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See the WWII Museum with it's incredible collection of uniforms and its original chilling, Gestapo interrogation room.
 
See the WWII Museum with it's incredible collection of uniforms and its original chilling, Gestapo interrogation room.
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Revision as of 09:19, 30 April 2012

Port in Svolvær

Svolvær is in Lofoten.


Contents

Get in

By plane

There is an airport near the town.

By boat

There is an express boat service from Bodø everyday except Sunday. The journey takes about 3½ hours. There is also scheduled bus to/from Narvik (stops at Evenes Airport; no ferry on the new road). In addition, the coastal steamer Hurtigruten arrives at 7PM (southboud) and 9PM (northbound) daily.

Get around

Svolvær is really compact so the best thing you can do is walk.

See

There are many art galleries here.

See the WWII Museum with it's incredible collection of uniforms and its original chilling, Gestapo interrogation room.

  • Lofoten War Memorial Museum, Svolvær, Norway (old postoffice building by the coastal-liner dock in Svolvær centrum), [1]. WWII Museum with it's incredible collection of uniforms and its original chilling, Gestapo interrogation room.


Do

Buy

It's not so easy to keep to the budget here. Narvesen kiosk is a good place to buy things such as drink. There's a bookshop in the town, art is being sold in many places and overpriced souvenirs are easy to find.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

There's lots of different kinds of accommodation. Hotels are widespread, there's camping or you can get a rorbu (a traditional fisherman's cabin). Sleeping outside is possible as it is quiet, but the temperatures can be near freezing even in the summer and the cold wind from the sea doesn't help at all.

  • Thon Hotel Svolvær, O. J. Kaalbøes gate 5 [2]. The hotel is centrally located in Svolvær, near the coastal steamer docks, in the heart of the spectacular area of Lofoten.
  • Svinøya Rorbuer [3] - excellent rorbuer and restaurant on a separate island connected by a long bridge.
Svinøya Rorbuer
  • Kabelvåg Youth Hostel [4] - There is no YHA hostel in Svolvær, but Kabelvåg, the next town west on the E10 has a great one. Beds or rooms, breakfast is included in the price. It takes about an hour walk from Svolvær city centre, or a 10 minutes bus ride.

Get out

Routes through Svolvær
LofotenLeknes  W noframe E  NarvikLuleå


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