A trip to the beautiful Lofoten archipelago may perfectly start from the modern port of Svolvaer, on the northernmost island, Austvagoy. You will be surprised to enjoy mild weather here, although the island is being located within the Arctic Circle. The main attraction is the Svolvaer Goat, representing a real challenge for climbers. Art fans would find the Gallery at Svinoya very attracting - with the famous "The Battle of Trollfjord" of Gunnar Berg and a film about Lofoten history - and also the North Norwegian Artist Centre exhibitions or the amateur paintings from the Konrad Gallery. Nice hotels, rorbu cabins or camping places offers the visitor various accommodation options, while the fish restaurants are among the best in the Lofoten Islands.