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Explore the History of Nusfjord Cultural Heritage

Follow the map for a historical tour of the quaint Lofoten fishing village

  • Oriana Kro - The Potato House

    Oriana Kro - The Potato House Photo: Outtt

  • Photo: Outtt

Essential info

  • Destination: Lofoten
  • Season: January-December
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 1.7 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
  • Elevation Gain: 70 meters
  • Duration: 1-2 hours

About Explore the History of Nusfjord

Nusfjord is one of the best-preserved fishing villages in Lofoten and with this Historic Walking Tour, you have the opportunity to explore the quaint fishing cabins and other buildings which have all been an integral part of the life along the coast of Norway for hundreds of years. Learn about what it was like to be a fisherman in the last century along the rugged northern coast of Norway, all while enjoying a stroll around the idyllic fishing village. 

On each historic building, you will find a sign detailing the important facts about each building's purpose. 

You can follow the route on your own or you can join one of the organized tours which depart from the Nusfjord Rorbuer reception at 10:00 and 14:00 every day during the high season (June-August). 

Getting there


From Leknes, head south on E10 south towards Å for about 22 kilometers. Turn left towards Nusfjord. Follow this road for 6 kilometers until you arrive in the fishing village. There is public parking situated very close to the Nusford Rorbuer reception building.

Trail description

From the Nusfjord Rorbuer reception, head to the right (north) and down the stairs to the first stop on the historical tour.

1. The Boat House

From the boathouse, head along the water to the east and up to the next two buildings.

2. The Red Shed

3. The Saw Mill

From here, cross the parking lot and keep to the right. You will see two small buildings on the hillside to the right. 

4. The Blacksmith Shop

5. The Smokery

Continue along the road heading south for a few hundred meters until you arrive at your next stop.

6. The Whaling Museum

Head back towards the harbor and walk down to the southern half of the pier. The next stop on the historical tour is the large yellow building you will see at the very end of the pier.

7. The Fish Oil Factory

Walk along the pier and over to the other side of the harbor and around to the other side of the building and up the stairs. Here you enter the next building.

8. The Landhandleri - The Country Store

When you exit the building and return down the stairs, take a sharp right turn and you will see a building with a stone facade, which is the next stop on the tour. 

9. Oriana Kro - The Potato House

To the right of Oriana Kro, you will reach the final stop along the historical route. 

10. Karoline's Restaurant


  • There is a cafe, restaurant, and country store in Nusfjord 
  • Public restrooms

Where to stay

Nusfjord Rorbuer: stay in the quaint fishermen cottages which are situated next to the harbor in the heart of Nusfjord. 


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