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Lofotr Viking Museum
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Vestvagoy
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went some days before to Oslo Viking Museum, which was definitely worst than this one. It was interactive, it has a good chunk of technology, free audioguide using your phone, and the chance to go to a replica of a Viking House (built near an actual Viking house) where you can use all props there. Definitely entertaining also for children. Very friendly staff.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing venue. The museum does a good job in explaining the Viking artifacts found on the site and the history of the people that lived there. The long house is truly amazing! It is impressive and re-created to incredible detail. Thoroughly enjoyed the feast. Great drama and historical theater while you eat. I loved the meal too! Great lamb. Skol!!

Thank bdc888
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had contacted the Viking museum months earlier to see if they could organise us to visit the museum after our photographic tour to Reine and then join the Hurtigruten passenger at the Viking feast and travel in their bus back to Svolvaer where we were staying. Nothing was too much trouble. They assisted with advising reception at our accommodation the day before so that we knew whether the feast was going ahead or not. We arrived at 3pm and so had plenty of time to visit the Viking Hall and the gift shop. The volunteer staff at the Hall were very generous with their time and knowledge - great photo opportunities - some Viking clothes and armoury as well as bread making and weaving demonstrations. The museum closed at 4.30pm and feast began at 7.30pm so we were informed that we could go to a café across the road and wait until the feast began. Bortun Kro café - fast food and bar. At 7.15pm we walked back to the Viking Hall - access at the hall not the gift and café entrance. The feast comprised the lady of the house and chieftain welcoming guests and a ritual welcoming back the sun. The meal is delicious lamb, vegetables a curd and bread - wholesome food washed down with mead. Lots of toasts and interaction with guests. The volunteers also sing Nordic songs about monsters and the sea and a love song. These are not your typical warrior Vikings but everyday folk living there. They do a great job trying to ensure everyone has fun and a memorable evening. Forget the TV stereotypes and support locals keeping the culture and historical site alive and maintained. It is up to you to be engaged and participate. For the Hurtigruten passengers it is a rushed event because they need to reconnect with their ship at Svolvaer. For everyone else - make sure you get there in time to see the Hall and all that is on offer in both buildings. Staff are friendly and helpful and there are lovely garments, silver and books as well.

Thank A N
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Visited in a group from Hurtigruten. The 'feast' was enjoyable with a simple meal of lamb, vegetables and berries on a platter. Pleasant mead to drink. The entertainment consisted of a ceremony to welcome the sun, musicians, singing and a dance around the fire. All good fun. Sadly there was little time to explore the museum and learn more of Viking life. On an independent visit one could learn more. Don't expect hours of feasting, just enjoy a diverting short evening.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Had a bit of a hoot at this museum, and 3 or 4 meads (which were actually quite nice to drink), and got into the mood. Yes it was a bit rushed to meet the ships deadline and the food was a bit basic, but if we all get into the swing it is enjoyable.

Thank PW03
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