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The Lofoten Islands

  • Due to the temperate waters of the Gulf Stream, Lofoten has a much milder climate than other parts of the world at the same latitude, such as Alaska and Greenland. The coastal climate in Lofoten makes the winters mild and the summers relatively cool. We still recommend you to Wear windproof and water-resistant jacket and trousers. There may still be snow on the ground when you visit us.
  • The first people in Lofoten arrived about 6,000 years ago. Lofoten’s Stone Age inhabitants survived on fishing and hunting, in an area which provided quite comfortable living conditions. The whole of Lofoten was covered by large pine and birch woods at the time. There were deer here, bears, wild reindeer, lynx and beavers, too, and the sea was full of fish, seals and whales.
  • From the 14th century on, Lofoten had to pay taxes to Bergen. This was the beginning of an economic dominance which lasted for 600 years, first implemented by the German Hanseatic League, and later maintained by their Norwegian successors. Changing times with bad years and poverty were succeeded by periods of wealth and prosperity. Following the 1860s came times of great herring migrations, which were to form the basis of growth, prosperity and immigration. The foundation stone of today's human settlement had been laid.
  • RORBU? What are the origins of the word? "Bu" means a (small) dwelling, and is derivative of the Norwegian word, "bo", to live in. So: A tiny house to live in. But the word is also used in certain other contexts, e.g. "redskapsbu" - a "house" where tools are kept. The first syllable of the word RORBU derives from the Norwegian word "ro", to row. For centuries the fishermen came in rowing boats, and it was not until the early 1900's that the fishing boats were equipped with engines. One literally "rowed" out to the fishing grounds. Even after three generations of motor boats, the Norwegian for "row out to the fishing grounds" is still the vernacular for taking part in the fisheries. A "rorbu", then, is a house where the fishermen lived when they rowed out to the fishing grounds.
  • Here at Anker Brygge you will live in such a rorbu, but now we are talking about rorbusuites. We have refined the good, old “rorbu” and made a luxurious cottage of it. You will have plenty space, your own kitchen, a comfortable sofa and a flatscreen-tv. Every bedrom is equipped with its own bathroom. The rorbu is in itself a good reason to visit Lofoten.

    Anker Brygge in the background. Situated on Lamholmen, a small island in the harbour of Svolvaer.



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Anker Brygge er et rorbuanlegg i Lofoten.
Vi har  53 rorbuenheter med til sammen 107 komfortable senger, og holder åpent hele året.Vi har også en god restaurant og bryggebar.

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     Panorama 360 fra Anker Brygge


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Tirsdag, 22 Juli 2014