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Welcome to Fleinvær!


16th of July, 2017: The SeaFeasts are no more in their current form from now on. There are no plans for SeaFeasts in 2018. We'd like to extend our gratitute for the custom of old and new guests over the last few years!

June 30th, 2012: review of our seafood selection and goals in Avisa Nordland (local paper) [in Norwegian]!


Fleinvær consists of about 365 isles and is part of Gildeskål council in the Nordland region of Norway. Passenger catamaran connections from Bodø take about 35 minutes with two regular stops within Fleinvær; Mevær and Sørvær.

There is a permanent population of about 30 people in Fleinvær living on 6 main islands. The main sources of income for the families living here are fishing and some sheep.
The total number of citizens increase many times over during the summer months (in particular if the weather is nice!) due to a large number of seasonal residents and visitors.

Primary and secondary schools are present, as is a small fish hall where the catches of the day are received. The total number of houses is about 50.

Fleinvær has been settled for more than 5000 years as this community escaped the last iceage - the glaciers didn't cover these islands.