Discover Norway’s majestic Lofoten with Svinøya Rorbuer as your base


At Svinøya you can stay in our original rorbu cabins while exploring the unique Lofoten Islands. The rorbu cabins are idyllically located between the fish landing station, quayside buildings, fish racks and old local buildings. You have the open ocean on one side, and the spectacular Lofoten mountains on the other. A vibrant fishing village in the town of Svolvær.

Considerable emphasis has been placed on maintaining the authenticity of the rorbu cabins. The timber and time-honoured craftmanship have been preserved to convey the feeling of what a rorbu cabin was like in the old days, when the fishermen harvested the seas of Lofoten with the help of oar and sail. The rorbu cabins are idyllically located between the fish landing station, quayside buildings, fish racks, and other traditional, local buildings. There is the sea on one side, and the spectacular Lofoten mountains on the other.

There is Børsen Spiseri Restaurant, for those who enjoy good food. The Gunnar Berg (1863-1893) Gallery. Old-fashioned general store from 1828, still intact. Deep-sea rafting, safaris on swift giant rubber dinghies. Tailor-made Lofoten adventures. Open all year round. 1,2 km from Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage and express passenger boat docks. 3,5 km from Svolvær Airport. 

All of the 35 original and the more recently-built rorbu cabins are of high standard. Each cabin has one to three double bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen-cum-lounge, and a modern bathroom with shower and toilet.