Silversea Luxury Cruises A Leknes

Leknes

Leknes (Gravdal) is a village in Vestvågøy municipality in the county of Nordland, located on Vestvågøy island which is part of the Lofoten Archipelago in northern Norway (north of the Arctic Circle). Leknes is one of the few towns in Lofoten which is not based upon fisheries and which does not have its town centre by the sea. View more

Because of this, and because of its rapid growth in recent years, it does not have the same traditional wooden architecture as most other towns in Lofoten, and may thus not be regarded to be as picturesque as its neighbouring fishing villages. However, the natural surroundings are regarded to be among the most stunning in Norway, with mountains, peaks, cliffs and white sandy beaches. The town's harbour Leknes Havn is one of Norway's most important and visited harbours for cruise ships. In Leknes, the sun (midnight sun) is above the horizon from May 26 to July 17, and in winter the sun does not rise from December 9 to January 4.

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Excursions depuis Leknes

Lofoten Isles

Experience the scenic beauty, charm and historic landmarks of Norway during this memorable, half-day excursion to Lofoten Isles.


Flakstad Church

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive across the narrow sound between Lilleeid and Napp via the Napp Tunnel, then continue along Flakstad Bay to the charming, 18th-century Flakstad Church. After your visit to this red-coloured wood church, re-board your coach for the drive to Sund.


Sund Museum

Upon arrival in Sund, a stop is made at the Sund Museum. This interesting fishery museum includes a look at the work and collections of the local blacksmith, who still works in the old, traditional manner. The decorative wrought-iron cormorants made in Sund are famous all over the world, and can be found in the Pentagon, Kremlin and palace of the King of Norway.


Nusfjord Open-Air Museum

Next, re-board the coach for the drive to Nusfjord, one of the most idyllic and best-preserved fishing villages in the Lofoten Isles. This charming village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate, and some of the fishermen's cabins, or rorbuer, have been restored.


Today, it operates as an open-air museum. Here, study the architecture of the fishermen's dwellings before re-boarding your coach for the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with some uphill areas and thresholds to negotiate at the church and fishing village. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utlise a wheelchair. Order of sights may vary. Local currency is required for restroom facilities. Local vehicles are utilised; coaches may not be equipped with air-conditioned cooling.

Local Colours & Traditions

Explore the history and traditions of the Lofoten Isles during this scenic and informative excursion to Borg and Ballstad.


Lofotr Viking Museum

Depart the pier for the brief drive to Borg, and a visit to the Lofotr Viking Museum. Upon arrival, explore the area's Viking past and artefacts linking the Lofoten Archipelago to Mediterranean countries, France, England and Germany. At 240 feet (74 metres) in length and 27 feet (8.3 metres) in height, the main house is the largest Viking building ever uncovered. View an exact replica next to the excavation ground for a look at life in the year 900 A.D.


Busknes Church & Ballstad

Next, a brief stop is made at the Busknes Church, a picturesque wooden church situated near the fjord. This 'dragon style' replica features a façade much like the old stave churches. From here, continue on to Ballstad. This important Lofoten fishing village is home to boatyard and a steam processing plant for cod liver oil. The world's largest mural, depicting the village of Ballstad in the old days, decorates the boatyard's wall.


Afterwards, commence the brief drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, including a steep, uphill walk to the church, and steps and thresholds to negotiate upon arrival. The visit to the museum involves a steep, 820-foot (250-metre) unpaved walk from the parking area to the entrance, and gravel surfaces surrounding the museum. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Order of sights may vary. Local currency is required for restroom facilities. Local vehicles are utilised; coaches may not be equipped with air-conditioned cooling.

Heritage of Lofoten

Explore the scenic beauty and historic legacy of Lofoten during this picturesque, full-day excursion to the area's villages and museums.


Flakstad Church

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive across the narrow sound between Lilleeid and Napp via the Napp Tunnel, then continue along Flakstad Bay to the charming, 18th-century Flakstad Church. After your visit to this red-coloured wood church, re-board your coach for the drive along Flakstad Bay, then on towards Å, a small fishing village at the end of the main road in Lofoten.


Å

Upon arrival in Å, proceed for lunch in a typical boathouse. Weather permitting, see the distant islands of Mosken and Værøy. After lunch, re-board your coach and return to the main road, then drive past Mjølnarodden en route to Sund for a visit to the Sund Museum.


Sund Museum

This interesting fishery museum includes a look at the work and collections of the local blacksmith, who still works in the old, traditional manner. The decorative wrought-iron cormorants made in Sund are famous all over the world, and can be found in the Pentagon, Kremlin and palace of the King of Norway.


Nusfjord Open-Air Museum

Next, re-board the coach for the drive to Nusfjord, one of the most idyllic and best-preserved fishing villages in the Lofoten Isles. This charming village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate, and some of the fishermen's cabins, or 'rorbuer', have been restored. Today, it operates as an open-air museum.


During your visit, admire the architecture of the fishermen's dwellings before re-boarding your coach for the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with thresholds at the Flakstad Church and Nusfjord Village, and slightly uphill, gravel ground in Å. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The tour sequence may vary. Local currency is required for restroom facilities. Local vehicles are utilised; coaches may not be equipped with air-conditioned cooling.

Hike in Tjørndalen

The Lofoten Islands are considered by many to be a paradise for hikers. Trek along the trails frequented by the Queen of Norway during this half-day, excursion through the Tjørndalen Valley.


Meet you guide on the pier and board a coach headed for Rolvsfjord and travel along the Lofoten Road. This road which runs from Svolvaer (the only 'town' on the islands) in the east, to Aa in the south-west, was only opened in the 1960s. Along the way, pass by Vestvaag Island towards Hagskaret where a stop is made to allow you to enjoy the views of the Norwegian Sea and the wide Vestfjord, and to take some photos. Continuing on, the coach descends to fjord level as you and drive along the shore, passing a cluster of small islands and skerries called Bakjordoeyan, before arriving at your destination.


At Strandslett, the head of Rolvsfjord, begin your 2-2.5 hour hike with a walk up a grassy hill, along a fairly wide, firm path, that winds for about three miles (five kilometres). Stop to admire the panorama of strangely-shaped mountain peaks with names such as 'Troll-peak' and 'Blue-peak'. To the west are views of the "Himmeltindan" - the tallest mountains on the island, at 3200 feet (1000 metres) above sea level. At the top of Laudal hill, see the old peatbog which was the source of heat in local homes in the past.


Reaching the highest point of your trek, at over 1000 feet (350 metres) above sea level, you are rewarded with spectacular scenery and surroundings both above and below you. After a brief stop, begin your gentle descent towards Vendalsjord, where the coach awaits. A short drive on the rough road soon leads to the main thoroughfare back to the pier and your awaiting ship.


Please note: This excursion is intended for guests who are physically fit and able to trek for a minimum of 3 miles (5 kilometres). It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or knee problems, or those who utilise a wheelchair. Wear footwear that is sturdy, suitable for walking along unpaved, slippery and/or muddy trails and dress in layers. A windproof jacket is suggested and a small pack may be helpful to store sunglasses, a hat and bottled water from the ship. Remember to bring your camera. This tour operates in most weather conditions. Local currency is required for restroom facilities. Local vehicles are utilised; coaches may not be equipped with air-conditioned cooling.

RIB Adventure

Enjoy a thrilling experience in a RIB boat from the harbour in Leknes. Leave the harbour out towards the surrounding nature gems, and perhaps you may also spot an eagle.


Walk a short distance along the pier, don a waterproof safety suit and receive a briefing before boarding the RIB - a rigid inflatable boat for an exciting adventure. Departing Leknes harbour you will cruise past sweeping vistas of steep mountains and white beaches. Look out for Sea Eagles while passing the villages of Mortsund and Ballstad. You will also pass several salmon farms and have the chance to learn more about the fishing process, before heading back to Leknes. The excursion is dependent on favorable weather conditions and may therefore be cancelled on short notice.


Please Note: This tour is not suitable for passengers with back problems or with limited physical abilities. This is a high activity tour that at times can be strenuous and the raft can reach high speed. Appropriate footwear with rubber soles and wind proof jacket are recommended. Survival suits and goggles are provided for the ride. Minimum age to participate is 12 years. This tour can be cancelled on short notice by RIB guide if the weather turns bad, but generally the tour can operate in all-weather expect for heavy rain and fog. Local currency is required for restroom facilities.