There is no YHA hostel in Svolvær, but Kabelvåg, the next town west on the E10 has a great one. Beds or rooms, breakfast is included in the price. It takes about an hour walk from Svolvær city centre, or a 10 minutes bus ride.
O. J. Kaalbøes gate 5. The hotel is centrally located in Svolvær, near the coastal steamer docks, in the heart of the spectacular area of Lofoten.
WWII Museum with its incredible collection of uniforms and its original chilling, Gestapo interrogation room.
Excellent rorbuer and restaurant on a separate island connected by a long bridge.
A bar in an old fish-freezing plant that features ice sculptures.
Svolvær has little touristic interest. However, it makes a good basis (or at least a transit point) to explore the Lofoten archipelago.