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Svolvaer and its environs

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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Svolvaer
Type: Mountains, Geologic Formations, Islands, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Tours
Description: Trollfjord boat trips, magnificent mountain scenery and fisheries with great volumes of cod drying in the air.
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Stockholm, Sweden
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Svolvaer is a fantastic place. Very beuatiful, with the see and the snow-capped mountains around. We were extremely lucky with the weather, sunshine and above 20C. It was even possible to go for a swim at Svolvaer's beach "Under fjellet". We walked the first day across the bridge to Svinöya and then along Gunnar Berg's road to the very end... More

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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
106 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The weather in Svolvaer, even in high summer, may be notoriously unpredictable but when the sun is out the visitor is treated to breathtaking vistas in every direction. The town itself (unexpectedly modern and equipped with all mod cons) is surrounded by mountains - 'The Goat', 'The Lion' and 'The Frog' and there are tough, but just about walkable if... More

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Tromso, Norway
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Svolvær is a nice little town of 7000 situated on the east of Lofoten. It has many beautiful art galleries, mountainous formations and is the gateway to the rest of the archipelago. The coastline might not be as impressive as on western part of the archipelago, the fact that the town is basically build over several island gives a nice... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The surroundings of Svolvaer boast steep, snowy, high mountains, beautiful blue fjords and sea coastline, eagles, picturesque villages with lots of history and stock-fish (you'll get used to the odor). In the off-season, it's harder to find a good place to have lunch or coffee, especially in more remote towns such as Å i Lofoten. Make sure to drive out... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We went to Svolvaer in March and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking. OK - There's not a lot there for tourists, and there's not much open in Winter for tourists, and there's even less open on a Sunday in the Winter... but the scenery/nature in amazing. I wouldn't necessarily recommend a long stay here if you are the type that... More

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Oslo, Norway
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

One day we were driving to Nusfjord (oldest place in history for fishing) and Henningsvaer we just loved so much. We were having a little lunch in Henningsvaer where you also can make your own candels a charming little cafe. Try it.

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Adelaide Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Tourist Office was magnificent in helping us choose activities and places to visit. We went snow shoeing at sunset, chased (successfully) the Northern Lights with Jann, got a bus to the Viking Museum, and another bus to the aquarium and folk museum in another village. Many highlights, but the fast boat trip to Trollfiord in brilliant sunshine was amazing... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
50 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Between wild sea and snow-capped mountains. Unspoilt yet with everything you need. Say in a hut at the Svinoya Rorbuer for best chance of seeing the Northern Lights in winter(north-facing huts allow you to watch from the warmth & comfort of your own cabin living room) Amazing old character restaurant too.

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Malmo, Sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

If the day is sunny or medium sunny and you fancy hiking this is absolutely an amazing route! Its is a bit hard to get up there but the views are truly amazing and so worth it! Me and my husband hiked up and down in 4 hours total and we spend the day on the mountain peaks having lunch... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Upon the insistence of my husband, I reluctantly packed my bags to see what I assumed would be more mountains and bad food (which has been my general Norwegian experience). What a huge surprise to find sandy beaches, cute rorbuer, and some of the best food I've ever had. Do not miss Svolvaer. I recommend a stay in its little... More

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