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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lofotr Viking Museum is an ''all day adventure''. At the entrance, you can get official mobile device and look a all sort of historic elements. Also, the movie theater is included in price. Guided tours are superbly prepared, staff is professional and interesting to listen to. After the tour you can roam around for free. Outside of museum, towards sea, you can go on a viking style boat ride for free. Tourists usually do this also. For kids there are axe throwing, longbow shooting etc. There are two restaurants with ok prices for you to sit down and eat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great hands-on outdoor musuem. The main longhouse was beyond impressive and the walk down to the lake for the boat ride and activities is lovely and definitely worth it. Sign up and hang out after closing for the Viking Feast too, it was a blast!

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