Theme: Fisheries

“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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1,000 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 4 February – 10 March 2022

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

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

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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.

Ekspedert

Deep dive into the history of the Narvik region in our podcast Ekspedert.

Fish from Lofoten

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

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Fishing and sea capture during the viking age

Dissemination text on fishing and sea hunting in the Viking Age.

Fygle Museum

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

Kjøpsvik Museum

The museum in Kjøpsvik cover mining and industrial history, cave finds, fish farming and household culture, war history and the school system.

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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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.

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Millon Kroner Donation for “SKREI”

Million gift for SKREI from SpareBank1 Nord-Norge.

Neptun Herring Oil Factory

A piece of northern Norway’s industrial history. The country’s most modern herring oil factory when it was established in 1910. Cooperation with the occupying forces during World War II and predation on nature is part of Neptun’s exciting history. Protected by the National Heritage Board as a technical-industrial cultural monument.

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.

Øksnes Museum

Alsvåggården, farmhouse with
over 450 years of history. Øksnes; from the Stone Age to the high-tech fishing village Myre. Post office and trading post, enjoy your coffee in historic surroundings.

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Rainy weather = Museum weather

Take the opportunity to explore our museums.

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RELOCATION FROM THE OUTER SIDE OF LOFOTODDEN

Today there are no permanent residents on the outer side of Lofotodden. The outer side overlooks the Arctic Ocean, where the heavy, wet seas and hard storms occur. Once upon a time, the fishing villages of Helle and Refsvika existed.

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.

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Skrei Fisheries in Lofoten

Skreifisket in Lofoten dates back to the Stone Age. In prehistoric times, fishermen also came from settlements far away from the Lofoten Sea, to participate in the rich fishing and to bring stockfish home.

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SKREI Stories: A HISTORY OF CONNECTEDNESS

Visit our online exhibition about the past, the present and the future of the Atlantic Cod.

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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 Medal for Outstanding Civic Achievement, a Rescuer Is Honored

Torstein Reinholdtsen rescued dozens of people at sea

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.

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Theatre at Å

The Norwegian Fishermen’s Museum plays theater in July.

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

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