Tourist information from Svolvær and surrounding areas

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24.June 2014

Key facts about Lofoten

Lofoten consists of seven main islands with a total of 24,000 inhabitants.
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25.July 2013

The Realm of Hamsun

At the intersection between Salten, Ofoten and Lofoten, you will discover a miniature version of Nordland county.
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25.July 2013

Key facts about the Realm of Hamsun

Experience a spectacular coastal area in the county of Nordland with islands, skerries, beaches, deep fjords, steep mountains and northern lights.
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11.July 2014

The Lofoten Islands

Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, small villages off the beaten track and nature safaris.
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11.June 2014

Adventure incentives in Lofoten

Make the most of your event in Lofoten – explore the astonishing surroundings with a tough hike, a RIB safari, sea kayaking or a challenging race.
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11.June 2014

Incentive programmes in the Lofoten Islands

XXLofoten offers teambuilding events with a difference all year. Try sea fishing safaris and fine local food, mountain hikes or traditional crafts.
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3.June 2014

Cultural incentive - Lofoten Handmade Tour

Lofoten Handmade Tour gives you the opportunity to participate in the production of a chosen handicraft in the fishing village of Henningsvær.
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3.June 2014

Culinary expeditions in Lofoten

Take your team to XXLofoten's exciting fishing events where everyone takes part in catching, preparing and finally enjoying the fish for dinner.
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21.May 2014

TripAdvisor forum on the Lofoten Islands

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travellers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.
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21.November 2013

XXLofoten

XXLofoten specialises in the planning, organisation and execution of meetings, incentives, congresses, conferences and events in the Lofoten Islands.
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14.November 2013

Facts about XXLofoten

XXLofoten is a privately owned Destination Management Company (DMC). The highly qualified and experienced guides have extensive local knowledge.
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8.November 2013

National Geographic recommends Lofoten

In November 2007, National Geographic Traveler rated the Lofoten islands of Northern Norway the third most appealing islands in the world.
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8.November 2013

Lofoten Islands 360 panorama SkyCam

Get a bird's eye view of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, including Reine, Henningsvær and Svolvær, with these amazing 360 panorama photos.
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25.July 2013

Key facts about Vesterålen

Some of the country's richest fishing grounds are located in Vesterålen.
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25.July 2013

Vesterålen

The islands of Vesterålen tempt you with midnight sun, northern lights, whale safaris, fishing and hiking.
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25.July 2013

Key facts about Harstad

Harstad is a charming town with 23,000 inhabitants. It is an important meeting place for the region's population.
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25.July 2013

Harstad

In the pleasant town of Harstad, you will discover a rich array of culture and nature-based experiences
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4.March 2014

Nordland

Nordland is known for wildlife safaris and stunning scenery. National Geographic Traveller has rated Lofoten among the best islands in the world.
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25.July 2013

Key facts about Nordland

Meet nature, tranquillity and an endless array of activities in Nordland, the second largest county in Norway.
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31.March 2014

Narvik

Narvik tempts you with wild, dramatic and beautiful Arctic experiences such as the northern lights in winter and wildlife safaris during summer.
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27.January 2014

Key facts about Narvik

Narvik is the third largest town in the county of Nordland, with a population of 18,473 inhabitants.
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16.May 2014

Bodø

Bodø is situated on a peninsula on a beautiful stretch of coastline in Northern Norway, only a 90-minute flight from Oslo.
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24.July 2013

Key facts about Bodø

Bodø is the capital of the county of Nordland and is undergoing rapid growth. The town has a population of 47,000.
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Getting here and around | 25.July 2013

Getting to the Realm of Hamsun and around

The Realm of Hamsun is a strategic starting point for exploring the Lofoten Islands,Vesterålen, Bodø, Narvik and Harstad.
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Getting here and around | 15.July 2014

Getting to Lofoten and around

There are daily flights into the airports in Lofoten. Travelling around Lofoten is most easily done by car, bike and ferries.
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Getting here and around | 25.July 2013

Getting to Vesterålen and around

Visit Vesterålen by air, bus, car or by Hurtigruten (the Norwegian Coastal Voyage).
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Getting here and around | 25.July 2013

Getting to Harstad and around

Harstad lies on Norway's biggest island, Hinnøya, with the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands to the west, Narvik to the east and Tromsø to the north.
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Getting here and around | 31.July 2013

Getting to Nordland and around

Travel to Nordland by train, car, plane, ship or ferry.
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Getting here and around | 21.February 2014

Getting to Narvik and around

Situated in the stunning Ofoten Region, Narvik is easily accessible by car, boat, air and train. Its close proximity to Sweden is an added advantage.
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Getting here and around | 24.July 2013

Getting to Bodø and around

Bodø is the hub of Nordland, and a great base to further explore the region, and the rest of Northern Norway.
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Tourist information | 26.June 2014

Tourist information in Lofoten

There are several tourist information offices in Lofoten. Some of them are closed during winter.
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Tourist information | 25.July 2013

Tourist information for Vesterålen

The tourist information for Vesterålen, situated in Sortland, is open all year round. There are also local tourist offices in each municipality.
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Tourist information | 25.July 2013

Tourist information in Harstad

The tourist information is located in the centre of Harstad, just opposite the express boat quay.
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Tourist information | 25.July 2013

Tourist information in Nordland

The tourist information offices in Nordland will help you book accommodation and activities.
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Tourist information | 25.July 2013

Tourist information in Narvik

The tourist office is located in the town centre. Feel free to visit the tourist information for advice, ideas, inspiration and general information.
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Tourist information | 24.July 2013

Tourist information in Bodø

The tourist information office in Bodø is open all year round, and provides information on what to see and do in the region.
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What is on | Exhibitions | History | 25.July 2013

Attractions in the Realm of Hamsun

Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature Knut Hamsun, rock carvings, Vikings and World War II fill the area with interesting stories.
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What to do | Active holiday | Skiing | 5.June 2014

After ski and sea in Lofoten

Join an action-packed trip in the Lofoten where RIB-safari, summit skiing, deep sea fishing and culinary discoveries are all part of the experience.
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What to do | Active holiday | Winter without skis | 4.September 2013

Lofoten Kajakk

Lofoten Kajakk offers a choice of sea and land-based activities year round, including kayaking, sailing, hiking, cycling, skiing and snowshoeing.
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What to do | Attractions & Culture | 22.November 2013

Lofotr Viking Museum

"Cheers, good people. Eat well, for you have travelled long," says the Viking chieftain as he welcomes visitors for a traditional Viking feast.
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What to do | Attractions & Culture | Museums & Galleries | 19.August 2013

Vikings come to life at Lofoten

Learn about the ways of the Vikings and see how David Spinx's life takes a dramatic turn at the chieftain's longhouse at Borg in the Lofoten Islands.
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What to do | Active holiday | Fishing | 30.August 2013

World Championship in Cod Fishing

Every winter, hundreds of people travel to the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway to see who gets the most and the largest arctic cod.
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What to do | Active holiday | Skiing | 25.July 2013

Lost kingdoms: Wilderness and cultural tours in the Arctic

Welcome to the districts of Hamarøy and Tysfjord, which offer the very best of Scandinavian nature, Sami culture and North-Norwegian pride.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Wildlife safari | 15.July 2014

What to do in Lofoten

Explore Lofoten by foot, go rafting in the Trollfjord and visit Lofotr Viking Museum. Taste stockfish and be amazed by the midnight sun.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Tour suggestions | 15.July 2014

Tour suggestions in Lofoten

Experience the Lofoten Islands by car or bicycle.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Tour suggestions | 9.July 2014

Lofoten National Tourist Route

Discover the beauty of the Lofoten Islands, anchored above the Arctic Circle, by driving from Raftsundet to Å - one of Norway's most scenic routes.
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What to do | Attractions & Culture | Nature attractions | 9.July 2014

Scenic attractions in Lofoten

Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Wildlife safari | 9.July 2014

Winter in Lofoten

If you want to experience the genuine atmosphere of the many fishing villages, you should visit Lofoten outside of the hectic summer season.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Wildlife safari | 24.July 2013

Eagle safari

On his way out to meet sea eagles in Lofoten, Norway host David Spinx can hardly contain his excitement. Join him on his bird-watching experience.
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What to do | Active holiday | Fishing | 24.July 2013

Kayaking and fishing

Get that little bit closer to nature in the Lofoten Islands. Jump in a kayak and go cod fishing with Norway host David Spinx.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Wildlife safari | 5.June 2014

What to do in Vesterålen

Vesterålen has a lot of opportunities, whether you want to explore the islands yourself or are more interested in guided trips and safaris.
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What to do | Active holiday | Hiking | 9.January 2014

Hiking in Vesterålen

There are marked hiking trails throughout the entire Vesterålen area. These are easily accessible and may be used in both summer and winter.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Wildlife safari | 25.July 2013

Attractions in Vesterålen

Visit the Whale Centre in Andenes, the fishing village of Nyksund, Møysalen National Park and experience the narrow Trollfjord from a boat.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Tour suggestions | 25.July 2013

Tour suggestions in Vesterålen

Go hiking in the footsteps of the Norwegian Queen Sonja, feed the reindeers of the Samis or explore old fishing villages by bike.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Wildlife safari | 25.July 2013

Winter in Vesterålen

Try deep sea fishing under the northern lights this winter. This is one of several exciting activities you can enjoy in the Vesterålen Islands.
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What to do | Attractions & Culture | Buildings & Monuments | 25.July 2013

Trondenes Fort

Trondenes Fort outside Harstad was built by the Germans during World War II, and is still a military installation. Order a guided tour.
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What to do | Family & Fun | Bathing | 25.July 2013

Attractions in Harstad

Harstad offers a mix of modern and older architecture, and a pleasant location by the waterfront.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Tour suggestions | 25.July 2013

Tour suggestions in Harstad

Harstad and its surroundings offer exciting excursions regardless of whether you want to go cycling, hiking, or on a drive to the Lofoten Islands.
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What to do | Food & Drink | 25.July 2013

Dining in Harstad

Taste local ingredients such as reindeer, fresh fish, lamb, berries and mushrooms mixed with international cooking.
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What to do | Active holiday | Skiing | 25.July 2013

What to do in Harstad

Bring your walking boots when you visit Harstad, and experience the town's attractions and nearby nature on foot.
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What to do | Attractions & Culture | Nature attractions | 15.August 2013

Saltstraumen

Saltstraumen is the world’s most powerful maelstrom and is situated outside of Bodø in Arctic Norway. Join an eagle safari or go sea rafting.
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What to do | Active holiday | Hiking | 4.March 2014

Hiking in Nordland

From the UNESCO-listed Vega to the rugged peaks of the Lofoten Islands, you can hike in the midnight sun almost 24 hours a day in Northern Norway.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Tour suggestions | 26.July 2013

Tour suggestions in Nordland

Nordland gives you many possibilities for round trips or a longer stay in one place.
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What to do | Attractions & Culture | Buildings & Monuments | 26.July 2013

Attractions in Nordland

Cross the Arctic Circle, visit Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest maelstrom, and head out to the internationally acclaimed Lofoten Islands.
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What to do | Food & Drink | 26.July 2013

What to eat in Nordland

The sea in Nordland is renowned for its culinary delights. Taste specialities such as "skrei" (winter cod), stockfish and Lofoten cod.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Wildlife safari | 26.July 2013

Winter in Nordland

See the northern lights, join a killer whale safari, experience the Lofoten Fishery or go skiing in Narvik.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Wildlife safari | 25.July 2013

What to do in Nordland

Choose a whale safari in Vesterålen or a sea eagle safari in Lofoten when you are in Nordland.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Tour suggestions | 28.May 2014

Andøya National Tourist Route

Enjoy a scenic drive on Vesterålen in Northern Norway. This coastal road on Andøya Island is characterised by the open sea and long, white beaches.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Wildlife safari | 13.May 2014

Whale safari

- Whale, shouts the captain as he points eagerly in front of the ship. Full of anticipation we make our way to the gunnel and see the whale’s blow.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Wildlife safari | 21.February 2014

What to do in Narvik

The Ofotfjord is the perfect location for fishing. For those who love mountaineering, Narvik is surrounding by fantastic mountains.
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What to do | Food & Drink | 14.February 2014

Recommended places to eat in Narvik

Enjoy a light snack or a full dinner at one of the recommended places.
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What to do | Family & Fun | Theme parks | 27.January 2014

Attractions in Narvik

Discover Narvik's historic attractions and its abundant natural treasures, both of which remain undiscovered to many people.
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What to do | Active holiday | Skiing | 31.October 2013

Winter in Narvik

Winters can be cold and harsh, but they also offer the chance to catch a glimpse of the northern lights and to join action packed outdoor adventures.
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What to do | Attractions & Culture | Museums & Galleries | 9.July 2014

Attractions in Bodø

Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom, and the historical trading post of Kjerringøy are two of the many attractions in the Bodø region.
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What to do | Food & Drink | 9.July 2014

Where to eat in Bodø

Eating out in Bodø? Try traditional dishes like bacalao or meatballs, or opt for the likes of pizza or sushi instead. The choice is yours.
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What to do | Active holiday | Skiing | 9.July 2014

Winter activities in Bodø

Few Norwegian towns and cities are so close to the wilderness as Bodø. Here winter activities under the northern lights are right on your doorstep.
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What to do | Tours & Safaris | Tour suggestions | 24.July 2013

Tour suggestions in Bodø

Go island hopping or drive along the beautiful coastline. Bike to the historical trading post of Kjerringøy or hike to a coastal mountain peak.
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What to do | Active holiday | Sailing & Boat Activities | 24.July 2013

What to do in Bodø

Bodø offers unique countryside or urban pleasures, whether you are here for two days or two weeks.
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Where to stay | Lighthouse | 25.July 2013

Where to stay in the Realm of Hamsun

A wide range of accommodation options are available in the Realm of Hamsun, everything from excellent hotels to idyllic camp sites and a lighthouse.
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Where to stay | Hostels & Guest houses | 26.June 2014

Where to stay in Lofoten

Lofoten is known for the old fishermen's cabins ("rorbuer") that have been restored and turned into modern accommodation for travellers.
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Where to stay | Cottages & Holiday houses | 30.July 2013

Where to stay in Vesterålen

Stay in a fisherman's cabin, pitch your tent beside the sea or stay in a hotel in the town of Stokmarknes.
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Where to stay | Hostels & Guest houses | 25.July 2013

Where to stay in Harstad

There are plenty of accommodation alternatives in Harstad, from hotels in the town centre to camping by the sea.
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Where to stay | Fishermen's cabin | 26.July 2013

Where to stay in Nordland

You have a wide spectrum of accommodation to choose from in Nordland – from authentic fishermen's cabins to exclusive hotels.
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Where to stay | Hostels & Guest houses | 14.February 2014

Recommended places to stay in Narvik

Sample the designer delights of the new 16 floor Rica Hotel or sleep out under the northern lights at Polar Zoo.
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Where to stay | Hotels | 24.July 2013

Where to stay in Bodø

Whether you are on holiday, on business or just passing through, Bodø offers a wide range of hotels and other accommodation options.
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