On the soutcoast of Moskenesøy is the fishing village of Å. The last letter in the Norwegian alphabet and the end of the Lofoten road. Å has a unique Fishing Museum, with many restored buildings, demonstrations and exhibits. The stockfish museum in Å, opened in the summer of 1993, and learn about the thousand-year old history of stockfish as a trade commodity.
Learn how stockfish is classed, where it is exported, and what is required of a first-class product. There is lots of activity and many different experiences in summer.
• The old stone oven bakery (1844) with delicious bread and cinnamon buns
• The big boat house, with traditional wooden boats (Nordland boats)
• The cod liver oil factory – and increase your vitamin D dose
• The home of the fisherman`s family
• LATEST EXHIBITION! The post office, where the expedition of the steam ships were held
• The drying loft with temporary exhibitions
• The woodshed
• The Forge, where the blacksmith was working
• Historical gardens
• The old grocery shop, located in a house built in 1843. Locally produced food, textiles, local literature, clothing, fishing equipment – and a basic selection of groceries
• Acitivity room, specially made for children
The Norwegian Fishing Village Museum offers guiding in Norwegian, English and Spanish, from 15 to 60 minutes. In the summer season guiding may be available in other languages.
Wild mountains and fjords, idyllic islands and fishing villages, white sandy beaches and flowering fields, stormy seas and the mystical Midnight sun, a spectacular thunderstorm or the magical Northern Lights.