Sailing boats at Svolver is the administrative centre of Vagan Municipality in Nordland County, Norway. It is located on the island of Austvagoya in the Lofoten archipelago, along the Vestfjorden. Svolver, Norway - August 24 2019.

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The port town of Svolvær is as busy as it gets in Lofoten. The town once sprawled across a series of skerries, but the in-between spaces are being filled in to create a reclaimed peninsula. Although the setting is beautiful with a backdrop of high mountains, the hotchpotch of modern buildings, many of them industrial, clutters things somewhat. If you don't have your own car, it's a good base from which to explore the more magical parts of Lofoten; if you do, it's a great place to eat and refuel.


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