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  • Svinoya Rorbuer
  • Svinoya Rorbuer

Svinoya Rorbuer, Svolvaer

Traditional Lodge – typically up to £200 per room per night

Summary

Short description

A stay here allows you to step back in time to the heyday of this small fishing village, in modern comfort

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Fishing | Relaxation

Location

Originally used as houses for the fisherman who worked upon the Lofoten’s waters, considerable efforts have been placed on maintaining the original features and craftsmanship of these houses. Surrounded by spectacular mountains on one side and the beautiful sea on the other, this lodge perfectly captures the natural wonders of Lofoten and is located within a 30-minute car transfer from Svolvaer Airport Helle.

Accommodation

A 'rorbu' is the Norwegian word for the little wooden fishing cabins you will see straddling the shorelines of the coves and inlets of the coastline, their stilted sides extended over the water to create an easy jetty for fishing boats to land. There is no accommodation that captures the spirit of the Lofoten Islands better than a historic fjordside rorbu. Comprising of 30 renovated or newly built cabins, accommodation is reminiscent of the original fisherman’s homes, but with added features including bathrooms, kitchenettes and sitting rooms, and some feature private saunas.

Dining

Meals at Svinoya are served in the Borsen Spiseri, an atmospheric restaurant located in a quayside warehouse built in the early 19th Century. This history is reflected indoors by characterful wooden floorboards and beams, creating a vibrant and seductive dining ambience. Svinoya Rorbuer includes one of the most distinctive restaurants within the Lofoten Islands: both meat and fish dishes are served, with a focus upon local produce and unique, fresh ingredients.

Facilities

Norwegian Schnapps such as Akvavit and other drinks can be enjoyed in the Svinoya’s bar and terrace whilst Northern Light excursions, in addition to sea safaris to Troll Fjord can be arranged on site. Other popular activities include hiking, fishing and cycling. 

Stay here on these holidays

Journey to the Northern Lights

7-day tailor-made journey from £1,150 pp incl. flights

Winter in the Lofoten Islands provides a landscape of snow-covered mountains, icy fjords, beaches and colourful fishing villages. Northern Lights enthusiasts are rewarded with frequent and colourful displays during winter. Wildlife lovers will find whales and sea eagles on a range of boat trips.

Trondelag, the Polar Express & the Arctic

8-day tailor-made cruise & rail journey from £1,010 pp incl. flights

Norway's geographical navel, the region of Trøndelag offers history, culture and natural beauty in equal measure, all a convenient 2.5-hour direct flight from Gatwick.

Bodo & the Lofoten Islands

7-day tailor-made journey from £1,735 pp incl. flights

This seven-night tailor-made itinerary really captures the essence of the beautiful Lofoten Islands, mixing fjord and mountain scenery with picturesque villages, historical sites and traditional rorbu accommodation.

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