Bring hiking shoes, along with warm and windproof clothing.
The town of Svolvær has been a thriving fishing community since 1828. On this excursion, you’ll explore the town’s oldest area, on the adjacent island of Svinøya.
As you explore the village, you’ll find evidence of Lofoten’s longstanding heritage of cod fishing. Well-preserved red fishermen’s huts, called rorbuer, line the shore on wooden stilts. Although they’re no longer used by fishermen, the smell of stockfish drying in the open air proves that the fishing industry is still very much alive in Svinøya. Find out how the fishermen lived and sample locally dried and cured stockfish. You can also take some back as a souvenir!
Next, we’ll visit a gallery dedicated to the local 19th-century artist Gunnar Berg, known for his paintings of Lofoten. Then, we’ll pass a fish restaurant and fish processing plant before heading back across the bridge to the Svolvær town center.