This airport serves the town of Leknes as well as the surrounding towns in the Nordland county of Norway. Besides being a busy commercial airstrip, it is also a gateway for tourist to come have a jolly time in Norway. The airport terminal caters for most of the passengers’ immediate needs like organizing car hires for those who wish to travel privately.
The car rental companies within the terminal have thousands of fleets to cater for as many clients and all vehicles have their insurance covers in check. With a car rental, you can explore the beauty of Leknes city and the many attractions it has to offer at ease.
Activities to do in Leknes
One major advantage of this town is its proximity to other towns where you can drive by in your car rental and explore with your camera. Here are some great places to visit.
- The Leknes surroundings - this town is known for its harsh weather conditions which surprisingly have paved way for so many activities. Both the mountains and waters provide rough patches suitable for hiking over rocky patches or kayaking over white waters. Alternatively, you can take a trip through the sea and come face to face with killer whales.
- The Island Smell of Money - fish is one of the town’s major economic contributors and the stock-fish is the majorly exported species. When the fish is brought out of the water, it hangs on racks to dry. There can be thousands of racks hanged out in a day, which produce the fish smell; the smell of money! Maybe if you are lucky one of the local guys could prepare some cuisine for you.
- Ramberg beach - over on Lofoten Island, just adjacent to Leknes, is this beautiful beach that is paradise. The environment is just right the temperature of the water perfect for a deep swim or some water activities like scuba diving. Just remember the area is almost near the arctic so at times there may be a chill in the waters.
- Flakstad church - this is one of the oldest churches to exist in Norway. It dates back to the 18 century and was built out of driftwood and painted red. The interior décor matches that of Lutheran churches.
Leknes is paradise on earth with so many more places to visit. Because of the town’s proximity to other attractions, it’s pretty covering the distance in your car rental.