Svolvaer

Travel Guide
Northern Norway which includes a small town or village, boating and mountains

Magnificent and magical scenery where mountains and the sea come together as one. The area offers great experiences whatever the weather.

There are many beautiful hiking areas in Svolvær, by the sea and in the mountains. Why not climb Svolværgeita, the most famous peak in the area? There are plenty of great experiences to be had at sea, including fishing trips and safaris. The area also has a very rich cultural life with a number of museums and exhibitions.

Svolvær is a town in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland with a population of approximately 4,600. The oldest settlements in the area date back to the Bronze Ages and are recorded in written sources from the 1500s. In the early 1900s, the area developed from a small fishing village to an area that has been undergoing extensive population growth ever since. The fishing industry is central to developments in Svolvær and it is now one of the largest fish farming areas in Norway.

There are plenty of attractions and sights to see. Visit the Nordnorsk Artist Centre and the Lofoten War Museum. Tempting outdoor activities include surfing at Unstad or a trip up Mt Tjeldbergtind. A visit to the Magic Ice Bar to see the large range of ice sculptures is also recommended.

Remember to pack plenty of warm clothes if you intend to spend much time outside. It can be cold even in summer, especially if you head out to sea. There are several great cycle paths and hiking trails along the seaside, and if you are lucky, the weather might be nice enough to go for a swim.

Svolvær has its own airport, making it easy to reach by plane. There are daily flights from Bodø, which has connections to most major airports in Norway. Hurtigruten ships call at Svolvær every day and there are also bus and speedboat links to Bodø.

A holiday in Svolvær offers outstanding natural experiences, and the area provides a great insight into Northern Norwegian culture and art. So with magnificent mountain hikes and experiences at sea just waiting for you, why not book your next holiday to Svolvær?

Fast Hotel Lofoten
Fast Hotel Lofoten
2.5 out of 5
Austnesfjordgata 12, Vagan
The price is Rs6,107 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Located in the heart of Vagan, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Lofoten War Memorial Museum and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Svolvaergeita. The Lofoten Museum and ...
3.5/5 Good! (164 reviews)
"This is a low cost hotel in which it has no amenities or staff (to keep costs down). So if you need something, of like breakfast, a gym, or even simple welcoming human interaction, maybe choose another place to stay."

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

Fast Hotel Lofoten
Scandic Svolvær
Scandic Svolvær
3 out of 5
Lamholmen 1, Vagan
The price is Rs9,738 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Lofoten War Memorial Museum and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Svolvaergeita. The Lofoten Museum and Espolin ...
4/5 Very Good! (662 reviews)
"We have a Scandic card and generally are very happy with our Scandic stays. However, the Scandic Solvær was not up to standard. We booked almost two months in advance, but when we arrived they said there was a key problem and so we waited. Then they admitted they had no room for us. We believe they ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020

Scandic Svolvær
Thon Hotel Lofoten
Thon Hotel Lofoten
4 out of 5
Torget, Vagan
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs11,852 per night from 9 Nov to 9 Nov
Located in the heart of Vagan, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lofoten War Memorial Museum and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Svolvaergeita. The Lofoten Museum and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (291 reviews)
Great stay
"Great room, good bed and nice amenities. Hotel centrally located, walking distance to most things!"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

Thon Hotel Lofoten
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Tobiasbrygga
Tobiasbrygga
3.5 out of 5
Hellandsgata 11, Vagan, Nordland
The price is Rs13,106 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Henningsvaer Bridge, and within 12 mi (20 km) of The Lofoten Museum and Espolin Gallery. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (86 reviews)
"We stayed in Svolværgeita apartment which was lovely. The kitchen had everything we might need, and the private terrace was perfect for enjoying the evening sun. There was even a grill on the terrace which we didn’t use though as it seemed like it hadn’t been cleaned in a while and we didn’t find ..."

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Tobiasbrygga
Rorbuene Svolvær Havn
Rorbuene Svolvær Havn
3.5 out of 5
Vesteroyveien 23, Vagan, Svolvaer
Situated in Vagan, this cabin is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Lofoten War Memorial Museum and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Svolvaergeita. The Lofoten Museum and Espolin Gallery ...
Rorbuene Svolvær Havn
6 Person Holiday Home in Svolvær
6 Person Holiday Home in Svolvær
3 out of 5
SVOLVÆR, Vagan, Nordland
Situated in Vagan, this holiday home is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Lofoten War Memorial Museum and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Svolvaergeita. The Lofoten Museum and Espolin ...
6 Person Holiday Home in Svolvær
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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