Lofotr Viking Museum


Lofotr Viking Museum features a full reconstruction of the largest Viking-era house ever found in Scandinavia – an 83-meter long Chieftain’s house. The museum also has a blacksmith’s forge and two ships (replicas of the Gokstad ship, one in full-scale size), and their boathouses. 

The museum additionally offers various reenactments, immersing visitors in the Viking’s life. Authentically dressed guides and artisans explain everything you would ever want to know about Vikings and their lives. Have you ever wanted to shoot an arrow or sail around the fjord in a Viking ship? Now is your chance! 

And when you want to take a rest from all the walking, why not eat some lamb soup cooked over an open fire and drink the nectar of Gods – the mead!

We skipped quite a lot of attractions as we arrived with only an hour left before they closed. There is quite a distance to walk from the Chieftain’s house to the shipyard, so the show was already over when we made it there. However, I would definitely recommend this place for families with kids as there is plenty of activities aimed at kids! But that does not mean that adults will be bored; we weren’t!

For more details, check out the museum website.

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