Top Choice Seafood in Henningsvær


This smart dockside restaurant – a favourite of the Norwegian royal family – is Henningsvær's culinary claim to fame. Try, in particular, the outstanding fish soup (210kr), but there's everything else on the menu fr…
Top Choice Norwegian in Svolvær


Located at the Svinøya complex, this is one of the town's top tables. A former fish house, it was called the 'stock exchange' after the bench outside, where the town's old geezers would gather to debate. In its dini…
Top Choice Norwegian in Kabelvåg

Lorchstua Restaurant

The acclaimed Lorchstua restaurant, run by Nyvågar Rorbuhotell, serves primarily local specialities with a subtle twist, such as baked fillet of halibut in a cod brandade. The atmosphere is formal and the food excel…
Top Choice Cafe in Henningsvær

Kafé Lysstoperiet

This casual place in the heart of town is wildly (and deservedly) popular. The organic food ranges from Lofoten's best cakes and sweet treats to light meals such as soup, open sandwiches, pies, pasta salad and homem…
Norwegian in Svolvær

Anker Brygge

Anker Brygge, originally a shack for salting fish and nowadays furnished like an old-time kitchen, is a wonderfully cosy place to dine. The cuisine is just as traditional and the recommended menu choice is (of cours…
Asian in Svolvær

Ni Hao

One of northern Norway's better Asian restaurants, Ni Hao has a lovely waterfront setting with a few outdoor tables, a stylish interior dining room and assured cooking. The beef dishes, using tender sirloin, are a r…
Cafe in Svolvær

Hjerterommet Kafe

More a coffee and cake kind of place, this eclectic little cafe is a fine little pit stop. The decor ranges from a bed mattress to cutesy and colourful wood, and the whole place is brimful of personality and warmth.
Cafe in Henningsvær

Klatre Kafeen

With a few tables out over the water and an inviting interior dining area, this relaxed place is run by the neighbouring North Norwegian Climbing School. The food ranges from open shrimp sandwiches and couscous sala…
Pub in Kabelvåg


This is a general-purpose hang-out, as popular for laid-back pub lunches as for late-night drinking. It's a cosy space, with lashings of wood and a lovely dockside terrace. The food is hearty and filling, with dishe…
Norwegian in Henningsvær


Lofotomat has Arctic specialities at the forefront such as traditional codfish stew or that Lofoten classic, boknafisk (semi-dried cod) served with peas and local bacon. If that all sounds a little fishy, there's al…