Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Svolvær

Foto Galleri

Stunning photos of the Lofoten Islands in all their brooding glory, most of them for sale, are the work of photographer Anders Finsland. It's worth stopping by even if you don't plan to buy.
Top Choice Sculpture in Svolvær

Magic Ice

Housed appropriately in what was once a fish-freezing plant, this is the ultimate place to chill out (perhaps with something to warm the spirit). The 500-sq-metre space is filled with huge ice sculptures, illustrati…
Gallery in Svolvær

Galleri Dagfinn Bakke

One of Svolvær's more interesting little private galleries, this place showcases works by local artist Dagfinn Bakke, in which the distinctive light and natural formations of Arctic Norway take centre stage, with a …
Gallery in Svolvær

Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter

On the main square and beside the tourist office, the North Norwegian Artist's Centre hosts changing exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and more by artists from northern Norway. Its shop is a good source …
Museum in Svolvær

Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum

Housed in the town's old post office, Lofoten's little war-memorial museum recounts the islands' role in the drama of WWII, when the islands were occupied by the Nazis. The collection includes lots of fascinating pe…
Museum in Svolvær

Lofoten Temagalleri

The Lofoten Theme Gallery is very much the creation of one man, Geir Nøtnes, a keen photographer from a fishing background. It's devoted mainly to cod fishing and whaling, with plenty of photos and equipment. Ask to…
Gallery in Svolvær

Galleri Stig Tobiassen

This place is another of Svolvær's fine little galleries that show and sell paintings in which the Lofotons are the focus.