We spent six nights in the Lofoten Islands, the first three here...significantly different experiences. We would not return to the other one (Eliassen Rorbuer Drift AS in Reine...check my review of it for more). The Nyvagar was outstanding. The fisherman cabin was what we expected...not at all elegant or upscale but what fisherman cabin is. But very clean. The beds were upstairs...a little inconvenient to come down the stairs in the middle of the night to the bathroom, but not a big deal. The beds were very comfortable. We didn't use the kitchen for cooking but it looked decently equipped. The living room/dining room was comfortable to read and to work on the free wi fi on the computer.
The cabin opened onto a deck that ran outside all of the cabins. It faced on a little inlet that was lovely and looked out on the sea a the incredible mountains that one comes to the Lofotens to see.
Breakfast was included and outstanding...extensive, tasty. We had dinner here once...cod...it was good. The dining room is a little darker than our taste if we have a choice. When the weather is nice, one can eat outside where it is bright and beautiful.
The young folks we were staff were extremely helpful on all fronts, making calls for us, giving us various sightseeing suggestions. The first night the young man offered to take us up on the roof from which the views are quite nice.
The location is very good for seeing what I would characterize as the northern part of the southern half (south of Svolvaer) part of the Islands. Lots of places to hike, but we stuck largely to the car and, I think, almost literally drove every available road from Svolvaer south. On the day following the third night (we had gotten in on the Hurtigruten at 9 pm the first night), we drove to Reine and spent the time in the last three nights and two days there before, again coming north and going into the nooks and crannies we had missed on the venture south.
Like most places in Norway, this one is expensive, but you do get your money's worth in our view.
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