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Svolvær

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Lofoten : Svolvær
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Svolvær is in Lofoten.

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.

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 [1]. The hotel is centrally located in Svolvær, near the coastal steamer docks, in the heart of the spectacular area of Lofoten.
  • Svinøya Rorbuer [2] - excellent rorbuer and restaurant on a separate island connected by a long bridge.
Svinøya Rorbuer

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