Lofotr Viking Museum, Vestvagoy

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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. To visit Lofotr Viking Museum on your trip to Leknes, use our Leknes vacation trip planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We went to the Viking Museum in a day with fortissina rain so we didn't appreciate the outside. We will go over the same but bagnandioci a lot. There was the reconstruction of a Viking House, customs, weapons ectt. then the animals out ... in short the rain has ruined everything. the only thing at 17 closes all, Museum, Café shop and picchealtro invite just to leave ... well just know
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  • August 17, 2017
    exceptional visit of the seigniorial farm of Borg where you found the remains and rebuilt to the same building 83 m x 9 m originally established in the 6th century. A unique site in all the Scandinavia adjacent Museum containing unique pieces. It's their Mont-St.-Michel.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Long House on the Castle is really worth a visit! Employees dressed in period attire do mundane chores, so that one gets the sense of how daily life behaved in the viking age. Cooking over a fire and crafts of various kinds is exciting to get with them. Viking Festival is held each year toward the middle of august. In 2017, it was from 9.-13. August. The Vikings came from 150 domestic and international flights that had camp down towards the fjord where the viking ship is moored. Here you get in addition see performances, musical performances, games and shoot with bow and arrow and axe throwing. The sale of handicraft work of many kinds from various skilled craftsmen.
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  • July 1, 2017
    Great museum with the traditional mixed with the usual museum elements. It's very interactive and they try to relate through an active learning experience - you can go on a long boat ride throw axes and shoot bow. They have a couple of big boar like pigs and a functioning blacksmith. The longhouse is the key element of the museum. Over all well worth visiting.
  • June 28, 2017
    A fun place for the whole family, everyone enjoyed the interactive history lesson and museum displays. There is also archery, hammer throw and a boat. And lovely views. The food was good to, much of it using core ingredients that would have been available in viking times.
  • June 29, 2017
    There are 2 main parts to this museum. In one part, there are relics such as tools, bits of weapons and jewelry found at the excavation of the long house site. In the reconstructed long house, there are replicas of items from Viking life to touch and play with. First a guide explains the lifestyle and mythology, then try on chain mail, get a photo in a helmet or on a pelt strewn bed. See games and kitchen items, watch a costumed guide weave Viking style. So much to see.
  • May 31, 2017
    Ok museum. Spend 2 hours here. All ships and farmhouse are reconstructed.
  • August 13, 2016
    The exhibition is a bit small, although with much detail in the headsets for each object. There is a short movie about the residents of the place (so-so but I guess a nice addition). The Viking ship down by the water was very nice - you can row the boat every hour out into the water, for 15 minutes. There is also a smithy and a small kiosk selling food and drinks. Outside of the museum they made a big Viking stew with lamb, sold at outrageous prices (although it looked nice). The other halls of the Viking place were interactive, and gave a good feeling for how it could have looked once upon a time. The coffee place/restaurant is made int the form of a Viking hall, but with glass everywhere - it was very stylish!

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