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Svolvær Havn Residence offers you privacy, a fantastic location and a unique concept; The Residence is closed 365 days a year, but we’ll open it just for you! Or you can stay at one of our modern and exclusive, white “Rorbuer” that are open for everybody, all year around.

We want our clients to regard Svolvær Havn Residence and our charter services as their own private amenities, as their own special retreat, as a superb get-away set in magnificent surroundings far away from the noise, stress and bustle of city life. Our white “rorbuer” offer the same location, but a little less privacy and a little less pampering.

But first, a quick lesson in Norwegian, with just two words; “Havn” and “Rorbuer”. “Havn” means Port and “Rorbuer” is the plural of “Rorbu” which is the name for a traditional type of fisherman’s accommodation.

Svolvær Havn Residence is fully equipped and self-contained and of the very highest standard. You won’t find anything like it anywhere else in Norway. It has six bedrooms and can sleep up to 11. Bring your own chef or let us provide one. Amongst its many features, the Residence’s dining room can seat 18 so you can invite friends or guests and entertain them. You can also arrange your own mini-cruise or go deep sea fishing using our charter services. If you want to bring your own guests or bring your own staff, you can have them stay at any of our adjacent and exclusive white “Rorbuer”. There are six of them. Each is fully self-contained, of the very highest standard, has three bedrooms and sleeps up to 8. That way you can keep the Residence as we intended, as your own personal and private retreat.

Svolvær Havn, i.e. the port where the Residence is located is special too, not only because of its unique location and beautiful surroundings, but because it is a natural port made up of several small islands. Svolvær Havn Residence with its magnificent views out to sea and inland to the mountains, is located on the island nearest the entrance, and has its own wharf and jetty. It means the Residence is both private and central. It’s just a few minutes’ from the town center with its restaurants and everything else it has to offer, and it’s just a few minutes’ drive from Svolvær Airport, a small regional airport serving small commercial local flights and private aircraft.

Svolvær is at the very heart and soul of Lofoten, perhaps the most beautiful and oftentimes rugged part of Norway where everything you know about Norway; the natural beauty, the cleanliness, the peace and quiet, the mountains, the sea, the wild birds, the fishing, the midnight sun and the Northern Lights all come together in a wonderful synthesis to create many opportunities for once in a lifetime moments – when you stay at Svolvær Havn Residence.

  • Be surrounded by extreme natural beauty
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet
  • Be amazed by the Northern Lights in winter
  • Wonder at the midnight sun that never sets in summer
  • Go on your life’s fishing adventure
  • Take a trip on a whale safari
  • See sea eagles close up in their natural habitat
  • Explore the mountains on foot in summer or go skiing in winter

Svolvær Havn – The heart of Lofoten

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Totally Exclusive – Just for You:

To stay at Svolvær Havn Residence is something special.
Tell us what you want you want to experience and let us arrange it.
Or just let us show you the best of what Lofoten has to offer.
Something you’ll never forget.

We will impress you!

We are proud to present something different.

Something unique and special.

It has to be experienced.