Another name it's good to be familiar with in northern Norway is Narvesen. This chain of convenience stores is akin to what North Americans and Asians would expect in a "Seven-Eleven" store.
What to buy: The store primarily sells various items to eat and drink, including a limited selection of hot food, and a small amount of toiletries and convenience items. NOK 10 coffee is served from a push-button machine. It's actually not that bad. A "super-special" when we were there was coffee plus a candy item for NOK 15. I decided to go with just coffee.
Directions: By the dock, about 50 meters from the tourist office
- Budget Travel
Svolvær has a pretty good-sized shopping mall, believe it or not. Just off Svart Nilsens Gate is the AMFI, a well-known mall chain in this part of Norway. Inside, they have just about every type of store you can imagine, from a COOP "Mega" grocery store, to clothing stores, to art and knick-knack shops, to a state-run liquor store. They even have a "food court" (area with numerous fast-food restaurants) of sorts.
The mall is open Monday - Friday 10AM-7PM, Saturday 10AM-4PM. Closed Sunday.
Address: Lofotgata 33, N-8300 Svolvær
Directions: 1 block inland of Svart Nilsens Gate. The unique design of the building should catch your eye fairly easily.
Phone: +47 7606 7000
- Family Travel
- Sailing and Boating