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A traditional fishing boat in front of the pier in Henningsvær, Lofoten
A man drinking coffee by a window next to a double bed at Henningsvær Bryggehotell.
For guests and a waiter at a table in Blue Fish restaurant in Henningsvær. Large windows with views of the pier.
Northern lights on the sky above the pier and Henningsvær Bryggehotell.
A set table with a plate of fish and vegetables.
Accommodation in Lofoten

Henningsvær Bryggehotell

Welcome to Henningsvær Bryggehotell, located right on the pier of Lofoten’s largest and most bustling fishing village. From here you can enjoy a unique view of the ocean, the harbour and the Vågakallen landmark. The hotel’s design corresponds with the traditional surroundings and historic architecture.

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Interior of a double room at Henningsvær Bryggehotell. Dowuble bed, a blue chair, and windows with quay views.

Modern hotel with a touch of Henningsvær’s history

Henningsvær Bryggehotell offers 30 double rooms, all of them combining a touch of the simple lifestyle of an old fishing village with a modern standard. There are several room categories to choose from, all providing a warm atmosphere with comfortable beds, coffee machine, private bathrooms with toilets and showers. Free wifi on the hotel’s premises.

  • 8 rooms with sea view, including 3 small family rooms w / 4 beds.
  • 6 rooms with village views, including 1 small family room w / 4 beds.
  • 6 rooms without or with limited view. 6 rooms can be made into twin.

The rooms vary in size from approx. 14 – 18 m2 and offer the same standard, with good quality queen beds and duvets. The rooms are located on different sides of the hotel and have different views accordingly. Extra beds in the rooms are not possible, but four rooms have a loft with two single beds. Contact the hotel directly for rooms with loft.

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Henningsvær is located on the southern tip of Austvågøya in Lofoten, 24 km to Svolvær.

Adress: Hjelleskjæret, 8312 Henningsvær

Check in: From 15:00
Check out: Until 11:00

Limited free parking at the hotel, free public parking nearby.
Charging station for electrical cars available.

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Two couples sitting by a table in Henningsvær Bryggehotel's restaurant by large windows with views to the pier and straight.. A waiter taking orders.

The Blue Fish

To the joy of all foodies, Lofoten is like a large pantry of fresh produce, such as seafood from the sea and grass-fed lambs from the mountains. Henningvær Bryggehotell’s restaurant, The Blue Fish, make use of these commodities, and offer delicious food made of seasonal, organic, and local ingredients. In addition, the restaurant’s location furthest out on the pier makes for first class views of the bay.

A female chef holding up a large fish on the pier outside the Blue Fish restaurant in Henningsvær

The story of a fishing village

Because of the rich reservoir of fish in the ocean nearby, people began settling in Henningsvær in the 18th century. During the 19th century, the small town was established as one of the most important fishing villages in Norway. Henningsvær was on its largest around 1950 with a population of approx. 1000 people. Since then, streamlining of the fishing industry with larger boats and fewer fishermen have caused a decline in population. The last 30 years, the population has stabilized on approx. 450 people.

Fishing is still the most important industry here, and stock fish is the main export item. However, tourism has also become important, offering accommodation, food, and activities for guests from all over the world – year-round. Henningsvær today is a lively village, where entrepreneurship amongst its citizens has resulted in a wide variety of offers. Here you will find everything from art galleries to charming cafés to high-end hotels.

A waiter servers two men beer on the pier outside Henningsvær Bryggehotell
View towards Henningsvær Bryggehotell with Northern lights above.

Practical information:

Check-in: From 15:00
Check-out: Until 11:00

Parking: The hotel has 10 parking spaces by the hotel. Public parking lot nearby, free of charge per 2021.
Electric cars: Charging stations for electric cars available. Pre-booking is not possible.

Accessibility: One room accessible for wheelchairs. Some rooms, reception, lounge and restaurant are located on the ground floor with easy access. No elevator to the 2nd and 3rd floors.

Dogs: Dogs are allowed in a couple of rooms upon request.

Find us:

Henningsvær is located on the southern tip of Austvågøya in Lofoten, 24 km to Svolvær.

Adress: Hjelleskjæret, 8312 Henningsvær

Driving instructions:

  • From Svolvær Airport: drive onto Fv850, take the exit at Svolværveien / E10 and further onto Fv816; 29 km, approx. 40 minutes
  • From Leknes Airport: drive left onto Leknesveien / E10, follow E10 to Henningsværveien and further onto Fv 816; 59 km, approx. 1 hour
  • From Harstad/Evenes Airport: take the Rv833 to E10, follow the E10 to Henningsværveien and then turn to Fv816 in Vågen. Follow the road until you arrive. 187 km, approx. 2 hours 50 minutes.