Glasshytta på Vikten

Address: Vikten, 8380 Ramberg Date: Tuesday 28 jul 2020 - Thursday 29 Apr 2021 Show map

Address: Vikten, 8380 Ramberg

In Northern Norway's oldest glassblowing hut, items are created that reflect the harsh surroundings and the rugged nature of Vikten.

The Glass Hut Vikten is located on the outskirts of the island Flakstadøya, in the heart of the rocky mountains and adjacent to the big sea. The company was established in the mid-1970s by Åvar Tangrand, who in doing so became Northern Norway's first glassblower. Today the place is run by his son Anders Tangrand.

If you are looking for delicate glass and minute details, the Glass Hut Vikten is not the place for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for unique and rustic products, often incorporating stone, metal and bubbles, you have found your oasis.

Anders Tangrand was raised on Vikten, and has been trained in glassblowing since he was a little boy. The centre is well laid out for visitors to see him at work firsthand as he experiments with various glassblowing techniques and expressions. Here you can witness, amongst other things, him making tea-candlesticks with quartz stone, glass hearts cast in waffle irons and when he - with his very own method – conjures up rough glass fish.

The glassblowing hut also houses a shop that boasts a wide variety of choices, including, but not limited to decanters, bowls and various ornaments. They also sell the popular Lofotruna, a sculpture of wrought iron and glass, designed by the Vikten Glass Hut’s founder. Lofotruna represents the man, the fish and the boat, thus encapsulating the essence of Lofoten’s livelihood through the ages.

Ever since its inception, the centre has welcomed glassblowers from abroad, including Slovakia, Finland and Lithuania. According to Anders Tangrand, they inject excitement and dynamism into the glass hut, providing visitors with new experiences regularly.

Did you know...
... the quartz stone used in the glass hut is taken from the mountain just above Vikten?

Location:
The Vikten Glass Hut is located at the far end of the Flakstad peninsula, about 20 km from Leknes. Once you've seen Anders Tangrand at work in front of the open flames, you can treat yourself to a cup of coffee and homemade cakes in the café at the centre.

If you would rather go for a walk, a stroll along the sea to Hornneset is well recommended. You can also trek into the mountains, from the Glass Hut at Vikten you can hike straight up to Hustiden or Tverrfjellet.

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Occasions

Date Time    
6 Aug
Thursday 6 aug 2020 10:00 - 19:00
7 Aug
Friday 7 aug 2020 10:00 - 19:00
8 Aug
Saturday 8 aug 2020 10:00 - 19:00
9 Aug
Sunday 9 aug 2020 10:00 - 19:00

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