Join a Whisky Tasting with Storytelling on a Guided Tour through Myken’s Own Whisky Cathedral

Myken Distillery is the world’s first Arctic whisky distillery and one of Norway’s largest whisky producers. In the Whisky Cathedral, you’ll join a tour of the storage facility and learn how the barrels mature in our Arctic climate. Simultaneously, you’ll hear the story of how the idea for whisky production originated and how it has developed to the present day.

You will also get to taste a selection of their best-received releases.

Deluxe Whisky Tasting

If you come with a group of friends, family, or colleagues, it’s possible to book the Deluxe Whisky Tasting. In addition to tasting a selection of the best-received whisky releases, you will be served finger food specially paired with the whisky and prepared by the chef at Fiskebruket. You’ll also join a tour of the storage facility and taste whisky straight from the barrel. This experience is available for groups of between 6 and 15 people and must be booked at least one week in advance.


All production, storage, and bottling take place in the old fishing village of Myken, 32 kilometers from the mainland, north on the Helgeland coast. The distillery plays an important role in sustaining this small local community, which still has permanent residents year-round.


Phone: +47 926 32 560
Facebook: mykdest
Instagram: @mykendest/
Get directions: Open Google Maps

From mid-June to mid-August you can join daily tours at 3pm.

Sign up by emailing or call 926 32 560.

The Whisky Cathedral is located along the road between the Distillery and Myken Seng og Suppe.

View the Whiskey Cathedral on Google Maps
Read more about Myken and how to get to Myken.

Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

Welcome to Myken

When you step off the boat at Myken, you feel your pulse calming down. Further out to sea, it’s hardly possible to reach Helgeland. But 32 kilometers from the mainland, north of the Arctic Circle, there is a small community on a tiny island, where a handful of enthusiasts keep the lights on in the houses and the doors open.

Read more about Myken here

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