Port in Svolvær

Svolvær is in Lofoten.


Svolvær has little touristic interest for itself. However, it makes a good basis (or at least a transit point) to explore the Lofoten archipelago.

Get in

The city is on the E10.

By plane

There is an airport near the town.

By boat

By bus

Get around

Svolvær is really compact so the best thing you can do is walk.


There are many art galleries here.


It's not so easy to keep to the budget here. Narvesen kiosk is a good place to buy things such as drink. There's a bookshop in the town, art is being sold in many places and overpriced souvenirs are easy to find.

All supermarkets are located in the same area.




There's lots of different kinds of accommodation. Hotels are widespread, there's camping or you can get a rorbu (a traditional fisherman's cabin). Sleeping outside is possible as it is quiet, but the temperatures can be near freezing even in the summer and the cold wind from the sea doesn't help at all.

Svinøya Rorbuer

Go next

Routes through Svolvær

Lofoten Leknes  W  E  Narvik Luleå

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