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Lofotr Viking Museum

Prestegaardsveien 59 | Borg in Lofoten, 8360, Norway
+47 76 15 40 00
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Rushed thru dinner

The meal was excellent, but felt that we were rushed thru the meal. Ship schedule must be kept. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara C
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Albuquerque
Discover how the Vikings lived

The long house is spectacular to visit and to discover how they lived then. Very friendly, and nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
France C
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New Brunswick, Canada
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was excellent, but felt that we were rushed thru the meal. Ship schedule must be kept. It was ok

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The long house is spectacular to visit and to discover how they lived then. Very friendly, and nice demonstration of some of the work ancestors did. We had the opportunity to have lunch on site. You become part of the show

Thank France C
Reviewed 13 January 2018

To do justice to just the indoor portions of this site we needed several hours. Sudden extreme weather (strong winds & heavy rain) prevented us from outdoor exploration of original excavation site and ship. Two highlights for us were the exhibition hall (using audio guide)...More

Thank tandb2011
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Simply said: Want you meet real vikings in their current time and place? Go to Lofotr. You can see them.

Thank Suter1971
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We were traveling on the Hurtigruten and took the optional excursion, “Meet The Vikings”. What an absolute waste of money. £111 per person ( yes that’s right) was a total rip off. We spent more time on the coach travelling to/from the docks in Stamsund...More

Thank ElizabethDonn
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This museum is very fun to visit. It is interactive and you will learn a lot about the viking history. The people walk around in viking clothing, in a building that used to be a viking farm. Everything is decorated to make it look like...More

Thank TessPasch
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Wasn't much in the history of the Vikings, you just get a story of a particular family. It was just worth the money, I didn't feel ripped off, but I wouldn't go so far to say it was good value either. All in all, worth...More

Thank HassySnapper
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

I must admit that after reading some bad reviews I was concerned. Needlessly. I attended with my two young adults, 17 and 20. The trip from the ship took 35 mins, during which time our Viking guide entertained us with tales of what life would...More

Thank dcw65
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We spent several hours here. Would recommend the audio guide and indoor exhibits, and the guided tour to the longhouse. Also would recommend the short film to get an introduction before you begin. After our tour, we walked around the grounds and headed down to...More

Thank AKTraveler50
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

At the start of the quiet season and unfortunately everything including the cafe was shut. The smithy is closed so you can't see anything there. The replica Viking ship is there but it's a long walk down to the pier. The long house itself is...More

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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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