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Svolvær

Svolvær is a city and the capital of the Lofoten Islands. The city has a population of 4,378 inhabitants (2006 data).
Svolvær is located on the Lofoten Islands on the southern coast of Austvågøy; therefore it faces the Norwegian Sea to the south and is surrounded by mountains to the north.
The most famous mountain, Svolværgeita, was scaled for the first time in 1910. Sheltered by mountains to its north and west, Svolvær is in an area with less fog, and in the summer, has higher temperatures than the western part of the LofotenIslands; however, it also has more rainfall created by the same mountains.




Kabelvåg

The medieval village of Kabelvåg, with the cathedral of Lofoten, one of the largest wooden churches in Norway was the starting point for fishermen during the cod fishing season. The town has preserved the elegant architecture of the past. From the square, it is possible to view the statue of King Øystein on the hill. A few hundred meters away there is Storvågan, where the story of the Lofoten Islands can be found in museums and galleries. At one time, there were important markets in this area.
Today, it has approximately 2000 inhabitants.




Gimsøy

Gimsøy is an island belonging to the archipelago of the Lofoten Islands, in the county of Nordland, Norway. The island is located between Austvågøy and Vestvagøya, within the Municipality of Vågan. The island has an area of ​​46.4 km² and a population of 230 people.
Both in summer and winter, given their geographic-position, the Gimsøy Islands are considered a strategic point to enjoy the light of the midnight sun in summer and to admire the spectacle of the northern lights in winter.




Henningsvær

Henningsvær, is one of the most famous tourist destinations of the Lofoten Islands in Norwaypart of the Municipality of Vågan. The small port, located south of the archipelago, was built on a group of islands at the foot of a cliff overlooking the sea. The village is connected to the main island by a bridge. In the past, Henningsvær was a very important center for the production of cod liver oil. Today, with a population of approximately 500 inhabitants, the “Venice of the North” essentially survives on tourism.