Svolvaer has a number of visitor attractions, like the Lofoten War Memorial Museum and Svolvaergeita.
When it comes to getting the best from your time here, keep in mind that Svolvaer is merely just the start; Northern Norway is home to a treasure-trove of scenic wonders. Melbu, lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south, while Stamsund can be found 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east.
While you are staying in Svolvaer, why not visit Bodo. Approximately 65 miles (105 kilometers) away, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you can find Norwegian Aviation Museum (Norsk Luftfartsmuseum), Bodin Church and Kjerringoy Trading Post. Aspmyra Stadium and Saltstraumen are other places worth checking out for those who have time to spare.
This area is well known for its many traditional villages; these are often evocative portals into the region's colorful history. If you're looking for indoor entertainment, you can't beat Northern Norway's excellent nature museums, art galleries and art museums. These are ideal places to learn a little about the local culture and find a unique souvenir.
Why not combine a little learning with leisure on your vacation by signing up for one of Svolvaer's informative city walking tours, guided nature walks and segway tours. There are many high-adrenaline adventures to be had in the area around Northern Norway. Head out and go horse riding or tobogganing to get your heart rate up.
When the time comes to head back to your friends at home, you'll be bidding this special place a sad Ha det bra (farewell).