The most beautiful fishing village –Ballstad, Lofoten Islands, Norway

by on August 7, 2007


Ballstad, a fishing village on Norway's Lofoten Islands

Leknes was another maiden port for Holland America. We didn’t book a tour but took the city’s $10 round-trip bus shuttle into the town on Leknes. It is a small community with a tourist office, a souvenir shop, a bakery and gas station, and not a lot more.

Although Leknes was a short port call with us leaving at 2:30 pm, we were unwilling to spend the beautiful sunny day without exploring. Taxis were rare and expensive, but we grabbed the local bus schedule and decided to head to Ballstad, simply because there was a return bus that would get us back to the port in time. This was a lucky move as Ballstad turned out to be a charming fishing village with fishing fleets and cod drying racks (reminded us of Peggy’s Cove but with few tourists).  

Havets Helter, a restaurant and pub, is Ballstad, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Even the locals were enjoying the glorious sunshine and we joined them in enjoyed a glass of Arctic Beer on the docks of the Havets Helter restaurant and pub.  

Click here for more information about the Lofoten Islands.

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