Join our search for the fascinating northern lights (Aurora Borealis) at the Northern Lights Base Camp at Hov on Gimsøy island. Facing north, Hov is one of the best places in Lofoten to observe the northern lights and the arctic light conditions! We monitor weather and solar energy conditions continuously to be able to provide our guests with the best updates on the chances of seeing the northern lights. Tips and advice regarding photography during the trip. We have tripods available at no extra cost. The trip includes bus transport, hot beverages and biscuits. Aurora Lofoten™ runs from Svolvær bus terminal at 21:00 (9 p.m.) and lasts for 3 hours. Warm clothing, boots, hat and mittens are necessary on this trip as we will stay outside for a longer period at a time. Licensed café is open when we visit Hov, so you can go inside to warm up and enjoy additional refreshments.
Guided Lofoten tour™
Learn about Lofotfiske, Fiskevær, Rorbu, Tørrfisk, Tran and Vikings. On this trip we will visit the Lofotr Viking Museum and the fishing village Henningsvær. 1983 saw the start of the excavation, and in 1986 - 1989 specialists scholars from the entire Nordic area converged Borg. The excavation slowly but surely uncovered the largest house in the Viking world, both in Norway and in Europe. Today, the Lofotr Viking Museum consists of an impressive reconstruction of the Chieftain´s house, in full size (83 meters long), next to the site of the original house. The museum exhibitions offers archaeological artefacts, film and giftshop. With the mountain at its back and otherwise surrounded by the sea, Henningsvær was a natural hub of activity during the Lofoten Winter Fishery in earlier days. Today, Henningsvær is still a fascinating destination with its many small craft shops, art galleries and pleasant atmosphere. Because of the many islands joined by bridges, Henningsvær is often called "the Venice of Lofoten". Our guided Lofoten roundtrip runs from Svolvær bus terminal at 09:00 (9 a.m.) and lasts for 6 hours. The trip includes bus transport, guiding and entrance at the Lofotr Viking Museum.
Welcome to Thon Hotel Lofoten
Thon Hotel Lofoten is located in a beautiful position in Svolvær harbour. The Hurtigruten quay and Svolvær bus terminal is next to the hotel, and all of Svolvær's attractions are within walking distance. Thon Hotel Lofoten is a great starting point for exploring the spectacular scenery in the Lofoten Islands. The hotel is situated on the waterfront of Svolvær and offers comfortable and moderns rooms. The restaurant Paleo Arctic overlooks the Svolvær waterfront by the town square and emphasises fresh local ingredients such as skrei (arctic cod), stockfish, local cheeses and Lofoten lamb. Here Lofoten's hundreds of year old food traditions infuse with contemporary cuisine to create new culinary sensations.
How to get to Svolvær
Your hotel is located only 6 km away from Svolvær airport (SVJ) with daily arrivals from Bodø. From this airport you may choose the local taxi service to your hotel. In walking distance to the hotel you will be able to arrive by the Hurtigruten ship or express boat service from Bodø. If you arrive from Harstad, Narvik or Evenes airport (EVE), you may choose to use the public bus scheduled every day or contact us for an offer on rental car. From Tromsø you may enjoy the Hurtigruten voyage southbound for the Lofoten islands. When arriving as part of a group, you may want to add private bus transfers to your booking.
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