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Svolvaer and its environs

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Ranked #3 of 8 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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Solihull, United Kingdom
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255 reviews 255 reviews
145 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
106 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
82 helpful votes 82 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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