Luxury hotel holiday Svinøya Rorbuer Lofoten Islands, Norway

Visit the dramatic Lofoten islands and stay in this unique accommodation: traditional fishermen’s cabins on the wharf near Svolvaer. Cabins have 1 to 3 bedrooms and offer an insight into the traditions of the islands. There is a restaurant serving highly-acclaimed fish dishes and an art gallery displaying the work of Gunnar Berg, part of the family who created Svinøya.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flight from London to Svolvaer return (via Oslo), economy
  • Hire of a group B car
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available – rooms and flight

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Svinoya Rorbuer, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Svinøya Rorbuer are traditional fishermen’s cabins of the Lofoten Islands, renovated and charming, but with a sense of history.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 3

Location On a small island reached by road bridge from Svolvaer

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Svolvaer

Distance from airport About 10 minutes by car

Closest railway station Narvik

Distance from railway station About 3 hrs 15 mins by car

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, art gallery, excursions arranged

Out and about nearby

There is a wide scope of places to visit and activities to undertake, both on the water and on land. Places of interest include the Lofoten Aquarium, the Lofotr Vikingmuseum, farm visits and visits to meet the locals. You can experience the Midnight Sun in summer and undertake many activities such as climbing, hiking, sailing, kayaking, sea safaris to visit Trollfjord and watch for sea eagles, fishing trips. There are scenic routes around the Lofoten Island affording ample photo opportunities and the chance to see striking artwork set amongst the natural landscape and near the viewing points. There are several art galleries on the Lofoten Islands displaying not only paintings and prints, but also glasswork and Lofoten woollen goods.

Sports nearby

Sea-fishing, hiking, climbing, sea kayaking, golf, surfing, horse-riding, snowshoe walks.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Rorbu cabin S for 5 nights

From about

£1,020 1 Jan-31 May, 1 Sep-26 Dec

£1,120 1 Jun-31 Aug, 27 Dec-31 Dec

Holiday Code EXH46349

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Svinoya Rorbuer, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Room descriptions

Svinøya Rorbuer has a total of 50 cabins sleeping from two to six persons located in the Original Rorbu cabins and the Rorbu suites. Rorbu cabin with one bedroom, bathroom with shower and wc, kitchen-living room, sea and mountain view, coffee maker/electric kettle, cable TV and Wi-Fi. There are also 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom Rorbu cabins. Rorbu suites are modern suites for up to 8 guests on two floors. Each has a private quay front terrace, 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room. There are also Vestfjord suites, located in a small hotel with just 6 rooms and about 300 metres from the main building, and with parking outside. Here is a selection of the room types. Others are available on request.

Rorbu cabin S one bedroom with twin beds, one bathroom
Rorbu cabin S+ one bedroom with double bed, one bathroom
Rorbu cabin M 2 bedrooms for 4 persons, one bathroom
Rorbu cabin M+ 2 bedrooms for 4 persons, two bathrooms
Rorbu cabin L 3 bedrooms for 6 persons, one bathroom
Rorbu cabin L+ 3 bedrooms for 6 persons, three bathrooms
Rorbu suite M+ 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Vestfjord suites double room one bedroom with twin beds or double bed, one bathroom, ground floor
Vestfjord suites junior suite one bedroom, living room, one bathroom, kitchen, balcony

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Rorbu cabin S for 5 nights

From about

£1,020 1 Jan-31 May, 1 Sep-26 Dec

£1,120 1 Jun-31 Aug, 27 Dec-31 Dec

Holiday Code EXH46349

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Svinoya Rorbuer, Lofoten Islands, Norway

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Svinøya Rorbuer you can fly to Svolvaer airport via Oslo and then we recommend hiring a car to make the most of your stay in the Lofoten Islands. The hotel is about 10 minutes’ drive from the airport. One suggestion is to fly one way from Oslo and then to take the train from Narvik through Kiruna and overnight to Stockholm, spending a few nights in Stockholm and then flying back to London.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Rorbu cabin S for 5 nights

From about

£1,020 1 Jan-31 May, 1 Sep-26 Dec

£1,120 1 Jun-31 Aug, 27 Dec-31 Dec

Holiday Code EXH46349

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Svinoya Rorbuer, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Highlights of Norway

The numerous fjords: Eidfjord – branch of the Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord – precipitous, one of Norway’s signature images, Hardangerfjord – rolling hills and pretty villages, Jossingfjord – vertiginous fjord in the flatlands of the south, Lysefjord – plunging cliffs, cruises and look out points, Naeroyfjord – narrow and very pretty, Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and one of the most beautiful, Trollfjord – very steep fjord on Lofoten, Vestfjord – sheltered bays and pretty villages separating Lofoten from the mainland. The Hurtigruten ferry that covers over 2500 km from Bergen to Kirkenes with over 30 stops. The Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights. Stave churches, beautifully preserved in wood, dating from Viking times, for example at Borgund, Lom, Ringebu and Urnes. Viking ships and artefacts, burial mounds and trinkets in museums throughout the country. The red, wooden houses perched stilts over the sea on the Lofoten Islands. The modern architecture of Oslo. Picking wild blueberries, sampling aquavit made from potatoes and caraway, and tasting reindeer steak with cranberries. The charm of Oslofjorden with its pretty, arty village and towns, harbours with sailing boats, islands offshore and beaches. Hike over the Jotunheimen and relish the natural landscape of this stunning National Park.

Cultural highlights of Norway

The architecture of stave churches dating from the Viking era and Viking treasure in museums around the country. The literature of Henrik Ibsen and Knut Hamsun. Folk tales and mythology. The music of Edvard Grieg and the art of Edvard Munch. Contemporary jazz and folk music.

Gastronomy of Norway

Norway’s gastronomy is a clear reflection of its land and sea. From the land come reindeer, venison, lamb, cured meats and potatoes of all types: boiled, roasted and fried. From the freshwater lakes and streams come salmon served grilled and smoked, and freshwater fish. Sea fish is a vast array of cod, haddock, shrimps, mackerel, fish soup, fish balls, salt cod. From the orchards particularly around the Hardangerfjord come apples, cherries and plums as well as berries of all sorts including blueberries, cranberries, bilberries and, a great delicacy, cloudberries. Cheeses include Jarlsberg and brown cheese. Coffee is almost certainly the national drink, followed by beer, of which there are all sorts of craft beers brewed locally, and Aquavit is the national spirit made from potatoes and caraway.

Facts in brief

Capital Oslo
Airport Oslo Gardermoen
Size 323,878 sq km
Population 4.4 million
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