Gravdal Travel Guide

  • The Town of Leknes
    The Town of Leknes
    by MikeAtSea
  • Dive the Lofoten
    Dive the Lofoten
    by MikeAtSea
  • Dive the Lofoten
    Dive the Lofoten
    by MikeAtSea

Gravdal Things to Do

  • Leknes

    The area surrounding Leknes in magnificent! Lofoten is sought-after by tourists from all over the world. Not many places in Norway matches rough nature and challenging climate such as this. There are many activities to choose from in these beautiful and unique surroundings, like mountain hiking, kayak paddling in high seas, or ocean safaris where...

  • Monument to the Ancient Vikings

    A massive monument to the ancient Vikings can be found along the main road. The monumnet was done by Tor Vegard Mørkved who still works in the old, traditional manner. The decorative wrought iron cormorants and other items made in Sund are famous all over the world, and can be found in the Pentagon, the Kremlin and in the King of Norway's palace....

  • Stockfish Racks

    Stockfish is dried out in the open air, therefore one can find stockfish racks all over the Lofoten Islands. The fish is hung up after being caught and left to dry for several weeks, before processed and exported. During this time the local say the islands smell of money!

  • Fishing Boats

    Fishing boats can be found all over the islands and its connection is quiet important. In winter the Gulf Stream makes possible the world's largest cod-fishing event. Called Lofotfisket, it takes place between January and March, though it dwindled in importance in the latter half of the 20th century. Arctic sea cod spawn beyond Lofoten, especially...

  • Sund Blacksmith

    Part of the Sund Fiskerimuseum is a blacksmith. The smithy has gained a reputation for his iron cormorant sculptures. If he is available he will demonstrate his works and one can purchase his sculptures in the museum.

  • Sund Fiskerimuseum

    This fishery museum is near the bridge to Moskenesoy and has a collection of shacks containing displays on fishing, smithing and boat propulsion. Many items on display showcast the history of fishing on the Lofoten Islands.

  • Ramberg Beaches

    This is not on some tropical island - this is on the Lofoten Island! Imagine an arch of tropical white sand along a sparkling blue green bay. Sounds like the Seychelles? You look right and left and you see the snow-capped peakes of the Arctic and you remember that you are in colder climate. Water temperature in summer a sizzling 12 degrees...

  • Flakstad Church

    This is a charming little, red-painted church which dates back from the 18th century. It is made out of driftwood believed to have come from Siberia in exchange for stock fish. The inside has the traditional non-lavish decorations of a typical Lutheran church.

  • Nusfjord

    Nusfjord is one of the oldest and best preserved fishing villages in Norway. The heritage-listed buildings and historical settings have retained their original character. Archeological findings have confirmed that fishermen already lived here as early as 400 AD. Nusfjord was originally the property of the royal crown, but was sold in two parts to...


Gravdal Sports & Outdoors

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    Dive the Lofoten

    by MikeAtSea Written Jul 12, 2008

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    A dry suit is required to stay in the freezing cold waters at 12 degrees Centigrade during the summer months - but if that is no problem you are greeted by crystal clear Arctic waters, to explore the underwater world of the Lofoten Islands.
    This operator operates from Nusfjord and the zodiacs can be accessed directly from the small harbour in front of the shop.
    The shop also offers Zodiac Adventure rides along the Lofoten coast.

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  • Petrol in Norway!

    Norway is one of the largest petrol producing nations on earth, one would assume that petrol is relativley cheap. Think again - a litre of petrol set you back over US$ 3 or EUR 2.60 - take this in to consideration when planning a road trip, since fuel is almost double to other countries on earth!

  • Stockfish

    One of the main exports from the Lofoten is Stockfish. Stockfish is unsalted fish, especially cod, dried by sun and wind on wooden racks on the foreshore called flakes, or in special drying houses. The drying of food is the world's oldest known preservation method, and dried fish has a storage life of several years. The method is cheap and...

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