Hamnøy – the Oldest and Most Picturesque Fishing Village in Lofoten, Norway

Hamnøy – the Oldest and Most Picturesque Fishing Village in Lofoten, Norway

Hamnøy, Moskenes, Lofoten Islands, Norway. The oldest fishing village in the stunning Lofoten archipelago is small, but unbelievably beautiful. It is considered to be one of the most picturesque villages in the municipality of Moskenes, which is also a popular tourist destination due to its scenic and unspoiled nature.

Visitors are accommodated in the original fishermen cabins – the oldest one is from the 1890s. Today all the facilities are installed inside, including internet, and provide a cozy stay in this wild region. Tourists can rent boats and bikes, go hiking and fishing. Local museums and galleries introduce to the culture and history of the region. And even annual Feelgood Jazzfest is being held here!

Why to go there?

A truly picturesque village, which although small provides relatively plenty of fun outdoor as well as cultural activities. All the facilities are installed in the cabins, that will ensure a comfortable stay.

When to go there?

Cod fishing season begins in winter, although it is really dark from December to February. The Elijazzen Festival will take place on the first weekend in May. Basically you can visit the place all year round – there are no extreme changes in temperature, except for the polar night, which takes place in winter.

How to get there?

By car or bus via the European route E10, which connects mainland with the islands of Lofoten.

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Lead photo by Luca Venturi


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Hamnoy-Photo by Jan Zwilling

Photo by Jan Zwilling

Hamnoy-Photo by Marcin Cwiek

Photo by Marcin Cwiek

Hamnoy-Photo by Martin Sojka

Photo by Martin Sojka

Hamnoy-Photo by Richard Fiala

Photo by Richard Fiala


Photo by Unknown


Photo by Unknown