The season starts in Storvågan – Exposed because of bad weather!

30 January 2024

After a long winter period with Christmas celebrations and New Year celebrations well called off, the doors are opened for all our guests who have been waiting to visit us in Storvågan. Welcome to Gallery Espolin, the Lofoten Aquarium and the Lofoten Museum!

Naming contest

The Lofoten Aquarium, The Lofoten Aqarium welcomes you with all its beautiful aquariums with all the beautiful and exciting sea creatures and fish we have in our sea here we live.

Not to forget the coral exhibition which is incredibly educational for young and old! -Haven’t you got this with you?! Then take a walk!

Experience seals up close, yes, be present when they are fed even! Maybe they can do some tricks?!

The otter Eddie at Lofoten Aquarium. Photo: Linn Olsen

And the Otters we must not forget the great otters. The Lofoten Aquarium now has two otters. They have Eddie and another girl. The Lofoten Aquarium wants to have a name for this “nameless” otter girl and has hung up a suggestion box where you can participate the first two weekends in February. The draw for name suggestions will be made in week 7 and the winner will be awarded!

Opening hours at the Lofoten Aquarium from 4th of February:

Sunday – Friday: 11.00 – 15.00

Visit the gallery

From 6 of February The Espolin Gallery presents a unique art collection after Kaare Espolin Johnson (1907-1994), known for his distinctive depiction of people, everyday life and coastal landscapes in the north. At Gallery Espolin you can take a deep dive into his extensive oeuvre.

The fishermen’s conditions and toil, storms and storms, dramatic depictions of the sea and life in Lofoten. These are motifs that often recur in Kaare Espolin Johnson’s works. In the exhibitions you will meet an artist who depicted Lofoten almost exclusively in black and white, but who nevertheless showed all the nuances of life.

In addition, you can watch films where the artist herself talks about his life and art, about sources of inspiration and his conditions as severely visually impaired. -Did you know that Espolin was almost blind and saw the world in an eternal semi-darkness?

For the little ones, we have created drawing tables in the library.

This year, as last year, the Espolin Gallery is helping to mark the Sami National Day, with many activities in Kabelvåg on 6 February and several days the same week. Come and join a lecture at the Espolin Gallery on Friday 9 February!

Family Sunday

From 6 of February The Lofoten Museum has its authentic rorbu cabins and several boathouses with many beautiful boats from Nordland. Here you can experience the history of the Lofoten fishery on one of the region’s best preserved squire farms.

Exhibitions about the Lofoten fishery and a beautiful garden with historic perennials. The area is child-friendly, scenic, and the museum is open regardless of the weather.

(The Manor House is unfortunately currently closed)

Krambua, which is also authentic, contains that tempts most sugar mouths and those seeking knowledge in books.

The opening hours at Gallery Espolin and the Lofoten Museum in February will be:

Tuesday-Friday: 11.00 – 15.00

And Sunday 25.02: 11.00 – 15.00 Family Sunday (NEW)

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Lofoten Aquarium

An encounter with life in the Lofoten Sea. Cod, halibut, crabs, saithe and haddock – these and many more you will meet in the aquarium. Feeding seals and otters at fixed times. Café.

The Espolin Gallery

Master of Norwegian art. Immerse yourself in artist Kaare Espolin Johnson’s expressive power and explore the life and destiny of coastal people.

Lofoten Museum

Get to know the history of the Lofoten fisheries at one of the best-preserved manor houses in the region, with authentic fishermans cabins, traditional wooden boats and a historic garden.

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