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Address: Aa in Lofoten, Sorvagen, Moskenesoy 8392 , Norway
Phone Number:
+47 76 09 14 88
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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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2016
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Southold, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Tolmin, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

For a fee of 80 NOK, you get to visit the village with a few areas of interest. The only place that caught my sight was the boathouse with quite a few boats inside. On the second floor you can see the nets used in the past. Other than that, the other areas are not as well maintained or interesting... More 

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Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

You can visit several houses and learn about the lives of the fishermen in the past. Some houses are not open, but you can get enough with the other ones (old boats, bakery, cod liver oil factory...) and the old traditional houses from the fishermen (rorbuer).

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

A small museum Lofoten, very interesting and yet not enough mentioned in tourist guides. Very complementary to all dryers fish hanging upside down encountered along the route. The owner, former fisherman and specialist of dried cod are truly passionate and exciting. And multilingual ...

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