"Walk to Svinøya" Svolvær Things to Do Tip by travelfrosch

Svolvær Things to Do: 6 reviews and 12 photos

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A worthwhile diversion is a walk to the nearby island of Svinøya. Walk down the main road (the water should be on your right) until you see a long, arching bridge on your right. Turn right and cross the bridge. On the island, there's a small store, some "Rorbu" fishermen's cabins (you can stay in one of them if you want), and an art museum. You'll also get some excellent views of Svolvær, the Svolvær Geita, the sea, and the surrounding islands. Walking time is roughly 20-30 minutes from the town center. We spent about 2 hours wandering around.

Directions: Cross the large, arching bridge from Svolvær.
Website: http://www.svinoya.no

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  • Updated Sep 30, 2006
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