Fishing Village Walk

Experience a vibrant fishing village, charming cabins, Gunnar Berg gallery, the first shop in Svolvær, the good atmosphere & learn about the culture.

Why do people live in Lofoten? What is stockfish, and what do we do with it? How did the fishermen live 100 years ago, and how did a “rorbu” actually look like? What happened in the Trollfjord in 1890? Did you know that the first shop in Svolvær is still intact?

Join this guided fishing village walk on Svinøya in Svolvær. Hear the stories, ask the questions, feel the smell, taste stockfish, visit the painter Gunnar Berg`s gallery, and experience the atmosphere of a vibrant fishing village in the town of Svolvær.

Svinøya is the oldest part of Svolvær, and has been a thriving, vibrant fishing village since 1828. Svinøya is a miniature-Lofoten, and is still a vibrant fishing village. In the town of Svolvær, with fish processing plant, iconic stockfish racks, fishing cabins (rorbuer), art galleries, old wodden houses, and the fish restaurant, Børsen Spiseri. All surrounded by the majestic Lofoten mountains and sea.

SVINØYA - with stories to tell!

The walk is partially outdoors. Remember clothes and footwear after the weather conditions.

Good photo opportuinities.

After the walk it`s possible to shop souvernirs in Svolvær`s first shop, and buy something to drink.

For more information contact us by phone
+47 76 06 99 30 or


  • Winter 2023/2024:
    NOK 425,- per person


  • 1st of September – 9th of April - Time: 18:30
  • Duration: approx. 1,5 hours
  • Starting point: The reception of Svinøya Rorbuer & Børsen Spiseri.
  • Minimum: 3 persons
  • Language: N,UK


  • Guide and storyteller
  • Entrance Gallery Gunnar Berg
  • Entrance “Minnerorbua” – the old museum cabin.
  • Entrance Krambua – Svolvær`s first shop.
  • Taste of stockfish.