Leknes (Lofoten Island): Best Place to Visit in Northern Province of Norway (2023)
Leknes is the largest town of Lofoten Island. Most tourists prefer to not continue their Norway tour further north and return from Bodo to Oslo. But few continue their journey to the northern province of Norway. One of the best places to visit for tourists in the northern province of Norway is Lofoten Island.
Most international and local tourists, who continue their journey to Lofoten Island by rental or personal car take a ferry from Bodo to Lofoten Island. The ferry from Bodo ends at the city of Moskenes. Moskenes is one of the small towns of Lofoten island. The small and mid-size boats and ferries docks at Moskenes. The few passenger ferries also allow cars with passengers. The traveling time is 3 to 4 hours. The traveling cost is $ 25 per person and $ 95 per car. The tourist from Moskenes drive to Leknes once disembarked at Moskenes. On the way to Leknes visitors can stop at a few picnic spots or photo places to take pictures of the beautiful surrounding.
The town Leknes is located north of the arctic circle and about 2500 km away from the north pole. The entire Lofoten island territory is distinctive with scenes like bright colored houses of fishing villages surrounded by mountains, sea, water channels, and islands. The archeological study has revealed 5,500 years old occupied sites on the island. Human habitation on the island has been tracked to 250 BC. The main source of income for the people living on the island is tourism and fishing business.
Most tourists go out in the night for camping to see northern light in September and October. The temperature goes down to 5 to 100 C or lower after October and outdoor camping becomes difficult. The other attraction at Leknes is hiking to explore nature in surrounding mountains.