Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

Å is the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet and quite literally the end of the road in Lofoten. The E16 highway that snakes around the archipelago ends abruptly in a car park for Å, a village that leads a double life as the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum. The line between museum and community is a blurry one—you explore the wooden cabins, historical gardens, blacksmith, cod-liver oil factory, and boat sheds in this simply stunning coastal setting. The 19th-century stone oven bakery still bakes fresh bread and cinnamon buns daily, while you can buy locally produced food, textiles, clothing, and fishing equipment from the grocery store. To complete the experience, book an overnight stay in an authentic fisherman’s cabin by the water’s edge.

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