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.