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Lofotr Viking Museum in the Lofoten Islands, Northern Norway Photo: CH - Visitnorway.com
Photo: CH - Visitnorway.com
Photo: CH - Visitnorway.com
Photo: CH - Visitnorway.com
Photo: Lofotr Viking Museum
Photo: Lofotr Viking Museum
Photo: Lofotr Viking Museum
Photo: Lofotr Viking Museum

Lofotr Viking Museum

"Cheers, good people. Eat well for you have traveled long," says the Viking chieftain as he welcomes visitors for a traditional Viking banquet.

At Borg in the Lofoten Islands you'll find the largest Viking longhouse ever found. In all likelihood, this was the seat of one of the most powerful Viking chiefs in Northern Norway.

The world's largest Viking longhouse

The longhouse that was found at Borg has been reconstructed in its entirety and is an impressive 272 feet in length. Both the mead hall and the section for accommodation have been recreated as accurately as possible, down to authentic handicraft and decorations. The smell of bonfire and tar, handicraft as the Vikings did it, meals and storytelling - it all brings you more than a thousand years back in time. In the nearby inlet lies the viking ship, a replica of the Gokstad Ship.

In addition to the mead hall, the museum also offers more modern exhibitions that contribute to tell this thousand year-old story. Audioguides in six different languages help you get to know Viking history, alongside videos, films and archaeological items - several of which are unique and sensational finds.

Food and drink

A Viking feast is a spectacle of food and storytelling. Leg of locally raised lamb will be served, along with fish, wild boar and lots of tasty accessories. Glasses are filled with mead, the drink of the gods, made from honey and herbs.

Activities

In the summer season, lasting from 15 June until 15 August, there are extra activities available to guests. Try to master the art of archery or axe-throwing, or try your hand at rowing the Viking ship. In the mead hall a broth made from lamb and vegetables is served, made over the open fire. Mead is also available to try.

Lofotr Viking festival

Every year in August, the Lofotr Viking festival is held. More than a hundred "Vikings" meet, put up sales booths and hold demonstrations of handicrafts. Concerts, theatre, show battles, games and contests, lectures and courses are also held, and for five days in a row you can experience it all and take part in a vibrant Viking mood in the festival area at Lofotr Viking Museum.

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Last updated:  2013-11-26
 - Photo: CH - Visitnorway.com
 - Photo: CH - Visitnorway.com

Interest:  Attractions & Culture, History, Vikings, Typical Norwegian

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Lofotr Viking Museum

"Cheers, good people. Eat well for you have traveled long," says the Viking chieftain as he welcomes visitors for a traditional Viking banquet.

Lofotr Viking Museum

Source: Visitnorway

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