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Address: Aa in Lofoten, Sorvagen 8392 , Norway
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+47 76 09 14 88
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Welcome to Å, at the end of E10: the King Olav's Road. Here you will find...

Welcome to Å, at the end of E10: the King Olav's Road. Here you will find the picturesque Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, and experience everyday life at the Lofoten fisheries over the last 250 years. Visit our buildings. Participate in demonstrations and activities. Activity vary through the year. Open all year.

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On an earlier visit (back in the 1990s) to Å, which is virtually "the end of the road" through the Lofoten islands (E10), I found that the owner of this charming fishing village... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Pays de la Loire, France
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Pays de la Loire, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On an earlier visit (back in the 1990s) to Å, which is virtually "the end of the road" through the Lofoten islands (E10), I found that the owner of this charming fishing village didn't really care if anybody came to visit. Now, however, the whole complex has been turned in to a well-oiled tourism machine, combining accommodation, restaurants/cafés, museums and... More 

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Sydney
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wouldn't recommend going here and you are better off spending that time somewhere else with real value. They open at 11am and found it to be a bit of a waste of time. Yes, there are a few buildings associated with fishing.

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Thank KrishanRodrigo
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Hi, Fishing Village Museum is open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm and you can join a guiding which will take you back in time to the XIXth century. Welcome back and hope you will enjoy more next time :) More 

Reine, Norway
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Awesome experience with one of the museum's guides. A lot of interesting facts regarding the Norwegian old way of living and working.

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Thank ancatinc
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Welcome again in May when the artisan Bakey of A starts new baking season with seaweed bread :) and in July with workshop about wool-handcraft techniques. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

It's an interesting place to while a couple of hours away. There's a boathouse with the associated bits of fishing gear and another shed where cod liver oil was produced which was quite interesting. The site is quite ramshackle but the bakery is worth a visit - the tomato bread and cinnamon buns were amazing

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Thank paul8392
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Thank you for your visit in our Bakery. We are doing our best! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Good look at how people have historically lived on tiny island. Got given a tour of a cod liver oil making facility by a lovely Polish historian living there, and French baker was cool, showing us bakery he was renovating.

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Thank waxcharade
Management response:

Thank you for your visit and the positiv feedback. The codliver-oil factory is our pride. soon, on 25th of march will we make codliver-oil there again, so welcome to join us. More 

Southold, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

The Norwegian Fishing Village Museum is located in the Village of Å at the south end of the E-10 highway. We found the museum to be very interesting and informative and they explained a lot about all the cod that we saw hanging on drying racks throughout the Lofoten Islands. Special thanks to our guide Olga for showing us around.

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Thank EJW3
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It was a pleasure to guide you. Welcome back during the cod season or during the summer to enjoy our traditional bread from the Bakery. More 

Tolmin, Slovenia
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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

The museum is located in a charming fishing village with the shortest name on the world with just one letter. Letter Å is the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet. The village can be reached in just 10 minutes by car from ferry port in Moskenes (there is a big parking lot for cars and campers). The old fishing houses... More 

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Thank Soccca
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The cod-season is starting now! so if you want to understand the settelments and activity in Lofoten, step in to our museum end enjoy! More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Interesting preservation of a little fishing village. The first couple of buildings are guided by someone who speaks English. But after that you're on your own. There was a very intriguing video about how cod liver oil is made, in one of the buildings, but it was all in Norwegian. Still, I enjoyed wandering through the buildings and seeing the... More 

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Thank beauxmots
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Welcome to ask for a guiding tour in our authentic fishermen`s cabin! you will love it. More 

Kristiansand, Norway
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is a real museum - no dicke-dick and fus or plastic. Its simple, but it works! It tells the story, nice service from the owner, free coffee og tee.

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Thank torkil t
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Thank you for appreciating this! Our goal is to preserve the village as it was in old times, and our exhibition in a "naive" state of authenticity. Welcome back! More 

Navi Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

If you are staying in Sorvagen (Sothern part of Moskenes), you can plan to visit this place. Nothing very great - its just OK. Could have been better managed.

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Thank Dalbir_S_Virdi
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Thank you for paying us a visit. Welcome back. More 

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