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Svolvaer Norway Cruise Port Guide


Ships dock at Svolvaer harbor, ships up to 200mtr in length will be able to berth at a 123mtr quay with a 10mtr draft.

Larger ships will anchor and use their tenders to get the passengers ashore.

The dock is within walking distance of town.

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Svolvaer is the unofficial capital of Lofoten and the administrative center of Vågan Municipality (9200 inh) in Nordland County, Norway. This small town (population on 1 January 2005: 4,197) is a favorite starting point for tourists visiting the islands. Svolvaer was given township privileges in 1918, but this was discontinued following a merge with neighboring municipalities in 1964. Township was declared again in 1996. Approximately 200,000 tourists visit Svolvaer each year. There is a small airport near the town, and Svolvaer is a Cruise Port for Hurtigruten.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Magic Ice Bar: Visit this unique attraction featuring ice sculptures and a bar made entirely of ice. Guests are provided with warm clothing to enjoy the experience.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.

Nearby Places:

Shopping and Food


The Norwegian currency is the Norwegian crown (norske krone), abbreviated kr. A 1/100th krone is called øre. 1.00 EUR = about 8 NOK

ATMs in Norway are called Minibank.

Nearly all stores accept major credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa (Bring your passport/driver's license, as you are required to identify yourself when using a credit card).

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Norwegian is the official language of Norway. The language is very close and mutually intelligible with the two other Scandinavian languages, English widely spoken.

Most Norwegian households are connected to the internet in some way (often broadband), making Cybercafés hard to find outside major cities, due to a relatively small market. Most public libraries have free public access to the internet. WiFi is in many spots (not free).

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Opening hours in Norway are better than they used to be, but many smaller stores still close early on Saturday (1 PM or 3 PM is typical) and nearly everything is closed on Sundays. You'll often see opening hours written as "9-21 (9-18)" on doors, meaning 9 AM to 9 PM weekdays, 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday.

For public holidays click here.

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