many new records in 2023!

09 January 2024

With 119,162 visitors to Lofotr Viking Museum, a new visitor record was set in 2023. At the end of the summer season, we had already put a great season behind us and the numbers were surprisingly good. Tourists from all over the world had visited the museum and there was also a good increase of local visitors. The Viking Festival itself was the most visited since its foundation in 2004.

Although what we hoped to exceed the visitor count from 2019, namely 104,614, this year’s result still exceeded all expectations.

Very proud and surprised by the result

In an interview for Lofotposten, Ole Martin Hammer, Head of Administration and Finance at Museum Nord, states that he “is of course very proud and surprised by the number of visitors to Lofotr Viking Museum in 2023. We see that there have been good visits to several of the visitor places we are responsible for. These include the Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes, the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum at Å and Lofoten War Memorial Museum in Svolvær. The increase is particularly high at Lofotr Viking Museum. I was hopeful and budgeted for 110,000 visitors in 2023. The fact that we have just under 120,000 visitors is fantastic.”

Ole Martin Hammer explains that “The increase at Lofotr Viking Museum is divided between the increase from Cruise to Lofoten and that the coastal route (Hurtigruten and Havila) during 2023 has returned. The biggest increase is in the number of regular tourists (adults, children and families) visiting us.”

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