Flakstadøy with its varied and exciting landscape is like a pearl in the ocean. Lots of people come here to surf, hike or wander along the long white sandy beaches.
Most of the inhabitants live in the five traditional fishing villages: Ramberg, Fredvang, Napp, Sund and Nusfjord. Fishing is the main industry, and it’s possible to go out to sea with professional fishermen. Nusfjord, with its well-preserved buildings, is Flakstad’s most famous fishing village and is like a living museum. A visit to the shop is very popular. Kittiwakes nest here between rocks and buildings, and, at the right time of the year, there are numerous different species of bird throughout the island.
Flakstad Church, situated on one of Lofoten’s sandy beaches, is a beautiful stave church with a characteristic dome. This is a popular venue for concerts throughout the year. Flakstad has a rich cultural life with music, art and revues. A trip to Vikten gives you a unique experience of landscape architecture as the entire village is situated at the foot of a moraine ridge. Arctic Ocean glass is produced here using quartz from the surrounding area.
Flakstad has lots of galleries, craftsmen, museums, restaurants and accommodation options. To get to Flakstad take either the E10 from Moskenes or the subsea tunnel from Vestvågøy.