Region: Lofoten

“Gammelbutikken” – Gifts & useful things

A new sweater, a practical southwest or a bag of tea from Lofoten? In Gammelbutikken (open all year) and suvenirbutikken (summer open) by the parking lot, the selection is large and exciting for most people.

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1000 stories

Immerse yourself in stories small and large from our museums, ranging from boat graves from the Viking Age to the construction of the Ofotbanen railway, and potato setting.

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Activities for children

Our museums have various offers and activities for children and families with children this summer. Here are some tips.

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ALF RAGNAR NIELSSEN: Book launch

Alf Ragnar Nielssen’s book Sami past in Lofoten is launched in Moskenes, Vestvågøy and Vågan as part of the celebrations around the Sami national day

Ancient Animals In The Wild

Discover ancient animal species in their natural habitat. Wild boar, wild sheep, Nordland type horses and Nordland type cows enjoying life around the Chieftain’s House.

Archaeological Exhibition

Discover the excavation of the longhouse, an evocative film about people and events during the Viking Age, and a collection of unique archaeological finds from Borg and the surrounding areas.

Art workshop for children and youth

Head to The Espolin Gallery and join a children’s and youth artwork site with Andrea Greenwood on July 7 at 12–14.

Bakery opens at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

Bakery opens at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

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Cine

SEE THE PAST, IMAGINE THE FUTURE

Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment

Coastal Day in Storvågan

Activities for big and small at The Lofoten Museum, Lofoten Aquarium and The Espolin Gallery. Free entry!

Concert Trio d’amore

Jeremy Blandford, Viggo Berg Johansen and John Burnham play Vivaldi, Haydn, Bach and Pleyel.

Craftsmen

Encounter the wood carver, textile workers, shoe- and leatherworkers and more, all hard at work recreating the skills and products of the past.

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Cultural Programme 2022

A new year is underway and we have planned a lot of exciting things for 2022. Explore our cultural programme and see if you can find something for you.

Culture After Dark

Art galleries in Kabelvåg are open late the evening of December 1st. Visit The Espolin Gallery, Lofoten Glass, Rundt & Rundt Redesign and Lille Kabelvåg Art Gallery and Museum for a unique art experience.

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Daily program at Lofoten aquarium this summer

The Lofoten Aquarium has a lot of exciting things to offer this summer. Plan your visit with the daily program at Lofoten Aquarium.

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Easter with Vikings 2022

The Vikings look forward to visits from families and children during the Easter holidays

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Exhibition opening at the Espolin gallery

The artist Thor Erdahl is this summer’s guest exhibitor at the Espolin Gallery! Welcome to the exhibition opening on Saturday 26 June at 14.00.

Experience seals up close

We feed the seals twice a day and it´s a “must see” when visiting the aquarium.

Film: Espolin’s Life and Work

Get to know Kaare Espolin Johnson’s art and practice through the film It was always a longing

Fish from Lofoten

At Lofotakvariet you will see both large and small animals found in our sea areas.

Fygle Museum

Old school building (1898) with complete classroom, teachers home and dentist office. Rorbu from 1834.

Gunn the otter

Right next to the seal enclosure lives Gunn. She is a European Otter that has been at the aquarium since she was very little.

Learn about aquaculture

The Lofoten Aquarium is a visiting center for Norwegian Aquaculture, with small display fish cages where you can learn about Norwegian fish farming up close.

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leather ball throwing in buckets

On Saturday 11 September there will be leather ball throwing in buckets at the Lofotr Viking Museum. Welcome!

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Living on the edge

Living on the Edge will look at ecological shifts in the North Atlantic over time. The pre-project is funded by the NPA.

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Living on the Edge pre-project

The pre-project Living on the Edge is coming to an end. If you are a cultural institution or institute of marine research and are interested in a full project – feel free to contact us!

Lofoten Aquarium

Meet the arctic cod and other species of the Lofoten sea. Feeding of seal and otters.

Lofoten Museum

Get to know the history of the Lofoten fisheries at one of the best-preserved manor houses in the region, with authentic fishermans cabins, traditional wooden boats and a historic garden.

Lofoten War Memorial Museum

The largest exhibition of rare uniforms and artifacts from World War II in Norway. Unique historic snapshots. Personal and engaging.

Lofotr Viking Festival 2022

We are pleased to announce that there will be a Viking Festival on 3–7 August in 2022.

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Lofotr Viking Festival 2022

We are pleased to announce that there will be a Viking Festival on 3-7 August in 2022.

Lofotr Viking Museum

Meet the Vikings. Smell the tar, taste the food, feel the history. The Vikings have been awaiting you for more than 1000 years. Welcome to the Viking age.

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Millon Kroner Donation for SKREI

Million gift for SKREI from SpareBank1 Nord-Norge.

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New Home Page

Welcome to Museum Nord’s new website.

Norwegian Fishing village Museum

One of Norway’s best preserved and complete fishing villages. Visit various buildings; including boathouse, cod liver oil factory, husmansstua. Main topic: life in the fishing village 1840–1960 and the development of Lofoten fishing over the past 250 years. Shop and summer café.

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Opening of Thor Erdahl’s exhibition

Opening of Thor Erdahl’s exhibition “Imprint 1971-2021” at the Espolin Gallery.

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Rainy weather = Museum weather

Take the opportunity to explore our museums.

Skaftnes Farm

The farm consists of a farmhouse, barn, dock and boathouse. The buildings are open to visitors and a skilled
guide is available. Learn about fishermen and farmers who lived between the sea and a somewhat barren soil around 1900 – 1940.

Sørvågen Radio

The first wireless Morse signals in Northern Europe were sent from Sørvågen. Theme is the technical, social, and cultural development that followed the establishment of
the telegraph in Lofoten.

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Start-up meeting SKREI

In the autumn of 2021 SKREI received funding in the national budget and public funding was in place. On Friday 21 January, the first official working meeting was held in Kabelvåg.

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Summer job at lofotr viking museum 2022

Lofotr Viking Museum seeks new employees for summer season 2022

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Summer museums

Museum summer! From Andenes to Å and inwards towards Narvik you will find us and the good stories. Welcome!

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Summertime at Storvågan

Join seal and otter feeding and much more at Lofotakvariet this summer.

The Bakery

The world’s best cinnamon rolls and baked goods?

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The Baking season has started at Å!

Are you tempted by fresh cinnamon buns?

The Espolin Gallery

Master of Norwegian art. Immerse yourself in artist Kaare Espolin Johnson’s expressive power and explore the life and destiny of coastal people.

The Museum Café

Delicious baked goods, fresh, from the old stone oven. Fill your stomach with goodies as the senses take in the story in the fishing village at the end of the road.

The Service House: Gifts & Service

The service house is located by the large parking lot (drive through the tunnel on arrival at Å). In summer, you can buy a museum ticket here and get information about the museum and bakery. You can also buy various gifts and souvenirs (clothes, books, postcards, etc.) in the fine store.
In the building you will find public toilets, which are open all year round.

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Theatre at Å

The Norwegian Fishermen’s Museum plays theater in July.

Thor Erdahl Imprint 1971–2021

In the exhibition shown at Galleri Espolin, Thor presents a selection of images from his graphic production over fifty years.

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Training in registering objects

Prevalence of objects is one of several important tasks that museums have. This week there is training in Narvik.

Vágar, middle age town and an urban fishing village in Lofoten

Manuscript for Nordland County Encyclopedia and Håløygminne April 2022 by Reidar Bertelsen.

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Very good on the trade test

Madelen Berg Hansen achieved very good on the trade test, after completing her apprenticeship at the Lofotr Viking Museum.

Viking Style Meals

Take part in a Viking style dinner, lunch or enjoy a nice meal from the museum eateries and cafes.

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What happens this weekend?

There are several events and exhibitions waiting to visit this weekend!

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Winter holidays for children and Vikings 2022

The Vikings really like to get visits from children! During the winter holidays (week9), we have extra activities for the children to take part in.