Leknes is located in the county of Nordland in the northern part of Norway. The town of Leknes is a municipality of Vestvagoy, and therefore very small. Unlike other cities and towns in the area, Leknes is not a fishing village. It doesn’t even have its city centre based on fisheries. Instead, Leknes is a cruise ship port for Norway. Lofoten and Vesteralen are the more popular areas in Nordland and popular destinations for the cruise ship passengers calling at Leknes.
Leknes, though small by way of inhabitants has its own airport, which services flights to Bodo and some to Svolvaer. It also has a small bus terminal that will service the greater areas of Nordland. Leknes is considered a twin town to Gravdal, which has the region’s only hospital.