In solitary majesty, alone between sea and mountains, lies the wild and beautiful fishing village of Eggum. Eggum is part of a national tourist route and a place where the midnight sun appears from its most wonderful side. Towards the open sea is a picnic area shaped like an amphitheatre. Nearby there are parking and toilets. West of the picnic area you can experience the whimsical and slightly magical work of art by Markus Raetz. A head that looks out over the sea. Try to walk around it and see how it changes shape. From Eggum, you can follow a path and go on a two-hour-long walk that ends at the wonderful Unstad.
Surfing at Unstad
Lofotr Viking Museum
The glassblower in Vikten
In the middle of Lofoten, sheltered between steep mountains and with the open sea right outside, is the applied art centre «Glasshytta på Vikten». In Vikten, the North Sea grinds the stones into beautiful sculptures, and the midnight sun adds colour to the landscape.
As the first in Northern Norway, Åsvar Tangrand started with glassblowing in 1977. The glass production eventually took place in the glass cabin, a beautiful building close to the magnificent nature. Today, his son Anders Tangrand runs the place. You can see and experience the magical work in the glass production facilities and find treasures to buy. Lofoten Design runs a café with magnificent views of Vikten; here you can order food for groups.
Sund Fishing Museum and The Blacksmith in Sund
In the Sund Fishing Museum, you will find an exciting collection of engines and fishing objects and a smithy in Sund. The museum was established in 1947 by Hans Gjertsen, also called Smeden in Sund / The blacksmith in Sund. In 1963, King Olav visited Sund in connection with the opening of the E10, "King Olav Vs vei". The blacksmith in Sund wanted to hand over a cormorant to the King but was rejected. However, the blacksmith did not give in and shouted over the crowd: "You King, may I give you a cormorant." The king became curious and asked to see the cormorant. The king got the cormorant, and the blacksmith did the PR-stunt of his life.
Today it is Thor-Vegard Mørkved who is a blacksmith in Sund. Visit the museum and explore the history, and see the blacksmith in action in the smithy. If you are lucky, you will be served a good dose of fairy tales simultaneously.