Svolvær has an urban feel to it and is often characterised as the world’s smallest city. It has a range of shops, galleries and activities on offer. Award-winning chefs, big hotels, historic fishermen’s cabins, cultural centres and the main seat for northern Norwegian art can be found here. The focal point of the town is the Svolværgeita mountaintop, and people climb up here every day during the summer. The city is one of northern Norway’s most important ports Boat trips to Trollfjord set off from the market square every day. Austvågøy has the medieval village, Kabelvåg, where you can hear about its exciting history in the museum, and Lofoten cathedral, one of Norway's largest wooden churches that was built for the fishermen during Lofotfiske. Henningsvær is the Venice of Lofoten, a charming, bustling fishing village with narrow alleys, shops, galleries, restaurants and accommodation options. Skrova is one of many inhabited islands that is closely connected to Austvågøy. You can get to Skrova, a small but nice community to visit, by ferry or express boat from Svolvær or Skutvik.
Welcome to Austvågøy!