Fredvang and Lofoten
Fredvang is located in the borough of Flakstad, on the northern tip of the
island of Moskenesøy. About 200 people live there, and the main industries
are fishing and farming. The place is known for its flat arable fields,
which there are otherwise so few of this far west in the Lofoten Islands.
After the bridge was built over to Fredvang in 1988, tourism has also
become an important industry, creating a number of new jobs.
Ramberg, which is 8 km away, is the municipal centre of the borough and
there are shops and postal services there.
Leknes, the “capital” of Lofoten, is 35 km from Fredvang.
Fredvang is really quite centrally situated in Lofoten. Leknes Airport is
about a 30 minute drive away, as is Moskenes with its daily ferry links
with Bodø. The Hurtigruten coastal voyage vessels call at Stamsund which
is a 45 minute drive away.