Svolvær – Explore Norway’s Untamed Islands

The Lofoten Islands appear flung from North Norway´s mainland across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea far above the Arctic Circle.

This rare wilderness outpost features vast landscapes of majestic mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabird colonies and long, surf-swept beaches. If you seek unforgettable experiences in nature, Lofoten will not let you down. Svolvær is the region´s administrative hub, with many shops, galleries and the Lofoten Kulturhus. The goat-like peak Svolværgeita looms above the town and is a challenge to climbers.

Most of Lofoten’s accommodations are here. Svolvær is also one of the most important harbors in North Norway for maritime services. Fishing has been, and still is, to a degree, the reason people have lived here for more than 1,000 years. Many inhabitants have traditionally combined year-round fishing with running small farms. Seasonal cod fishing has been and still is the most important fishery here.

Hotels in Svolvær

Thon Hotel Lofoten

Beautifully situated on Svolvær harbor, Thon Hotel Lofoten is within walking distance to the Hurtigruten terminal and all of the town’s attractions. The hotel´s 161 modern and comfortable rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar and air-conditioning and have access to free wireless internet. From several rooms guests have a beautiful view of the fjord or the city center. Start your day with one of the best hotel breakfasts in Norway featuring hot and cold dishes, several types of bread, homemade cold cuts and more. The on-site Restaurant Bojer offers guests local specialities like fresh North Atlantic pollock or Lofoten lamb.

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