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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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What a Full and Fulfilling Day ! ! !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Dickd1946
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Charleston, South Carolina
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charleston, South Carolina
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227 reviews 227 reviews
191 attraction reviews
673 helpful votes 673 helpful votes
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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307 reviews 307 reviews
178 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
125 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
55 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
47 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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