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Lofoten War Museum

Quayside, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
+47 917 30 328
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Fantastic, primarily WW2, museum. Easy to fit into the Hurtigruten schedule, but equally you could... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Stephen B
Devon, United Kingdom
via mobile

War museum is well worth a visit if you're in Svolvaer. It was a sobering but fascinating look at... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Dave B
Cranbrook, Canada
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Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum
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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Quayside, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
+47 917 30 328
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic, primarily WW2, museum. Easy to fit into the Hurtigruten schedule, but equally you could spend hours here given the chance. The 100NK entry ticket does allow a return visit on your return Hurtigruten journey. Quite small in terms of space, but packed full of...More

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

War museum is well worth a visit if you're in Svolvaer. It was a sobering but fascinating look at the role this area of Norway played in WW II. Lots of amazing displays; give yourself a few hours to see it all.

1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had just an hour on our Northbound trip on Hurtigruten and hesitated to spend 100 NK but you can use the same ticket on the way back South. If you have any interest in war history it’s not to be missed. Hopefully you can...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Located just a few steps from the ferry station, this place offers a huge amount of WWII artifacts. It tells the story of the battles that took place on Norway, and on the way shows all kinds of uniforms, weapons, and belongings of The Norsk,...More

Thank Yuri F
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Wow...this little city punches well above its weight in innovative historic displays/museums. The small war museum is packed with military treasures from the world wars and is worth a visit. So to is the recreated fishing village found across the bridge on the little island...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This museum was only a block from my car rental return site. I think I was most surprised by just how many artifacts they had and and what great condition they were in. The curator was also very knowledgeable and friendly. I definitely recommend this...More

Thank awesomescottm
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Interesting, with a lot of artefacts. You can spend a lot of time here, do not miss the "SS room". It is a bit scary!

Thank Tatyana A
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Thismuseum is not so big, but you can see there many many weapons and uniforms from II world war. Generally, very interesting and if you like how it was during II WW go there...

Thank Ненад Ц
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Small but good collection. Well worth the price. We spent a good while here and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

Thank Stono78
Reviewed 27 August 2017

It's an absolute gem! It contains an amazing collection of artifacts from World War II, including some surprisingly good paintings by Adolf Hitler himself (among them, some dwarfs from Snow White!). If you are fortunate enough to visit when William Hakvaag, the owner and developer...More

1  Thank Mary T
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28 December 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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22 September 2015|
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Response from James s | Reviewed this property |
Its about 5 max 5 min,walk from the museum. Its very close. Well worth the visit.