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Svolvær

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  • Day15

    Narvik to Slovaer

    January 31 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    I could happily have given Narvik a miss. Its not a tourist town and the only thing here is a museum on Norway's part in WW2. Interesting if you are into that.
    There is an app with a commentary but you can't get the wifi unless you have a sim that receives texts os which I don't.
    So this museum visit and town, given the sloppy hotel, is annoying me!
    I would have preferred an exta night up north.

    This is a quick drive through town - 40mins in the museum and then up the mountain for a view photo unless you are a skier. In that case there were two people sking so no queues and whole mountain to yourself. Brilliant.

    There is a cable car to a stunning view that weirdly doesn't open till 1pm so we are hanging around for that. I say that because the sun sets early. Hopefully it will make this stop in Narvik worth it.

    Ok back now and after waiting around for the cable car to open its too windy for cable car to come down with people.

    But the view up the mountain is pretty good.

    Still its not a place worth visiting.
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  • Day4

    Excursion to Henningsvaer and Svolvaer

    December 28, 2018 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 4 °C

    Made an Excursion to Henningsvaer and Svolvaer. It was a 2 hours drive one way from Hamnoy. Since we did not saw the landscape on travel to Reine we really enjoyed so see all the Fjords and Mountains. We even found a Beach near Ramber which was amazing.Read more

  • Day37

    Svolvær

    June 27, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Today we traveled from Munich, in the middle of a Europe-wide heatwave, to the Lofoten archipelago, part of Norway, above the Arctic Circle, and no heatwave here. In fact about 7 degrees below normal temperatures, with daily maximums of 9 to 11.
    Two flights, changing in Oslo, to get from Munich to Narvik (Evenes) airport, landing a bit late at 6:15pm. We then had a two hour wait for the bus to Svolvær. We had researched the bus connection online, discovering that it leaves the airport at 8:20pm, takes about 2.5 hours to get to Svolvær, that you cannot book tickets, and that it is a very scenic trip.
    During our two hour wait the small airport (similar to Albury but not as modern) emptied of passengers and staff. No-one else was waiting for our bus. It was cold and windy, and we were getting worried when we finally saw a bus making its way towards us five or ten minutes after the scheduled time.
    The bus was almost empty, which allowed us to move from one side to the other as the amazingly beautiful and dramatic scenery passed by.
    Arriving at Svolvær about 11pm we were pleased to see the hotel we had booked was in sought of and a very short walk from the bus stop.
    All photos taken through the bus window. Second post follows with more photos.
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  • Day41

    Hurtigruten, Svolvær

    July 1, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    It rained pretty well all day. We returned the hire car at 11am. The boat wasn't due until 9pm, so we needed to leave our luggage somewhere for the day. The tourist info centre told us we couldn't leave them at the ship terminal, but we had read a review that said otherwise. We asked the storeman/forklift driver at the terminal and no problem, we left them there for the day. We filled in the afternoon in various cafes, bars and shops.
    We are now on the Nordlys, one of the Hurtigruten ships, for three nights on our way to Kirkenes, from where we fly down to Alesund.
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  • Day4

    Lofotpils

    June 18, 2019 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Heute haben wir die kleine Brauerei entdeckt, die das „Lofotpils“ braut. Unter anderem aber auch nur: Sie haben auch American Pale Ale und diverse anderen Sorten.
    Im „Extra“ in Svolvær findet man eine große Auswahl ihrer Biere, die Brauerei ist direkt um die Ecke.
    Skål!
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  • Day6

    Borg, Norge

    September 19, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Sowas habe ich noch nie in meinem Leben gesehen! Platz 1 für das weltebeste Frühstücksbuffet wurde soeben von Hamburg nach Svolvær vergeben! Eine derartige, riesige Auswahl habe ich in meiner ganzen Lebzeit nicht gesehen, so starte der Tag mit Kaviar und auserlesenem Tee aus China.
    Weiter führt der Küstenweg nach Henningsvær, ein Paradis in den Lofoten. Jedoch wegen dem starken Regen entschieden wir uns für einen Tee und verschoben den Ausflug in die Innenstadt auf Morgen.
    Daher führte uns der Weg nach Borg ins spektakuläre Wikinger Museum. Ein Einblick in die Vergangenheit und die damals grosse Macht des Nordens. Mit vielen nachgestellten Räumen, konnte man sich ein Bild machen, über das Leben von damals.
    Nach einer eindrücklichen Tour durch die Welt der Wikinger zog uns das Paleo Restaurant von heute morgen wieder zurück nach Svolvær. Ein einmalig, grandiose Küche!
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  • Day5

    Svolvær, Norge

    September 18, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Heute Morgen ging es von Andenes in den Süden nach Svolvær, die nächst grösste Stadt. Mit der Fähre erstmal die Insel verlassen und daher ging es schnurstracks von Melbu nach Fiskbøl. Die Überfahrt ging ziemlich schnell und wenige Minuten später gings weiter. Den Ufern entlang über Hügel und Täler, Natur und Dorf, Wasser und Land - Ja, die Lofoten beginnen nun endlich!
    Die Umgebung wird wieder viel mehr gepflegt und es ist liebevoll gestaltet, man merkt, dass man wieder mehr zivilisiert ist.
    Das Kleinstädtchen ist ein altes Fischerdorf und wie bereits erwähnt, die nächste grössere Stadt. Daher sind alle Zinner bereits ausgebucht und die Suche nach einer Unterkunft zeigt sich eher als schwierig.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Svolvær, Svolvaer, Сволвер, SVJ, Свольвер, 斯沃尔韦尔

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