This is more of a hotel with shared bathroom, rather than a rorbu (which is okay if you really weren't looking for a rorbu, but just a bed for the night). The double bed was too small to share comfortably, but the place is clean and well maintained. The biggest problem with this place is that it's located too far from the city centre. Walking only takes a quarter of an hour, but remember that Lofoten is a windy and chilly place. Bring a warm jacket or a car or stay somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cultural-historical accommodations in Svolvaer. Modernised in 2012. Lofoten Rorbuer is situated in a central and sunny location in Svolvaer town centre and only a short distance from the fishing grounds, the beach, the mountains and the famous Svolvaergeita peak. Lofoten Rorbuer consists of a total of 14 units, accommodating 2 to 4 persons per unit. Eight of the units are equipped with a kitchenette, TV and stereo. Shared bathroom and shower. There is also a shared kitchen and loft lounge. NEW! This winter we have build new apartments with 2 double rooms, kitchen and bathroom. History The seahouse (sjohus) is one of the oldest quayside buildings in Svolvaer. It was built in 1850 and was formerly situated on the island of Svinoya, next to the Borsen Spiseri restaurant, before it was relocated to Marinepollen in 1938. After it was moved, the seahouse was used as a fish landing station and as lodgings and storage room for fishermen. In more recent years it has been restored and redeveloped into overnight accommodations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lofoten Rorbuer Hotel a i Lofoten