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Travel Blogs from Svolvaer
... the weather may pick up a little by the end of the week. We may even see the sun. That might also mean clear'ish nights and possibly aurora. Friday night and Saturday nights are possibilities. Monday and Tuesday may actually be sunny too, though it is so changeable that we dare not rely on anything.
Tomorrow we head for Leknes, to spend 3 nights there. From Leknes we can explore and photograph some of the beautiful beaches that Lofoten offers.
... The weather was dreadfully miserable. From Bodo, it is a short flight across to Solver in the Lofoten Islands. Interestingly, our planes kept getting smaller with each new flight, to the point then where the plane for the trip over the ocean to Svolvaer was on something that could be barely called a plane. Think of the smallest plane you have ever been on, and half it and half it again. It was a ...
... sea sick and put my mask on my head so I could get more air hoping the seasickness would pass, we watched this second family for ages as they fed on the herring beneath the water, twice the lifted there heads out of the water straight up looking at us inquisitively! We then left them to it and went in search of others which we found straight away and the captain suddenly shouted now now everyone jumped in the water as an orca swam right up to the boat, my mask was still on my head and ...
... not much to do. Thanks for nothing, Lonely Planet Guide Book, I can't wait to burn you when I get home. So with this, I pass on some advice : if you're going to come to Norway, I highly suggest seeing the Lofoten Islands, because they're beautiful, if nothing else 2) If you're going to come to Norway, I highly suggest having lots of money, like, maybe win the lotto and then come to Norway. Anyways, I decided to stay another night, collect my thoughts, get a good ...
... but when that wind blows it is truly freezing! . Whaling. We could not believe there was whale on the menu! Apparently Norway ( mostly Northern Norway) is one of the only countries to commercially catch whales! For such an ethical country we were shocked. It's the minke whale on the menu, which we were told is plentiful here. No way! . 24 hours of daylight! It plays havoc with your biorhythms, you want to stay up really late, then the next day you feel like you are ...
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