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Lofotr Viking Museum

Prestegaardsveien 59 | Borg in Lofoten, 8360, Norway
+47 76 15 40 00
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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 15 - 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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Prestegaardsveien 59 | Borg in Lofoten, 8360, Norway
+47 76 15 40 00
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a wonderful find. We had no idea what we were going to, and it was a wonderful surprise. This is a working museum with people in period garb, reconstructed buildings, and period activities. And it is awesome! We spent many hours here and...More

Thank Graciel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site was interesting. Having the archeology beside the museum made it a bit special. Our group had a guide initially, who was dressed in Viking costume and explained (in English) that the longhouse building is as faithful a reconstruction of the archeological site it...More

Thank ActRegular_traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small museum given the price of admission (AU$30 pp). Our audio wasn't working, but we're given a replacement iPod, the collection started at item 10 instead of 1 for some bizarre reason, which is confusing, and the info provided was too...More

Thank Kara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this as part of a trip from a cruise, we definitely didn't have enough time but what we did see (mainly the house) was excellent, the children loved it. It was informative and they let us have freedom to explore and play with...More

Thank toniaeales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is absolutely worth the time. Especially impressive is the Viking longhouse. Here is a chance to step back into history and to discover how people lived in community in the Viking age. The guide we had was incredibly informative, and the visit was...More

Thank Paulandjean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Catching the bus East from Leknes or West from Svolvaer will send you right past the doors of Lofotr, and let me tell you that it's worth every penny and every minute spent there. Whilst the museum, with all its artefacts, and the film are...More

Thank EarthlyAmbler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I visited this museum on a coach tour of the Lofoten Islands, which did not stop here long enough to do it justice. We visited the impressive recreation of a Viking Hall, where we enjoyed an excellent, informative and amusing potted history of the...More

Thank Alvar C
Reviewed August 14, 2017

As a long time viking lover, I found the Viking Museum to be awesome. The guide gives a comprise story of the viking age and culture, and invites you to explore the museum by yourself. They have an interactive audio guide that works with your...More

Thank Saule E
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We loved the museum and we are lucky enough to visit during the Viking Festival which was fun for everyone. The museum is absolutely beautiful (it is worth visiting for its architecture!) and everything is explained well (we did a guided tour in Italian -...More

Thank viaggiatrice23
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

I had a cake and a coffe at the bar museum and it was of medium level. The place is very nice ....it i is a nice place with a boat that has inside the caffè tables.

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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thanks for your feedback of the museum cafe and the serving areas outside the museum itself. :) Welcome back!

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San M
August 10, 2017|
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Response from Lofotr V | Property representative |
Hi! The museum will be open in October on Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat 1200 - 1500, plus every evening for Viking feast (viking feast must be booked in advance). Boat trips: only between June and August. In October the weather is... More
Lorne J
January 21, 2017|
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Response from Lofotr V | Property representative |
Great to hear you will be visiting! Yes, there is time to see the museum exhibitions and film,before the feast. (That is if you are not travelling with the Hurtigruten, they have less time). Museum visit is included in the... More
April 6, 2016|
Response from Lofotr V | Property representative |
Sorry for the too late reply!! for buses, check website 177nordlandno Best regards, Lofotr VIkingmuseum