SKREI has ripple effects

16 October 2023

More than 100,000 visitors per year

SKREI will attract guests from near and far and convey history to many target groups. In addition to the values created on site, cod will also create major economic ripple effects. Like the Lofoten fishery and Norway’s most important fish, SKREI will also create great values – both of cultural significance but also economically.

Bildet viser kart over Storvågan. Illustrasjon: LPO arkitekter.
Map of the area of SKREI. Illustration: LPO Arkitekter.

SKREI will be open all year round. There will be exhibitions, activities and experiences adapted to the season and visitor numbers. SKREI will be a relevant arena for the local population to seek out knowledge about the Lofoten fishery. Visitors will gain insight into cultural history and, through experiences and knowledge, gain a better basis for understanding what Lofoten is, what the Lofoten fishery was and is and how this is displayed in our culture and industry also today. SKREI has ripple effects.

100,000 – 120,000 guests per year

These guests will come from far and near. Visitors to our region will want to visit SKREI to learn more about the Lofoten fishery’s past, present and future. People from all over the world will travel richer from Lofoten – because they have learned more and have gained a greater understanding of life in the north, history and cultural heritage.

By providing Lofoten with an important attraction, SKREI will motivate guests to stay longer in the region. This contributes to the demand for experiences, accommodation and general service.

Cod has ripple effects – economically and culturally

Menon Economics has conducted an economic ripple effect analysis. SKREI entails a growth in consumption in the region worth NOK 43.6 million per year when given criteria are applied. You can read more about the ripple effects on this page. Read the full report (Norwegian language only).

SKREI has ripple effects. This provides jobs, turnover in trade, tourism and adjacent industries. SKREI creates pride, knowledge and identity. SKREI will open in 2026. Read more about the project here.

SKREI seen from the seaside. In the middle back, the Othotlite. Further Art Espolin Gallery to the left, Lofoten Museum to the right, Lofoten Aquarium in front. Illustration: LPO arkitekter
SKREI, comprising of The Otholite in the back, The Espolin Gallery to the left, Nyvågar hotel to the far left (rorbuer), Lofoten Museum to the right and Lofoten Aquarium in the front. Illustration: LPO arkitekter

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