Hostel Kabelvåg can be found at the heart of the Lofoten Islands, in the Finneset peninsula, an area with dramatic landscapes, beautiful beaches and small fishing communities.

Open during the summer, the accommodation is based in a school and provides all the facilities you would expect including a kitchen, TV room, common room, laundry, Internet access and a dining room, where the free buffet breakfast is served. There’s also a sauna and you can use the hostels harbour area – relax in the beautiful surroundings or maybe have a barbeque!

Hostel Kabelvåg is 800m from the nearest bus-stop and only a few minutes from the popular town of Svolvaer, a small harbour town, and the village of Kabelvåg, one of the oldest fishing villages in Lofoten.

Due to its great location, Lofoten offers many outdoor activities - go hiking around the mountains; do some fishing, kayaking or diving in the crystal clear waters; mountain bike along the coast or go bird or whale watching.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports & Activities
  • Relaxing

Green rating



This hostel should win the award for the marvellous breakfast food which they provide. It was like eating at a 5 star restaurant and I enjoyed it so much. The room was great and the staff were so generous with allowing me to do laundry in their facilities. I always enjoy making friends with my roommates and made a new friend from Malaysia while at Kabelvag. Loved the Lofoten Islands.


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Mon 27 Jul 2015

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