Stamsund

Home to the Viking Ship museum, Lofotr.

This charming fishing village is located on the south side of the island of Vestvågøy in the Lofoten archipelago, along the Vestfjord. With a population of 1,000, Stamsund is an important fishing port and the largest base for Lofoten trawl fishing. Gradually, more and more tourists discover Lofoten, with its marvelous scenery, enhanced by the midnight sun in the summer and the northern lights in the winter. Lofoten’s legendary seasonal fishery takes place from January to April, with bustling activity on land and sea. The waters off Stamsund offer excellent opportunities for fishing, especially in March. The surrounding mountains offer ample opportunities for hiking.

Lofotr Viking Museum is situated close to Stamsund. It is built around an archeological site that was a sensation when it was discovered in 1983. The excavation slowly but surely uncovered the largest house found anywhere in the Viking world. The farm is now rebuilt to its former glory. You can visit this musuem as part of your Hurtigruten voyage or during an independent tour of Stamsund.

Cultural life in Stamsund is abundant and includes several theatres and activities in conjunction with them. Stamsund International Theatre Festival has gradually become a well-established festival and a meeting place for actors and dramatic artists from all over the world.

When it comes to communications, Stamsund is situated in the heart of Lofoten and is therefore an excellent starting point for holidays in the archipelago. Together with Svolvær, Stamsund is also an important port of call for the Coastal Voyage vessels that also offer daily adventure tours in large parts of Lofoten.

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Norway & Hurtigruten Escorted Small Group Tour

16 days - Escorted summer tour of Norwegian Fjords and Hurtigruten

  • New tour 2020
  • Norway tours
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Agurtxane Concellon

Hurtigruten Classic South Voyage

6 days - Classic Norwegian Coastal tour travelling South.

  • Early birds available
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Hurtigruten

Norwegian Coast, Lofoten & Tromsø

11 days - Hurtigruten Voyage, stopping longer in Lofoten and Tromsø

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Hurtigruten Astronomy Voyage

12 days - Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage with an Astronomy expert.

  • Northern Lights Special
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Georg Ditrich

Hurtigruten Classic Round Voyage

12 days - Classic Voyage along the Norwegian coast.

  • Norway tours
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MS Nordlys Geiranger Hurtigurten

Hurtigruten Classic Voyage North

7 days - Classic Voyage up the coast of Norway on Hurtigruten

  • Norway tours
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Hurtigruten Coastal Expedition Sailings

9 days - Expedition team on board with special activities and hiking pass

  • Adventure options
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Hurtigruten Heritage Cruise & Göta Canal

16 days - Discover Scandinavia by vintage river and coastal boats.

  • Sweden tours
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Mountains, Fjords & Norwegian Coast with Hurtigruten

13 days - Classic Norway in a Nutshell® tour, Oslo and Hurtigruten voyage through Norway.

  • Early birds available
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John O'Nolan

New Year's Northern Light Jazz Cruise

7 days - Celebrate the New Years under the Northern Lights on Hurtigruten Jazz Cruise

  • Sold out
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Hurtigruten

Norwegian Coastal Voyage & Nordic Capitals

23 days - Independent cruise and tour of Scandinavia's coast and capitals.

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Optional Add Ons
4E Meet the Vikings - Winter
4F Meet the Vikings Summer
4G Highlights of Lofoten