Thon Hotel Lofoten

Torget, Svolvaer, Nordland, North Norway, 8300, Norway | Hotel
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Loving Lofoten

A travel blog entry by jeanetteandpat on Jun 16, 2014

1 comment, 5 photos

... is really cool. Not worrying about running out of sunlight on a hike is magic. What we did not like: . Ok it's painful paying $15 for a red wine or a beer, but we just limited ourselves to a glass and it was fine. Pre purchasing a package with dinner, bed and breakfast ( with Inntravel - a UK based travel company: we recommend them ) limited the constant pain of paying for food, but even hiking snacks are expensive. . Even though Norway is apparently the happiest place on ...

A wonderful road of ice

A travel blog entry by adventurescot on May 24, 2014

9 photos

... was simply boiling. I stopped at what seemed like a large dam wall and followed a little dirt road which finally took me onto some massively large sand rocks above the frozen river. Massive lumps of ice were scattered all around this place from when the river must have been flowing but now in this freezing weather it was all solid yet again. There in the middle of all this ice landscape were a few islands to which I wanted to get over to. I made my way ...

You won't see this in Sunny Sawtell (or in Oz)

A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Mar 30, 2014

1 comment

... but the bus timetable beat us! This area is quite remote, and still very traditional fishing villages across the Lofoten do not warrant frequent services ... and it is still not Summer!

Patrik and Lena recommended not missing the cod fishing competition - and we are "pleased" we did not. At this time every year mature cod migrate to spawn, swimming from the Barent Sea to the Gulf Stream warmed waters off Norway. The cod are therefore very big and the females are full of roe. ...

A place of incredible beauty

A travel blog entry by troyrowe on Oct 24, 2013

8 photos

... 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 ...

Ice magic

A travel blog entry by sonia72 on Jan 09, 2013

10 photos

Temp 0C

This was a short break for an hour and as it was 6.30pm it was quite dark, so excuse the poor quality photographs.

Main attraction was the Magic Ice Sculpture Gallery. Not very big exhibition but some very clever designs. They were depicting parts of the local history and environment. I particularly liked the two Polar Bears because they were perfectly see through, but also they are meant to be the actual size of ...

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