The Glasblower At Vikten

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The Glasblower At Vikten
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,981 contributions
A growing artist colony
Jul. 2019
Vikten is a tiny village on the Northeastern tip of Flakstad island, in the Lofoten archipelago. The high mountains on the island limit the habitable surface but offer great views. Since 1976, a master glass blower, Asvar Tangrand, started his artistic endeavor and today his place is an artistic destination on these islands. In addition to the glass blower, other artists have moved to Vikten, enriching the visual arts scene. I nice cafe offers the option of a goof coffee break.
Written 6 September 2019
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marion J
297 contributions
All about the location
Aug. 2019
What a perfect place to sit on their chair overlooking the sea and mountain. The buildings themselves are works of art. Gallery is interesting and very clever but style not to my taste. Village is lovely and its a nice drive to get there
Written 15 August 2019
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FogCityLady415
2 contributions
Nice glasswork that is affordable
Jun. 2019 • Solo
The detour to Vikten is well worth it -- cute village and the Glasshytta (glassblower) is a treat. Some very nice pieces (and some that seemed a bit garish to me) and much, much more affordable than at a smaller glassblower we visited in another village. And the glassblower gave a wonderful demonstration.
Written 24 June 2019
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RanjanK_13
17 contributions
A gem of a place
May 2019 • Solo
Slightly out of the way, but worth the effort to visit. Watching the folks work creating works of art is a neat opportunity. A definite must add to anyone’s itinerary.
Written 26 May 2019
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Liv F
Washington DC, DC40 contributions
Must See!
Jan. 2019 • Friends
On an extremely snowy day in January, my mom, sister, and I decided to drive from Leknes to Vikten to visit the glassblower. We were worried he wasn't going to be open, since it was such a crazy snowy day, but he was! We were greeted by one man, whose name I can't remember, but I believe he owns and runs the place. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, and his pieces were absolutely beautiful. Some of the pieces were made with quartz from the nearby mountains, and I bought a little vase with pieces of quartz in it. The glassblower was extremely friendly and easy to talk to, and I highly recommend paying him a visit when you're in Lofoten!
Written 11 February 2019
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louise Y
110 contributions
Amazing in so many ways.
Aug. 2018
I enjoyed everything about this side trip. Not only are the glassblowers talented but the building and setting are breathtaking
Written 17 September 2018
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Jonathan
North Yorkshire, UK125 contributions
Quirky and special
Jun. 2018 • Couples
A must for the dramatic site alone. Quirky, with lots of paraphernalia around inside and outside, plus a sheep with two lambs grazing on the roof.
Written 11 June 2018
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Cranksauce
20 contributions
Beautiful studio, great people
May 2018 • Couples
We hadn’t done much in the art department while in lofoten so we made sure to hit this gem.

The setting is spectacular and the glass blowing artists were attentive and keen to show off their craft, even though we arrived at closing !!
Anders and family produce some pieces that give you a maritime feeling...we decided these were definitely the souvenirs to take home as a reminder of our trip to these beautiful islands.
Written 28 May 2018
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Checkthelist
140 contributions
Tried 3x in a week to visit and was never able to...
Sep. 2017 • Couples
I was very excited to visit the Glasblower at Vikten during our trip to Lofoten. I tried visiting this place 3 different times in the week we were in Lofoten and every time we went, they were closed. There were no hours of operation listed on the door or website and when I tried to call no one answered either. Disappointing and a waste of time to a tourist with limited time.
Written 6 December 2017
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Thank's for your feedback. I just apologize for this. That week I was on holiday abroad and had closed. We should of course inform about this on our website and facebook. Thanks again for writing about your experience, it was important so I can do better information. Sorry for wasting your time. You are very welcome to Glasshytta at your next trip in Lofoten. Best Regards Anders Tangrand
Written 19 December 2017
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AKTraveler50
Bend, OR266 contributions
Great demo and beautiful glass
Jul. 2017 • Couples
Would definitely recommend a drive here if you're in the Lofoten Islands. The demonstration was really interesting and the glass is beautiful. The building itself is interesting as well. Fascinating to see how they create their art. Highly recommend visiting here.
Written 30 November 2017
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm