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Lofotr Viking Museum

Prestegaardsveien 59 | Borg in Lofoten, 8360, Norway
+47 76 15 40 00
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Guided Sightseeing Trip from Svolvaer including Lofotr Viking Museum
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Prestegaardsveien 59 | Borg in Lofoten, 8360, Norway
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+47 76 15 40 00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a true educational place to visit in order to experience how the Vikings lived. Looking at the surrounding landscape it is easy to understand Borg was an important place at that time.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this reconstruction of a Viking chieftain's home built near the actual site, as a faithful reproduction. Actors told us of their life and gods, and played ancient music, and served a festival meal with mead. It was interesting and entertaining

Thank LC34201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibit hall begins with a short video discussing the discovery of the longhouse which was reconstructed here, but the exhibits themselves along with detailed oral descriptions of each of them are the highlights. You'll need to use your smartphone or rent one along with...More

Thank FellowTraveller02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hesitating to stop there, scared to find a "tourist trap". But not at all! The "guided tour" (which was more of a mini-conference) was very interesting. The guide knew exactly what she was talking about and was very good at telling stories. The...More

Thank FloMicke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall really cool to see the Viking Festival but wouldn't recommend if it's not that time of year (unless you have kids or the weather is bad). The festival was great with opportunities to try throwing axes and shooting a bow. They had a Viking...More

Thank TrinTaco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting and fun. We wanted to go in case of bad or rainy eeatger, which luckily was not the case when we finally went, cause you have to walk outside to see everything...the "viking" who guided us, did a very good job and...More

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very small museum with a few itens and a viking house. Ok, it is history, but for 140 kronas (September 2017) I think they should offer more. If you have kids you can spend quite a few hours at the museum and...More

Thank g-cardozo
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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 3 September 2017

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 31 August 2017 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
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Hendrik P
14 October 2017|
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Response from Jon Anders T | 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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San M
11 August 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
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Lorne J
22 January 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
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