Lofotr Viking Museum

Lofotr Viking Museum, Bostad: Hours, Address, Lofotr Viking Museum Reviews: 4/5

Lofotr Viking Museum
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Meet the Vikings! At Borg in Lofoten, the largest longhouse in the world of the Vikings has been found - and reconstructed. Upon entering the 83 meter longhouse, you embark on a journey more than an 1000 years back in time. In addition to the Viking Chieftain's house, the museum offers modern exhibition halls with archaeological artifacts, and the story of the finding and excavation of Borg. In the film theatre, we show a short drama-film. During summer, the Viking ship is moored at the seaside, 20 min walk from the Chieftain's house. June 01 - end August guests may participate in Viking activities, such as rowing the Viking ship and trying their hand at archery. All year, different Viking meals are being served, check web for more info. The museum is open all year - check home page for hours as it varies through the year.
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Laurstravels
Renton, WA35 contributions
We loved the long house. It was interesting seeing the lady weaving and spinning the wool. She was very informative. The wax statues looked so real we seriously were thinking they were gong to move and be real people! LOL The gift shop is nice too.
Written June 1, 2022
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Magnus
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Couples
I've been to this museum twice. Once as a child, and I absolutely loved it then, but as an adult the experience felt a bit lacking. Don't expect the same amount of content as other museums, and if you don't have kids with you (there are activities for them if you walk 1.3 km to another part of the museum), you'll probably be in and out of there in 30-60 minutes.
Written July 3, 2020
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Thanks for the feedback. We value every input. The main part of the museum is the reconstructed longhouse. This is full of artifacts/replicas, craftwork, architecture and more . Vikings at work are happy to engage in all conversations regarding the life of the Vikings. "Lokes path" is a quiz that starts at the reconstructed longhouse and will bring you to the Viking ship harbour - that also offers some activities. Children love this - so does also many, many adults. We will keep working on creating more content. Thanks again for reviewing the museum and letting us know about your experience!
Written July 16, 2020
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Mike L
Darton, UK76 contributions
Friends
Short (too short) Viking feast stopover whilst northbound on the MS Nordkapp as a Northern Lights cruise excursion. The Viking house is stunning complete with very welcome fire pit and the lamb and vegetable meal was very substantial alongside a generous helping of local mead. The re-enactment of the ceremonies with role play actors added real atmosphere to accompany the meal with a opportunity (which everyone took) to dance around the fire pit which certainly assisted the digestion. Afterwards we had a very short visit to the museum before being coached back to the ship at the next port. The evening was very well organised although on a restricted timeframe, staff very welcoming and a well created Viking atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Written March 6, 2020
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Tusen takk - this is great to read! Time is short but well organized - thank you for taking part in this time travel and making the evening a memorable one. Welcome back for a longer museum visit, later.
Written July 16, 2020
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Anna Z
10 contributions
Solo
Super boring. How this is a museum
is beyond me: all original artifacts combined would probably fit in a shoebox. Rest is a (well-done) replica. Apparently the whole thing is based on the remains of a longhouse that was found in the ground: image a couple of wooden poles sticking out of the ground in a certain order (see picture). Archaeologically a great find but not worth the 220 NOK entrance fee. They did built a (new) longhouse next to it to give an idea what it would have looked like in the old days. Have to give them credit for that. All in all, not worth it. In and out in 15 minutes. They have audiotours if you like those (I don’t).
Written June 23, 2022
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Snyder man
Hamar, Norway4 contributions
Loved the long house, museum (+ film), the carvings and presentations inside the longhouse and the tasty food (stew). The gift shop sells quality articles too. The walk down to the Viking boat is nice and there is activities for kids. The blacksmith wasn't open while we were there unfortunatley. On the whole, a great place to visit!
Written July 23, 2020
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What to say but thanks - we are happy to hear you enjoyed the museum!
Written July 30, 2020
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agata-aggie
16 contributions
Couples
Awesome place where you can learn more about the Vikings and their everyday life. Fun activities like axe throwing and shooting with bow and arrow are available and included in ticket price. Staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.
Written June 20, 2020
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This is great to hear! Thanks for letting us know that you appreciate the museum and the experiences!
Written July 16, 2020
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Summer_angel04
Oslo, Norway86 contributions
Do go down to the sea to see and experience the viking ships! It's a 15 min walk, and you'll also get a beautiful view of the fjord once you reach the ocean.

The museum is also interesting, of course, with actors playing vikings. Very enjoyable.
Written August 19, 2020
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Hi Summer! Great to hear you enjoyed the Viking age!
Written November 9, 2020
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Vcielocqa
64 contributions
Couples
So the price online was 170kr but when we came it was 220kr. And let me tell you it was not worth it for the price.

I was expecting it will be bigger with more exhibits. Maybe everything is in the Oslo museum. I don't know but it is small and expensive and you don't spend there very long.

They also served Mjød and soup. For the price, they could have at least the Mjød tasting for free, just a little bit.
Written August 20, 2021
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Hi and thanks for the feedback. We will work to improve, this was not happy reading for us. Sorry!!
Written January 3, 2022
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IndyKelly
Kristiansand, Norway189 contributions
First off, I never visit museums.
It was a rainy day and to kill time. we decided to go. It was in the middle of the summer so was packed, but all good.

It was a pleasant experience. There are some (only a few) real Viking artifacts here, but that is ok. The set up of the museum is very well done. You can use a headset that to hear about the different items in the "viking room" which helps explain what they are.

There is a small cinema which plays a short film about the area.

The replica Viking house is awesome. Very well done. In one section, they make fresh food in a pot under a fire. The girls there even sang a local song. It gives you a real indication of what it must have been like to stay there back in the day.

If you take a short walk outside, there is archery, axe throwing, horse riding and small viking ship cruises. We visit the blacksmith house - that actually burnt down a couple of days later.

Do not read the negative reviews as they are pointless. The place is worth the visit.
Written August 2, 2022
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NordicTraveller
15 contributions
Couples
The museum itself was nice, but was very small and very dim. The movie was not of the quality or the story i ecpexted - but if you do go to Lofotr you should see it.
The reconstruction of the house was great! There is not much to do which is not made for children.
The staff were underwhelming, mainly because they did not assist at all in making sure the guests kept their distance (covid-19).
Not really worth the money, or the time, could have wished we did something else.
Written July 3, 2020
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Dear kkR408KQ. Thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that the museum was not according to expectations. I apologize for the staff not being attentive enough. The museum follows all regulations very strictly, and have made it possible for guests to keep the appropriate covid-19-distances. It is also the responsibility of each guest to follow the rules. Nevertheless, we have reinforced the demands to our staff and the covid-19regulations even more and will keep monitoring the situation. Thanks for letting us know. We will keep up the work.
Written July 14, 2020
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