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Address: All at or close to Svolvaer, Svolvaer, Norway
Description: Trollfjord boat trips, magnificent mountain scenery and fisheries with...
Trollfjord boat trips, magnificent mountain scenery and fisheries with great volumes of cod drying in the air.
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Mid June is perfection (probably)

There is something incredible that happens every June in Svolvaer in the Lofoten Archipelago (off the west coast of Norway just north of the Arctic Circle). Once the sun hasn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There is something incredible that happens every June in Svolvaer in the Lofoten Archipelago (off the west coast of Norway just north of the Arctic Circle). Once the sun hasn't set for a week, there is no nighttime loss of temperature at the ground, and you can live 24 hours of rugged gorgeous island life, with snow capped crests dropping... More 

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is beautiful to see! We were so sad that we did not have a bit more time to allow us to take the bus at least all the way to the tip of the island. Magnificent scenery, and it must be breathtaking in summer!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

No Eiffel Tower, No Tower of London, Not a Coliseum to be seen, nor Jeweled Palaces but there was never a dull moment in this town. Without a detailed plan for the day we had NO problem keeping occupied while we reeled in the town and the area by foot. I would suggest getting a map either locally or from... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

On an all too brief visit to Svolvaer, our appetite was whetted for a return visit. The beautiful soft light, multi-coloured wooden houses reflected in the still water, the church standing on a low rise, the evocative Fisherman's Wife statue gazing anxiously out to sea, the fish drying racks. Yes, we will come back for a much longer stay.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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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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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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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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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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19 helpful votes 19 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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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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