Å

Å, pronounced "Oh", is the southernmost town on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago of Norway. The name means simply "river" or "stream", and the town is also known as Å i Lofoten to distinguish it from other places called Å.

Get in

By ferry

Several ferries a day from the mainland (Bodø) arrive at Moskenes. From Moskenes, one can either walk following the road (4.8 kilometers, an hour) or take a bus (several times a day, 40 NOK).

By bus

Several buses a day from Moskenes, Reine, Svolvær and Leknes. Further destinations (e.g., Narvik) are available by connecting in Leknes.

Get around

By foot, definitely.

See

A ferry to the Moskenesoya maelstrom (a swirling circular current off the coast of the island), and the fishing museum are arguably the two main attractions of the village. The village sits between a picturesque lake and the North Sea, with many of the wooden buildings being built over water on stilts.

Do

There are bikes for hire at the Youth Hostel and at Lofoten Bed and Boat (150 kr a day) and some hiking paths are dotted around the surrounding area.

Nice walks include going around the Ågvatnet lake, crossing the island towards the North-West and the Stokkvikvatnet lake, or going further on the main road (e.g., to Reine).

Buy

Sleep

There is plenty of accommodation in Å. This said, better book well ahead of your travel, as everything may be fully booked during the peak season.

Go next

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