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Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Mari Cæsar
Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Lofotr Viking Museum
Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Lofotr Vikingmuseum
Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Lofotr Vikingmuseum
Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Lofotr Vikingmuseum
Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Lofotr VIkingmuseum
Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Lofotr VIkingmuseum

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In the Iron Age, there were 10 - 15 Chieftain´s seats in Northern Norway. One of these were located to Borg in Lofoten. Borg is the only place where we have found the Chieftain´s house itself. 

Lofotr Viking Museum consists of an impressive reconstruction of the Chieftain´s house, in full size (83 meters long), next to the site of the original house. In the Chieftains´s house there are several rooms; living quarters, gildehall (feasting hall) and the former animal stable. Today, the stable offers exhibitions on i.e the belief of the vikings (mythologi) and a childrens play corner. From 15th of June - 15th of August, we serve (sell) lamb soup  cooked over open fire in the gildehall. You may even taste the drink of the Gods - the honey wine!

In the Glassgården (entrance area with museum gift shop, cafe
and exhibitions) you may study archeological finds, learn the history of the sensational findings of Borg and watch the 12 min long film "Dreaming of Borg". The exhibitions and film contains a modern audio guide system which allows you to choose between 6 different languages. Simply wander around with ear phones and let history be told to you. 

In the Chieftain´s house, the handcrafts of the viking age is being demonstrated. Lots of beautiful and interesting objects are placed in the house, along with intricated wood carvings and other interior decorations. 

By the sea, you may explore the reconstructed boat house, the forge (smithy), the activity area and the viking ship. 15th of June - 15th of August you may actually row the viking ship and try your hand at i.e. archery and axe throwing - all included in the entrance ticket. 

Horses, cows, wild boars and sheep - all of old types - are grazing in the fields around the Chieftain´s farm. 

The vikings at the museum are happy to answer all your questions. Groups (min 12 persons) may pre-book a guided tour, all year. 

The museum is recommended for families. 

Opening hours season 2013:

May 1. - May 31.: 10 am - 5 pm every day
June 1. - August 15.: 10 am - 7 pm every day
August 16. - September 15.: 10 am - 5 pm every day

1/1-13 til 30/4-13 Wednesday and Saturday 12:00-15:00
16/9-13 til 31/12-13 Wednesday and Saturday 12:00-15:00

The museum is closed during christmas holidays. (25th of December 2013, 28th of December 2013 and 1st of January 2014)

Lofotr Viking Festival: August 7. - 11. 2013

Green travel

Lofotr Viking Museum has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:

Eco-lighthouse Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism Green travel

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Where:Lofotr Viking Museum
1/1/2013 - 4/30/2013
Wed and Sat
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5/1/2013 - 5/31/2013
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6/1/2013 - 8/15/2013
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8/16/2013 - 9/15/2013
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9/16/2013 - 12/31/2013
Wed and Sat
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Bus Daily departures to/from Leknes and Svolvær

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In the Iron Age, there were 10 - 15 Chieftain´s seats in Northern Norway. One of these were located to Borg in Lofoten. Borg is the only place where...

Lofotr Viking Museum

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