Haukland Beach Visitor Centre
Opening summer/autumn 2024
After the tourist boom around 2015, Vestvågøy municipality has actively worked in collaboration with local initiators to improve the sanitary facilities and the quality of offerings at Haukland Beach.
New waste containers have been established, and some improvements have been made to the parking area, including the installation of a height restriction on the lower level to prevent it from being filled with campervans.
The main challenge has been the toilet facility from the late 1970s, which does not meet today's standards and has very high operating costs. In the summer of 2021, the municipality opened a new, temporary toilet building while awaiting the construction of a permanent visitor centre.
Since 2012, efforts have been made to establish a visitor centre in collaboration with the National Tourist Route.
The project has gone through many phases over the years, and in the spring of 2020, there was a preliminary design project by architect Arne Henriksen.
The National Tourist Route has continued to work on detailed planning, and a tender competition was announced in August 2022. In March 2023, an agreement was reached with Thore Magnussen & Sønn AS for construction, and the plan is for the construction project to be completed in the autumn of 2024.
Total cost: 55.000.000 NOK