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Travel Blogs from Svolvaer
... hope it won't rain. Actually the sky is almost clear at the moment and the aurora forecast is "go try" so we are taking it in turns to do patrols around the deck every 15 mins and if it doesn't get too cold may stay out at midnight as that is the best chance of seeing ...
... the beauty of the town quickly showed itself despite the dark of night with softly lit buildings covered in snow, the roads iced over and the last remaining autumn leaves hanging from the trees... little did I know how much more amazing it would be once the sun had risen!
After a couple of hours sleep at the guesthouse I heading out to the bay just as the sun had begun coming up. I ended up perching myself on top of the towns main bridge ...
... 1am the sky was dark but on the horizon there was this bizarre, huge orange cloud. I still have no idea what it was or why it was occurring but it was memorising. This morning I also saw two more Sea Eagles. It's funny that I keep seeing them close to salmon fish farms. Clever birds. Now I'm on the lookout for Orcas which are sometimes seen in this ...
It was bright and sunny this morning when I got up....for all of about 15 minutes! So I decided I'd try and get to Skrova. Skrova, which is about 20 minutes by ferry from Svolvaer, offers the best views of the Lofoten Wall, the line of mountains that stretch nearly the whole length of the Lofoten Islands(apparently!) It has some great beaches so I've heard and offers some great opportunities when it comes to photography, if you're lucky enough to get to see it in good weather. ...
I had hoped that Bybus would be running their Adventure Tour to Hov, on Gimsoy. This takes you out to Hov, a remote part of the island of Gimsoy, which is supposed to be a great place to see the Northern Lights. They do storytelling in an amphitheatre and they have accommodation there, right beside the beach. They say you can see the Northern Lights from your bedroom window. But because Bybus didn't have enough people to run the tour, I had to try and get there myself.
Other places to stay in Svolvaer
Lamholmen, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $192
Torget, Svolvaer | Hotelfrom $246
Fiskergata 46, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $137
Austnesfjordgaten 12, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $148
Sjoegata 6, Svolvaer | 1 star hotelfrom $241