Lødingen is a municipality in the county of Nordland, Norway. It is located on the island of Hinnøy, innermost in Vestfjord, at the junction of five regions and five fjords. The terrain is mountainous, with several small islands and fjords. The centre of the municipality is the village Lødingen, located at the inner part of Vestfjord at the southern entrance of Tjeldsundet.
Lødingen and especially Vestbygda, often called Lofoten's backyard. Salmon fishing in rivers and watercourses, deep sea fishing, skerry cruises, killer whale safaris, scuba diving, river paddling, ocean paddling, windsurfing, paragliding, a farm museum and exciting hiking terrain.
Rapid boat transport brings tourists to Lofoten and Vesterålen, to destinations such as the Lofoten Museum in Kabelvåg, the Raftsund Strait/Trollfjord and the Coastal Express Museum at Stokmarknes. Shorter trips to the rune fields and the museums in Lødingen
Things to See & Do
* Eye in Stone (Øye i stein), part of Artscape Nordland
* Norwegian Telecom museum & Pilots museum
* Bankfjæra - bathing beach
* Killer whale safari (Autumn)
* Stone age settlements
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language - Norwegian
Land Area - 505 km²
Population - 2,280 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - +47
Port Location - The port is located in the town centre of Lodingen.
Travel Links - The nearest airport is Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes, 90 km away by road. Lødingen is an important ferry harbor, the car ferry to/from Bognes in Tysfjord leaves 12 times/day and takes 60 min.