs are individually suited to our guest's skill levels and diving qualifications. The dive sites we offer are ideal not only for advanced divers but also for divers in training. Welcome to Lofoten Diving!

Reviewed By Joachim K

Went with my wife and had a blast! The weather was rainy and about 10•C degrees, but that did not have any affect on the experince. We had full confident with our instructor, Philip. He did a great job. Lofoten Diving is very professonal. We're hooked already.

2. Haukland Beach

Haukland, Leknes 8370, Norway
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4.5 based on 232 reviews

Haukland Beach

Reviewed By Scotlandmac - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Ok, we are spoiled by huge, dazzling, deserted shell sand Beaches at home so perhaps this was why we were underwhelmed by this one.It's nice but not wow.Worth a longish trip just to see it? No.
It is however, a white sand beach which makes it lovelier in my eyes, than Kvalvika or Bunes Beaches.
We were staying in the area anyway for a few days so the beach was nice for a stroll. During summer, there were lots of camper vans and tents pitched at the back of it which detracts a bit from any sense of wildness.There is a small settlement(Haukland) behind the beach also.
The circular coastal walk round to Uttakleiv, a more dramatic spot, is well worth it though.Great, easy hike and even going part way up Mannen gives great coastal views too.

3. Hiking on the hills

Ballstad | Kraemmervika, Ballstad, Norway +47 930 28 887
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Hiking on the hills

Reviewed By maria g - Piraeus, Greece

At Ballstad, on Vestvagoy island, the track starts at Kraemmervika and leads up on the hills with great views over Ballstad and surrounding area. The track is not signposted but it is clear and starts just behind the fish drying racks. It is moderate in difficulty, as it is steep at some points and muddy. Once you reach the plateau you can scroll around and admire the view, before you continue to the top. Return trip from the same track takes about 3-3 1/2 hours.

4. Uttakleiv Beach

Uttakleivveien 238 | Drive to the End of the Road, Leknes 8370, Norway
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Uttakleiv Beach

Reviewed By Adele H - Copenhagen, Denmark

This is a must place to visit - so charming and peaceful. It's a bit away from center Lofoten - and you pass a stunning beach on the way (Haukland) that might entice you to stop - but keep on through a tunnel and then suddenly the tiny village appears in front of you, surrounded on 3 sides by big Mountains. And then a GIANT beach. Magic...

5. Sareptas Hus

Ballstadlandet 201, Ballstad 8373, Norway
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5 based on 3 reviews

Sareptas Hus

Farmshop, art gallery and center of Lofoten Wool. Local wool, local food, local handicraft, organic cosmetics, herbs, honey, cheese, knitting, weaving, yarn, fiber. fine art

Reviewed By Silje H

This cozy little store is full of locally made crafts, eco food and lovely paintings. The owners will open the shop for you even if it is closed. Really worth a visit. Ps. Try their syrups with the goat cheese??Thank you for Your positive review! Welcome back :-)

6. Justadtinden

Hagskarveien, Leknes 8370, Norway
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5 based on 13 reviews

Justadtinden

Reviewed By Andrea M - Belfast, United Kingdom

This is a very pleasant hike amidst beautiful scenery. Despite an elevation gain of around 700 meters the climb is always gentle and never gets very demanding. The views on the final part of the hike and on the top are fantastic, but to be fair we loved every part of this trail. You walk in the middle of ponds and little lakes and Valleys and the scenery is lovely from start to end. To complete the hike while taking a few photos breaks you'll probably need between 3 to 4 hours at an average pace. You can drive to the antenna were the hike starts but there isn't much parking space there so it's probably better to park on the asphalt road and walk on the gravel road to the antenna.

7. Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS

Storgata 38 | Storgata 38, Leknes 8370, Norway +47 76 08 13 12
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4 based on 10 reviews

Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS

Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst is situatet in the middle of Leknes in the middle of Lofoten. We offer you a lot of gifts, souvenirs, postcards, stamps, knitting, lamps and moore. You can rent bikes and excange money in our shop. You are welcome to use all creditcards and pay with the most commond currency. We also offer you Tax Free shopping. Welcome

Reviewed By EJW3 - Southold, NY

We stopped and went inside because the visitor information center is located within the shop. We found that the store was very nice and had reasonable prices. The lady running the information desk and the store was very nice and helpful.Thank you for good feedback. We welcome you back again any time. Have a nice weekend.

8. Surfer - The Bar - Lofoten

Storgata 81, Leknes 8370, Norway +47 482 48 506
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4 based on 4 reviews

Surfer - The Bar - Lofoten

Cozy sportsbar in the middle of Lofoten at the small town of Leknes. Menu: Beer, wine and all sorts of drinks. Coffee and local food.

Reviewed By Michael G

Quite new, this place offers a simple selection of drinks and a nice atmosphere. Try the local beers. You get people of all ages here, as it is one of only a few nightlife spots in town. As indicated by the name, very surf inspired interior.

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