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Lofoten War Museum

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Address: Quayside, Svolvaer 8301, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 917 30 328
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum

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If you are interested in wv2 ore just want to kill some time. This is the best and biggest collection i have seen.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Morten H
Svolvaer, Norway
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Svolvaer, Norway
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in wv2 ore just want to kill some time. This is the best and biggest collection i have seen.

Thank Morten H
Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in Svolvær, don't miss the opportunity to spend an hour at this small museum. An impressive collection of all kinds of artefacts from WWII. The whole collection is the life work of one man, and he is still the one selling you a ticket and providing interesting local stories when you visit. The only downside is that there is... More 

Thank Yrjar
Svolvaer, Norway
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102 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lived in the area for most of my life but just recently visited the museum for the first time. We loved it. I spent severall hours just walking around, looking at the items and reading the descriptions. If you like history this is a must when visiting Svolvaer.

Thank VidarTB
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

One should not miss this place if they want a small piece of history from WW-2. The collection is so huge that we went for an hour and came after spending double the time. That too because we had a flight to catch . All this at a very fair price of 100 nok. Do visit if in svolvær /lofoten.

Thank Abhishek P
Cambridge, Maryland
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This museum has been created by one man over 42 years. Absolutely amazing. Probably the world's most comprehensive collection of WWII German uniforms, weapons, equipment, personal effects and history, focusing on the German invasion and occupation of Norway. Also, how the Russians, Germans, and Norwegian military (and a little about the US involvement in Norway during the war), campaigns fared... More 

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Boca Raton, FL
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This museum is a labor of love, the product of years of collecting. The Lofoten islands were the location of a successful allied raid, and then subjected to Nazi occupation. The displays are set up for a vivid remembrance of World War II, by combining war artifacts, uniforms and mementos from daily life during this period. The museum's hours coincide... More 

1 Thank Mizner
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A very thought provoking musuem. It vividly records an appalling chapter in European history and effects upon all involved. This little musuem is packed with many interesting exhibits and stories. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank Jaisinghpur
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Fascinating museum with an extraordinary collection of wartime objects, including Disney characters painted by Hitler, an enigma machine, uniforms, weapons, photos, and even a recreation of a Gestapo interrogation room (rather scary!). This part of Norway had a brought I me during the war so to get the best from the visit it would be worth reading up about the... More 

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southampton uk
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

fantastic collection of uniforms and artefacts fom 1940 - 1945 in Norway. It is a museum not to be missed and so well put together. Unfortunately it didn't open until 6.00pm could have lspent a lot longer there, and the gentleman who owned it couldn't have been more helpful in explaining anything you asked. well worth a visit

Thank SouthamptonUkSandy
Llandrinio, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is amazing, the amount and variety of militaria especially uniforms is huge. We were lucky in that the owner was opening up at 3pm for a group, otherwise we would have had to come back at 6.30pm when Hurtigruten docks. Good way to pass an hour or so

Thank Robert H

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