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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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A must see!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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South Africa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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231 reviews 231 reviews
195 attraction reviews
694 helpful votes 694 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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319 reviews 319 reviews
185 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
143 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
55 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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