Museums in Lofoten

Lofotr Viking Museum

The world’s largest longhouse from the Viking Age is located at Borg in Lofoten and is open all year round. Join us on a journey 1000 years back in time. See crafts, architecture and decorations from the Viking Age.

At the Lofotr Viking Museum you can experience the Viking Age in a living environment. Here you can greet the animals, smell the tar and bonfire, eat the Vikings’ food and hear their history.

The Lofoten Museum

Experience the history of the Lofoten fisherman at one of the best-preserved sheep farms in Lofoten. On the ruins of the medieval town of Vågar, you will find the stately main building from 1815, authentic tillers and a boathouse with Nordland boats. The museum offers stately interiors, exhibitions about Lofoten fishing, traditional crafts and a beautiful garden with historic perennials. The area is child-friendly and scenic.

The Lofoten Museum is part of the upcoming SKREI Experience Center which will open in 2026.

Lofoten War Memorial Museum

The Lofoten War Memorial Museum is located in Svolvær and has Norway’s largest exhibition of rare uniforms and objects from the Second World War. The museum shows a unique historical picture of the dramatic war years.

The museum conveys about 2. World War II with particular emphasis on the events in Lofoten and Northern Norway. The museum has many rare and unknown photographs from the war in colour. Many of the soldiers who took part in the battles in the north in 1940 were from Lofoten.

Norwegian fishing village museum

At Å you will find the Norwegian Fishing Weather Museum. Here you can experience one of the best-preserved and complete old fishing villages in Northern Norway. Here they have authentic buildings such as a boathouse, wind farm, homestead, forge, post office, rorbu and bakery from the 19th century. Get to know the hard life that took place in a fishing village.

Sørvågen radio – Norwegian Telemuseum

Telemuseet Sørvågen Radio conveys the local and national history of telecommunications. The first wireless Morse signals in Northern Europe went out from the telegraph station in Sørvågen. At this museum you can wander through the different eras of telecommunications history. See the exhibition of mobile phones, compare your own with the mobile from 1973.

The museum is housed in the former telegraph and telephone station. The house was built in 1914 according to the design of Lilla Georgine Hansen, Norway’s first female architect.

The blacksmith in Sund / Sund Fiskerimuseum

Sund fishing museum refers to itself as “the museum with sound and smell and the blacksmith at work”. The museum consists of buildings and objects, with the main emphasis on engines and fishing-related objects from the area. The atmosphere is characterized by older glow plug engines and the monotonous knocking of the semi-diesel, the scent of exhaust, and the smell of burnt coal from the blacksmith at work.

The museum consists of a rorbu from approx. 1880, which served as the fishermen’s home during the winter fishing. The rorbua contains the museum’s collection of smaller objects, such as household utensils and equipment used by the fishing family.