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Svolvaer and its environs

All at or close to Svolvaer, Svolvaer, Norway
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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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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
77 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Halmstad, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

A summer stay with the midnight sun. Fantastic walking and jogging opportunities. Breathtaking scenery.

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