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

Villa Bryggekanten

Welcome to Villa Bryggekanten, 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 Villa Bryggekanten. Double bed, blue chair and windows with quay views.

Modern hotel offering a touch of Henningsvær’s history

Villa Bryggekanten offers 30 double rooms, all of them combining a touch of the simple lifestyle of an old fishing village with modern standards. Several types of rooms are available, all of them providing a warm atmosphere with comfortable beds, coffee machine, private bathrooms with toilets and showers. Free wifi on the hotel’s premises.

  • Eight rooms with a sea view, including three small family rooms with four beds.
  • Six rooms with a village view, including one small family rooms with four beds.
  • Six rooms with or without limited views. Six rooms can be converted into twin rooms.

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

From NOK 2200,-
Two couples sitting by a table in Villa Bryggekanten's restaurant by large windows with views to the pier and strait. A waiter taking orders.

The Blue Fish

For the benefit of all foodies, Lofoten is like a large pantry full of fresh produce, such as seafood from the sea and grass-fed lambs from the mountains. Villa Bryggekanten’s restaurant, the Blue Fish, make use of this produce and offers delicious meals made from seasonal, organic and local ingredients. Also, the restaurant’s location far 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 supply of fish in the ocean nearby, people began settling in Henningsvær in the 18th century. During the 19th century, the small village became established as one of the most important fishing villages in Norway. Henningsvær reached its peak around 1950 with a population of approx. 1000 people. Since this time, streamlining of the fishing industry with larger boats and fewer fishermen have caused a decline in the local population. Over the last 30 years, the population has stabilised at around 450 people.

Fishing is still the most important industry and stockfish is the main export product. However, tourism has also become important, offering accommodation, food and activities for guests from all over the world – all year round. These days Henningsvær is a lively village, where the entrepreneurial nature of its inhabitants has resulted in a wide range of experiences. You will find everything from art galleries and charming cafés to high-end hotels.

A waiter serves beer to two men on the pier outside Henningsvær Bryggehotell
View towards Henningsvær Bryggehotell with the 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.