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  • Top ChoiceLodging in Svolvær

    Svinøya Rorbuer

    Across a bridge on the islet of Svinøya, site of Svolvær's first settlement, the 38 rorbuer (fisher's cabins) on offer here are some of the best in Lofoten. There's a mixture of traditional and contemporary cabins, all of them cosy and comfortable. Reception is a veritable museum – a restored and restocked general store built in 1828, which was Svolvær's first shop.

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    Lofoten Suite Hotel

    This striking wood-and-glass structure seems to hover above the harbour-front of Svolvær, so it's perhaps unsurprising that practically all its swanky suites have an ocean view with floor-to-ceiling windows. Stripped wood and colourful fabrics conjure a contemporary feel, and some rooms have little kitchenettes for preparing snacks.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Svolvær

    Thon Hotel Lofoten

    This stylish, central hotel has a high-rise profile and sheets of mirror glass from the outside. The main selling point is the fabulous views – ask for a room on the upper floors (avoid the 2nd and 3rd floors). The binoculars in each room are a nice touch. The breakfast won the Twinings prize for the best in Norway in 2016.

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    SH Rorbu Anlegget

    A modern take on the rorbuer idea, these luxury, dazzlingly white wooden homes on one of Svolvær's peninsula's have three bedrooms and a whole lot of style. This is high-end rorbuer living with modern furnishings and impeccable style. It's wonderfully quiet too.

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    Scandic Hotel Svolvær

    The Rica here is built on a tiny island, above the water and supported by piles. Room 121 has a hole in the floor so guests can drop a fishing line directly into the water below. Such novelties aside, the rooms are functional rather than memorable – make sure you get one with a balcony.

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    Fast Hotel Svolvær

    You wouldn't stay here for its bleak corridors, lack of staff or rooms that are minimalist by budget, not design. But reasonably priced accommodation is thin on the ground in Svolvær, and this is Fast Hotel's trump card, along with its excellent town-centre location. A continental breakfast is placed by your door, though you get what you're given.