Lofoten in Art
Over the past 150 years, Lofoten has acted like a magnet to pictorial artists from all over the world, and there are a number of art galleries in the region.
The most visited one is Galleri Lofotens Hus (Lofoten House Gallery), in Henningsvær. This gallery is often referred to as Northern Norway’s national gallery, displaying works by celebrated Lofoten painters like Gunnar Berg, Otto Sinding, Even Ulving and Adelsten Normann.
The gallery has been built up around the Lofoten fishery. The various exhibitions at the gallery, which extends over three floors, provide not only an insight into some unique works of art, but also an understanding of the significance the cod has had with regard to the building of Norway as a nation.
The gallery also screens Video Panorama Lofoten “The Magical Island Realm”, Frank A. Jenssens’s masterly film consisting of the sounds of nature, music and images of Lofoten throughout the four seasons. These films are one of the gallery’s major attractions and have been seen by over 2 million people.
Adult: NOK 120,-
Senior: NOK 95,-
Child 10 — 16: NOK 65,-