Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Postcards from Svolvær, Lofoten

Svolvær, Lofoten
25 Oct, 2013 | From Erling of Norway

These postcards are from Erl's area in Svolvær, Lofoten.

Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, small villages off the beaten track and whale safaris. It is well known for its natural beauty within Norway.

Svolvær is the administrative centre of Vågan Municipality in Nordland County, Norway. It is located on the island of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. Svolvær was an important fishing village for a long time, and because of this, it was given town status in 1918. On 1 July 1918, the new town of Svolvær was separated from the municipality of Vågan to become its own municipality.

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