9 things to do

All Places

Kabelvåg Youth Hostel

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.

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Thon Hotel Svolvær

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.

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Lofoten War Memorial Museum

WWII Museum with its incredible collection of uniforms and its original chilling, Gestapo interrogation room.

SEE   —  Svolvær, Norway

Svinøya Rorbuer

Excellent rorbuer and restaurant on a separate island connected by a long bridge.

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Magic Ice

A bar in an old fish-freezing plant that features ice sculptures.

DRINK   —  Svolvær, Norway

Rema 1000 Svolvær

Rather large supermarket with decent prices.

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Du Verden

Expensive prices. Free Wi-Fi.

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Kringla Bakeri & Konditori

Coffee, tea and pastries.

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About Svolvær

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