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. Plan your Lofotr Viking Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Leknes using our Leknes trip builder app .
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  • Visited in a group from Hurtigruten. The 'feast' was enjoyable with a simple meal of lamb, vegetables and berries on a platter. Pleasant mead to drink. The entertainment consisted of a ceremony to wel...  more »
  • Had a bit of a hoot at this museum, and 3 or 4 meads (which were actually quite nice to drink), and got into the mood. Yes it was a bit rushed to meet the ships deadline and the food was a bit basic, ...  more »
  • I was really looking forward to seeing this place. It is a Viking longhouse reconstructed on the site of an actual building from the Viking age in Norway. We went there as part of the Hurtigruten "Vik...  more »
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  • Reconstructed Chieftains hall and attached museum. We went for a Yule feast to ask for the gods assistance in making the sun return and delaying Ragnarok. A small number of staff played their parts well with singing, dancing and a good supply of tasty mead flowing. Our guide was knowledgeable about many subjects and we were also lucky enough to have a short Northern Lights display too!
  • Interesting museum, but wish there was a little more. Unfortunately the Dinner feels too expensive for my liking. If only it had been a little more affordable. It’s Norway, so...
  • The museum was really interesting but quite small. It’s probably a good place to take children but don’t expect to be here very long.
  • I visit the place twice when I was in lofoten ,the interactive Museum sometime is boring they artefact show they are really interesting the place has good shopping area and snack and coffee shop. The main attraction is the big reconstruction upside down Viking ship nicely done with a lot interesting focus point in the middle of it there is a big fire going on where are food is prepared and served on wood tables by staff in costume you can make a booking for you or for your private event on this place. This area is fantastic for kids and the place sometime is full and overcrowded but the area has spaces outside for you to visit Farm animals are kept on The Wire and so I you could take a walk down to the water to visit a reconstructed boat used during summer for all people enjoying Viking experience very popular duringSummer.
  • Didn't really impress maybe due the high expectations. Really nice staff but poor museum. The Viking's house is a reconstruction based oh theories.
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