Theme: Viking Age

Today’s hot Viking soup

Over the fire in the guild hall/residential section, soup simmers in the large pot. A meal experience for the whole family.

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Hosts for one day at Lofotr Viking Museum

The bachelor students in archaeology at UiT visited Lofotr Viking Museum during the autumn holiday (9-12 October), and their goal was to work together to develop an outreach programme.

Learn to make candles

This Saturday you can learn how to make candles!
Hope to see you!

Superlørdag at Lofotr Viking Museum

Superlørdag goes on a Viking expedition! It is the turn of the Vikings to receive a visit from the Meieriet library.
We will arrange for fun activities and storytelling.

HelloViking 2023

Ready for a terrifying day with the Vikings? Come dressed in costumes and celebrate HalloViking with us.

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Autumn holiday 2023 at the museums

Are you looking for fun activities for families during the autumn holidays? Look here!

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NORA project

How to contribute to sustainable tourism, and build environmentally friendly museums in the future and get younger generations to move to rural areas? These are some of the questions the NORA project is looking at over the next three years.

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Viking Festival 2023: we are finally back on the same level As in 2019

This year’s Viking Festival at Lofotr Viking Museum is finished. We look back on the festival and are delighted with the participation, atmosphere, weather, activities and demonstrations of food and drink.

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The Viking Festival 2023

In less then a week, this year’s Viking Festival will be at Lofoten Viking Museum. The Viking Festival runs from 2nd-6th of August and we look forward to seeing you there.

Christmas workshop

Whittle, bake, sew, lime, draw, bake – many activities await you

The animals on the farm

Experience the animals on the farm

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The Nora Project and Iceland Trip

How to contribute to sustainable tourism? How will we be able to build environmentally friendly museums in the future and get younger generations to move to rural areas? These are some of the questions the Nora project will discuss and explore over the next three years.

Jól on Lofotr

In Norse times, Jól was the celebration of Midwinter Day on January 12, 21 days after the winter solstice.
We brighten up the atmosphere and invite young and old to Jól. There will be storytelling time, music and songs in the longhouse.

Sail and row Viking ships

To feel that the ship is propelled by the sail, or to touch a hold yourself at the oars is an experience for the whole family.

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Development of Lofotr Viking Museum

Sometimes it’s nice to get an outside look at how to start development, what are we doing well and what can be improved. Lucy Harland brings that perspective to the table.

Axe throwing and bow & arrow shooting

How accurate are you? Come try axe throwing and arrow & archery this summer.

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New additions to the farm

At Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg, new additions have been made. Take a look!

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TV program for children «Klaas Kan alles»

The Dutch TV presenter Klaas van Kruistum was at Lofotr Viking Museum on Tuesday 14 March. Together with the crew, he recorded an episode of the children’s program “Klaas Kan Alles”.

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GaiaVesterålen collects history of Vesterålen 

Four out of five workshops for the local population have now been conducted to collect the story of Vesterålen. How will the work continue in the future?

Lofotr Viking Festival 2023

5-day experience with match shows, toys, concerts, market and much more

Hnefatafl

Create your own hnefatafl board game

Braiding with sling sticks

Join us and braid hair bands, book bindings, or bracelets.

Make a necklace

Reproduction of collars with iron wire and beads from a Norwegian find from the 900s

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Do you know 3D modeling? Look here!

PhD student Elin Torbergsen is looking for people who know 3D modeling in Blender and Unity. Is that you?

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Thor, the god of thunder

Thor, the god of thunder. Protector of humanity from the giants, the strongest of the gods, and god of fertility in his union with Sif.

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Were you deceived by Loki, the god of fire and trickery?

The god of fire and trickery, often described as beautiful and playful, but also as evil and deceitful. Loke can fool most, even the gods.

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Fishing techniques in the Viking Age

Fishing and the exploitation of marine resources were important economic activities for coastal communities in the Viking Age.

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School visit about the Viking Age

Bø museum has been on a school visit and the theme was the Viking Age. It has resulted in many good reflections and stylish drawings.

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Viking Woman’s Brooches

The Viking woman’s buckles are normally of two types, bowl buckles and round brooches. These are most often found in the graves of wealthy women.

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From the top shelf

From Hollywood to Lofoten to lift the adventurous world journey of the Viking girls Hedvig and Ingeborg! “A dream come true,” says Harald Zwart.

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A Super Super Saturday

Saturday 16 March 2024, in collaboration with Meieriet Lofotr Viking Museum organized a Super Saturday for visitors.

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Wild boar piglets born on Lofotr!

Last week we received some happy news that 7 little wild boar piglets have been born! Now we just have to wait until the summer so that everyone can see them in the enclosure by the long house.

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Women’s clothing in the Viking Age 

Women’s clothing in the Viking Age, as in all time periods, varied greatly due to the social status of the woman.

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The Secret of the Threads: The Skjoldehamn costume

The Skjoldehamn costume was found in a bog on Andøya in 1936 and dates to the end of the Viking Age. The costume has a clear resemblance to both Norse and Sami clothing styles.

Leather balls

Come along and throw leather balls, can you hit the bucket farthest away?

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many new records in 2023!

With 119,162 visitors to Lofotr Viking Museum, all visitor records were broken in 2023. The summer season was already very positive, and many tourists came to Borg to visit the museum from all over the world. Although it was expected to exceed the visitor count from 2019, namely 104,614, at the end of the year the number of visitors still far exceeded expectations.

Winter holidays with the Vikings

There will be activities every day both weeks with a fun finish on Saturday 24 February and 2 March.
Go a little berserk during the winter holidays and join us in making your own animal mask on Saturdays.

Winter holidays with the Vikings

There will be activities every day both weeks with a fun finish on Saturday 24 February and 2 March.
Go a little berserk during the winter holidays and join us in making your own animal mask on Saturdays.

Needle binding workshop

There will be a workshop at the Viking Museum. Do you want to learn how to make, for example, socks, mittens and hats from the Viking Age?
Now is your chance! Stop by the museum on the United Nations World Day for Creativity and Innovation.

Museum Nord 20th anniversary: Midsummer’s Eve celebration

Museum Nord celebrates its 20th anniversary! There will be celebrations with music from Salig Blanding and food on midsummers Eve in the boathouse area at Lofotr! There will be an option to buy drinks, sour cream porridge and of course there will be a bonfire burning trough the eventing.

Høstvekka 2024

We are setting up a Viking stand 6 and 7. September, come and visit us during the Høstvekka in Leknes! There will be exciting activities for both young and old!

Autumn holidays with the Vikings

The autumn holidays are here and we want everyone to come! So there will be two weeks of various activities at Lofotr Viking Museum.
All the days we are open there will be different activities.

Autumn holidays with the Vikings

The autumn holidays are here and we want everyone to come! So there will be two weeks of various activities at Lofotr Viking Museum.
All the days we are open there will be different activities.

Halloviking

It is getting darker and darker. The season for horror is here!
Come dressed in the costume and celebrate Halloviking with us! Everyone is welcome… If you dare!

Viking Festival 2024

The festival is an annual experience, with live presentation of the history of the Viking Age.
The festival this year is from August 8th – August 11th and the theme is crafts and traditions.

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Gold and precious glassware

Gold and precious glassware are traces of great power, and rich and powerful men and women at Borg.

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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!

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Living on the edge project

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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The Chieftain’s port – Innerpollen, Lofotr Viking Museum

Dissemination text about the Chieftain’s port – Innerpollen

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Boathouse at Lofotr Viking museum

Dissemination text on boathouses. Boathouse were and remain an important part of the maritime cultural landscape of Lofoten.

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Boat grave at Lofotr Viking museum

Learn more about boat grave at Lofotr Viking Museum in the Viking Age. At the museum we have tworeconstructions of the Gokstad ship.

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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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Fishing and sea capture in the viking age

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

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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. 

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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.

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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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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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Activities for children

Our museums have various offers and activities for children and families with children this summer. Here are some tips for you who are with the family on vacation.

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Autumn holidays 2021

During autumn holidays week (40) there are extra activities for young and old at the Lofotr Viking Museum. We’re looking forward to it.

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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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Rainy weather = Museum weather

Take the opportunity to explore our museums.

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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 2021

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

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.

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.

Craftsmen

In summer, Lofotr Viking Museum has several craftsmen at work in the Chieftain’s House. Meet the wood carver, our textile workers, the shoe- and leatherworker, and learn about their crafts.

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.

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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The chieftain’s house at borg

Read more about the different rooms in the chieftain’s house. The house construction is the result of thorough research on Viking Age houses.

Face Painting

We decorate your face in Viking style paint

Basket weaving

Basket weaving with sallow branches

Make a necklace

Reproduction of collars with iron wire and beads from a Norwegian find from the 900s.

Stick bread

Make bread Viking-wise!

Learn to beat drums

Join us and beat the drum in a Viking concert

Yggdrasil theme

Imagine Yggdrasil’s nine worlds of paint and collages

Loki’s Day

Join us for a special celebration of Loki’s Day.

Swords & Shields

We make swords and shields and learn about fighting techniques

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Visit the museums during the winter holidays

The museums are ready to give you and your family a pleasant experience during the winter holidays.

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Experience history digitally

Did you know that we have several digital offerings from our museums? Here we have collected some suggestions for digital material that you can delve into.

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.

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Different interpretation proposals on The Chieftain’s Reconstruction

During the planning of the Lofotr Viking Museum, two options for reconstruction of the Chieftain House were explored.

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Copy of the tapestry fragments from the Oseberg ship grave

Read more about the tapestry fragments from Oseberg ship grave

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Autumn holiday at the museums

Visit our museums during the autumn holidays! There are several autumn holiday activities at the museums this week – both for young and old.

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Exhibition opening and several talks

This week there will be an exhibition opening and several lectures. A highlight is the opening of the exhibition Bæsj – Portalen til fortiden at Bø Museum.

Production of Viking clothing at Lofotr Viking Museum

Learn to make Viking clothes for cloth doll Åsa. Saturday 24. September. The museum is open from 11:00 to 16:00. Welcome.

How did the building practice change at Borg?

An analysis of four selected houses at Borg, Vestvågøy from the Iron Age to the High Middle Ages.

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Lofotr Viking Festival 3–7 August 2022

On 3–7 August 2022, the annual Viking Festival is finally held at the Lofotr Viking Museum again. This year’s theme is trade and cultural exchange, and there are Vikings from many countries coming to Borg in Lofoten.

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PhD project: Cultural histoical museum Dissemination and location based media

PhD project: Basic exhibitions – in a squeeze between the authorities’ museum policy guidelines, different user groups and the growth of research.

Basic exhibitions – popular science presentation

Basic exhibitions – in a squeeze between the authorities’ museum policy guidelines, different user groups and the growth of research.

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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.