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Travel Blogs from Svolvaer
... at a sweet little fjord alit with boats and across the fjord to a lovely snowy mountain backdrop, we headed down the ring road in almost a blizzard. Certainly in arctic Norway you want to experience arctic like conditions, and this was it, dark, grey, snowing and miserable. A decision was quickly made and we turned around, headed back into Solver and to a nice little cafe instead for hot chocolate.
Feeling refreshed and decidedly warmer, ...
... The Lofotens though are so spectacular that even with such weather, you can still be absolutely astounded by this amazing landscape. Hopefully over the next few days you might appreciate the landscape a little better as I post more photos. Any description I provide does not do it justice. Consider all you have heard or seen about Norwegian fjords, and picture them with jagged dragons teeth rising 1000 ...
... better! And so that leads us to now, we are currently sitting in a traditional fishermans cottage on the edge of the lofoten island fjords on the 2nd night of our honeymoon! Yesterday was a day of travelling- we left the new forest at 4.30am said a teary goodbye and boarded our first plane, another plane and a bus later and we were dropped at a deserted ferry port and told by the bus driver the ferry should be an hour, we pointed towards a clearly closed waiting room and drove off, ...
... missed it, okay no worries. I keep looking and looking, then start to wonder if I should knock on someones door and give them puppy dog eyes while asking for directions. After about 20 minutes of looking around myself, a guy about my age is walking by and I ask if he knows where the hostel is (there's only one in this town as far as I know .. well, there WAS only one .. we'll get to that). He starts walking me around randomly, I can tell that he's thinking ...
... Eating Arctic Char - something like a cross between salmon and trout, but local to the area - and of course stock fish, not so appealing but a specialty of the region, evident on fish drying racks everywhere you go. . Easy driving. Our hire car was excellent, and the roads are all very good. They are narrow but paved everywhere. Think NZ (the population of Norway is about 5 million, and a somewhat similar size to NZ). Lofotens have perfected tunnels and bridges so all but ...
Other places to stay in Svolvaer
Lamholmen, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $197
OJ Kaarbos gate, Svolvaer | Hotelfrom $216
Fiskergata 46, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $182
Austnesfjordgaten 12, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $201
Sjoegata 6, Svolvaer | 1 star hotelfrom $241