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Stamsund, Norway

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Built during the first half of the 20th century, this quaint fishing village is situated on the side of a mountain on the island of Vestvegoy. While excursions are available to other towns within the Lofoten archipelago, don’t sleep on Stamsund’s Lofotr Viking Museum. Visits to this facility, which sits where one of the largest Viking houses once stood, gives you the chance to shoot a bow and arrow, perfect your ax-throwing technique, sail a Viking ship and enjoy singing, dancing and a traditional Nordic feast in the fully reconstructed chieftain’s house. Fishermen can probe the area’s waters for cod, while the surrounding terrain tempts hikers with its magnificent views. Given the town’s location above the Arctic Circle, you can witness two of nature’s most memorable spectacles here: the midnight sun in summer, and the northern lights in winter.

Language: Norwegian
Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Stamsund, Norway Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 43 45 45 66 65 70 79 77 62 57 46 49
Low 19 21 11 24 31 38 44 33 33 31 22 28
Average 32 34 29 37 44 50 59 53 46 45 35 39
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 6 7 7 19 18 21 26 25 17 14 8 9
Low -7 -6 -12 -4 -1 3 7 1 1 -1 -6 -2
Average 0 1 -2 3 7 10 15 12 8 7 2 4