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Travel Blogs from Svolvaer
... a photo. Finally I cross over the border into wonderful Norway and the road changes from a nice smooth surface road to a rather bumpy and narrow secondary road, however the scenery makes up for that. I stopped at a wonderful ice covered lake with small huts and houses spread around it. I watched a chap on skies making his way over the ice towards the car park where I was standing. Once he got here he and I started chatting. This chap was doing a few repairs to ...
We did arrive in Henningvaer - a little lighter in the pocket, taxis are not for the budgeting traveller in Norway. With backpacks in tow, we had PJs to wear, which was handy because it was way past our bedtime when we arrived. Our Rorbur (a shed that fishermen lived in when caught out by the weather and now being renovated for the tourist) is a delight and the Swedish couple (Patrik and Lena) even more so. We English speakers are such an arrogant lot, and our hosts and those we need to ...
After dinner we docked in Solvaer, the capital of the Lofoten Islands. In summer, it's the land of the midnight sun and has lots of tourists - Janet came a few years ago. Today it's been dark since 2pm so not quite the same! Tonight we get fish cakes out on deck at 11pm ...
... realised they were so temperamental! This just means that my next trip will either be Greenland or Canada/Alaska. My hunt will continue! On a positive note, it means we get more daylight time. The sun attempting to rise over the mountains are making the most spectacular colours in the sky, and reflecting on the water. Actually early this ...
A statue of a fisherman's wife guards the approach to Svolvaer, the second stop on our "cruise", where the cyclists (and others) disembarked. After leaving Svolvaer en route to Stokmarknes, our ship went into the beautiful Trollfjord, a deep, narrow fjord, before continuing on to Stokmarknes, where we were happy to find our room in Hurtigruten Hus.
Other places to stay in Svolvaer
Lamholmen, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $197
Torget, Svolvaer | Hotelfrom $216
Fiskergata 46, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $182
Austnesfjordgaten 12, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $201
Sjoegata 6, Svolvaer | 1 star hotelfrom $241