Svolvær, the largest settlement in Lofoten, nestles under the well-know peak Svolværgeita, the Svolvær Goat, is the town´s most characteristic feature, and it represents a challenge to climbers. The peak was reached for the first time in 1910. Became transit harbour in 1918. This is a bustling trading and communications centre with ferry, sea and air connections. The Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten) has daily departures.
The painter Gunnar from Lofoten. His most famous painting, "The Battle of Trollfjord" can be seen in the County Hall. Among galleries we might mention the North Norwegian Artist Centre with its exhibitions and Dagfinn Bakke´s Gallery. The Konrad Gallery exhibits the works of amateur painters. Svolvær offers the atmosphere of a harbour, a small town and art simultaneously. This is a bustling trading and communications centre with ferry, sea and air connections.