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The harbor in Stamsund

Stamsund is a village in Vestvågøy municipality in the Lofoten region in Norway .

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The harbor in Stamsund

Stamsund is located on the island of Vestvågøy in Lofoten in the province of Nordland . With around 1,400 inhabitants, the place is one of the larger places in Lofoten. The inhabitants live mainly from fishing and the production of stockfish . Is also produced cod-liver oil and guano .


The town was built by the village owner Johansen at the beginning of the 20th century. He took over the entire trade of the inhabitants by buying up the fish and selling articles to live on to the inhabitants.


Stamsund is the transport hub of West Lofoten. The place is the landing stage for the Hurtigruten ships .


In addition to the impressive nature, the small town has a lot to offer in terms of interesting sights. In recent years, some artists, painters and sculptors have settled in the old fishermen's huts. They exhibit their works in small studios . The small war museum reminds of the horrors of the Second World War and the associated occupation of Norway by the German Wehrmacht with old weapons and uniforms . A little above the village there are a few ski lifts and slopes , which are illuminated with floodlights in the dark winter months .

Web links

Commons : Stamsund  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Stamsund  - travel guide

Coordinates: 68 ° 8 '  N , 13 ° 51'  E