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6 tips for exciting experiences at Ballstad

The almost 1000 years old fishing village Ballstad is located in the middle of Lofoten and is one of the oldest fishing villages in the Lofoten archipelago. As the largest operational fishing village in Lofoten today, the place is ideal for professional fishermen and hobby fishers. In addition to fishing and hiking, Ballstad offers much more – here are our 6 best tips!

Lofoten Food Studio

At Ballstad, you will find a local gourmet chef who literally invites you home. Here you sit at chef Roy Magne Berglund's table while he prepares and serves you dishes inspired by the seasons. Book a table and follow Roy Magne's creative exploration with the most fantastic ingredients. Does the name of this chef sound familiar? Berglund has been on the Norwegian National Team of Chefs. Do we need to say more? Give yourself a magnificent dining experience! Read more about Lofoten Food Studio.

Scuba Diving

Diving in Lofoten is a fantastic experience! Here you get to see the untouched Arctic fauna and flora close up. At Ballstad you will find Lofoten Diving, a PADI-certified diving centre. The diving programs are individually adapted to the guests' skill level and diving qualifications. You can choose between diving, snorkelling, sea kayaking and SUP. Or what about a diving course? Read more about Lofoten Diving.

Farm visit

At Ballstad you will find the vigilant Fagerlia Farm which is surrounded by mountains and fishing lakes. The farm keeps sheep and goats. Bread is baked from a wood-burning stone oven throughout the summer. If you are lucky and visit the farm when the bread comes out of the oven, you can buy freshly baked bread with you. In the after-heat of the stone oven, dinners are made ready. The farm has nice outdoor areas with benches and fire pits. Stop by for a cup of coffee and feel the calm subside.

Next Adventure Lofoten

The fishing village Ballstad has the open sea right outside and is at the same time embraced by beautiful islands and skerries – the conditions are ideal for both peaceful water activities and fast-paced trips. Next Adventure Lofoten offers experiences on the sea. Here you can rent a sea kayak or SUP board, join a sea safari in RIB boats, or a fishing trip with the old pilot boat SIRA.

Experience speed, excitement, the rich bird and animal life, watch whales and sea eagles up close, take pictures and create life memories. Join Next Adventure Lofoten on a longer trip to the magical Kirkefjord in Reine. On the way there you visit old fishing villages, beautiful fjords, and you will see the stunning Lofoten nature from the seaside. Next Adventure Lofoten have activities for the whole family - get recommendations for your group of travellers. Read more about Next Adventure Lofoten.

Good food

Explore and experience the local food in authentic premises and with the world's most beautiful views. Visit HEIM, Himmel og Havn, 8373 Cafe, Kræmmervika Havn, Lofoten Food Studio or Hattvika Lodge.

Make your own Tour de Ballstad

Rent a bike and go around the cosy and beautiful Ballstad. Make stops and excursions along the way, take pictures and have a nice and fun day in the fishing village. Can you find the world's largest mural on your trip? Tips, watch out for foxes!

Mostly welcome to Ballstad!