Welcome to the charming Anker Brygge
TEXT: INGRID OPSTAD | PHOTOS © ANKER BRYGGE
With comfortable accommodation in typical Norwegian ‘rorbuer’, local food on the menu, and fun experiences to boot, a visit to Anker Brygge will provide everything you need for an idyllic stay in the heart of Lofoten.
Anker Brygge is a tourism facility situated on the island of Lamholmen in idyllic settings in the very middle of the harbour, only 150 metres from the town centre of Svolvær. Here, you will not only discover great food and drinks in pleasant surroundings; you also have the possibility to live in traditional yet luxurious fisherman cabins – or ‘rorbuer’, as they are called in Norwegian.
After formerly being known as a fish factory, dating back to around 1880, the main building was completely renovated in 1996, with the décor and furnishings still very much in keeping with the original style found on the island more than a century ago. Today, locals and visitors alike can pay a visit to the charming resort’s old Seaside Bar & Pub, with seating for 200 people indoors and a further 450 outdoors. “It is the perfect place to get together with friends and listen to live music, something we have been doing every weekend for the last 22 years, or to simply relax with a drink while you watch the boats passing by,” says sales and marketing manager Oddrun Glad.
In addition, Anker Brygge also boasts its own gourmet restaurant, named Kjøkkenet (the Kitchen). Serving traditional dishes from northern Norway, based on high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, the small restaurant has become a popular place guests keep coming back to again and again. “We want people to experience renowned specialties and seafood from Lofoten along with its history. The objective was to recreate the inviting and homely atmosphere of a typical northern Norwegian mum’s kitchen,” says Glad.