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A mix of art and view in Lofoten, Norway

Photo credits: Kristin Folsland Olsen

Henningsvær, which calls itself the Venice of the Lofoten, is a village with several small islands off the southwestern tip of Austvågøy in the north of Norway,

connected to the larger island by a series of bridges.

With the mountain at its back and otherwise surrounded by the sea, Henningsvær was a natural hub of activity during the Lofoten Winter Fishery.

In the 1800s, the island community prospered, and Henningsvær became one of the most prominent fishing villages in Lofoten.

Photo by Gerd Kjos

Today Lofoten is one of the most popular tourists attractions in Norway.

Henningsvær Lighthouse and the art gallery The Kaviar Factory is owned by art collectors

Venche and Rolf Hoff. They have renovated both places and today The Kaviar Factory is an international venue for contemporary art.

Hhoto credits: KaviarFactory

Artists from all over the world are coming to Lofoten for inspiration. Every summer there is an exhibition of hight international standard. Many of the artists stay at Henningsvær Lighthouse as guests of the house.

Henningsvær Lighthouse operates on limited rental.

This is a magic place and a beautiful house, and can be rented with or without full service.

Don't miss this when visiting the north of Norway.

Photo credits: Kristin Folsland Olsen

Its perfect for mindfullness, yoga or a healthy retreat. Its a place to discover and learn more about contemporary art.

Or you can do as all the other tourists take pictures of the breathtaking view.

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