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Lofoten War Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Good for seeing the historical of war in Norway

I visited this museum and the owner is so kind and give the good explaination. There are lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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A must visit if in Svolvaer

We were cruising the Norwegian coast with Hurtegruten and stopped in Svolvaer for an hour. This... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Quayside, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
+47 917 30 328
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this museum and the owner is so kind and give the good explaination. There are lots of old stuffs from the war. The museum is quit small but impressive.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were cruising the Norwegian coast with Hurtegruten and stopped in Svolvaer for an hour. This museum is less than 5 minutes from the terminal, so ideally placed for a visit. When you arrive it looks like the outside of a large house with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 967grahamr
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

As a former commando (1979-2005) I visited the Lofoten Islands, the site of one of the first Commando raids of WWII. As part of my time in the town of Svolvær, I went along to the Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum, just by the port. The museum is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PWJCook
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

At first the museum was closed at 10am but then opened at 11am. Well worth the visit. The day was very wet so we needed something and spent nearly 2 hours in here looking at the history of lofoten and the area through WWII. It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alan M
Reviewed February 13, 2019

I'll add my voice to the many positive comments made about the Lofoten War Museum. The museum has an impressive and thorough collection of uniforms, badges, weapons, decoding machines, photos, posters, etc, etc. The owner has clearly made a life long study of WW II,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

Our Hurtigruten excursion was cancelled due to bad weather, so when we docked we braved the heavy snow to visit this place (only yards away from the dock). It was absolutely incredible. The number of items on display in such a small space was amazing....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SwindonMoomin
Reviewed January 27, 2019

This museum has several rooms all filled with mainly Nazi uniforms, badges, weapons, 2 motor cycles, an Enigma decoding machine, parts of aeroplanes and many other items. There are also uniforms of Norwegian and British troops. For anyone interested in the war then you must...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Wow.... What a museum. For ww2 enthusients this is the place to visit. So much incredible things to look at including rare finds from the third reich. So many displays and artifacts somewhat displayed haphazardly but if you know what you like and what you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank laurajonno
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

This museum has an amazing collection of artifacts. It was most interesting and well displayed. The owner is very passionate about preservation of WW2 history and the effects of the war on his family and fellow countrymen.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MissWoods
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

This is by far the most interesting WW2 museum that I've ever been to. I was only here for an hour but I needed more time! The most fascinating items are on display from the War, the Narvik raids and so forth. Incredible collection of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 27, 2016|
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Response from Siri B | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee 100nkr. For adults, 30 for children Opening hours winter: 18.30 to 22.00 (i.e. 6.30 pm to 10 pm) Summer: 10.00 - 16.00 pluss 18.30 - 22.00 ( i.e. 10.00am to 4.00 pm. And 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm) ITS really... More
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Response from Lars P | Reviewed this property |
Det er besøget værd. Man skal ikke glemme tyskerne lavede brændt jords politik da de tabte norge. Det betød, de brændte huse og byerne ned så de efterlod flere byer totalt nedbrændte. Man kan i svolvær også se englænderne... More
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