Approximately 1.400 inhabitants, one of the largest fishing villages in West Lofoten; founded by J. M. Johansen at the beginning of this century. J. M. Johansen merged with Aker Seafoods which is is among the largest employers in Norway´s fisheries industry, and one of Norway´s leading producers and exporters of fish products. Aker Seafood is owned by on of Norway richest men, Kjell Inge Røkke he started out as a fisherman and today he is selling prawns from a boat at Aker Brygge. In Stamsund, we have the Nordland Puppet Theatre and Children´s School of Culture.
There are handicraft shops, the Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten) has daily departures. The World´s Most Beautiful Voyage is a voyage like no other. Nothing can compare with it. Nothing about this journey will resemble anything you have ever experienced before. A ticket for the Coastal Express is a ticket to the theatre, an 11-day drama in which new acts constantly unfold all around you.