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Why Visit Svolvaer

The gem of the Lofotens, Svolvaer is a tiny village by Norwegian standards, but in reality, it feels much bigger! Located almost on the very north of Norway, it is a wonderful destination for discovering wild nature, hidden spots and enjoying the unique beauty of the planet's north. The landscape presents a great balance of mountains, fjords, and water, making the hearts of all the visitors to beat faster. Svolvaer is also a great city to place on your Norwegian itinerary because it is the biggest town on the Lofoten archipelago. From there you can easily take one of the Lofoten tours and see the magnificent beauty of islands.

For those who are guessing what does "Svolvaer" mean, it translates as something close to "a cold fishing village". Indeed this village is famous for its fishing background as it is rich in different types of fish, especially cod. Fishing generally plays a very important role in the economy, and visitors are also invited to take advantage of spending a day with a rod in hands.

Despite the wild nature, this charming town has everything you might need while you stay here: a shopping mall, different shops, a wide range of hotels and restaurants. Those who prefer spending a free day in the city may visit the Stockfish Museum (very local and unique place to pass by) or visit the local Oceanarium. Norway walking tours are one of the best ways to explore the city, together with your guide, you can even extend your Svolvaer itinerary and see the Lofoten War Museum, the famous Svolvaer Church, and even stop by the Magic Ice bar full of a wide range of ice sculptures.

Don't miss Svolvaer during your travel in Norway as this unique destination will show you the true beauty of nature and Scandinavian culture!

Must-do's on Svolvaer Norway Tours

  • Take a comprehensive walking tour
  • Explore the area and enjoy the mountains
  • Try fishing and local cod dishes

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