Join us on a guided walk through the fishing village of Svinøya. Visit an original rorbu hut to learn about life as a fisherman, and taste locally produced stockfish.
Take a guided walk through the small historic fishing village of Svinøya
Learn about the history of the village and the Lofoten fishery
Visit an art gallery dedicated to iconic Lofoten painter Gunnar Berg
Taste locally produced stockfish and bring some home as a souvenir
Autumn, Winter, Spring
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
1 hour 30 min
Bring hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
The town of Svolvær has been a thriving fishing community since 1828. On this excursion, you’ll explore the town's oldest quarter on the adjacent island of Svinøya.
As you explore the village, you’ll find evidence of Lofoten’s long cod fishing heritage. Well-preserved red fishermen’s huts, called rorbuer, line the shore on wooden stilts. Although they’re no longer used by fishermen, the smell of stockfish drying in the open air proves that the fishing industry is still very much alive in Svinøya. Find out how the fishermen lived, and sample some locally dried and cured stockfish. You’ll also get to take some back home as a souvenir!
Next, we’ll visit a gallery dedicated to local 19th century artist, Gunnar Berg, who was known for his paintings of Lofoten. We then pass a fish restaurant and fish processing plant before heading back across the bridge to Svolvær town centre.