Leknes, Lofoten Islands, Norway Overview
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. The town is also the administrative centre of the municipality of Vestvågøy.The 2.37-square-kilometre (590-acre) town has a population of 3,176. The population density of the town is 1,340 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,500 /sq mi).Leknes was designated a “town” in 2002.
The town is situated in the geographical middle of the Lofoten archipelago on the island of Vestvågøya. It is approximately 68 kilometres (42 mi) west of the town of Svolvær and 65 kilometres (40 mi) east of the village of Å in Moskenes. Leknes is one of the few towns in Lofoten that does not depend on fisheries and does not have its town centre by the sea. Because of this, and because of its rapid growth in recent years, it does not have the same traditional wooden architecture as most other towns in Lofoten, and may thus not be as picturesque as its neighbouring fishing villages. However, the natural surroundings are among the most stunning in Norway, with mountains, peaks, cliffs, and white sandy beaches.
The town’s harbour Leknes Havn is one of Norway’s most important and visited harbours for cruise ships. The old school in the Fygle neighborhood has been converted into a museum. Hol Church is located on the eastern edge of the town. Leknes is a “twin town” with nearby village of Gravdal, where one branch of the Nordland Hospital is located. Gravdal is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southwest of Leknes. In Leknes, the sun (midnight sun) is above the horizon from May 26 to July 17, and in winter the sun does not rise from December 9 to January 4.
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View of Leknes in winter (Bulitinden and Guratinden mountains in background)
Vestvågøy is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Lofoten. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Leknes. Some of the villages in the municipality include Ballstad, Borg, Bøstad, Gravdal, Knutstad, Stamsund, Tangstad, and Valberg.
The town of Vågan ( Norse Vágar) is the first known town formation in northern Norway. It existed in the early Viking Age, maybe earlier, and was located on the southern coast on eastern Lofoten, near today's village Kabelvåg in Vågan municipality.
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Tour adventure through the Lofoten Islands, Norway. On the road and in cruise through amazing sceneries, wonderful panoramas, imposing mountains, fjords, wildlife and midnight sun. Lofoten is located at the 68th and 69th parallels north of the Arctic Circle in North Norway. It is well known for its natural beauty and wilderness.
Leknes Lofoten Norway Cruise port
View from cruise ship towards the Leknes tender pier, which is half way between Gravdal on the left end Leknes town on the right. For more information see http://www.whatsinport.com/Gravdal-Leknes-Lofoten.htm
Lofoten Islands Norway
Norway's Lofoten Islands are referred to as the Lofoten Wall, because quite literally, they are vertical rows of granite shooting out of the Arctic Sea. A number of colorful fishing villages hug the shoreline and a majority of the inhabitants still depend for their livelihood on the winter cod season.
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Leknes Lofoten Norway
Leknes viewed from "borgatoppen" during "høstvekka" 2009
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