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Lofotr Viking Museum

Prestegaardsveien 59 | Borg in Lofoten, 8360, Norway
+47 76 15 40 00
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Lofotr Viking museum

The weather outside was a bit cloudy, so we have decided to visit the Viking Museum, i like very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helena K
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Unnecessary if you have seen the Viking museum in Oslo

We stopped here on a drizzly afternoon in late June. There's a short guided tour, and re-enactors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather outside was a bit cloudy, so we have decided to visit the Viking Museum, i like very much the main house, which was divided in many smaller “rooms”, after the visit i can really imagine, how it was in the medieval times 😊

Thank Helena K
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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks!! :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a drizzly afternoon in late June. There's a short guided tour, and re-enactors go about their business without explaining anything unless there are questions. When we were there, they seemed to be setting up for a Viking meal, which you have...More

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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing your experience. There are short guided tours in addition to the audio guide system for the exhibition halls and the film. Also, there are activities such as sailing a Viking ship, archery and more by the seaside/Vikingship harbour. We hope you had...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were tight for time and were not going to go inside but wow, glad we did, unfortunately we were in and out very quickly but what we saw summed up the Viking past so well, great exhibits and friendly staff, well worth a visi,...More

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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our recent visit to the viking museum however it is very spread out and we didn’t give ourselves enough time to see it all so we will need to come back for another grundle.

Thank callum y
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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing - and welcome back next time :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum and replica long house are on top of a hill and the view for miles around is stunning. Buses run regularly to the museum from Svolvaer so it is easy to get to even if you don't have a car. The staff is...More

Thank Helen N
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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! It is great to hear you enjoyed the museum. Thanks for sharing, too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum with live actors who tell you about viking live. There is a long house and you can make a trip on a replica viking ship. You can also see the findings of the area.

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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing - happy to hear that you enjoyed the VIking age!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here because it was cold wet and windy and time before we left the islands Well worth it! We started with lunch of meatloaf and salad - very tasty and acceptable We went around the museum bit and once we worked out how...More

Thank 786Lesley19
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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This is great to hear! Thanks for sharing, and letting us know that the Viking age was to your liking.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Viking meal and program. We didn’t really have time to see much of the museum. I enjoyed the presentation but would have liked to learn more about the Vikings. Worth a visit.

Thank Tjshade
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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a museum at all ! Just a cash machine. Very poor,looks like a cheap amusement park. You wont learn anything. worst expérience un whole Norway !More

Thank yoannclerc
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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear your feelings on this. Surely, it is a museum, based upon the story around the finding of the biggest longhouse in the world of the Vikings. The museum consists of archeological exhibitions, the reconstructed longhouse (full size) and large...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unic opportunity to learn more about the vikings..the lives and homes as well as their journeys

Thank RibellaSolbjerg
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Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Love hearing that you like the museum. Thanks for sharing! :)

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chunky65
1 March 2018|
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Response from Lofotr V | Property representative |
Hi - sorry, we see our answer is very delayded - but yes, vegetarian option. Please inform us when making the booking.
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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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