Norsk fiskeværsmuseum. Foto: Kjell Ove Storvik
Norwegian Fishing Village Museum. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

Welcome to Å; at the end of E 10/King Olav´s road. The Norwegian Fishing Village Museum is located in the centre of one of the best preserved and complete old fishing villages in Norway.

The museum´s main theme is life in the fishing village from approx. 1840 to 1960, and the development of Lofoten fishing over the last 250 years. Visit several buildings with varied exhibitions, and our traditional bakery in the summer season!

The listed museum buildings are open whole year round with various opening hours in the summer and winter season.

• The Bakery has an old stone oven from 1878, and bakes delicious bread and cinnamon rolls
• The Boathouse, with traditional wooden boats (Nordland boats)
• The Cod Liver Oil Factory, the oldest in North-Europe
• The Home of the fisherman´s family
• The Post Office, where the expedition of the steam ships were held
• The Forge, where the blacksmith was working
• Gammelbutikken – The old grocery shop, located in a house built in 1843
• Rorbu – The fisherman´s cabin is accessible on guided tours

The museum offers guiding in the summer season.

The one and only shop of the village since 1843, still open whole year-round. Locally produced food, textiles, local literature, clothing, fishing equipment – and a basic selection of groceries. The shop is also information point and ticket office for the museum.
Opening hours: All year Monday–Friday 10–15. Closed 14. December–4 January

The bakery
In our well known bakery we bake the world’s best cinnamon rolls and delicious bread in the old stone oven from 1878. Taste a piece of Lofoten´s baking history, with a cup of coffee in the summer sun!
Open from 1 June to 31 August (outside the baking season, the building can be visited as part of the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum)

Museum Café
In the café you can try our traditional Norwegian waffles with jam and sour cream, sandwiches, coffee, and of course the famously tasty cinnamon rolls from the historical bakery of Å.
Open from 1 June to 31 August, every day: 11–17

Servicehuset – Souvenir shop
The service house is located by the large parking lot (drive through the tunnel on arrival at Å). In the summer you can buy museum tickets here and get information about the museum and the bakery. You can also buy various gifts and souvenirs (clothes, books, postcards, etc.) in the nice shop.
Open from 1 May to 30 September. Closed 17 May
In the building you will find public toilets, operating all year round

Opening Hours 2021

February 1–June 13: Monday–Friday 11–15
June 14–August 31: Every day 11–18
September 1–December 17: Monday–Friday 11–15
Also open by appointment

Your safety and our staff´s safety is important to us.
We are working in accordance to the authorities
regulations to ensure a safe visit. We ask you to
follow our guidelines. Please inform yourself on
these upon arrival. Our guidelines are easy to
detect upon arrival. Please do not hesitate to
contact our staff if any questions. We are looking
forward to sharing our history with you – welcome!

Prices 2021

Adult 100 NOK
Senior 90 NOK
Student 70 NOK
Child (6–17) 70 NOK
Child (under 5) Free

Group rates:
1–10 people 900 NOK in total
11–49 people 90 NOK per person (children age 6–17 70 NOK)
50+ people 70 NOK per person
Guided tour outside opening hours,
contact for prices

Baking på fiskeværsmuseet. Foto Alex Conu
Photo: Alex Conu
Transmaking på fiskeværsmuseet. Foto Kjell Ove Storvik
Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik
Norsk Fiskeværsmuseum Rorbua 2017
Photo: James Morgan

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