Leknes cruises

Set at the foot of dramatic mountains rising out of the sea, Leknes lies centrally within the Arctic island archipelago of Lofoten in northern Norway. This harbour town boasts a vivid cultural life, a reputation as a local shopping hub and a vast range of world class outdoor activities including climbing, kayaking, cycling and fishing.

The wild and evocative coastline around Leknes is dotted with striking, stilted brick red and mustard cabins, looking out over vast swathes of rickety wooden racks littered with stockfish, the world renowned air-dried Arctic cod. In winter, the Northern Lights swirl across crisp, clear night skies in mesmerising shades of green, yellow and crimson, and the midnight sun keeps darkness at bay throughout the summer months. It is a magical part of the world at any time of year.

Discover rich Nordic history dating back to the Vikings. Enjoy exceptional Scandinavian sophistication, fine dining and chic modern culture. Norway’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites boast incredible variety and spectacular extremes; mountains with cliffs, peaks and glaciers swooping down to cobalt blue seas within majestic fjords carved in the last ice age. In contrast, the Gulf Stream creates a remarkably mild climate in the Arctic setting with white sandy beaches in secluded coves, sheep pastures and an abundant wildlife including seals, eagles and whales.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

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