Our conference will take place at the Thon hotel in Svolvær on the Lofoten archipelago, Northern Norway.

We hope you will be able to take some time to explore our region before or after the conference.  Find out about all the things to see and do at lofoten.info.



Most routes to Lofoten pass through either Bodø or Harstad/Narvik airport.

International visitors arriving in Oslo or Bergen have options to travel onward to Bodø or Harstad/Narvik airport by plane (airlines: SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe), bus and/or train.

Options via Bodø

From Bodø you can travel to Svolvær by boat or plane.

By boat

Hurtigruten Coastal Cruiser leaves Bodø Harbour every day at 15:00 and arrives at Svolvær at 21:00.  It is also possible to take the cruiser all the way from Bergen, or from any of the harbours along the Norwegian Coast.

The Express boat/Hurtigbåten from Bodø to Svolvær leaves Bodø Express Boat Harbour at 18:00 on weekdays (19:00 on Sundays) and reaches Svolvær 3.5 hours later. You can book tickets through the Reiss Nordland website.

By plane

Fly to Svolvær airport (airlines: SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe).

It is advisable to book a taxi from the airport to Svolvær in advance:  Nordland Taxi (+47 07550) Lofoten Taxi (+47 22388309).

Car rental is also available at the airport.

Options via Harstad/Narvik airport

It is around 3 hours by road from Harstad/Narvik airport to Svolvær.

Details of busses can be found on the Reiss Nordland website.

Car rental is also available at the airport.


Nyvågar Rorbuhotell

Storvåganveien 26, 8310 Kabelvåg.

Accommodation in a traditional Norwegian Rorbu.This is close to our museums. We will organise transport to the conference venue. Special deal available - mention CINE conference when booking.

Thon Hotel Lofoten

Torget, 8300 Svolvær.

Accommodation at the conference venue.

Fast Hotel 

Austnesfjordgata 12, 8300 Svolvær.

Budget hotel in Svolvær. 500m from conference venue.


Lofoten Vandrerhjem

Youth Hostel Finnesveien 24, 8310 Kabelvåg

Affordable accommodation with different options and price ranges. Transport to conference venue would have to be organised privately.