By planeThere is an airport near the town.
- There is an express boat service from Bodø everyday except Sunday. The journey takes about 3½ hours.
- In addition, the coastal steamer Hurtigruten arrives at 19h (southbound) and departs at 22h (northbound) daily.
- To the Moskenesøya island (Reine, Moskenes, Å), several buses a day through Leknes.
- There is scheduled bus to/from Narvik (stops at Evenes Airport; no ferry on the new road).
Svolvær tourist information
address: Svolvær, NorwayWord War II Museum with its incredible collection of uniforms and its original chilling, Gestapo interrogation room.
All supermarkets are located in the same area.
Rema 1000 SvolværRather large supermarket with decent prices.
Du VerdenExpensive prices. Free Wi-Fi.
Kringla Bakeri & KonditoriCoffee, tea and pastries.
address: Svolvær, NorwayA bar in an old fish-freezing plant that features ice sculptures.
There's lots of different kinds of accommodation. Hotels are widespread, there's camping or you can get a rorbu (a traditional fisherman's cabin). Sleeping outside is possible as it is quiet, but the temperatures can be near freezing even in the summer and the cold wind from the sea doesn't help at all.
Thon Hotel SvolværO. J. Kaalbøes gate 5. The hotel is centrally located in Svolvær, near the coastal steamer docks, in the heart of the spectacular area of Lofoten.
Svinøya RorbuerExcellent rorbuer and restaurant on a separate island connected by a long bridge.
Kabelvåg Youth HostelThere is no YHA hostel in Svolvær, but Kabelvåg, the next town west on the E10 has a great one. Beds or rooms, breakfast is included in the price. It takes about an hour walk from Svolvær city centre, or a 10 minutes bus ride.