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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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the largest Viking chieftain had a longhouse on this site 1000 years ago. They have a replica on the house built which gives you an idea of what a Viking longhouse looked like inside. This would be fun especially for kids. The museum...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 4 October 2017 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 27 September 2017 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 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 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
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Hendrik P
14 October 2017|
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..:-)
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
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