1. Brim Explorer
  2. Lofoten boat tours
  3. Lofoten - Sunset Cruise to Henningsvær
  • Short guided tour in Henningsvær

  • Visit a traditional fishing factory & taste Norwegian caviar

  • Bathe in the late evening arctic sun & our underwater drone experience

Henningsvaer Cultural Tasting Cruise

An evening cruise to Henningsvær

At 18:45 we depart from Svolvær with the sun still high in the sky in Lofoten, the land of the midnight sun. Once we have left the harbour, we will set course east, along the southern coast of Lofoten. Our first highlight along the way will be the town of Kabelvåg, the ancient capital of Lofoten and nowadays most famous for its church, the Lofoten Cathedral.

On the way, we will deploy our underwater drone if conditions allow and explore life under the surface of the fjord. Bringing you closer to the rich marine life that provides both Lofoten and the world with its cod, kelp, and crabs.

Henningsvaer Dinner Cruise

Traditional cod fish experience

In Henningsvær we will dock at just outside of town. We will step on land and enter a 200 year old cod steaming warehouse. Inside, it is decorated with artefacts as well as the original equipment used back in the day. A local true Norwegian storyteller will guide you through the exhibition and share stories and anecdotes about the cod and its impact on the region and the nation from the start of Lofoten fishing. The visit is completed with a tasting of Norways' finest caviar and a traditional fishermen's drink.

Henningsvaer Cultural Tasting Cruise

Explore Henningsvær, the cultural centre of Lofoten

After the visit, we will walk 20-30 minutes into Henningsvær and on the way our guide will share some more information about this picturesque and quaint village. We will pass by some fishing racks and colourful houses that make Norway so famous. Once in the town, you'll have some time to explore the town by yourself before we jump back on board.

After exploring Henningsvær we will set sail home. On the way you can admire the scenery of Lofoten through our floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views. Order a drink and go out onto our one of our deck to enjoy the silence of our electric engine and get closer to the elements of nature.

During the majority of the summer it will still be light outside on the way back due to the midnight sun. The magnificent mountains nicknamed “the wall of Lofoten” will cast its shadow on us. As the sun is lower and lower on the northern horizon, the evening light will colour the backdrop of these craggy peaks the highest of which, Vågakallen, towers over 800m above sea level. Its sight is unequalled in Lofoten.

Know before you go

Tour info

  • Time & Duration

    18:45 - 23:00 (4 hours)

  • Meeting point

    Meet 15 minutes before departure at the pier on the main square, next to Paleo Arctic Restaurant in Svolvær (Torget 22)

  • Group size (min-max)

    8 - 100

  • Season

    01 May 2023 - 31 August 2023

  • Important things to note

    This tour does include a 20-30 minute walk in Henningsvær.
    There is a small taster included. It's recommended to have dinner before the tour starts.

  • Cancellation policy

    More than 48 hours in advance – 100% refund.
    Less than 48 hours in advance - No refund

  • Electric use

    Under normal circumstances, 75% of this tour will be done on our electric engine.

Inclusions & facilities

  • Guided tour of old cod steaming warehouse

  • Tasting of local delicacies

  • English speaking guides

  • Silent return cruise to Henningsvær

  • Fully licensed bar with drinks for purchase

  • Free tap water

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Should you need any assistance?

    This tour includes a visit to a fish steam house only accessible by stairs. Email us at info@brimexplorer.com for more information.

  • Toilets

  • Warm indoor saloons


  • Adult (17+)

    990 NOK

  • Youth (12-16)

    790 NOK

  • Student

    790 NOK

  • Child (3-11)

    590 NOK

  • Infant (0-2)

    0 NOK

Travel to Henningsvær the traditional way; by boat

Henningsvær and Lofoten as a whole have traditionally only been accessible by boat. Only since 1983 is there a land connection via 2 bridges. This has made Lofoten and Henningsvær more accessible and during the summer the road is filled with cars and campervans. However, there is a certain charm by traveling to Henningsvær by boat. It gives you a view of Lofoten that you don’t see from the road and it allows you to immerse yourself into the way the locals experienced life in Lofoten for centuries.

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The rich fishing history of Henningsvær

Fishing is so much part of Henningsvær that it is even in its name. The word “vær” – “fiskevær” in the northern Norwegian dialect literally means fishing village. For over a century people from around the country came up to Henningsvær in the winter months for the fishing season. Most famous is the cod fishing and year after year it has become more famous. Nowadays Henningsvær and Lofoten in general exports fish all over the world. From dried fish to Italy and fish heads used for fish soup in Nigeria. While Henningsvær itself is still involved in fishing, many of the warehourses and fish factories that are facing the port have been restored and converted to hotels, galleries and restaurants, providing work for the people of Lofoten during the summer months when there is little fishing.

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Join our Henningsvær Cultural Tasting Cruise this summer! We know you want to! That bright orange “Book this tour” button has been following you all down this page, just ready to be clicked! A evening tour with us will not disappoint! Our hybrid-electric ship is designed with comfortable and spacious saloons, perfect to enjoy your tasters. The floor-to-ceiling windows will provide you with panoramic views of the mountains of Lofoten. With our silent electric engine, we limit the noise and disturbance, providing a calmer experience for both you and nature.