Visitor Info

Opening weekend

Saturday, September 3.

The opening is Saturday 3 September at 14.00 in Kabelvåg (in the schoolyard) with an opening party at Arbeidern.

Sunday, September 4.

Breakfast conversation with the curators in Arbeidern at 09.30 – 10.45 monitored by Matt Packer (curator 2015) and Kjersti Solbakken (curator 2024)

Seminar with Maaretta Jaukkuri Foundation from kl. 11.00 at Arbeidern

How to get here

LIAF2022 is based in Kabelvåg and Svolvær, Lofoten, Norway.

Coastal Cruiser/Hurtigruten:

Leaves from Bodø Harbour every day at 15:00 and arrives Svolvær at 21:00

You can take the Coastal Cruiser all the way from Bergen, or from any of the harbours where the boat stops by.

From Bergen the Coastal Cruiser leaves every day at 20:00, and arrives Svolvær 4 days later.

See Hurtigruten for more info.

Express boat/Hurtigbåten:

Leaves Bodø Express Boat Harbour and reaches Svolvær 3,5 hours later.

The express boat goes from Bodø to Svolvær once a day at 18:00 and Sundays 19:00.

More info here.

Train

You can go by train from Oslo to Bodø. But no further, this is as far north as the Norwegian railroad goes. From Bodø you continue by air, or sea. Narvik is accessible by train via Sweden. From Narvik there is an express bus service to Lofoten (Lofotekspressen). Visit VY for more information.

Svolvær Airport, Helle:

Nearest airport, about 5,6 km from Svolvær.

Fly via: Bodø Airport.

Widerøe.

From Svolvær Airport to the town:

Rent a car at the airport, see this link for companies and contact info.

Take a taxi to Svolvær (5,6 km from the airport/about 5 min by car).

Leknes Airport:

Fly via: Bodø Airport, Oslo Airport or Tromsø Airport.

Widerøe.

From Leknes Airport to Svolvær:

Rent a car at the airport (recommended). See this link for companies and contact info.

Go by bus, see Reis Nordland or call +4791009600 for information about bus travels.

Harstad/Narvik lufthavn, Evenes:

About 3 hours by car from Svolvær.

Fly via: Oslo Airport or direct.

SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe, Flyr.

From Evenes Airport:

Rent a car at the airport, see this link for more info.

See Reis Nordland or call +4791009600 for information about bus travels.

Taxi: Nordland Taxi (+47 07550) and you can use the Taxifix-app

Search engine for connections:

We recommend trying Rome2rio as a useful tool to find a range of alternative routes, especially overland ones.

Tourist information:

Visit Lofoten

Kabelvåg

Kabelvåg, Norway

Svolvær

Torget 20, 8300 Svolvær, Norway

Accommodation

The statsbuene in Kabelvåg (0.5 km to the center of Kabelvåg)

Hostel room for up to 2 people, NOK 820
Private bedroom with 2 beds and sink. Access to a shared kitchen with basic equipment as well as shared showers and toilets.

Rorbu for 2 people, NOK 1450
1 bedroom, kitchen, bathroom.

Rorbu for 4 people, NOK 1700
2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom.

Rorbu for 6 people, NOK 1900
3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom.

All prices are per unit, per night and include made beds, towels and final cleaning.

Nyvågar rorbuer (1.5km to the center of Kabelvåg)

30 comfortable and spacious wheelhouses with a total of 120 beds. Each rorbu is 50 m2 over two levels and contains 2 bedrooms with 2 beds in each room, a bathroom with toilet and shower, kitchenette, dining area for four and living room. Coffee and tea in the cabins.

Prices

Rorbu without sea view:
1-2 people in the rorbua, NOK 2595
3-4 people in the rorbua, NOK 3225
Rorbu with sea view:
1-2 people in the rorbua, NOK 2995
3-4 people in the rorbua, NOK 3625

The prices are per rorbu per night and include breakfast, bed linen, towels and final cleaning.

Skårungen (3.2 km to the center of Kabelvåg)

Top Row Cabins: The cabins have 2 bedrooms and 1 sofa bed in the living room. In one bedroom there is a double bed and in the other there is a 1.20 bed. Space for 5 in each cabin, but 4 are comfortable. Price per night: NOK 3,000

Rorbuer: The rorbuer has 2 bedrooms. In one bedroom there is a double bed, and in the other there is a bunk bed with a double below and a single above. Space for 5 in each cabin, but 4 are comfortable. Price per night: NOK 2,200

Hotel rooms: Double bed in all rooms, room for 2 per room. Price per night: NOK 1400

Breakfast is not included in the accommodation price, and costs NOK 199 per person per night.

Fast Hotel Svolvær (5.9 km to the center of Kabelvåg)

Single room NOK 995
Double room NOK 1295
Breakfast (150 NOK) at sister restaurant Nordis Restaurant

Thon Hotel Lofoten (6 km to the center of Kabelvåg)

Single room from NOK 1475
Double room from NOK 1475