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Lofotr Viking Museum

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Address: Prestegaardsveien 59 | Borg in Lofoten, 8360, Norway
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+47 76 15 40 00
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Meet the Vikings!

At Borg in Lofoten, the largest longhouse in the world of...

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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Lofoten Viking History

We visited at the very end of winter season, so arrived at the midday opening time as we weren't sure whether we'd need the whole 3-hours to see everything .... and we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Mapleton, Utah, USA
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome Viking lady who told authentic Viking stories (in English). Great movie and exhibits with recorded descriptions of archaeological finds. Hands-on exhibits in reconstructed long house, including chain mail, swords, costumes, games, etc., from Viking era. Well worth the time!

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Golden Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous reconstruction of a Viking longhouse. Staff on hand to inform details of everyday life and activities. Everything can be tried out and used. Great fun.

Thank andreanaengler
Gallivare, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without a doubt it is the best cultural place to visit on Lofoten islands. It offers almost everything - educational exhibitions, gift shop, fast food, short movie, historical buildings, animals, activities such as archery, axe throwing, nautical experience from vikings longboat, plenty of walking in stunning nature, theatrical experience. Have I left something out? Surely but it does not matter.... More 

Thank Paulus T
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at the very end of winter season, so arrived at the midday opening time as we weren't sure whether we'd need the whole 3-hours to see everything .... and we did!! Tickets are 140NOK and this includes the replica chieftains longhouse, the extended farmlands (including old boat sites) and also the museum with the findings from the excavation... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Here's the letter I've just sent to Viking Museum: This kind of self-service that is provided during winter to the visitors of the Viking Museu is not working. I was informed that, despite the museum closed at 3 pm, the visitors were free to circulate in the outdoor spaces and namely go until the boat house. Well, the viking boat... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This was a very authentic visit, filled with fun and information. I was able to visit here at night for a Viking Feast, as an excursion from my Hurtigruten voyage. It was a half-hour bus ride to the longhouse, which is an exact replica of the original one built on this site around 700 AD, although the land was lived... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The exhibition hall is fantastic with online audio guide - very informative. The viking long house displays the viking lifestyle. It's good to know the setting - three sections (the chief's house, the dining hall and the storage room). The walk to the boat house is extremely pleasant too with beautiful scenery of the fjords, the sea and the farm.

Thank yeathar H
Heerlen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is created around a archeological site. A Longhouse is built as a reconstruction of the building discovered. Inside the life of the Vikings is reconstructed. In the exhibition the artefacts of the site are shown and explained. It was an interesting experience that can be recommended to those with an interest in the history of the Lofoten and... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We are glad that we visited this Viking museum before our flight. Very informative museum with Viking experience in the long house. Highly recommended.

Thank VanLe
Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this review

Thank you - we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the museum. Thanks for sharing with us! More 

Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The reconstruced Viking house is a must-see while visiting Lofoten, as well as the museum's essential explanations necessary to understand the site itself and the life of the Vikings, quite different from abused commonplace. Avoid the shop and enjoy the surroundings

Thank Andrea W
Lofotr V, Public Relations Manager at Lofotr Viking Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for appreciating our museum and sharing your experience with us. We have chosen to focus on Vikings everyday life in Lofoten, opposed to the more common conception on Vikings as warriors. Thanks again! More 

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