The Alsvåggården old store and museum. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik


The Øksnes of today emerges as a high-tech fishing village, based
on several thousand years of experience. Learn how fishing has been
a way of life in Øksnes since the Stone Age. With the help of archeological
finds and sites, together with written sources, we can follow
developments in the fishing villages all the way from the Stone Age to
the present day fishing center Myre.

We will show you around the charming Alsvåggården; the old farmhouse
dating back to the mid 17th century, one of the oldest wooden
buildings in northern Norway. In the farmhouse you can sit down with
a cup of coffee and enjoy the historic atmosphere before you move on
and maybe visit Nyksund, Stø or Langenes, some of the historic fishing
villages in the area.

This year we will also be presenting our brand new exhibition covering
the local history of healthcare in the region.

Opening hours 2021

June 27–August 8
Tuesday–Sunday 11–16

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 50 NOK
Child (under 16 y.o.) Free
Groups p.p. 40 NOK (min. 10 ppl)

Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik
Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

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