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Svolvaer, Norway

Svolvær is today Lofoten´s regional centre with about 4,120 inhabitants. The Svolvær Goat peak is the town´s most characteristic feature. The peak was reached for the first time in 1910 and challenges mountaineers to jump from one of its horns to the other. Would you dare to jump?

Svolvær is a natural starting point for exploring the Lofoten Islands. Here you will find several hotels, rorbuer (Fisherman's cabins) and camping. Svinøya was the main centre of Svolvær during the 18th century. In Svolvær you will also find some of the best fish restaurants in the Lofoten Islands.

Svolvær has an airport, ferry, express boats and daily arrival of Hurtigruten, north and southbound.

From Svolvær there are daily departure to the Trollfjord during the summertime.

From October to January several hotels and rorbu cabins arrange Killer Whale Safaris and Orca Safaris.

The painter Gunnar Berg from Lofoten and his most famous painting, "The Battle of Trollfjord" can be seen in the his own Gallery at Svinøya. In the same gallery you can see the 25 minute film about the history of Lofoten. Among galleries we might mention are the North Norwegian Artist Centre, Galleri Gunnar Berg and Dagfinn Bakke´s Gallery. The Konrad Gallery exhibits the works of amateur painters. Svolvær offers the atmosphere of a harbour, a small town and art simultaneously.

Svolvær is the perfect location to explore the rest of these magical islands. Svolvær can offer several hotels, rorbu cabins, restaurants, shops and activities all year round.