About us

Nuvsvåg is a formerly active fishing village. The people who lived here were mostly involved in fishing and small farms.

Nuvsvåg was previously called Nuvsfjord. This caused problems with postal deliveries as Nuvsfjord is also a place in Lofoten. So to ensure that there would be no problems, it was decided to change the name of the village from Nuvsfjord to Nuvsvåg.

Nuvsvåg has many similarities with Lofoten. Surrounded by high mountains and fantastic fishing right outside your front door.

A growing village before the fisheries crisis

The village was growing until the end of the 1970s, when it had a population of around 400 people. The village had an active fish farm, two grocery stores, a gas station, a building materials company, a school with over 70 students and around 50 fishing boats.

In the mid-1980s, there was a fisheries crisis and the fish that were the lifeblood of the industry disappeared. This led to many fishermen having to quit their jobs, and bankruptcies affected both fishing boat owners and fish receivers, including in Nuvsvåg.

In 1985 we got a ferry and daily departures to the "mainland".

Bought the shop, kindergarten, school and teacher's residence

Ann-Mari and I lived in Alta, but wanted the quiet life we had on weekends and vacations in Nuvsvåg. When the opportunity arose and the shop was put up for sale, we jumped at the chance for the quiet life. So we moved into the apartment above the shop on Christmas Eve 2007.

In 2012, Loppa the municipality closed the school in the village and this was a real crisis for us.
We had to make some difficult choices. We chose to stay in the village and, together with my parents, we bought the closed school, the teacher's residence and the kindergarten from the municipality.

Here we could create a product that showcases our beautiful place, the wonderfully rich nature and, not least, meet new and exciting people who come to experience the wonderful Nuvsvåg and Lopphavet.