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Lofotr Viking Museum, Bostad

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Join a Viking feast, row an authentic Viking longboat, or learn how to throw an axe at Lofotr Viking Museum. Established at the site of a Viking village excavated during the 1980s, the museum features a chieftain's house, a blacksmith's forge, and a wide outdoor area crossed by gravel walking paths. Two full-scale replicas of the Gokstad ship are anchored on the lake. See original handicrafts as well as historical reenactments of Viking life. The smell of the bonfire and tar, and the stories told by costumed actors, will transport you back to ancient times. The new building houses two exhibition halls and a cinema. Audio guides are available in six languages. Plan your Lofotr Viking Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bostad using our Bostad trip builder app.
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  • Visited with my late wife many years back when on a tour off our first cruise ship, We went inside and toured the grounds before going into the smoke filled dinner room for the traditional... 
    Visited with my late wife many years back when on a tour off our first cruise ship, We went inside and toured the grounds before going into the smoke filled dinner room for the traditional...  more »
  • One of my favorite museum stops in quite some time. What you would consider to be a traditional museum with displays and plaques to discuss the artifacts is a small portion of the overall. It is... 
    One of my favorite museum stops in quite some time. What you would consider to be a traditional museum with displays and plaques to discuss the artifacts is a small portion of the overall. It is...  more »
  • We had purchased a festival pass so we could come and go as we pleased. Enjoyed our visit and found something to do everyday of the festival. Maybe just a normal visit would satisfy most peoples... 
    We had purchased a festival pass so we could come and go as we pleased. Enjoyed our visit and found something to do everyday of the festival. Maybe just a normal visit would satisfy most peoples...  more »
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  • Great attraction for kids. The long house is amazing, and the dressed-up family photos are awesome. The activities were a lot of fun, and even the short walk over, through the woods, was beautiful. There was no boat ride when we went, either because of weather conditions, or a broken boat. In any event, we didn't feel the attraction was diminished
  • To understand more about this part of history fading between reality and mythology. Do not hesitate to ask questions, people were happy to share and tell more. We were there during the festival (first day), this is clearly the great moment to visit. You can also book a dinner there. Yes it is short, one hour, but you gonna be well entertain and feed.
  • (Went in summer) A great viking museum with a lot of activities outside and inside. Includes an exhibition, a short movie, showcasing clothing/food/arts and craft (it's even possible to try on the weapons and clothing!), as well as activities outside (tour on a viking boat, horse riding, bow, axe-throwing, etc). It feels very lively as live actors are crafting, preparing food and doing activities in viking clothing. Some are sewing, some are baking, there is even a blacksmith actually smithing! They have animals around the museum, it's really perfect for kids and adults. The exhibition is showing tools and crafts made around the region. Everything is available in different languages, if you use your phone. I recommend :)
  • Really good experience to get to know more about the viking culture. Different expositions with info, dynamic activities (throwing axes, archery), you can sail a Viking boat, you can talk to the Vikings around and they'll give you lots of valuable info. Plus the surroundings are stunning!
  • For any Viking culture fan this is it the place to be! Had a great time at this museum, the viking long house is very awesome to see. There are a lot of other stalls you can check. There are also some great activities like axe throwing, bow shooting, and even a viking boat trip

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