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Accommodation in Norway
The poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was one of the first to sing the praises of Lofoten’s holiday pleasures, and he was a very well-travelled man, one who had seen a great deal. In Lofoten he saw more, "mirages that turn floating mountains topsy-turvy ahead of you and behind your back, while whales are at play and birds are a’shrieking."
Times have changed and the number of tourists has multi-plied since Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson visited Lofoten in 1869. The fishermen’s huts, which once were used during the Lofoten fishing season, but which have since been adapted to modern concepts of comfort, are popular amongst visitors. Whether you would like to go on "rorbu" camping, or spending the nights in a hotel or a tent - we have it.
The infrastructure is well developed, and the numerous offers at hand in Lofoten - activities, accommodation, and restaurants - indicate that a new business trend is maturing.
Knutmarka Feriesenter : Cabins (Wilderness lodge)
13 cabins with kitchenette and WC.
Main building with TV, table tennis, sauna, showers/WC. Kiosk and reception. Floating quay.
Anker Brygge: Fisherman's cabins , Hotel
Boat trips, fishing, saltwater fishing, sauna, sea fishing, can be arranged and there is a hiking area and a pier. Also available are apartments and flats.
Nyvågar Rorbuhotell : Fisherman's cabins
There is a fish/shellfish restaurant, an outside dining area and an area that caters for vegetarians. Convenience store Sports activities Bike trails
Svinøya Rorbuer : Fisherman's cabins
Bar, bed linen, parking, photocopier, radio, reception, restaurant, self-catering, separate bedrooms, suitable for allergy sufferers.
Hotel Aurora : Hotel
Shower/WC, cable TV and telephone in all rooms. Sauna available for use. TV room where you can enjoy the company of other guests. Our new Café Langfeldt offers generous helpings of traditional Norwegian fare.
Rica Hotell Svolvær : Hotel
Den Siste Viking : Seahouses
Daily climbs to the summit of the famous Svolværgeita (the "Svolvær Goat") throughout the entire summer. Climber’s cafe and mountaineering equipment shop in Henningsvær. Sea kayak instruction courses and hire service.
There are camping/camper van facilities and kitchen facilities. We accept reservations, café, family room, private jetty, recreation room, self-catering, shop, shower/hot water. There is a hiking area and a pier.
The premises are licensed for beer and wine
Joh.L.Unstad Sjøhus : Seahouses
Something authentic, very peaceful. The spacious seahouse offers special good opportunities for low budget groups. A cosy 120 years old little house with grassturf roof is also for rent. Location: 10 km from the Viking museum at Borg. 19 km NW of Leknes.
Family room, nature trails, not all rooms have all facilities, open part of year, parking, private jetty, sea view, shower/hot water, toilet, with cold and hot water. Boats are available, fishing, fishing possibilities, hiking, mountain hiking and a mountainous terrain.
Ramberg Gjestegård AS :Cabins (Camping huts)
Accessible to wheelchair users, baby-changing room, bar, bed linen, café, car washing area, colour TV, music system, non-smoking room/rooms, parking, partially adapted to suit wheelchair users, photocopier, power points for motorhomes and caravans, radio, reception, recreation room, restaurant, sanitary facilities, self-catering, separate bedrooms, shared freezer facilities, shower/hot water, toilet, washroom with hot and cold water
Boats are available, boat trips, deep-sea fishing, fishing, fishing possibilities, kayaking, playground, swimming in the sea. There is a hiking area, sandy beach, bicycle hire.
The premises are fully licensed and there is a fish/shellfish restaurant , outside dining area
Bremnes Leiligheter : Apartments
Absolute Lofoten : Apartments