Hotel Scandic Svolvaer - Lofoten Islands


The elegant 3-star Hotel Scandic Svolvaer has a waterfront location and stands on an island, Lamholmen, in the heart of Svolvaer, surrounded by pristine waters and soaring mountain peaks. An eye-catching, boat-shaped building houses a restaurant and bar with panoramic views across the harbour and you can watch pleasure boats and fishing boats coming and going and the famous coastal vessel, Hurtigruten, docking each day.

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Hotel Scandic Svolvaer - Lofoten Islands


The hotel has 146 en-suite rooms, all decorated in simple Scandinavian style. 

All rooms have telephones, TV, and hairdryers.

As is usual in Europe, tea and coffee making facilities are not available in bedrooms, however there are facilities in the public areas to get hot drinks.


The hotel has a lounge on the first floor and a restaurant and bar on the ground floor. Both have large picture windows with lovely views across the bustling harbour area and to the nearby towering mountains.

On the ground floor there is an outside decked area with tables and chairs. Inside, there are comfy chairs to relax in, a television area, WiFi and gifts on sale at reception.

Food & Drink

Our holidays at Scandic Svolvaer are on a Half Board basis with a buffet breakfast and dinner.


Breakfast is a typical Scandinavian buffet offering an array of different choices from a selection of cold meats, cheeses, salad and freshly baked bread, to hot bacon, eggs and sausages.

Lunch (payable locally)

Packed lunches can be purchased from the hotel and made up from the breakfast buffet. The hotel will fill flasks free of charge, and will provide you with a lunch bag on a daily basis for your picnic selection. Alternatively, you can purchase lunch items at the local supermarkets. Your leaders will tell you the opening times and where the supermarkets are situated.

Evening meal

A typical Norwegian self-service buffet is available with a choice of soup, salads, fish, meat, potatoes, rice or couscous, and a range of desserts and cheese. Bottles of water are provided free of charge at the tables.


Generally, the price of drinks in Norway is significantly higher than the rest of Europe.

Your Evenings

The friendly atmosphere of our Guided Walking holidays continues into the evening.

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before hearing about the next day's walks. Your evening meal will be the main focus of the evening. After dinner you may like to join your leaders for a walk out to the Børsen Spiseri Fish bar for a drink and walk back via the fish racks to the hotel, explore the harbour area, take a drink in a local bar or café, relax on the decking at the hotel and watch the boats come and go including the daily arrival of the famous Norwegian Coastal Vessel.

On your holiday you can also visit the Lofoten war museum and the bowling alley. The Magic Ice welcomes you to a magical experience with ice art created by artists from all over the world. Don a warm “penguin coat” and enjoy the ice art as you sip your drink from a glass made of ice.

Your leader will also be checking out for any local events going on nearby. Or you may like to relax on the terrace or the bar, with a drink and chat with your fellow guests.   

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