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Lofotr Viking Museum

Opens in 19 min: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Nice, but the exhibition is quite small

The house is impressive and it gives you a good idea of how Vikings in power used to live. You can... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
AliceInElysium
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Berlin, Germany
via mobile
Long house, viking ship, activities

This was a very nice experience, including demonstrations of working with iron, making clothes... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Terppa
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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...more
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Prestegaardsveien 59 | Borg in Lofoten, 8360, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived my friends and I one hour before the closure. We asked if it was enough to visit the museum and they said yes. In reality not ! So it was unfair and not honest. We paid 170 Kr per person for one hour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a very wet day but that did not make it any less impressive. You get a very good idea how the Vikings lived in the longhouse , which is full of interesting artefacts. The talk was informative and entertaining and set the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

It was a fun night of eating, drinking mead, dancing and some insights into Viking life. It was definitely worth the trip and the team gave us a memorable night. The food and drink was good.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Wow, good to hear! Happy you enjoyed the evening!

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The house is impressive and it gives you a good idea of how Vikings in power used to live. You can also dress up as one of them free of charge and take plenty of photos. The guides are nice and are happy to share...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AliceInElysium
Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hi and thanks for your review - we are happy you have had a good experience with the Vikings! The exhibition of original artifacts are not too big, but for the keen visitor there is information via audioguides for more than 3 hours. Happy you...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

you can see they have put some work and money into this place. i did enjoy most of it but its not cheap for what you get. the long house was interesting but the rest not so much.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dave S
Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hi Dave, thanks for sharing. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the longhouse - it is for many of our guest the most important and impressive part of the museum.

Reviewed September 27, 2018

This was a very nice experience, including demonstrations of working with iron, making clothes.. Also it was great to see how the long house looks alike.. Best experience by far was to sail with a real replica of a viking boat. That was cool.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Terppa
Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thanks! VIking ship sails during summer - great experience, we agree!

Reviewed September 13, 2018

Plenty of different kind of opportunities to learn about vikings, like sailing a viking boat where the captain sings you a viking song if you sing your own to him ;) The best thing is probably guildehall - the replica of the viking house of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Happy to hear you liked the museum!

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We love Vikings history and try to visit the museum and historical places Viking related However we have been quite disappointed to see this museum: 1. Overpriced . 2. It is really feels like business project 3. Not well organized.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Yuliya F
Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hi Yuliya, thanks for sharing. We are glad to hear you have a ok impression of the museum despite what you feel is our shortcomings. We would be very interested in hearing what you feel is not well organized, in order to see if we...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This visit was a complete waste of money for me. I came here thinking it was a museum with artifacts but they hardly have any. It is more of a kids petting zoo and interactive exhibit. If you’re coming solo don’t waste your money here!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hi and thanks for your review. We are sorry to have disappointed you. We agree with you that if one is coming for a huge collection of artifacts, this is not the museum for them. Lofotr Vikingmuseum attempts to "revive" the Viking era by presenting...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018

This may be one of the finest museums that we have ever visited. Rather than commercialize the Viking mystique, it was very tastefully done. The museum contained ancient Viking artifacts, with accompanying history. The longhouse was full of interactive displays for the entire family, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Wow, thanks, love hearing this!!

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Angharad M
August 26, 2018|
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Response from Lofotr V | Property representative |
Hi! Leknes would be a good option.
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chunky65
March 1, 2018|
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Response from Lofotr V | Property representative |
Hi - sorry, we see our answer is very delayded - but yes, vegetarian option. Please inform us when making the booking.
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hparengk
October 14, 2017|
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Response from jonanderst | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I´ mactually not sure. I recommend you to send the museum an email, or call them. They are the experts..:-)
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