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Stamsund hotels mapStamsund intro. The achingly pretty Norwegian fishing village of Stamsund sits on the craggy coast of Vestvagoy, with the rolling mountains of Nordland's sea coast visible some 80kms to the north across the Vestfjord. Despite this being a relatively small community, its 1,400 residents make it one of the more heavily-populated communities in the area. Visitors seeking hotels in Stamsund will find several options in the area. Another popular option is the accommodation - traditional local fishermen's cabins - in Rorbuer. These pretty little red shacks dominate the shoreline and offer great imagery for photographers. The community supports a vibrant arts scene that includes several theatre groups, a puppet theatre and a group of artists. The local economy depends very much on fishing, however, and several major Norwegian companies have operations in the village. The harbour is visited twice daily by the Hurtigruten, or the Norwegian 'Express Route', a famous coastal ship service that plies up and down the country's convoluted coastline, offering unrivalled scenic cruises. More incredible scenery can be enjoyed while touring the area by road. Roadway 817 puts Euroroute E10 just 20 minutes away, at Leknes, which offers the closest regional airport.