"Not long enough in Svolvaer" Svolvær by davidcross

Svolvær Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 75 photos


We had been all the way on the Coastal voyage north from Bergen to Kirkenes. When we passed through part of Lofoten, including Svolvaer, it was belting down with rain and visibility was dreadful. That makes it particularly fortunate that we'd booked to leave the southern bound voyage at Svolvaer and spend two nights there.
Our only mistake was that our one full day was 1 May and they take Labour Day very seriously. There is only a Sunday service on the buses, which in Svolvaer means no service!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wonderful coast and mountains
  • Cons:Perhaps too far north for a single base in Lofoten
  • In a nutshell:You must leave the Hurtigsrute here, at least for a day.
  • Last visit to Svolvær: May 2002
  • Intro Written Sep 3, 2007
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  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2007 at 5:58 PM

    Nice page -- I'm glad you got to see Lofoten in nice weather (more than we were able to...). BTW - thanks for the reference in your tip! 8) Cheers, Mark

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