Fishing village walk

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Experience a vibrant fishing village, charming cabins, Gunnar Berg`s gallery, the first shop in Svolvaer, and the good atmosphere.

Join this guided fishing village walk on Svinøya in Svolvær. Hear the stories, ask the questions, feel the smell, taste stockfish, visit the painter Gunnar Berg`s gallery, and experience the atmosphere of a vibrant fishing village in the town of Svolvær.

Svinøya is the oldest part of Svolvær, and has been a thriving, vibrant fishing village since 1828. Svinøya is a miniature-Lofoten, and is still a vibrant fishing village. In the town of Svolvær, with fish processing plant, iconic stockfish racks, fishing cabins (rorbuer), art galleries, old wodden houses, and the fish restaurant, Børsen Spiseri. All surrounded by the majestic Lofoten mountains and sea.

Period: 18.06 - 17.08
Days: Monday to Friday.
Time: 10.00 am
Price: NOK 375 per person.
Duration: approx. 1,5 hours
Starting point: The reception of Svinøya Rorbuer & Børsen Spiseri.
Minimum: 1 person
Language: N, D, UK

- Guide and storyteller
- Entrance Gallery Gunnar Berg
- Entrance “Minnerorbua” – the old museum cabin.
- Entrance Krambua – Svolvær`s first shop.
- Taste of stockfish.
The walk is partially outdoors. Remember clothes and footwear after the weather conditions.

Good photo opportuinities.

After the walk it`s possible to shop souvernirs in Svolvær`s first shop, and buy something to drink.
The restaurant is open for lunch from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

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